For the past two years, I've had a monthly blog post series.
In 2014, I blogged each month about how I decorated my mantle.
You can view my mantle posts here.
In 2015, I blogged about a few Buttermilk Basin series that I was working on.
My year of Basin Banners are shown above.
For 2016, I've decided to celebrate my all time favorite cross stitcher designer,
Prairie Schooler, in honor of their retirement.
I've been stitching since 1986 and have stitched Prairie Schooler designs on and off all through those years... I love their versatility and wonderful graphic nature.
The first Prairie Schooler finish that I would like to share isn't even mine!
It was stitched by Mom!
Mom stitched it to celebrate our first wedding anniversary and it has hung in our house ever since (and it always will!)
A true work of love.
Thanks Mom! Know that 30 years later, I still love this piece!
So here are my January Prairie Schooler finishes:
Wouldn't you like to move into this cozy cabin and do some stitching by a cracking fire?
Stitched over one back in 2002.
A little ornament that I bring out every January instead of hanging it on my Christmas Tree.
And my favorite little Winter scissor fob stitched over one in 2003 (when my vision was better lol).
The ribbon has seen better days, now that I look at it...
And I have decided that if we get a snow day in Chicago this winter,
this is what I would start to stitch that day...
Wouldn't that be perfect?! One can only hope... :)
Now I'm wondering what Prairie Schooler finishes I will find when I pull out my February decorations...
Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”