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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A New Year and a New Start !

Have I been phoning it in or what? It's OK, I can take it. :) I have been phoning it in, but need to get back to my blog. It is what kept me stitching last year and the year before, so I *need* to do this. Excuses, be gone!

So, I started stitching up Shepherd's Bush Green Snowman. A bit of a misnomer, because he's not actually green. But the fabby is! I hope this goes as quickly as the Red Snowman did for me! One thing I'll miss is that there is no sweet little sheep on this one. I've already decided to swap the buttons out for something else. We'll see how that works out.

I have one new little purchase. My friend got me a gift certifcate to my LNS and I treated myself to this one. It's a Christmas design, but the colors are oh so pretty! They didn't have the bluish purplish color (the wording is done in that), so I'll have to pick that up later. Thanks Julie! By the way, this is a SamSarah design.

I trust everyone had a lovely and wonderful holiday season! Thank you for the comments to the Jack/Christmas video. I totally swiped that from my cousin because I loved it so much! Thanks Kim!

My husband is the best. He got me a new Nikon D3000. I love this camera. Not too steep a learning curve for the auto features. I plan to really learn more about this camera in the coming months. Thanks hubby!

And thanks to anyone out there still listening and reading and commenting. I'm keenly aware of the time it takes to do so, and I appreciate when you can---and even when you can't! 'till next time,

31 comments:

Fiona said...

projects are looking good Tammy! Can't wait to see your snowman develop!

Vonna said...

Green Snowman is looking great :) And I love your new project!

Jo said...

Lovely photo's! Just lovely! Inspiring!

Sharon said...

Sweet project! I have both of those waiting in the wings!

valerie said...

Happy New Year!! Great start on Green Snowman! I like your new Christmas project...looks like Sam Sarah! I'll look for your progress on that too...

Tracy said...

Happy New Year, Tam! Your new projects look great, as does your new banner! We need to get together sometime for lunch to catch up a bit. And yeah, your hubby is the best!!

;)

Deb said...

You're making great use out of your new camera already. Great pictures and I love Green Snowman. You have the right idea starting it now - it will be ready for next Christmas!!

Nicole said...

I love your new header Tammy! I also love your new project. I keep forgetting I have this in my stash. I think it's so cute! :) Your new camera is great! It's takes really good pictures! Enjoy it! I love my Nikon D40. :)

Mel said...

wow, the D3000! That is awesome! I hope you will share some of your pics! :)

Great stitching stuff too!

Blu said...

Nice start on the snowman. The floss for new project is lovely!

Daffycat said...

Oooo, Tammy, your new camera takes lovely pictures! Congratulations. Wonderful new starts and the fabric colors are gorgeous!

Dee said...

The green snowman is going to be adorable.

Congrats on the new camera. Looks like it has a great macro feature.

Robin said...

The snowman's hat looks so pretty on the green fabric! Or should I say handsome? Either way, congrats on a new start.

Love the new pattern too!

JOLENE said...

The green snowman is such a fun piece. What are you going to usee in place of the "buttons"?

I have been eyeing that Sam Sarah pattern, too, I really like the flowers on it.

ENJOY STITCHING YOUR SNOWMAN!!!

Brigitte said...

I love your new porject. These SB snowmen look so funny, and I love the idea of the different fabric colours. Very special.
Enjoy your new camera. And Happy New Year!

nima said...

good to see your sttichy start...can't wait to see it finished...

Have nice tie with your new toy

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Great new start and great new stash, too! Looking forward to seeing all the great new pics you're going to take with your new camera!

Happy New Year, Tammy!

Jane said...

Tammy, what an interesting post! So happy to see you doing Green Snowman - very cute. I LOVE that new chart you've got. Thanks ladies, for mentioning it's a Sam Sarah design. Think I'll have to look into that one! :) And I'm already loving your pictures from your new camera. I'll look forward to seeing more in the future.

PS. Thanks for the email - I'll reply soon!

Priscilla said...

Hi..Happy New Year to you!! The snowman is going to look great, I love the fabric you are stitching on too...it looks very fine tho, do you use a magnifier? I am debating wether to get one, as I would love to stitch on linen..I dont think my eyes would behave without one! ha,ha
Look forward to seeing more of the stitching..

Priscilla x

Jennifer said...

Your pics are beautiful Tammy . Can't wait to see your progress on your snowman and Merry little Christmas. That 's great about the new camera. Happy New Year to you and your family!

Loraine said...

What a darling start! I love this new project, and I haven't seen it before. So cute.
Good luck on your goals! Yikes, I know they can be daunting. So great to hear from you. I'll write you back today!
Hugs.

Cathie said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog and on the embroidery you just knot the thread. Some people put interfacing on the back of the fabric to hide the threads and knots. Anyway, a very happy new year to you and looks like you have lovely projects to keep you busy. Will be returning to see your progress and say hi.

Jen said...

I have this snowman in my stash. Am looking forward to seeing how yours turns out. In fact I think it was seeing your red snowman that prompted me to get all three!

staci said...

Have fun stitching your snowman, he's a realy cutie. Love your new project too (like everyone else!) Will have to hunt that chart down ;)

Alison said...

Nice! I just started the Purple snowman (who isn't purple)!

craftthefinalfrontier said...

Ohhhhhhh nice camera! Your stitching looks lovely already. The Sam Sarah designs looks fabulous with scrummy colours. No excuse for not stitching......10 minutes a day and it will zap along. I stitch at lunchtime if I'm not on playground duty and it really adds up. Luverly to see you back again!!!

Siobhan said...

Beautiful photos! I love the new start. Yeay to your husband on the new camera. Lucky you!!

Suzanne said...

Lovely stitching and stash! What a great husband you have buying you the camera.

Redwitch said...

Very pretty SamSarah design and your SB is a cutie too :)

I also had a new camera for Christmas, bonus points for the men in our lives! ;)

Justflo said...

Your Green Snowman looks good. All these new cameras around Wow.

Laural said...

Great start! I can't wait to see this new design too. I actually thought that it was a Blackbird design first.