Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Hand stitched felt hearts

Hello friends! Happy 2018!  Here's to hoping it's fantastic for all of us!

How did I ring in the new year?  In bed sick : (    I did still manage to stay awake until midnight tho, if that counts) lol. 
It's been so cold and there has been so many people sick after the holidays.  I am just glad I made it thru Christmas without getting sick.  Once this cold hit and the temps kept dropping.... I STAYED IN!   Seriously, I haven't left the house since Christmas Eve!  Not that I've been that sick for that long, it just felt good to stay in. It seems a lot easier to do that when you live in the country for some reason. I tend to keep stocked up on groceries and things for the most part, so we can go quiet a while without going into town. ( not that town is that far away anyway).  It's just nice not to HAVE to go out if you don't want to. Dan has been off for a number of days over the holiday and we are preparing for him to change shifts. This will be an  adjustment for both of us.

I made a lot of this hand stitched hearts last year and sold a bunch. I love hand stitching, so I really enjoy making them.   Not feeling well, and wanting to stay in out of the cold, made these days a prime opportunity to do a little stitching and spend some quality time with Netflix.

If you are interested, they are $9 each ($2.50 shipping with can be adapted if multiples are purchased)
You can email me at vickichrisman@hotmail.com

Today I"m digging into the scrapbook pages I'm working on for hire.  Feels good to be back in my studio playing with paper again, since I took a bit of a break preparing for Christmas.
It's still FREEZING out, but atleast the sun is shining so it's pretty. ( and it's WARM inside)
I always love the view from my studio window, no matter what the season.

Yes, so.... BRRRRR...!!!
I hope you are all off to a great new year, even if your new years was ... like me.. not that exciting. lol
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Happy New Year my friends!

Hugs, Vicki


Scrap for Joy said...

It has been ages since I've been blog hopping and it's so nice to read actual posts instead of the quick Instagram and Facebook entries! Your felt hearts are so lovely, Vic! Your stitching is so fine and I love the lucious buttons you use. The one I purchased last year is a treasure...like a hug from a friend. I'm with you about staying in from the cold and our temps are balmy (12 this morning!) compared to yours. I'm getting a lot done in the house but I'm itching to get into my craft room.
Who knows, maybe I'll get back to blogging myself...it's been over 2 years for me!
Happy New Year and stay well!!

Lin said...

What a sweet project, Vicki! I adore these felt hearts - your embellishments are darling!

Anonymous said...

Yikes Vicki, that is pretty dang cold. Love the hearts and your talent is always amazing to me. Not sure I could handle that kind of cold right now. I am going to work downstairs in the basement trying to organize but have not been very successful yet. Loved the little poem. Happy New Year.

Debbie K. said...

Sorry to hear you were sick, Ms. Vicki! I too had that cold/flu bug that's been going around. Mine lasted thru Christmas. Luckily my hubby is a great cook and he took over. I was just too exausted to do anything as the cold seemed to settle in my lungs. I had put up the tree a few days before the nasty bug bit me but I didn't do much else. Was kind of useless for awhile but he was such a good sport about it all. Funny he didn't get sick until a week and a half after Christmas!
LOVE your sweet stitched hearts. I agree, now is the time to take advantage of being shut in at home. It's been far too cold here in Wisconsin to shop after Christmas sales but am getting a few things done in the house that needed tending!

Take care and Happy New Year to you and yours....