Monday, January 3, 2011

Dishcloths, Pillow Cases, Ornaments and TUSAL

Good Monday Morning to you all,
It is a cold crisp day here in Central Georgia and the house is almost back to normal. Both DH and I have the day off - school starts tomorrow and then computer time, stitching time and reading time will be limited. First, I am about 1 week behind in my blog reading and hope to get caught up today, please forgive me if I do not make a comment, I do so love reading about all the wonderful blogging out there in the stitching, knitting, quilting and cooking world, but sometimes life gets in the way and my time is not always my own!! This Christmas was busy with company, cooking and visiting, then a trip to Florida to check on our condo there - that we decided to put up for SALE!!!

Today is a bit of a catch up with what I have been doing - below is my TUSAL (totally useless SAL) This is my orts and such for 2010.
Below is my beginning TUSAL for 2011 - this is January 1st orts.
I did manage to get two ornaments stitched - this is a freebie from Sharon and she has two more raindeers, both are ready to be stitched (actually started one of them). They are just too cute, I love them.
Below is a freebie from Sandy - decided to do this in an overdyed fiber and I like how it looks.
This is the beginning of my quest to do an ornament a month (hopefully more, but at least one a month) Now I know I have 2 done, but work starts tomorrow and I have WIPS to finish and some new designs to start!! and spring is around the corner and then my yardwork will kick in!!

I also like to knit/crochet dishcloths, which I gave for presents with a nice bar of soap. Below are the last ones to be given away, forgot to photo the others.
Love to make pillow cases - here are two that I made up for my SIL, I love the colors and fabric as did she.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and/or holiday season. Wishing you all a happy and prosperous New Year.

Thank you for visiting ------ Friendship in Stitching ------ Roberta

13 comments:

Erna said...

Good Monday Morning Roberta, I love your ornaments and I have the same resolution: to stitch one every month..The dishcloths are perfect...
Happy 2011
Erna xx

gracie said...

the pillowcases are lovely.....as are the ornaments.

Nancy said...

Good Morning to you Roberta! Your ornaments are so pretty, and you are ahead with two. I agree Sharon's reindeer are wonderful designs. They are so graceful looking. Lovely dishcloths and pillow cases too.

Hope your job at school doesn't get in the way too much.

Margaret said...

Love your ornaments! Nice dishcloths and pillow cases as well. So much prettiness!

Sheila said...

Great start on your ornament challenge/resolution :)

woolwoman said...

You are off to a great start Roberta - love how the Noel ornie came out in the overdyed red. Your pillow case is beautiful - I;ve done some of those knitted soap sacks and wash cloths before - they do make wonderful gifts with hand made soap - Hope to maybe meet you in person in 2011 - many happy stitches ! Melody

hazel said...

Happy New Year Roberta and you have made a fine start with two pretty ornaments and the dishcloths, never thought of using them for facecloths will remember that for next Christmas. Finished my KAL dishcloth tonight.

Hope school goes well.
Hugs and Crosses,
Hazel

mainely stitching said...

Such sweet finishes and lovely dishcloths!!

Wishing you a wonderful New Year!

Ziggyeor said...

Good Luck on the Ornaments!

Daffycat said...

Thanks for joining my SAL AND for stitching my reindeer! I still get a little giddy when I see someone enjoying my little designs!

Siobhan said...

Beautiful finishes, Roberta! I love how you have the dishcloths & pillow cases wrapped up. I'd love to do something like that next Christmas... give people some pillow cases with a stitched ornament or something like that. More handmade stuff. I need to get cracking on my ornaments!

Happy new year to you & yours!

Brigitte said...

You are having a great start on teh ornament SAL. I'm still searching for what I'll start with and will stitch my first ornament after finishing my 15 starts for the challenge.

Solstitches said...

Lots of lovely things in this post Roberta.
The pillow cases are so pretty and I love the knitted wash cloths.
You are doing great with the Christmas ornaments too. I only managed two so far.

Margaret