Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Xin Nian Kuai Le ~

That's Happy New Year in Chinese.  According to the Chinese zodiac, tomorrow begins the year of the sheep.  Hopefully we will all have lots of wooly goodness :)
My Maggie B rug is nearing completion.  I thought I'd have more done by now, but the best laid plans of mice and men . . .
I sure wish I could capture the true colors.

Most of the preliminary stitching is done for my Rebekah Smith workshop.  Just a bit more to go.  The day of the workshop, we will be assembling a sewing caddy.

My fireplace is strictly for ambiance.  If you are not within a couple feet, you don't feel the heat.  Tonight is the perfect night for a fire.  No where I must be (yippee), cold ~ 10* and falling (ugh) and a bit of snow (nothing like my friends in the east or Kim in Nova Scotia).
Antique samplers, stone fruit apples,
hogscraper candlesticks,
Victorian Christmas light
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Be safe and warm.
Pug hugs :)


  1. Ooh, your stitching project looks so pretty. Yes, perfect night to sit by a fire. I've got the electric heater in front of me.

  2. I love the colors you are using and I love your pieces for the workshop, that would be a fun one to take.


  3. Nice nice nice! Wool applique is looking good. We got 1 1/2" of snow and they closed the schools again for tomorrow!

  4. Lauren, your rug looks lovely ... Great color choices. Eager to see the wool appliqué assembled. Looks like you have been busy during this cold weather.

  5. Your rug is so fabulous! I can not focus I am cooking all the time and expanding by the minute.
    Your fireplace looks so cozy and lovely. We got snow and are now headed below zero this is getting pretty old.
    stay right where you are and come out when this weather is all over.

  6. Hi Lauren, your rug is looking so great, loving the pattern. Your fireplace mantle is wonderful with all the samplers and love the toasty fire.Blessings Francine.

  7. Your wool applique is beautiful, particularly the wonderful bird. Can't wait to see your finished product. The Maggie B rug is coming along well too. I'll bet you've got JUST the place for it.

  8. Your rug looks wonderful and I love your wool applique pieces. It's a beautiful pattern. The fire looks so cosy.

    Hang in there, the month of February is slowly slipping away.

    I should sit by the fire an hem my Great Stash Deworming Marathon chair seats I made almost a year ago. How time flies. They are still rolled up in a bin. Shame on me.


  9. YOur Maggie rug looks beautiful, Lauren! Love your fireplace and the samplers...stay warm!

  10. Your fireplace is just lovely. I love all of those samplers up there. Your fireplace does look very inviting. I love your rug and I love the wonderful wool you are using for your class. That is so nice. I was wondering what year it was. Good to know it is the year of the sheep.
    Have a wonderful Thursday Lauren. So sorry it is so cold but glad you don't have snow like poor, poor Kim.

  11. Lauren - At first glance I was worried that your blog had been hijacked by a foreign entity - thank goodness it's not! LOL Your Maggie rug is looking great and I love the stitchery you're doing.

  12. There's no place to really get warm anymore... -23 here this am.... but looking at your beautiful warm fireplace and your lovely stitching and oh my ...your Maggie B rug has warmed me right up!! LOVE them all Lauren!
    Warm hugs!
    Cathy G

  13. Hi Lauren, your Maggie rug is coming along nicely...Such lovely samplers above your beautiful fireplace...we received another 8" of snow last night...and a snow squall as I type...the up side, it is in the twenties...stay safe and warm...your friend from Maine...

  14. Rug looks wonderful! Lucky you to be taking a Rebekah Smith workshop. I've been admiring her work. Fireplace looks warm and cozy. The perfect place for stitching.

  15. Can't wait to see the finished sewing caddy, I'm loving the start. Warm Blessings! ~Amy

  16. Your fireplace looks wonderful with your fabulous samplers! BEAUTIFUL!
    LOVE your Maggie B rug....especially the BACKGROUND:-):-)



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