~"I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn." ~Henry David Thoreau

~Glad Tidings. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. Do help yourself to a cup of tea and stay a while.~

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


"All my scattering moments are taken up with my needle."  ~Ellen Birdseye Wheaton, 1851

Good blustery afternoon to you.  Tis sunny here in Vermont..deceiving as one might think it a lovely day until one ventures out and feels the icy wind against one's cheek. As for me...I shall not be venturing out. I have settled in to my Winter hibernating and I am thoroughly enjoying it! I have been, for the better part of this day (and most days) in my
comfiest of chairs while the fire crackles close by, Downton Abbey plays and the soft sound of my needle relaxes my soul.  And now...I do believe, before heading back to my comfy chair, I shall put an apple tart to baking.  Oh, how I do so love this time of year.

Wishing you a warm and comfy day. ♥doreen


Joyce Mayer said...

Hi Doreen,

Well, we have been thrown back into winter and I am loving it. New boots arrived yesterday and are so warm and toasty. Thankfully it did warm up today, yesterday our high for the day was 13 degrees. Hope we get more snow but maybe just a bit warmer temperatures.

Stay warm and safe.

Kathy F said...

Oh I really like the piece I your hoop!! I'm working on wool appliqué Christmas ornaments for my 2 girls as they both have their own home now. I will have 6 ornaments for each on their birthday December 2014. I'll be watching for that patter in February!!

Concha de Aromadetela said...

Hola, me encanta todo lo que estoy viendo. Haces cosas monisimas. Me encantaría aprender un poco lo que haces. Creo que te voy a seguir más de cerca si no te importa. Felicidades y muchos besos

Penelope's Beehive said...

Another gorgeous design! I have been busy punching away my day as well...perhaps it is the joyful "pop" of needle through cloth that is needed during wintertime.
Wishing you much joy Doreen!
Sending hugs your way ...

Mugwump Woolies said...

Can't wait to see this beauty finished!

Doreen said...

Hello Joyce ~ Thank you. It has been snowing here since before dawn and it has warmed up a bit..SO BEAUTIFUL! hugs, doreen

Doreen said...

Hello Kathy ~ thank you so much and I look forward to seeing your wool applique ornaments!! Happy Stitching, hugs, doreen

Hello Concha ~ Thank you so much. Feel free to follow and happy stitching.

Hello dear Judy..perhaps you are right as it is so very relaxing and joyful. Happy "punching" and stitching dear friend. Hugs, doreen

Hello Robyn and thank you ever SO much. wishing you a wonderful day, hugs, doreen

Lori Ann Corelis said...

Beautiful needlework Doreen !
Perfect to brighten these winter days.

Doreen said...

Hello L :) ~ Thank you ever so much!!! bear hugs, D

1890* said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL work! Waiting patiently for your release of this GORGEOUS! design. ((hugs))

Doreen said...

Hello Misi ~ Thank you SO much!!!! :) Hugs, Doreen

Jeanne said...

Me too!!! Can't wait to see this design...absolutely LOVE the colors.. Hopefully...you're making it a pattern??? Jeanne

Doreen said...

Hello Jeanne. Thank you SO much. The pattern will be available the 1st of February. :) Have a wonderful day. doreen