Saturday, December 31, 2011

~*Early Work Mercantile*~

Hello Dear Friends! Happy New Year! The year is ending in a buzz of activity for me... I'm still trying to get caught up and find my balance. I missed ~*Friday Finishes*~ yesterday... but I have been able to update my Early Work Mercantile offerings. I hope you have a chance to visit.

I stitched up this early needlebook...

And was able to put the finishes on this scrappy rug (that I started several months ago)...

As always, I wish I had more finishes... but hopefully I can do better next year. I am thinking I will make a goal to craft on something at least 15 minutes a day... hopefully that will lead me to more minutes because I usually find it hard to put anything down once I begin it. AND... I mentioned a giveaway a few posts back... I'm working on putting that together and hope to have it posted in the next couple of days.

As for now... today was a work day and I am tired. This is New Years Eve... but I'm thinking it is probably time to just go & get some rest.

Wishing you warm smiles...



  1. Please tell me you're going to sell this pattern!

  2. Nope Linda... the pattern I used to stitch the blooms is already a published pattern in a book called Historic Samplers by Ryan and Bragdon. :-)

  3. Hi, Betty,
    It's been a wonderful year. You were one of the first blogs I started to follow. I've gotten so
    much pleasure from viewing your designs and
    finishes, and I want to thank you for all of your hard work in giving us so many fabulous free charts.
    I'm looking forward to another year of seeing
    your designs.
    Happy New Year,

  4. Wonderful and beautiful, you do so many things and working too, I am getting too old to keep up with you, lol. Have a wonderful New Years.


  5. Happy New Year, Betty!
    Health, happiness and lots of handicraft time in the new year.
    Pug hugs :)

  6. When I was working full time for so many many years, I did just that - worked on something for at least 15 minutes a night - sometimes 20 - but usually only about 15. But those minutes add up to finished objects - and they also brought me some much needed peace at the end of the day....

    Happy New Year!!

    Linda in VA

  7. JUST GORGEOUS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Your patterns are great !!!
    Happy new year !!!!
    Best wishes

  8. I love the stitching and the rug is happy scrappy! Happy New Year to you!

  9. so beautiful..i love it with my heart.
    happy new year
    love cucki xx

  10. Both pieces are beautiful! I hope you were able to get some rest yesterday. New Year, new beginnings! All the best to you and your family in 2012!

  11. Loving your new goodies! Hope you have a great new year! Take care, Janice


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