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Monday, January 30, 2017

Wipocalypse Jan 2017

As usual I am a date late but better late than never.  I know I should be working on all of my wips but two of the ones  I did work on became finishes.  This one is "Pretty Little Washington DC" and I loved stitching on it.
I loved the pastel colors, it is stitched on 14ct Aida from Charles Craft it is the Golden Stardust. The next wip I worked on that became a finish was "February" from  Snowflower Diaries SAL from last year.
After finishing January last year this SAL got put aside and I decided that I would start it again this year and I'm determined to finish it. I will be starting March very soon.  This is another of my SALs that put aside it is "2015-2016 Mystery SAL" from my friend Connie Gee.
So far I have completed the simple border and started filling in the gold motifs. This is a good chart to stitch while watching flosstube videos, once I start the motifs for inside the diamonds I'll really have to concentrate, they are all different. I've been selecting random DMC variegated threads.
Our topic for discussion this month is "What SALs are you participating in this year?" The two above are the only ones so far, there is another one I am thinking about starting. It is the 2017 Linen and Threads Mystery Sampler SAL. 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

A Look Back...

By now I hope everybody has had a safe Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  I wanted to look back at all 2016 finishes and WIPS, but there are so many. So I figured I would put all of the finishes in the 2016 Finish Tab (look to the top of this post) and then show the WIPs I have for 2017 in this post. That still  a lot to me but if you want to see them here goes.  In no particular order:
Advent Animals-Brooke Books

2015-2016 Mystery SAL-Connie Gee

Crosseyed Cat-Notforgotten Farm

Elphaba-Joy Egan at Keenah's Designs

Frankie the Thinker-Glendon Place

GOT Houses & Banners- Cloud Factory
(Game of Thones)

The Hogwarts Crest-Colleen Carrington

MLK Memorial-Barbara Bangser for Posy Collection

Pretty Little Washington DC-Satsuma Street

Disney Princess Tiana-Misha at The Geeks Grotto

Sea Goddess-Joan Elliott

Seafarer's Globe-Maria Diaz Designs

Three Kimonos- Joan Elliott
You have seen all of these with the exception of Pretty Little Washington DC by Satsuma Street, before and I have been carrying them for a while now, My hope ( I won't say resolution) is that I get all of these finished in the new year. Also I hope to do a lot more FFOs with the ones already stitched. It's not that I don't like them anymore, there are just so many designs out there. Well enough from me for a while, nothing will get stitched if I keep talking and not making those wonderful littel xxs.

Monday, November 28, 2016

That Grey Area

I hope everyone had a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. So now we have entered what I have decided to call "the grey area", it's that time between Thanksgiving and Christmas. We've had Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday...now what's next? I don't know about you but I have been stitching away.  Here are my updates: First up is "Leilani the Hula Dancer" I got a lot more work done on her, I really like beading as I go. It all comes alive and when I finish, I'm done.
"Game of Thones Houses &Banners" is next and I finished the banner I showed in my last post. 
Six down with three more to go.  Next I worked on my Hogwarts Crest, I started doing some of the back stitch, I love the snake so far.
I am getting close to a finish on Holy, Holy, she needs her border. Who knows maybe before Christmas.

 I do have one new start, it is "Earthly Treasures" from Plum Street Samplers. I'm stitching it on 18ct Ivory aida, I'm not crazy about the border on this one so my plan is to leave it off.
Last but not least I wanted to share a project by my friend Irene's husband Joseph.  First of all, he stitched this beautiful carousel horse on the door. Then he did all of the wood working on this fantastic cabinet with the spinning carousel on the top. Lastly he picked out the lovely carousel crystal candy dish that is tucked inside all by himself.


This is one very talented man. Congratulations to Joseph for a gorgeous finished project.
That is about all for today, it's time for me to make some wonderful little xxs.