Saturday, December 28, 2013

A Wrap-up of 2013

First of all I want to wish everyone  a Happy New Year! This may be my last post of this year and I’m trying to cover everything.  Here is a rundown of my WIPS:
Around the World in 80 Stitches

Positive Thinking

Thine is the Trick and the Treat

Idelia Mae Rich

Three Kimonos

The Rose Sampler

Turtles All the Way (Just started 12-21-13)

Now here is a rundown of my finishes for 2013
Spring Heart
My Needle and My Floss
Anniversary Heart
Petit Cat (Cinnamon Stick)
Bottle Cap Pincushion
Easter Bonnet button, framed and ornament 1 over 1
LHN Holiday Hometown series #1, 2, 3&4
To Thine own self
Banu 2012 SAL
Home of a Needle worker
Needle Worker
Stitching Mends the Soul
Something Old, Something New
Needle & Thread (needle book exchange)
Marriage Sampler
Angels of the World
Mary’s Sampler I & II
Christmas Muffin Top
Sugar Skull (On the Brighter Side of Life)
 Pictures of these are located in a page called 2013 Finishes at the top of my page.
I just have to share the wonderful gifts I received from Gracie over at needlespinsanddragonflies for submitting the winning names for her two new adorable elves.
Their names are Pip and Nina.
Here are a few stash enhancements I bought at the last stitch-night and on Etsy (my new favorite place).

Well I think I have covered everything and I appreciate you sticking with me to read all of this.  This has been an exciting year and so glad I could share it with you all. I pray that everyone have a safe and happy year end and I will see you in 2014 (if not before).

Thursday, December 5, 2013

I'm still here!

So lets see what's new. I finished Plum Street Sampler I before Thanksgiving and had planned to finish version II but the black fabric was getting to me so I had to set it aside for a while so here they are as of today.

To relieve my eyes from the black I picked up my Rose Sampler to give it a little attention and it went from
to here
and this was after I found a mistake and had to frog the border back to where it is on the left side.
I got a little frustrated with the frogging so I stitched this little muffin top from the Just Cross Stitch 2013 Special Christmas Issue.

Now I just have to take the time to finish it in my cupcake cup.
I picked up a couple of charts at last night's stitch night
This is as far as I have gotten on the "Sweet Shop" in the LHN Hometown Holiday series
but at least I have all of the current charts and can get caught up before any news ones come out next year. Last I just want to share some other stash enhancements.
As I've stitched I've listened to "Bone to Ashes" and "Devil Bones" by Kathy Reichs, I have one more to go "Cross Bones" before I have to make another library run.  Thank you all for stopping by and please make sure you have an email so I can reply to your comments. I try to reply to everyone.  So away I go to make some more wonderful little xxs.