Tuesday, January 22, 2008

I'm off to a good start, another finish...

I finished Sam Sarah January Bauble Monday night. Here is a picture:

I'm usually not one to change colors often, but I did with this one. A couple of the "snowmen" colors were more light tan or cream, so I changed those. And, 4 of the scarf colors were used twice and I decided to use 9 different colors for them. Last thing I've done for now is I chose to leave off the single "X"s that went around the outside border of the grid. I can decide later to go back and add them if something changes my mind.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Another finish for 2008

I finished Lizzie Kate Double-Flip "Dream" tonight. Here's a picture:

I still need to attach the charm. And I'm stitching them together in a tall skinny column, so the bottom row of the border won't get stitched until after the last design.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

I am starting a Pay It Forward

Here is how it works.

The first 6 people that post a comment to this post, expressing interest in being part of my PIF challenge, will get something stitched and finished by me between now and Dec. 31, 2008.

In turn you must start a PIF, posting to your blog the same challenge and accept 6 people to send a PIF to. Then they do it to their blog and so on and so on.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

First finishes for 2008

Work has been crazy busy since returning to work on January 2. I was off from work between Christmas and New Years and stitched quite a bit during that time. And I've been able to squeeze in some stitching here and there since going back to work last week.

I have some crazy stitching goals this year. My main goal is to see if I can complete 50 projects this year. I have multiple "monthly" designs planned, along with Bride's Tree ornaments and Christmas ornaments each month.

Plus I started Teresa Wentzler "Noah's Ark" on January 1, joining several ladies in a Teresa Wentzler Stitch-A-Long. I worked on Noah's Ark on January 1, got most of the alphabet in the middle done. Haven't taken a picture yet. I will soon and will post an "in progress" picture.

This past Monday, January 7, I completed 2 projects, my first finishes for 2008:

First up - January FlipIt (from the 2007 Lizzie Kate FlipIts):

I had stitched about 1/2 of it last year and it got put aside and became a UFO. This series is on my list of 2008 stitching goals, so pulled it from the UFO pile this past weekend and finished "January". One down, eleven to go.

Next - Shepherd's Bush "Christmas Is Love". I started it on Dec.28. Also finished it this past Monday night (Jan.7).

I also need to finish up Mirabilia Christmas Elf Fairy. I put her aside end of December when I needed to finish my Fair and Square piece. I'll post an update on Christmas Elf Fairy soon also.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!!!!!

I hope 2008 brings good health and happiness to all.