Friday, January 20, 2017

January Updates

It has been longer then I wanted it to be, but of course I caught a cold and have been under the weather for the last week. Started out with hubby and of course he had to share it with me. I am now back to feeling right and able to stitch.

I know it is a bit late for this but I have my New Years Stitching Resolutions. I will finish at least 4 of the WIPs I am currently working on. I may not get Death by Cross Stitch finished but I am hoping that I can. And I will definitely not get Christmas Cottage finished in this calendar year. I plan to start and finish at least 3 of the quilt blocks for my son's quilt I am stitching for him. and I want to start at least 3 more projects for myself. One of those is another of the Bewitching Pixies by Nora Corbett.
I also want to get my Etsy shop set up and opened to sell some of my sewing projects, and spend less time looking at Facebook and more time getting my stitching finished.

And updates from my WIP's

Joan Elliot - Cocoa Snowmen
Laura J Perin - Christmas Tree 2004
Dona Gelsinger - Christmas Cottage charted by HAED
Long Dog Sampler - Death by Cross Stitch
Glendon Place - Autumn ala Round, this little brat is going into a "Time Out" I have spent the last 3 days on it and only got 1 full leaf and a portion of a 2nd worked. The frog has come for a visit and is refusing to leave. so off to the naughty corner.
Tomorrow I will be going to my stitching groups monthly meeting I hope to get Joy completed and when I do I will be starting a new project. It is a chart I have made for a friend.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

New Year First Post

So lets do a summery of 2016. Should have done this yesterday but I had a mission, I will explain more about that as we go.

2016 was the year I said I am stitching just for ME. And I was very good at sticking to this with only 3 projects for others and those were smalls. 2 birthday cards for sisters and a card for a friend going thought cancer treatment.

I had several finishes large small and in between.

I have 6 WIP's that will be rolled over into 2017. Counted canvas work Joy and Christmas Tree
Autumn Ala Round by Glendon Place, Snowmen by Joan Elliot (there are 6 of these which I am working on a single fabric, 1 is finished and the 2nd is very close) and Death by Cross Stitch

Finally Christmas Cottage by Dona Gelsinger pattern by HAED. I was so hoping to have a page finish yesterday. I had 2100 stitches to complete the page when the clock struck midnight I was about 750 short. Lots of confetti did me in. BOO........ but I did complete 6 pages in 2016 so that is a good thing.
So that was my thread work for the year. I also had sewing projects. Wallets, Owls, and a t-shirt quilt. Most of these were either sold or given as gifts.

And finally just a couple weeks ago a friend had to go in for surgery and she is having a very rough time with her health so to pick her up I made her an afghan. She is a big fan of  Bauer Ware Dishes so the colors of the yarn is as close as I could get.
All in all I had a good year. Lots of stitching, work was very busy and we had a trip to Australia for a combination of work and pleasure. Got a new puppy who is a little scamp, but a pure joy to have. I will not complain about it as I am still here with hubby and kids. What more can you ask for. Enjoy 2017 and I will see you all through out the year with updates and news.