Saturday, January 31, 2009

January summary! (Pic heavy)

Hi all

Well "guilt free January" is over now so I thought you might like to see what I got up to! I managed to start 13 new projects and finished 2!!

Here's my progress pics on all the new starts, in order:
Jeanette Douglas Designs - Winter Stitches
Fabric - 36 ct sand Edinburgh linen
Threads - recommended (thread pack)
The Trilogy - Family
Fabric - 28 ct jobelan (not sure of colour)
Threads - recommended WDW & DMC
The Drawn Thread - Acorn Sampler
Fabric - 32ct Cream Belfast linen
Threads - recommended NPI silks
Little House Needleworks - Reading
Fabric - 28ct Antique White jobelan
Threads - recommended Crescent Colours
scan is not so good on this one, it's really brighter than this.
The Sweetheart Tree - By The Sea Sampler
Fabric - from kit - 32ct Confederate Grey belfast linen
Threads - from kit - DMC & WDW
Shepherds Bush - Spooky Spots Sampler
Fabric - from kit - 32ct Autumn Blush hand-dyed linen
Threads - from kit - AVAS, Gloriana & Silk n Colors silks
Just Nan - Joyous Ark
Fabric - 32ct opalescent natural Belfast
Threads - recommended DMC & Kreinik
Elizabeth's Designs - Four Seasons Stitching club - Summer
Fabric - 28ct antique ivory cashel linen
Threads - recommended DMC & Needle Necessities
Homespun Elegance - Ho Ho Tired
Fabric - 28 English Rose jobelan
Threads - recommended Gentle Arts Sampler threads
Passione Riccamo - Winter ornament (freebie)
Fabric - 32ct hand-dyed Powder Blue Reflections Belfast linen (Silkweavers)
Threads - recommended DMC
Here's my completed ornament for this month too. The finishing on this is not great, I would not reccomend doing a star like this again unless it was bigger! It's only for me though so am not too bothered!

Homespun Elegance - Starry Santa

from 1997 JCS Ornament Issue

fabric & threads changed!

I also put some time into one of my existing wip's. I managed the name at the top and the first set of clothes down the bottom!

Bucilla - Paper Doll Teddy progress as at 31 January 2009

Well I think this ismy longest post yet so you are probably all bored and falling asleep by now!! Anyway, February is "Finish It" month. Not sure that too much of that will be happening but we will see! My long term goal for this year is to finish up all my wip's including these new ones!! First up is my oldest project, Black Swan's - Dragon Heart which is at about the 50% mark!

I won't be starting any more new projects for a while now and will have to survive with just a new start on an ornament a month!

Happy Stitching all



Monday, January 19, 2009

A finish and a wip pic update!

Hi all

Well I finished one of those little projects I started. Here's a pic of Just Nan Bee Hive Violets.
Just Nan - Bee Hive Violets
28ct Antique Ivory cashel
stitching completed January 15, 2009

I forgot one of my new starts in my previous post too, I also started By The Sea Sampler - The Sweetheart Tree!

Here's an update pic of my VS Jingle Bells Xmas Tree Farm. This is my progress as of this afternoon. The entire first band is now finished apart from the star on the top of the tree (which I leave till later). The next part should go quicker.

Victoria Sampler - Jingle Bells Xmas Tree Farm

progress as at 19 January 2009

Till next time,

Happy Stitching

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I'm back!

Hi all

I'm back from my trip to my parents house. Was nice to get away but good to be home too! my girls & I had a great visit with my parents and had a lovely couple of days catching up with a stitching buddy too!
I no sooner got home then it was off to the tennis in Sydney for the first day of the Medibank International! Boy was it hot there and despite lashings of sunscreen I still managed to get burnt arms! Here's a pic of Serena Williams in her first match! She was playing Sam Stosur who almost beat her, it was a very exciting match!
On the stitching front, I've been taking advantage of "guilt free January" and have started loads of new projects!! Here's a list of what I've started so far:

Dec 29 - Jeanette Douglas Designs - Winter Stitches
Jan 1 - Victoria Sampler - Jingle Bells Christmas Tree Farm
Jan 5 - The Trilogy - Family
Jan 7 - The Drawn Thread - The Acorn Sampler
Jan 12 - Little House Needleworks - Reading
Jan 13 - Shepherds Bush - Spooky Spots
Jan 13 - Just Nan - Bee Hive Violets
Here's a pic of my progress on VS Jingle Bells Tree Farm:
Well that's all for me for now, I'm off to dig some more in the stash and see what other projects I can come up with to start this month!! My goals for the rest of the year will be to finish all of these new starts as well as my pre-existing wip's!!

Happy Stitching all!