Thursday, January 10, 2013

One Down, Plenty to Go!

In an effort to work my way through my stitching basket, I pulled out an old friend, LHN's He's a Flake.  Once I got my bearings on him, it took me less than 3 hours to finish, including the time it took me to find beads in my stash closet.  Why did I ever put him down???  Without further ado, here's He's a Flake in all his finished glory!

Just as an FYI, I did substitute CC Cupid for the scarf and planter.  I also did NOT add the beads on the garland on the tree, but did put them on his hat.  I also did 2 French Knots for his eyes.  Did I mention that this was my January 1st piece in 2011???

Next up from the Great Stitching Basket Project is another LHN piece, "Blessed are the Peacemakers" from the seasonal saltbox series.  This is the final piece in this series that I'm stitching horizontally on one piece of fabric.  (Sorry for the quality, but if you click the pic, you can see it better.)

We've had rain for the past 2 days in my part of the world.  We picked up just shy of 4" of the wet stuff.  Hooray for rain in winter and not ice, sleet or snow!  It's been gloomy, though.  This Texas gal needs a shot of sunshine from time to time to sustain me.  Until next time, I'm off to update the gardening blog!

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Onward to 2013!

Since 2012 was pretty much a bust for me stitching-wise, I decided on the last day of 2012, I'd take inventory of what was lurking in my stitching basket.  I don't know what possessed me to do such a thing, but I did it nonetheless.  This is what I found:

Some of these projects have been lurking in said stitching basket for a couple of years (or more).  Two are very near completion.  A couple are about half-way complete.  One only needs a border stitched on it.  One has a mistake that I don't want to deal with.  One is destined to be put up for adoption.  Working on this pile will be my goal for 2013 as well as completing Quaker Friendship Sampler and my PS Birdhouse Sampler. 

Speaking of Quaker Friendship Sampler, I've been working on it!  My final stitches of 2012 were on this piece.  I finished the purple medallion in the upper right and have been working on the rectangular medallion under the green crown.  I tried to get that rectangle finished last night, but it just didn't happen.  Oh well...