Sunday, February 24, 2019

Crazy January Challenge from 2011 Part II

  1. Sampler Girl Jane Austen Bookmark
  2. Blackbird Designs Souvenir of Paris from Joyeux Noel
  3. Queenstown Designs freebie
  4. Sampler Girl freebie kitted with Ginnie Thompson Flower Thread
  5. Raise the Roof Designs Go Fly a Kite
  6. Laura J Perin Heart from May 2010 Needlepointers
  7. Little House Acorns
  8. Queenstown Sampler R. Le Tellier 1873
  9. Queenstown Sampler freebie
  10. Little House All Dolled Up Snowy Pines
  11. Mill Hill Flamingo Magnet
  12. LHN Necessities Sampler
  13. Homespun Elegance Wee Fancy House
  14. Oatlands Nametag
  15. Victoria Sampler Oh Canada

    So this was my list from 2011. 

    Finished on this list 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

    That leaves Acorns which I haven't worked on since January 2011, but it might become my next purse project. 

    Queenstown R Le Tellier which I have worked on. Probably about 1/2 finished. Wish I had chosen different linen.

    And Oh Canada. I'm right down at the bottom on this one. It hung out for a while because I needed to work on the personalization. But I will eventually finish this. 

    And shout out to anyone (Hint, Rachel) who might still be working secretly on their list. 

    Funnily I thought another piece was on this list, but nope. Did I do it again in 2012? I'm afraid to go look...

Monday, February 18, 2019

Crazy January Challenge

Who remembers the CJC of 2011? The challenge was to begin a new project on each of the first 15 days of January and finish the projects in 2011.

Well, I failed to complete all 15. But I did have some success. And I picked my projects well because I just finished #10 and #11 is nearly done. In fact  I will finish 14 of them. Eventually. No rushing me. 
Here's Necessities by Little House from 2007. Some of the floss I used is older than my son and he just turned 30.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Another January Finish

In which I finish something and run around begging people to touch it! 

 I started this Halloween ornament last year at Camp Wannastitch. But I had a mistake that a friend saw. Then I couldn't unsee it.

Last fall, I corrected my mistake. It's all seed beads. This is an experiment before I decide if I want to bead a larger canvas.
 Here, you can see I started adding two stitched rows for the finisher 
It came back to Camp with me this year and because I was sitting with someone who's brilliant, I finished it. I had been trying to couch those beads on the ornament top but being seed beads, things were a bit irregular. My friend suggested something and boom! Light bulb went off in my head.

I wish the shine photographed better. And it feels so good, too.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

February Freebie

I was just doodling around with my graphing software. And created this. Not that I'm stitching it by Thursday or anything. In fact, I'll be posting some finishes soon and one or more of them will be surprising. 

But meanwhile
Copyright 2019

Friday, February 08, 2019

Threads of Life

I'm listening to the Book of the Week - Threads of Life:  A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle

Absolutely enchanting and touching.