Sunday, December 30, 2012

Many Stitchy Resolutions

First, I promised to share Shepherd's Bush Red Snowman. This was a gift for Christmas and I absolutely love it. My goal is to complete all of the colored snowman. I want to have one room designated to snowmen all year around. Thank you Sally!

I have also made some great progress on Quaker Diamonds.

I don't know what has got into me. Before Christmas I couldn't seem to stitch for more than a half hour, if that. I think I was so overwhelmed that I had to have something complete in a certain amount of time. But now I am out of my slump and well on my way to completing some of these WIP.... and starrting new ones :)
So I have made many stichy New Years resolutions.
  1. (most important!) Make sure to cut all loose threads before they are sent to the framer.
  2. Complete Quaker Diamonds
  3. Complete at least 3 colored snowmen
  4. To finish smaller projects and not put them away
  5. To have ABC Sampler over half done

I feel that these are realistic goals.
Have a great New Year's everyone!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Final finish for 2012

So far I am having a great Christmas vacation. I want to share a finish that I completed about a week ago. This will be my last finish for the year. This is Lizzie Kate Boo flip-its. I think this turned out wonderful. I love all the colors and my favorite part is the buttons as eyes.

Here is what I am working on now. This is Rosewood Manor, Quaker Diamonds.

I took these pictures with my phone before I go my amazing new camera for Christmas. I got an olympus waterproof/shock proof camera. It is amazing and I can't wait to use it on my vacation starting next week. With that being said, I must tell about a present that I recieved for Christmas. I recieved a beautiful Shepherds Bush piece that I will share next time. I must take a picture of it with my new camera!
I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas and may you all have a happy New Year!


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Take 3!

I have tried to write this post 3 times now and for some reason when I add a picture my whole post is deleted except for the pictures! Grrrr.... Well here goes again!
As some of you may know, I teach 5th grade. For the past couple weeks we have been using our class blog and a program called twiducate. My students are now obsessed with blogging and tweeting. it has made me miss my blog, I feel that I have been neglecting it. Anyway... enough of me pouting.
These first two pictures are both Shepherds Bush. The first one is called Cherry Heart, I was my mom's secret Santa and this was her gift. The next was for Sally. I don't have pictures of the pieces after they were framed because they went straight from the framer to our annual Stitch and Bitch Christmas Dinner. 

My secret Santa was Jackie and here is what she made me. It is beautiful! Thank you again!

Next I have Casting a Spell by Blackbird designs. I found the box at Hobby Lobby and painted it black. 

Below is a picture of the finished pieces that I have by Jackie Du Plessis, this was a class that I took in August. There are quite a few more pieces but they are not complete yet.

And last but not least this is what I am working on now, this is an older work in progress that I pulled out. I have told myself that I'm not aloud to work on anything else until this is complete. Which will be soon because I have got back in a groove where once I sit down the stitching is plastered to my hand.
I hope everyone had a great weekend!