Working on WIP's and Lots of Goals

Hello friends!!

First ... Congratulations to Carol!  I'll be passing the Give Thanks chart on to you to stitch next. : )

In other stitching news...

No finishes to show this week.  I actually pulled out two WIP's from my piles (GASP) and set one in each of my "relax in the evenings" rooms.  My HAED stocking is in the Living Room where I watch football with DH on Sundays and Mondays, and sometimes baseball during the week.  Remember this stocking?

 I haven't stitched on it since April!  Here's my progress now... (It's a crummy picture... SORRY!)

I only managed 400 stitches or so, but I am so glad to have finished that chunk of confetti stitching at the bottom of the column!!  YAY!

The next WIP I pulled out I hadn't touched since February... of 2012!!!  It's the one in the upper left.  This is the one I stitch on when DD and I have Jane Austen or old movie marathons.  I remember why I stopped working on it.  It's a kit and the floss is definitely NOT DMC.  It shreds horribly!!! : ( 

Here's my progress...

I do love the colors in that one! : )

I went through my patterns and WIP's and such the other day and picked out a number that I would like to work on this next little while.  I definitely couldn't finish all of them in that time since a number of them are bigger projects, but maybe if I finish a few of them before Christmas I'll have my Crazy January 15 all picked out.  I didn't do the Crazy January challenge last year, but looking back at 2012, I really did well on completing most of those projects, so I think I might try it again this coming year.

Here's my list...  (The ** are WIP's)

1.  HAED Little Drummer Boy Stocking**
2.  Dimensions Heart & Soul **
3.  Stoney Creek Winter Sanctuary Stocking (Need fabric)
4.  LHN Patience Sheep (Kitted)
5.  LHN Wisdom Sheep (Kitted)
6.  LK A Good Marriage (Need fabric and floss)
7.  Precious Moments January Snowdrop (charity) (Kitted)
8.  PM March or November (charity) (Need fabric)
9.  Bent Creek Gobble (Need fabric)
10.  HE Ornament - Along for the Ride (Kitted)
11. Live Within Your Harvest Bookmark (Kitted)
12.  LK Promise Me (Need fabric)
13.  Stoney Creek "O Holy Night" **
14.  HAED Christmas Mailbox (Need fabric & floss)
15. MS Ornament **
16.  Dimensions Twilight Bridge **
17.  LHN Acorn Hill **
18.  LHN Kindness (Kitted)


Give Thanks

LOL!  I just about posted this on my stamping blog!  They would have really wondered... : )

Shepherd's Bush "Give Thanks"
Stitched with recommended floss on 16 ct natural lite aida
(Did I mention that I *love* this aida cloth????)

Hi everyone!  I'm back with another finish.  WOOHOO!!  I've had this in my pile for... ummm... 2 years???  I've wanted to stitch it again and again and just decided this was the time!  It's a sweet little chart by Shepherd's Bush that was passed down to me from Renee.  So I'll do the same.  If you are interested in the chart, just leave me a comment and if there is more than one person interested I'll draw a name when I post next!  



A Finish and a Winner!

Hi friends!  Did you miss us???

Look what Mom finished today!  Yay for Mom!  She started this before either of us were born... WAY BACK at the beginning of the year and just finished it.  It's from a Jeremiah Junction leaflet called Yesterday-Today-Forever.  See over on the left?  She thought she was going to run out of fabric, but she made it. (just!)  She isn't sure what she'll start next.  She'll let you know!!

Now for the fun stuff.  Mom said we could pick where Jingles is going to live, so first we had her print out all the comments...

And then we had her cut them in strips...

Then came the scary part.  Have you heard of "bobbing for apples"?  Well, this was "bobbing for a winner"... and I fell in. 

It's a good thing that Jingles was there to pull me out!!  And here is the winner...

Yes!  It's Mary Joan!  I can't believe that Jingles is going over the ocean!!  Mary Joan, be sure to contact Mom with your mailing information.  Jingles can't wait to meet you!!


Hi everyone!  It's Tricia here!  Thanks for the super response to the giveaway!  Remember, if you'd like a bear, or would like to give one as a gift, be sure to let me know and I'll pass it on to DD.  She's in the process of setting up an Etsy shop, but she isn't quite ready to open, so I'm her go-between right now. : )

Happy Stitching!!! : )