Saturday, January 29, 2011

start #4

Here is challenge start #4, BC Winter House:

I love these Zipper kits. They stitch up pretty quick.

I know it's the end of January and I'm just posting my start #4. January was crazier than I thought it would be. I knew it would be crazy, but wow. So, I didn't meet the challenge deadlines. I probably won't even get them all started in January. But, you know, I'm ok with that. I still plan on starting and finishing my 15 challenge projects, but it will be a slower start that everyone else. And I'm not going to stress about it. Our hobby is supposed to be fun and relaxing, right?

So, which one should I start next.....

Sunday, January 23, 2011

2 days left!

Only two days left in the After Christmas Blowout Sale! All regular priced items are 25% off. We also listed several charts for Clearance that were left over from our eBay store.

Come visit us here!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

challenge start #3

I was only able to get about 15 minutes in, but it's a start!

This is LHN's Pear stitched on a 28ct Lambswool linen ornament cut. I think this one will stitch up really fast. I love LHN and CCN designs. I should have added more to my challenge list. Oh well, motivation to get some finished up so I can work on my ever growing must stitch LHN/CCN list!

back to the challenge! start #2

I was finally able to get back to my challenge projects! Here is start #2: Lizzie Kate's Eek:

The picture does not depict the actual colors, as they are much deeper in real life. I'm stitching it on a 32ct Coffee Bean Linen ornament cut using DMC. I LOVE the colors on this one. So fun!

Friday, January 14, 2011

my heart

I started and finished up a Sweet Petites needlepoint kit from Dimensions tonight. I made it for my aunt who is about to start chemo. She taught me how to needlepoint years ago, so I knew I wanted to make her a little something.

It stitched up pretty quickly. The design called for french knots to outline the outer and inner hearts, but I thought they looked a little sloppy and well, to be honest, I really don't like french knots. I think it looks fine without them. The kit came with a little silver frame, so I'll have to get it all put together here soon. When I do, I'll take a much better picture. I really need to stop using my cell phone!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

just dropping in...

We have had a very busy few days! I was hoping to start another new challenge project, but with things as hectic as they are, I think I will probably stay with my original plan of starting them a little later in the month. I am enjoying seeing all of the progress pictures though!

I have been stitching on a cute little owl kit I got in my stocking. It's a great project for when you only have a few minutes here or there.

I'm really enjoying this one. I'm sorry for the blurry pic - I used my cell phone.

Thank you for the comments on my first challenge start. They definitely help with the motivation to keep going!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

happy new year and start #1

I'm a little late in wishing your all a Happy New Year! We had a relaxing New Years, as we don't really like to go out that night - too many drunk drivers. Our heater has once again broken, and this time it's down for the count. Ack! We should be getting our new one next week though, thank goodness!

I did make a small start on my first project for the Crazy 2011 challenge - LHN Snow White:

I didn't really care much for the greenish fabric in the model, so I'm stitching it with DMC on a 32ct Antique Blue ornament cut, and am really liking the color for it. I only had about half an hour to stitch, but it's a start.

Now, which one should I start next....