Saturday, December 31, 2011

Goodbye 2011....Hello Crazy January!

Whew, what a year of ups and downs 2011 has been! I am so ready for a new year! I joined the Crazy January Challenge for 2012....we get to start a new project for each day in January. So in a mad dash to at least finish one or two old UFO's I got out moms moose and decided I'd try to finish it in time to give for Christmas.

I did make that goal!! Yay me! And here's mom with the finished and framed moose on Christmas Eve.......
Since I did so well with finishing moms moose I thought a new goal should be set. So the next old UFO in my bag was Alla Turca. I was hoping to have it finished by midnight today. Well, I did it....and I have a little over 4 hours to spare!!
I am so proud of sticking with my goals on these two projects. I've been really bad with keeping up this year and have slacked off alot in my crafting. For 2012 my goal is to enjoy doing more of the crafts I love and to keep up a bit better.

I hope 2012 brings everyone better and brighter things, good health and happiness. Happy New Year everyone!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December Already?

Wow! I can't believe it's the first of December already! Seems like this year has just flown by so fast! So much has happened over this year it feels like a roller coaster ride.

I have been busy with my stitching over the last month or two. I recently "taught" a class at my local LNS on how to make a biscornu. That was a big step for me since I don't do crowds or people very well. I am glad I did it though, it took me out of my comfort zone and I needed it. This is one of the biscornu we did......
Here's the top view....the pic does not do this one justice. It's very elegant looking in person and I think it's one of the nicer ones I've done. I believe the chart was a freebie from
Next up is a round robin. I was the final person in this round so I got to do the patriotic was a nice change since it's fall and I've been seeing so many fall type things lately.
Here is the entire piece all finished with everyone's stitched parts. Isn't it adorable?! I believe this is a stoney creek chart...not sure though.
Next we have my round robin that was returned to me. I love the way it turned out! The ladies did an awesome job. Just need to iron it and finish it into *something*...just not sure what yet. Any ideas?
I have three options rolling around in my head....a holiday pillow, frame it or turn it into a flat fold. What do you think it should be?

Next on my stitching list is a final round robin then I'm going to pull out 2 of my UFO's and try to get them finished before Christmas. If I succeed, one will end up being a gift and you'll see it in my next blog update. Wish me luck on getting done! Happy Stitching everyone!