Friday, January 20, 2012

I'm a slacker...

I am officially a slacker! I didn't keep up with my Crazy January Challenge and honestly don't even remember what day I stopped at. I did start quite a few new projects and after looking through all my starts and WIP's discovered that I have at least 17 that I want to get finished this year. Most of them are fairly large so I'm definately going to be a busy girl.

I started my first HEAD-ish's not a HEAD, but it's similar to one with multiple pages and it will take forever to get finished. Here's a pic of what it'll look like when finished....
And here's my progress as of today.....
Ok, so not alot of progress to show..just one color so far. I've heard so much talk of how hard these multiple page patterns are and I have to say they are NOT as hard or intricate as I thought.

My next one isn't a new start...I started it in 2011 but only had a few stitches into it. This was a PIF from Chele and will be going to Vicky when I finish with it. It's called Sex & Chocolate...I love saying that..hee hee! Here's what it'll look like when finished.....
And here's what I have so far......
I'm not using the called for floss...I just picked out of my stash and chose colors I liked. The fabric is an old piece of Silkweavers in kind of a mottled purple. This will eventually be made into a funky pillow for my craft room.

Next up is the SAL I chose to join this's called Lavendar Blue. The first 2 parts came out January 10th so I've been working on this the last few days.
This is my progress as of today. Not much to look at yet, just the bottom part and I've got lots more to go to get caught up before the next part comes out. I am liking it's just different and I seem to have this secret love affair with samplers lately.
My final pic of the day is Grand Marquoir....I've barely touched this since the last pic. Thanks to an early morning phone call with my friend Tara, she's convinced me to stitch along with her today on it. Sooo, here's my before pic.....
Sometime this evening I'll update with a pic of how much I get done today. Probably won't be a huge amount since it's so hard to hold the GIANT scroll frame but at least I'll get a few stitches in, right?

Ok, that's it for me..don't got much else to show so until next time....Happy Stitching!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Crazy January Day 5

Well day 5 of my crazy challenge did not go so well. I chose to start Bent Creek's "Snapperville".
I've had this in my stash for a long time and have been itching to start it. The fabric is a hand dyed 32 count and the charts with border is super long so I spent a good hour or two just counting out from the center of the fabric so I could find a good starting point. This one would just be too hard to start in the center. After finding my starting point I got on a pretty good roll with the stitching. Then I discovered I was off by two stitches at the beginning....Ack!
Spent another half hour picking out what I had stitched and now I'm at the part where I can start from where I messed up. Not much progress for me today since I had to frog so much, but I still think I'll enjoy working on this one.

Tomorrow I'm going to switch things up a bit and work on a UFO. I'm starting to feel super guilty about all these new starts and not working on one of the pieces I already have started. So my project for tomorrow will be "sex & chocolate"....I'll post before and after pics to show how much I get done tomorrow.
Until next time....Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Day 4 of Crazy January

Day 4 of the Crazy January Challenge brought me my first finish of the year! Since day two's project was so large I had started another project also and figured it could count as my day 3 start. I worked on it yesterday for day 3 and got so close to finishing it I thought I'd work on it today before I started my day 4 project. I was able to finish it!!! Yay! I already know exactly how I'm going to "finish" finish it.
For today's start I chose another My Big Toe pattern: Stitching is Cheaper than Therapy. I'm using the called for Weeks Dye Works threads and a 28 count white fabric.
Here is my progress for now. It's not much but it's a start. This one should stitch up fairly quickly too so I definately see this finished sometime this year.
I am starting to feel overwhelmed with all these new starts. I have so many UFO's that I should be working on and I keep starting more and more. I think I really am crazy! I'm going to keep going's just too much fun to stop. The hardest part is deciding what I want to start each day...who knew there were so many options? I had originally thought I'd keep it to small or medium projects but now I'm thinking about adding in a couple of larger projects, we'll see just how crazy I get as time goes on. :)

Until next time....Happy Stitching!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Crazy Day 2 & 3-ish

Today is day 2 of the Crazy January for today I thought I'd do something BIG. I've had this chart in my stash for so long and it's called to me and called to me but I just never had the chance to start it. This was a free SAL sometime around 2008 or 2009...*I think* Here's a pic of kinda what it will look like....
And here's my little progress for today.....not much.
Now before you all go...why is THAT all the progress she made? Let me explain.....this project is VERY large. I've had to pull out my largest scroll frame just to keep the fabric out of my way so I can stitch. I've tried a hoop, a q snap and stitching in hand...nothing is comfortable for me with the size of this fabric. So on my largest scroll it went! Which is why there is such limited progress....the scroll frame is hard for me to hold and stitch. I do not have a stand for it. Just to give an idea of the size of this it is propped against a chair in my craft room. See what I mean by BIG?
And since I can only work on that project for about 15 minutes at a time because of the frame size, I decided to start something else too. I pulled out this little Lizzie Kate boxer.....
And here is my progress.....
Since I started 2 projects today I will NOT be starting another one tomorrow. I'll just continue to work on these two projects for day 3. Grand Marquoir is going to be a long time consuming project just because of the sheer size of it and until I can get a stand for my scroll frame I won't be able to work on it for long periods of time. I'm looking forward to seeing it progress as time goes on though.

Well, there's my day 2 for Crazy January! Happy Stitching everyone!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Day 1 of Crazy January Challenge

Since today is the first day of January 2012 it was time to start my Crazy January Challenge. The challenge is that we start a new project every day from January 1st - 15th. This is the project I chose to start today........
And here is my progress...... not a lot yet, but it's a start.
I had a big list that I've changed numerous times and even went so far as to pick which day I'd be starting which project. At this point I have over 30 projects fully kitted up and ready to go. I've tossed my list out the window and said the heck with it! I am now picking whatever project calls to me each day when I go to start a new one. I'm not going to worry about how big each project is or how long it'll take to finish it....I'm just going to choose according to my mood at that moment. How's that for crazy?? :)

Until next time....Happy Stitching!

Happy New Year!!

Just a quick note to say....HAPPY NEW YEAR! Hope everyone has a wonderful year full of love, health, good friends and family!

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Until next time....Happy Stitching!