Monday, December 27, 2010

A long overdue post

This photo is long over due! This is the last installment of this checkered series that I have been working on all year long. I must admit that this one isn't one of my favorites, although I did like stitching all that bright pretty red! =) I still need to share my last alphabet block on here as well., a nd will do so soon, I promise, not to mention my progress on "Sunshine" and some of my WIP's I have been pulling out for the WIP challenge.
It is weird, I have been looking at some of these projects that I started years and years ago, and i'm thinking "I wanted to stitch that?! why?" Do you ever do that? There is one on my list, "A country mile" and I put it on the list thinking I would like to finish it, but I'm starting to rethink that, but I don't just want to chuck it, there's quite a bit of work in on it already, what to do with it? I can't even fathom what was going through my mind when I started it, probably that I was living at home still with my parents, and I happened to have all the called for flosses for it, and so why not? I don't know!! LOL It's definitely not a piece I would start now.And now I'm wondering if I should even finish it? Afterall, what would I do with it once I did? Give it away as a gift? Ugh...any suggestions? =)
Well, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and have a safe and wonderful New Year Holiday. The hubs is home this week for the holiday, from work, however, Santa Claus got him a PS3, so I think I have seen the last of him for the duration of his holiday at home! Ha Ha! As I type this, the destructive noises of "Call of Duty" are ringing through the house!! Ooooh....boys and their toys!!!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I pray that all my wonderful blogging friends have a wonderful Christmas, filled with family, fun, and stitching!!!

My Christmas is just about over here in Japan, as it is 11 pm here but most of my friends in the states are just starting their Christmas day! Hope you all have a merry,merry day!!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

15 WIP's for 2011

Well, I finally comprised my list of 15 WIP's that I want to try to finish next year, and here it is! Wish me luck! LOL

1. Howling at the Moon Page 3
2. Howling Page 6
3. Howling Page 9
4. howling Page 8
5. Howling Page 7
6. The Power of a Nap
7. A country mile
8. Tree Branch
9. Patchwork Teddies
10. Snow Valley express
11. Dare to dream
12. Achoo
13. The Abbey page 3
14. The Abbey Page 6
15. The Abbey Page 9

Not sure how well I will do, as most of these are extemely large, and have very little work in on them, but I'm at least striving toward a goal, and I like that! =)

Thursday, December 09, 2010

And never before seen on this blog...

Well, I decided to join the "Up for a Challenge" challenge for 2011. Which is just trying to get 15 WIP's completed during the year. I highly doubt I will make it, since SO many of my WIP's are HUGE, but maybe this will at least help me pull out some OLD WIP's that need to get finished. Like this one, for instance:

This is a WIP that I started in (I think) 2004, and I was going to originally make it for my nephew who was a small kid at the time, and is now almost 13 so doubtful he'll want this (This is the photo from the pattern book, not my work):

hanging on his wall anymore! LOL...So, anyway, guess who's lucky baby girl gets it on her wall? Yup, that would be mine!! I totally forgot about this one, until I started looking through my WIP list, (which is on my sidebar,by the way, the letters in parenthesis refer to the size, Small, Medium, Large, or X Large)!!! I worked on it a bit last night and again this morning, before realizing that I needed to share a photo for progress sake!! So, this is just ONE of the WIP's I plan to "WIPe" out this year!!

I have not made up my list of 15 yet, but I'm working on it. I may not even make my list 15 WIPs long, since many of my projects are huge! But I am gonna just work on as many as I can and see what happens!

If anyone would like to join us please do, we'd love to have you! Here's the link:

Anyway, my list of 15 is yet to come! So stay tuned!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

November smalls...

Wow! Can it truly be that we are in December now and I am almost finished with these two small series for the year?! Amazing!

And here are all three of my smalls for November!!! Now just have to finish up the last letter for this month and I'll be done. I finished the December block already, but will share that in another post!

I cannot believe I'm at the end of the year!!! And I did it, I kept up with these little things and now I have a bunch of tiny squares to make more quilts out of. Last night I started planning out my quilt for the alphabet blocks, I think I've come up with something. It will also be for Alyssa, to hang in her room, so she has exposure to the alphabet, but I'm not worried about having it done before she's 2 when she can really understand, so it's no big hurry, it's nice to have these squares finished though for when I am ready to put the quilt together.

So with the end of a year come the ideas and ponderings of new goals and projects for the new year!!! Always an exciting time, I don't know about you, but I love the beginning of the new year when you can start looking through your stash to find new things to work on as the new year comes!

I, however do not think I will be starting anything new....but! I must say that I am a "series" girl, and I do have a "series" I am thinking of starting, but I also have so many WIPS in the works I am not sure I feel right doing that. But!! On the other hand, THIS entire year I have not started ANYTHING new, except for the monthly checkered squares, which I started at the beginning and took all year to do. All the other projects I worked on this year have been WIP's. My lambs were started ALONG time ago, back when I lived at home with my folks, Howling at the Moon I started in 2008, The Abbey I started in 2007, and the alphabet sampler book I started last year (I think), so I think that maybe I do deserve a new start! I don't know, we shall see.

Anyone else looking forward to some new starts? OR maybe just trying to thin out their ever growing WIP pile? I have heard of the New start challenge, someone here in blogland started, where you start 15 new starts in January and try to complete them by the end of the year. Sounds great, but I think by the end of the year I would just have added 15 WIPs to my pile and that would just be disasterous. LOL

Well, off to the store to get some much needed groceries! Thank you to all my new followers!!! And my commenters and all those who just stop by to visit and are quiet....I hope you are all enjoying this festive holiday season!