Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wow! On a roll! Patchwork Bears- FINISHED!!

"Patchwork Bears"
Designed by: Michele Johnson
Stitched on 16 count white aida
Started late 2005 (unsure of exact date)
Completed: April 19,2012

ANOTHER finish!!!?!?!?! Wow! I really love this one!! I love the colors! This one I am gonna frame and put in Alyssa's room. Sorry for the bit of a shadow in the lower left hand corner...I didn't notice it before.

And! The results of all your lovely votes on my posts asking for help on what to fill in my rotation with is.......The Abby!!!! I decided that I need to just get that one done with! It is also on my WIP challenge for the year so if I finish it then I can cross another one off that list! I have had 2 crossed off that list just this week! It's weird how at times you feel like you stitch and stitch and get no where then all of a sudden everything is getting finished!

Now I just gotta figure out what to put in it's place in my rotation...any thoughts? I decided to Fill "The Howlings" spot with Another WIP (The Abby) So don't I deserve a new start for the finish of this second one? I'm thinking the "Sweet Re-tweets",(birdhouses) they are smallish and have been in my stash for quite awhile. Thoughts please!!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Approximately 32,500 stitches and 4 years later, It is Finished! Presenting Howling at the Moon

"Howling at the Moon"
Kustom Krafts Inc.
Designed by Dyan Allaire
Stitched on 18 count white aida
Start Date: May 3, 2008
Completion date: April 16, 2012

This is THE Biggest piece I have EVER taken on!!! It is a 9 page pattern. I thoroughly enjoyed this journey! I want to thank all my lovely blogging friends who have gone on this journey with me and been my encouragement and inspiration to keep stitching on this to it's completion!!!

Wow, I feel like I need to celebrate with champaign or something!!!

I will let you all know in my next post just what my decision is on my next big piece will be!!!

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Need your help!

So, what is it I need your help with? I need help making a BIG decision! As you know I will be finishing "Howling at the Moon" very soon, possibly by this time next week you will have all seen the finished product! I am just filling in holes here and there! So it is very close to a finish!

But now I have to decide what I want to fill the hole in my rotation with (I use the term "rotation" lightly here!) I was thinking one of these 5. They are all in my stash, the first two are actually all kitted up and ready to go. So here they are!

#1- "In Blue"
#2- Day Surrendering to Night (Companion piece to In Blue)
#3- Gaze (You know how I LOVE wolves!)
#4- Home Tweet Home. A three piece set of birdhouses, which I have been thinking of lately as they are done in soft pastels which just screams "spring!" to me, so that is why I threw this one in.
#5- The Abby. This one is a WIP, I have about 4 or 5 more pages left to do on this one, it is also a Big Ole' 9-pager! HYou may remember it if you have read my blog for awhile.
OR! My 6th and last option......BUY something NEW! which I have my thoughts on that as well. There is a gorgeous piece by Kustom Krafts of orca whales and the northern lights that I have had my eye on for awhile that I may have to get. Even if I don't start it now, I may buy it anyway just as a reward for finishing "Howling"

So Please! Cast your votes in the comments! I can't wait to hear what your thoughts are on this!

Sunday, April 01, 2012

SAL progress on CH4TH

This weekend was really busy so I wasn't sure I'd get much progress in on this, which is Coming home for the Holidays, my SAL project with Julie, but! I was able to get a few hours in on it!! So, it's coming along slowly but surely!!! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!