Thursday, January 27, 2011

Update and recap of Fall 2010 (part 2- the stitching)

First up lets take a gander at last years *ahem* list of stitching to do:

  •  Baby Blocks JCS mag--WIP
  • Quaker Turtles- With my Needle --WIP
  • Baby Sampler --WIP
  • Nine Patch Sampler-Brightneedle --WIP
  • Home of a Needle worker-LHN--WIP
  • Blackbird sampler-Blackbird Designs --WIP
  • Grand Old Duke -Arelate sudios--WIP (yeah i just started it...what of it?)
  • A is for Annabelle- Nora Corbett
  • Sampler snowman- Homespun elegance
  • Sweet Lavender- Crazy for cross stitch nov 2002
  • Snowman needleroll- M designs
  • Americana Sampler- twisted threads
  • Let it snow-JBW
  • 5 christmas ornaments (kitted)
  • 3 HOE exchange
  • EGA mystery sampler-Cherished stitches (Louise Henderson is  our vice-president)
  • EGA guest teacher project -to be announced

Um yeah... want to guess how many of those  I actually finished? 1, the first one- Baby Blocks.  I think this is a sign that list making is going out the window.

So what did I do?
  • Snowman Photobooth by Bent Creek
  • 2 Sue Hillis Retreat exclusive needlecases
  • Catherine Jordan  QuakerNecklace
  • book mark from EGA
  • EGA needlecase for raffle basket
  •  LHN exchange - Lady Bug  Lady Bug
  • ornament exchange- Moonlight serenade by Midnight stitches
  • The aforementioned baby blocks
  • 5 Halloween ornaments
    • Oct 31 -Glory Bee
    • Jack O'lantern -Casey Buonaugurio (I have to stop stitching her stuff, I have to look up her name every time!
    • Sue's Boo Fob- Fancy Work
    • Pumpkin Boo -Mill Hill kit
    • Wicked -Primitive Betty Freebie
  • 2 Valentine ornaments
    • Love -Plum pudding needlearts freebie
    • February Pinkeep - Maryse Dupont Freebie
  • 4 christmas ornaments 
    • Tiny Tree- Elizabeth Designs Freebie- for EGA exchange
    • Partrige in a Pear tree- Glory Bee
    • Hope Needleroll - Jeanette Douglas
    • Christmas Joy Needle Book Cherished Stitches
  • Been working my butt off on the EGA seventeenth Century sampler, nothing against the EGA but honestly this is what has been slowing down my progress the most on my other projects, we are given a month per band but it takes me a month of my 1-2 hour evenings 3 nights a week (if i am lucky) of stitch time to finish before the next band. the funny thing is that most of these ladies are older than me (read retired or sans children in house) and I tend to keep up more often than them. I will be very happy when this is over, and may bow out of future large commitments -it is crampin my style.

 Here are all the photos in slideshow mode, if you click on the picture in flickr it will give you more detail about the designer and name etc.

I do want to show you the ornament i got in my christmas exchange with the EGA.  I totally won the lottery on this, this is a gorgeous piece of needle work. Do not ask me the designer or anything about the stitches, I know almost nothing about needlepoint...but i know talent when it shows itself: (and I do know the pom pom is turkey work)



Carolyn NC said...

Nice recap and love that ornie!

cross stitch kits said...

wow you are so lucky to receive this, it's gorgeous, it looks like it has a bit of long stitch.