The only rule is to have fun, keep an eye for you threads and be always in stitches. Pick 15 projects that are ALREADY STARTED and FINISH them. ha, there you are, my challenge to you. Not new ones coz we all know there are far more than 15 to which we would like to start.
Here are a few of my 15, I started the Homespun Elegance Delivering Pumpkins last fall, I finished the stitching in april, I finally did the framing, I added the star because it looked a little bare in the sky, I used a unknown fabric I found this in my stash pile, it is 28 count and I used the threads called for.
This is a Chessie and Me pattern I started this I cannot even tell you how long ago, I finally finished stitching this last month, I tried to rotate the picture but it would not cooperate with me so sorry if you have to turn your head. This is also a 28 count unkown fabric, I used different threads then what it called for.
This is a penny rug I cut out for last fall and finally stitched it last month at a retreat in wisconson, I love this little guy, the pattern called for white teeth but I left them out because it would look a little different something I just would not like.
This is another Chessie and Me I started last spring, I love this pattern, I did this on 32 count linen, I wanted to put it on a sewing tool box, I think it looks o.k. I stained the box and used ricrack trim.
Well that is all for now I do hope more people post their wips on this site, I am going to try to post more often, now that I am getting my mojo back whatever that means.
I sat my arse down in front of the tube and shook the cobwebs off of my stitching basket, and viola! Before I realized it, I had actually finished not just a row of stitching, but a whole lot of the chart...
The Snowflower Diaries "Autumn Witch"
Isn't this "Autumn Witch" such a lil' cutie? It's just one of many Freebies designed by our dear Maja, over at The Snowflower Diaires...
I am stitching her on 16ct Antique White Aida using Nina's HDF as charted, in Amber, Ginger, Mossy Brick, Naru, Onyx, and DMC 553, 819, and 3341...brilliant!
I am really enjoying this wee WIP, and plan to stitch the entire series...
As usual, I seem to have had my sites set a bit high, and here it is August and I have not one finish, or for that matter, barely a full row of stitches to show...so I have decided to tweak my personal Challenge list a bit to accommodate my pathetic lack of progress...if that's alright with you all.
So, with that in mind I have stored my current WIPs deep within the confines of my sewing room closet...
..which automatically makes them my current UFOs, but I'm OK with that.
I sat down and re-thought out my goals for 2013...and came up with a more doable Challenge. I have challenged myself to finish one WIP before the end of the year...I can do that!
My revised Challenge List:
MM Waldock "Texas"
The Prairie Schooler "Prairie Year Rounds"
Sub Rosa "Sweet Rosie"
The Snowflower Diaries "August Witch" Freebie
I will keep you posted on any and all progress...and a hearty high five to all the amazing finishes that you all have posted, so far, this year.
First I had computer problems, I tried everything to get my computer to work I tried many times and gave up and called the Local tech guy, he was wonderful and such a brain about this computer stuff, I now have a new computer and laptop I wanted a new laptop mine was seven years old, he was amazed it lasted that long.
Now the things I finished lately from my Up For A Challenge are as follows.
I started this long ago it is the Heirloom Santa Series Von Claus #P923 this is done on perferted paper, I want to have a small Santa tree for my dining room I just need about 20 more Santas then I can display them on my tree soon, I already have about 10 Santas done from the past.
Next I stitched and finished Drawn Threads Simple Sampler this is a smal stitched project that will go on a small box to hold my needles and things. I used leftover threads from other projects, I just hate throwing things out that are useful.
I worked on a project from 2011, this was a class project from Jeannette Douglas Three Pines Sampler, it has many different stitches on it I hope to have this done by the fourth of july, I will post a picture as soon as I get done, I do really need to start posting more often.