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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Finished the potholder!!


I did end up finishing the potholder this weekend. I like it a lot and it is hanging in my kitchen. It was a quick and easy stitch once I got the right floss :). I also did a little stitching on the quilt tonight. It has been a long day though- we went pheasant hunting this morning and walked a long way!

I didn't specifically make any goals for January, just year long goals, so I will just update on what I got done this month.
1.Finished Marley's birthday outfit
2.Finished potholder
3. Got caught up through Christmas on scrapbooking.
4. Worked on quilting- so my goal for 50 squares a month may be a little too ambitious. I did 17 this month and now squares are 10% done! 32 out of/320 squares completed.

Goals for February-
1. Quilt 20 squares on the quilt.
2. Work on Hunting Companions
3. Finish December pattern from Erica Michael's

Hope everyones February is full of stitching and finishes!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Decided to join the Totally Useless Fun!



Here is my container for the Totally Useless SAL. There is not too much in it yet because I started on Saturday and have only been working on this on project. You can find details about the SAL on YoYo's blog here

Have you ever had one of those projects that seem to take forever?? I started this small potholder with a strawberry design on it because I have mostly big projects going right now and I was looking for a quick, cute finish. I didn't have the greens or one of the red's the project called for, so I substituted. Then I run out of one of the greens half-way through and I have tried 3 different shades of red to match the one color I did have but none have worked out. Looks like I am going to Hobby Lobby tomorrow for some more floss, sigh.
Thanks for all the nice comments on my posts, I really appreciate it!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

A Finish for the New Year

But, not a cross stitch finish- I completed a dress and bloomers for my niece's first birthday. I used some fabric I already had (think I had planned to make a dress for me out of it at some point). I love the way it turned out and I can't wait for the summer when she can wear it!

This is the front of the dress and the bloomers. And below is the back of the dress with a tie in the back.
This week I FINALLY got the birth announcement in the mail. It had been framed and sitting on the table in bubble wrap for too long!

I have been sick this week and it made it hard to get much done around the house, I did get some work on the quilt done last night, but the hand stitching doesn't give me quite as much satisfaction as seeing progress on a cross stitch project or sewing project. I will keep working on the quilt today, but I think I may do some scrap booking as well! I have the whole day free.. hubby is hunting!

Well, I better go get some oatmeal and eggs for breakfast! Happy stitching and thanks for visiting my blog.
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