Saturday, January 16, 2010

Pineapple Stitches completed!!!


Yea!!! I have finished another project in January. This is Jeannette Douglas Designs Pineapple Stitches. I bought the pattern, fabric, and thread pack last spring and have been looking at it since then. I love these patterns from JDD. I stitched her Pomegranate and Pears Stitches a while back and really enjoyed it. So, since my goal this year is to stitch primarily from my stash, this is a check in that column.


One other thing that I have been doing is getting rid of some of my stash. Instead of keeping patterns that I have already stitched and will never stitch again, I have been posting them on eBay. Here's my logic... If I can get a little bit of money from selling some old patterns, then I can use that money to buy new stash without guilt. It works. I sold 8 patterns in the first week in January and made enough money to purchase the last parts of the RTR Christmasland series that I love. So, no guilt.

One other note: a water pipe burst in my craft room. Fortunately only 1/3 of the room was affected and my stash was not in that 1/3. I lost all of my mat board, foam board, craft paper, watercolor paper and several bags of polyfil. All of my stitching bags were also soaked, but I should be able to wash and dry those with no problem. The carpet has partially been removed and the walls and ceiling are almost dry. The adjustor comes by on Monday, so hopefully we can have everything back in order by February.

Hope everyone has a great weekend and happy stitching...

6 comments:

BeckySC said...

Jen, that looks just gorgeous :)
Congratulations :)
((sending hugs))

Deb said...

Such a shame about your craft room, but luckily it didn't make a mess of the whole thing. That's always a worry about mine because it's in the basement and you just never know. I like your idea of the Ebay selling too. I have a ton of things that I should sell (figure I could always use the cash for more stuff!)

Your JD piece is stunning!

Vonna said...

Your stitched pineapple peice is GORGEOUS! I love it :)
And I am so sorry to hear of your pipe bursting...that is horrible.

Jayne said...

the Pineapple stitches is loverly, you were fortunate not too much was ruined with the burst pipe.

Sharon said...

That is gorgeous! Congrats.

Bridget said...

I'm so impressed! This is beautiful - it would have taken me about 4 years to complete.