Monday, January 25, 2010

Two new starts...

Well, this weekend I decided to organize my stitching stash...again. We have decided to move our bedroom downstairs into my current craft room. Our current bedroom will become a den for the boys to watch TV, play videogames, etc and for my crafting area. Friday the boys helped me move just the cross stitching supplies. It was a total mess, so I had to get everything straight again. I got my threads all together, my patterns all organized, and my fabric sorted by count, fabric type and color. It looks so pretty. While I was doing all of this I selected my next few projects:

First I started the Jenny Bean Christmas Sampler by Shakespeare's Peddler. Theresa posted her newest Jenny Bean sampler on Saturday, so I thought I better get ahead of the game. I am stitching this on 40 ct and it is so pretty. I just started, but I already love the colors.

Next I started the Halloween Fairy by Nora Corbett that was in the September 2008 Cross Stitch & Needlework. I bought this way back then and have had it kitted and ready to go for some time. I picked a 28 ct. Silkweaver Jobelan Solo and absolutely love it. The colors are perfect. This one is stitching up fast, which is surprising considering how detailed it looks.

Finally, I have finished yet another piece. It's small, but it still counts. I found a skein of Six Strands Sweet Fruitcake in my cleaning and decided to use it to stitch Shakespeare's Peddler Abby Rhoades ornament. I think it is cute and will make a great ornament on my tree next year.

Well, January is almost over and I am so happy that I was able to get so much accomplished. If I can keep up half this pace I just might accomplish all of my goals this year. I did pick up some new patterns at Theresa's on Friday. Have you seen the new Lizzie Kate Green Flip-It series. It is adorable and since I am a biologist I really need this one for my office. Also, since I am a cat owner too I had to buy the new Cat Advice for People.

Hope everyone has a great week!


Bridget said...

You stinker! I saw that Cat Advice piece on Theresa site and thought - hey, I'll get that for Jennifer for her Birthday since she said she's trying not to buy too much this year. You're as bad as Tim about buying great gift idea items just before your birthday.

Vonna said...

Isn't it great to fondle and organize all the stash? I've enjoyed that myself in January! I want to tell you...because of you and your pictures and WIP of Jennie Bean, I'm all over wanting to purchase them...LOL! I saw the new one too and wanted to cry... LOL!

Deb said...

I bet you had a great time organizing and playing with all your stash. I've been doing that and you end up coming across some great things that you forgot about. Your new starts look great!

Jen said...

Sorry, Bridget. I just couldn't resist. Plus I spent my eBay money so it doesn't count.

Vonna, I love Theresa's Jenny Bean samplers. The new one is really cute. I love the bees.