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!