Happy New Year!!
I guess this is the best time to update my blog. Maybe this year I will keep up with my blogging. 2012 was a busy year for me, but I so enjoyed myself. I was fortunate to share so many wonderful times with my family and friends. Patrick, my older son, is a senior this school year, so he has been very busy, so I have been very busy as well.
But, this is a stitching blog, so on with the stitching news:
On Christmas eve, I sat down with all of my stitching stash and made a list of the projects that at least had the fabric, and most likely the threads, to complete. I want to focus on these types of projects this year, since I will have no excuses for working on them. Well, I am a bit ashamed to admit it, but I have 67 of these projects. So, no reason for whining about nothing to do this year, right?
Isn't this so incredibly beautiful. Stacy Nash is such a creative designer, but I haven't stitch much of her work. Theresa challenged me to a stitch off on this one. Now, Theresa is the fastest stitcher I know, but, she is also pretty busy this time of year, designing and all, so I feel like I might have a chance. We'll see.
Next, up on my to do list is this lovely little alphabet from Lizzie Kate. The weather in south Mississippi changes every few days. It may be cold today, but it could be in the upper 70s next week, so I wanted something to lighten my mood. Spring Alphabet was just the thing. The colors are so sweet.
By the way, my sisters and I have made a promise to check with each other for supplies before buying any new crafting supplies. Between the three of us and our mother we have over 5 sets of DMC, but not all are complete. This alphabet project, of course, required one thread that I didn't have. Luckily, I was able to pick it up at my mother's house last night, saving me a bit of change.
Finally, I have two finishes to share. These were on the original list of 67 projects. I finished the Lizzie Kate ABC Stitching Lesson Sampler on December 27th. The Lizzie Kate Farm Sampler was my traveling project when my family went to Disney World last week. I finished it Wednesday! And isn't that little Lalaloopsy just too cute? These have become an obsession of mine this year. I have way more than a grown woman needs, but I do love them.