Friday, January 13, 2012

12 Days of Christmas

Look what I found.......
Prairie Schooler 74 The 12 Days of Christmas

I found this little treasure at Em Li's Fine Sampler Supplies.  Click on the link to visit.  Not only did Carol have the chart, but she only charged me the price on it.  I got this little beauty for $6.00 plus postage.  I highly recommend visiting her store.  Its filled with samplers and hard to find, out of print, items.  She is super friendly too. ;)
As for my crazies challenge, I am only going to work on one crazy project at a time.  I am also working on the WIPocalypse and feel I need to work on the oldies first.  Here is the progress on my first crazies challenge.
Jane Netley Mayhew's Humpback Whale and Calf
This is the top half of the mama whale.  I was intimidated by this little lady at first, but I came up with a system that is really working for me.  I have to thank all of you bloggy buddies for teaching me so much and inspiring me to try more challenging patterns.  This will go the Love Quilts.  Its a great charity where stitchers can contribute stitched squares to make up quilts for sick children.  I have a link on the right for anyone who wants more information.  
I am also treating myself to a square a week on my very first HAED.  I took some pics, but they were all blurry.  I will scan in my progress and post on Monday.
I also want to say thanks for all of your comments and support on No Greater Love.  And thank you to SoCal Debbie for letting me know about the TUSAL.  I am really happy because now I can clean the jar and re-post (he he he).
Well, until next time, keep those needles sharp and those eyes checked. ;)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Happy New Year

Happy New Year All.  I hope everyone had a safe and happy beginning to a new year!  As for me, I spent my New Year's Eve in bed asleep.  So old, or just just Mommied Out.  My two year old wanted to go to bed so I decided to let him watch a movie in my bed for a bit.  Next thing I know, its morning.  Oh well....

First things first.  Here is a pic of my TUSAL.
TUSAL 01-09-12
I decided to get rid of last years orts and start fresh.  I will have a larger picture next month.  The jar is a bit dirty and I didn't notice until I uploaded this pic.  ;)

Next is my update on the WIPocalypse.
Stoney Creek "No Greater Love"
This is the piece I had the Dilemma about.  You can't really tell from the picture, but the stitches are going crazy.  One this way, one that.....  Its exceptionally bad ;).  But, thank you to everyone who left a comment. I decided to keep it as is and dug it out from my UFO pile.  Now, I must mention that I started this 19 years ago.  I was in high school and dedicated to my social life, so this took a back seat.  When I located it, it was still on the frame I was using (yeah me, extra frame).
The good news is that the fabric is still in good condition.  The bad news is that I wasn't aware of the stitching in the center of the fabric rule, and just about panicked.  After all of my agonizing and complaining on line, I didn't even realize the stitching wasn't centered.  Uggggggg!!!!!
Well, I decided I had gone too far and needed to give it a chance.  I took out the pattern and counted.  Then I counted the stitching.  I am soooooo lucky.  I will have about an inch left on the border.  That just means I will be framing this little lovely in a picture frame very carefully.
So without further adieu, I give you "No Greater Love" as my Wipocalypse update.  I didn't stitch on it, but I did take it off the frame, wash, iron and remount it on the frame.  That is my progress.  Hopefully I will have some stitching to report next New Moon.
I will have a crazy update on Wednesday.  I have been a good girl and stitching on my newest project. ;)
Until next time, keep those needles sharp and those eyes checked. ;)