Monday, January 28, 2013

I finished something in January

I actually finished this  a week or so ago but had to wait for my exchange partner to get it before I posted a picture. Vickey doesn't have a blog or I would add her link here. She is actually in one of the pics in my sidebar but without having it in front of me, not sure where it is down the page.

This was a valentine exchange, but I didn't choose the traditional hearts and flowers. I've been wanting to stitch Vickey something since that day in the pic when we met here at my LNS.
Enuff said. Except I finished something in January so hoping that's a good sign for the rest of the stitching year :)
I want to thank Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler for having exactly what color ric rac I need when I need it. She had dyes it and I'd like one of every color.


Friday, January 11, 2013

TUSAL First of 2013 and a RAK!

I admit I did not remember because I fell off the tusal thing mid year last year, and wasn't even thinking about it this early. Three of my grandchildren made my calendar for the year and they forgot all about the moons :)
I've been doing a lot of joining of stitch-a-longs, drooling over everyone else's choices, gathering up supplies and very little stitching as this picture will confirm, but do have big plans for the year as well as plans for a new ort jar. Please note in the sidebar, a TUSAL link for anybody who doesn't know what this craziness is all about.

I am not going to show all my piddly little starts right now but want to honor my sal's with a picture of progress at least at the end of every month...yep, I said month. And that is beside all the ones rolled over from last year.
Last year was not a good year mentally, medically, physically or spiritually, but putting that all behind and moving on will be an exciting adventure. Don't you agree?
This other picture Is of a needlebook made by my friend Patti, not exactly a gift, but stitched by her none-the-less. Her stitching and finishing is perfection.
So, where is the RAK? that would be the chart you see in this picture. A surprise from Romilly who is a part of one of the fb groups I joined. Thank you so much, Romilly for the totally unexpected prize in my mailbox!!

I have decided I like RAK's and I'm going to be sending some of my own. Grandma's slow but she's old and she always does catch up eventually.

Happy Stitching and Hugs