Friday, January 30, 2009

New look

I made some changes to my blog. For all you stitchers, yes, it's a frog! I figure if I keep him here, he will stay away from me while I am stitching. Let's hope it works!

I hope to post a new stitching update this weekend!


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A pictureless update!

What have I accomplished so far this year?

I did a birth sampler for a friend. The only thing missing is the name and birthdate. The little dude hasn't been born yet!

I made some more progress on Through a Father's Eyes. Did some frogging last night, but I hope to get a lot more accomplished tonight. I will post pics when I get a little further along.

I started working on a cute little piece for a friend. It's an Irish Blessing, a free pattern at I will post pics later. Not much done, but for the amount of time I spent on it on Sunday, I did get a fair amount acccomplished.

I haven't stitched Monopoly in almost 2 weeks (GASP!). I have been busy at work, and working while I eat. I hope to get back to it later this week or Monday at the latest.

Other than that, not much has happened in the stitching world. I promise to post pics at the end of the month. I think that's how often I will post progress pics here. I may change my mind....

Thanks for reading!

Monday, January 5, 2009

2009 Stitching Goals

Here are my stitching goals for 2009:

1) Complete "Monopoly" - at work, since it's a surprise for DH! Hoping to finish in time for Christmas, even if I have to get it framed after Christmas!
2) Complete "Through a Father's Eyes" - DH knows about this
3) Complete a birth record for a friend of ours - she's due in March. I am working on the backstitching now, and will leave the name and date out until the baby is born!
4) Do a quick freebie from Leisure Arts called "Irish Blessing" for a girlfriend of mine
5) Do two pieces for Thanksgiving - another freebie from Leisure Arts called "Give Thanks". One is for our house and one is for my Dad's house
6) Do a Nativity scene - monochrome pattern. I can't remember the designer's name, but I got the pattern from my LNS. The kit can be found at I have just the pattern.
7) Do all my Christmas ornaments - from 101 Clothespin Angels from Leisure Arts.
8) Do a Valentine's Day card for DH - heart patter in current edition of "Just Cross Stitch". It's a perforated paper heart that is stitched, then attached to the card. I don't think I will do it exactly as they have it in the mag, but I think it's a great idea!
9) I would like to make a few Christmas cards. I think I will use some of the patterns from the angels, since some of them are cute Christmas scenes!

Once I get done "Father's Eyes" and "Monopoly", I think I will do mostly smaller patterns for a while, with one pattern just for me. I like the freebie fractals that Cross Stitch Collectibles offers. I have several of the patterns, and I think I will have to do one for myself once I get this list done!

Well, this is it for now. Happy stitching!