Happy 2014....Stitching has been moving along but not as fast as I see others have done. I got a UFO project done early last month as part of a challenge project for the Lake Michigan Sampler guild. We had to sign up for a UFO project that we would get completed by year end. I had hoped to take it in to have framed before the next meeting but I did not get that accomplished. So, here is a shot of my wrinkled La-D-Da Margaret Cottam project.
I had stashed it away somewhere in the middle of Part 2. The challenge really helped me push to getting it done. Now I cannot wait to have it framed.
On Thanksgiving weekend I started Hibernation Day by Heartstring Samplery. I cannot put this one down and have been working on it as much as I could during the holiday. I really love the colors on this one.
I am getting close to the bottom and past the longest stitching area - the houses. I did not use the color fabric called for and did find something else to substitute with. Pictures just cannot show you the true color affect.
During 2013 I took three more classes from Ellen Chester. So, now I have three more class projects to add to my stash. The Lady's Worke Box project from 2012 is all stitched. Now I need to sit down and do the finishing..... I have been meeting monthly with the other class attendees so that we can keep pushing each other along. This has been very helpful. Just hope the snow stops so that I can make the January meeting.
Here is another project that I added to my stash from Ellen's class.
This is a limited edition called A Petit Sampling Etui. She got together with a few other designers to create this project. There is another one that was from a prior year called A Noble Pursuit. I do have that one also and really should do it first since I have it kitted.
I went to Inspired Needle's retreat this past October and need to show you a few pictures that I took.
Kim - Rita and I missed not seeing you. We did keep you around..... (Kim is the stick figure)
Here is Anna with her finish. Guess what, the Designer - Jan Alexander was here also. What a great way to celebrate a finish.
Here are a couple more projects that ladies got done and even finished at the retreat.
Hope your holidays were safe and warm. Enjoy the rest of the winter stitching.