In the spirit of the playoff games today, I have made a tally (finally) of my finishes for last year. It is more than I thought... it was fun to go through and see them again! So, I finished TEN big pieces, with 'big' meaning not a small to be made into an ornie or pillow, but to be framed mostly. And I finished TWENTY FOUR smalls! Hopefully I will be doing the finishing on the last three from last year, which are ornies.
And last night, I finished a BIG BAP project--the Birds of a Feather Mystery Sampler! I changed the color of the alphabet, but stuck with most everything else, colorwise. Today I took out the one sheep... did not like it at all! Looks fine without it, at least to me! So without further ado... here is a quick snap:
I said quick, because I have not ironed it yet. But, I like it. I will put it next to Feather Your Nest, also by With Thy Needle and Thread, upstairs, over the fireplace (unused).
Last night, I also did some planning of what I want to do in stitching this year. Perhaps overambitious, but nonetheless... I have three SAL's I am doing : Maryse's 2014 SAL, Tulip Garden SAL, and a friend and I are going to stitch Shakespeare's Peddler's Magic Garden on Friday nights as a SAL, to get it done! I may not finish the first two in 2014, but I am going to join in the fun anyway. I am stitching from my stash, as in not purchasing new but using what I have. Of course, if I do not have a thread or two... that can be purchased. And eventually I am going to be out of fabric, so will get more! But it is on my mind NOT to increase the stash I have IF I can resist! Big IF!!
I am going to start a new piece (been in my stash a while!) for my SIL Carolyn, who has been going through cancer treatments for a long time--first for lung, and then it spread to her brain. Please say a prayer for her, she is a trooper. I am going to bring it to her when we visit this spring, God willing. Here is a snap from BRD website:
Well, off to do laundry... dinner is cooked, and just needs to be reheated when we get hungry... Still have to make brownies for the Niners Game! Go Niners!!