Saturday, June 5, 2010

Finally--THE vacation projects I started...

Some of you will just shake your heads when you hear that I started 15 projects when I went on vacation. Yes,it is a BIT unusual... I felt like doing something a little crazy, but somewhat logical. You see, once they are started I will feel inspired to FINISH them!! That's MY logic, anyhow... I worked on four BAP's also (Alla Turca, Growth Circles, Sachet and Welcome Sampler), which inspired me to go on to finish Alla Turca. It is just so lovely, if I say so myself! Wait till you see it framed... Plus I worked on a shop model I was doing, which I neglected to photograph--I have now finished it, and it is in for framing. And I finished one small piece called Sweet Bird, a freebie from The Sampler Girl, that I was doing-- I will show it later. So, without further ado, let me show you my starts:
Willie's Quaker 2, on 32-count Pearl Grey, using Sapphire by Dinky Dyes.
Spring Floral Sampler by Knotted Tree, on 32-count R&R Espresso, using colors as charted.
Kindness Sampler by Birds of a Feather, on 32-count R&R Cafe Kona, using DMC as charted (sorry for the bad picture... you can probably find it online)
Cast All Your Cares by My Big Toes, on 32-count R&R Ligonier Latte, using floss as charted
Bee Sampler by Little House Needleworks,on 32-count R&R Light Cappuccino, using floss as charted
Seasonal Blooms 1, by Brittercup Designs, using 32-count R&R French Vanilla for both, believe it or not in this picture, and floss as charted
At Home With Jane Austen, on 32-count R&R Antique Cotton, using floss as pretty much charted
Lauren's Voice by La-D-Da, using 32-count R&R Iced Cappuccino, floss as charted
Joy in the Journey by Diane Williams, before she started Little House Needleworks, using 36-count R&R Espresso, and floss as charted
Ladybug Lane, by Country Cottage Needleworks, using a scrap of light pink linen, that I hate, and floss as charted. HOWever, I will be re-starting this on better fabric!
Cabin in the Woods, by Bent Creek, using 32-count R&R Cafe Kona, and floss as charted
Simply Live by The Primitive Needle, using 32-count R&R Dyeing to Stitch Blend, and using TOTALLY Different DMC floss than charted!
Ladybugs and Bumblebees by Country Cottage Needleworks, using 32-count R&R Espresso, floss as charted
Jenny Bean's Christmas Sampler by Shakespeare's Peddler, using 32-count R&R French Vanilla, colors mostly as charted

I HAD one more to start, Curly Q Ewe by Little House Needleworks but I did not have ANY of the thread called for to start it either on the top or bottom!! Imagine!! (I do now!!)

Well, that's it for now. Phew! Hugs.


carol fun said...

These are all wondeful projects. I love your logic that starting a project will motivate you to finish -- who could argue with the fact that you have to start before you can finish?? So what are you going to work on first?

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Wow - now that's a mighty start! They're all great, so can't wait to watch progress on them!

Anna van Schurman said...

I am inspired by all these starts! I'm thinking August may be a month of starts!

Carol said...

Oh my! 15 starts! They are all so pretty, it is hard to pick a favorite :)

Carol said...

Hi neighbor =) I was going to ask where in VA you are but I saw Dyeing to Stitch is your LNS. Mine too but it's an hour drive for me unless I am visiting family in Portsmouth. Wow on your starts! Can't wait to see them as finishes.

Denise said...

Oh oh oh! What an inspired idea!

I LOVE your logic! I'm on vacation now. I am going to pick up floss today...hmmm, should I go check what I can start?

Yep, I'm off to the cabinet to see what I can get into. This is nuts!

Thanks for the idea - Denise