Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

Heart of Elizabeth by Gay Ann Rogers will be my first Crazy January project for 2013.  I think I finished 8 of the 15 from last year.  Will I get more done in 2013? 
The jewel on the left needs to be removed and restitched.  Gay Ann has promised help in the New Year to get the beads in properly.  I hope so as I need to get this piece to the finisher!!!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Christmas Ornaments

Ok, so this is early, but I celebrated early this year.  I finished this ornament for my DS.  I may have to take it back as it turned out much nicer than my photo shows.

This is a photo of Merrily, Merrily by Barbara Jackson.  It is a Shining Needle Society class.  The basting was terrible as it is 40 count linen.  But I finally got it done and put in some cross stitches.  Of course, I can't follow directions and I used two strands of floss.  It is staying in although I will do the rest with just one thread.  It will be one of my "new projects" for 2013.
I do plan on joining the crazies at Crazy January Challenge with a few modifications.  No 15 new projects!  I would go crazy if I did that.  I plan on doing WIPs next year.  Will post them as I decide.

Hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Why I haven't Finished My Challenge

Back in January I signed up to start  15 new projects the first 15 days of the year, and complete them.  Ha!  I have finished 8, I believe, but started many more over the year.  This is one.  It is a quilt for my mom.  The plan was to have it done before her birthday which is at the end of the month.  The picture above is of all the fabrics I hand-dyed.  The picture to the left is the blocks I have pieced and cut.  Today was to be a massive sewing day, but alas, all the squares needed to be recut.  Yuck!  Thanks to my friend Sue who helped and Cheryl who helped lay out the blocks.  I managed to get 3 rows done and I hope to get it all pieced soon.  Hope springs eternal here at Beth's Needlework Stash!  DS #2 has offered to help and DD already helped stack and label rows.  DS #1 is offering moral support...

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Spring Goes to the Basement

But only over Christmas.  There is too much happening to leave it out and I am afraid it may get bumped.  I will work on small projects when I am not to busy.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Winter Woods Finished!

Ta dah!  It is not in the frame yet, but my boys said they would help with that.  It is a gift for my MIL.  The beads really added a lot.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Paisley Stitch and Zip Finished!

I finished this a while ago and I don't think I posted a picture.  I like the Stitch and Zip projects.  Almost done with my last Christmas ornament!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

When do I do the Background?

I started this as one of my Crazy January Challenges, but it won't get done in time.  I like it and I love the Needlepoint Silk that came with it, but how do I do the background?  Basketweave?  Something more open?  I am not sure what I will do with it, but  the background will need to get done.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Western Boot

Glad you liked my new photo.  I do want to finish Solar Flare, but it must wait until I get Spring Splendor done!
This little Mill Hill bead kit needs to be turned into an ornament.  I need to back it and add a hanger.  Reminds me of my time in Texas as a college student doing the two-step.
I finish a lot of these little Mill Hill bead kits.  Maybe I should make a dent in my stash and just work on them for 2013....I think I would get bored.