Friday, December 29, 2017

December Smalls SAL


Happy Almost New Year!  Where has the year gone?  Thanks to Heather at Stitching Lotus  as always for sponsoring this SAL.  I love to see what everyone is stitching.

Lots of stitching this month for me as I still have not found a job. I was laid off Nov. 17 and  it really is  a tough time to be looking for a job.  I'm hoping things pick up after the holidays are over.

A few more Christmas finishes to round out my holiday cards.  Several people gave me going away gifts, so in lieu of  a "Thank you " card, I sent them handmade Christmas cards with a "thank you" included.  Sadly, I forgot to take pictures of some of the finished cards,




This is an anniversary card for my sister and brother in law.  Their colors were green and black. 
Lord, when did I get old enough to have contemporaries celebrating 25 years of marriage? 

Hootie, Hootie, who's got the Hootie?  I just love these owls from Pinoy Stitch. I'm working on several sets of Hooties for a variety of decorating ideas.  My ultimate goal, is to set up a seasonal tree  decorated with Hooties and switch them for every season/ holiday.


These two are part of my 2018 Valentine's cards.

I finished the Lizzie Kate  Spirit of Christmas mystery SAL.  I will get it framed in 2018.

I'm also working on the Stoney Creek Halloween patterns of the month from earlier this year. I have 4 sections done and two more to go.  I bought the wrought iron header  and will turn this into a wall hanging once the last two sections are complete.

And last, but not least, is Tigger. I start this in 2014 and took it to work. I only worked on it when I had nothing else to do at lunch and decided it was high time to finish this! I think I have three more of the Pooh characters in this set and will start at least one of them in 2018.

Plans for 2018 include finding a job and trying to finish some of my larger WIPs.  I'm still a member of the Debbie's Ultimate Crazy Jan/ Feb Challenge and it's a fun group of ladies which gives me even more stitching inspiration.

I hope to get a few more finishes in yet this year and will post a final update early next week.  In the meantime, I wish everyone the best  and hope that 2018 is better for everyone than 2017.


Friday, December 1, 2017

More November finishes


A quick update with a couple more finishes. 

My progress for the year as of yesterday, is 267 finishes out of 334 starts.  Now I have 109 Christmas cards to make.  About half of which other people stitched.

Guess what I'm doing this weekend?

Happy Stitching,