So, I have decided to try to keep up with my blog this year. Last year was horrible, I couldn't find time to craft or cross stitch. I could barely keep my house clean. I don't know what I was doing that kept me from doing any of these things. I just know that I spent many a night just being a couch potato. I couldn't get the energy up to do anything.
This year has already started out different. I started the new year with a completely clean house. Barely any clutter (mostly in my office slash junk room). I have been able to keep the house clean and work on several projects. I have had a burst of enthusiasm to stitch.
My sisters and I have decided to do a round robin with Lizzie Kate's Halloween Rules. So yesterday I went to Jennifer's house to stitch on it and watch floss tube. I spent the entire time pulling out several things because I didn't like the color. I have to re-stitch them before Saturday because that is when we exchange them. While I was frogging. I got a wild hair and decided to stitch Mirabillia's Our Lady of the Flag. I actually got the kit at Hobby Lobby years ago for $6.53 (thread, beads, and linen included). I am crazy because it took me years to finish the Rose of Sharon. But I am going to finish Our Lady this year. I started this on Tuesday. It is hard to see but I have put in a few stitches and beads.
|Our Lady of the Flag|
|One nights worth|
Also, while I was there, Jennifer challenged me to do a new start each month on the 17th. Crazy as it sounds, I took the challenge. There is a Sisters and Best Friend pattern (A Friend's House) that I have had for a long time that I want to stitch. So this will be my January new start. I started it last night. I did one side of the border and a little bit of the inside. I am stitching it on Silkweaver's 28-ct linen colored Cascade using DMC floss. It is a cute little pattern that I love.
Tonight I am going to work on all 3 projects plus my punch needle project (like 30 minutes to 1 hour each). I have 4 more punch needle patterns left then I will hang up my punch needle needle. I don't think it is my cup of tea.
Friday I plan on working on some sewing that I want to do. I am going to make Vonna's (The Twisted Stitcher) project envelopes for my mother and sister-in-law Mari. I also have to make the "stitching tool" that I am going to give to everyone in our stitching group on Sunday.
This weekend my cousin/friend Liz and I are having a Twilight day. She wants to watch all of the Twilight movies. I am going to work on the squares for my sunflower afghan while we do this. I have to crochet 48 squares; 24 blue and white stripes and 24 sunflower. I have 15 blue and white stripes completed and 1 sunflower completed. I have 23 centers for the sunflower made. I plan on finishing the blue and white stripes and start putting the yellow petal on the brown centers. I will let you know how far I get.
Thank you for stopping by. I will post again next week. See you then.