Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Siberian Forest Start & Goblin Tree Update

Here's a quick pic of Siberian Forest (I took it with my phone).  
Started on 1/17/12.  
Zweigart Linda 27 ct. white (pre-packaged)
DMC 1 X 1
There's a lot of confetti stitching on this first page, but it's not as bad as I had thought.  I'm kind of in a groove with it.  I'm keeping it going this week. 

My update on Goblin Tree below.  (this is from 1/6/12)  I'm going to try to complete it this year!

Looks like a little more the halfway through page 14.  There are 20 total pages of chart in this one.  I'm going to try to concentrate on these 2 wips this year until at least one of them is completed.  It's so hard with new releases coming out all the time grabbing my attention. 

Here are a few that are nagging at my brain.  I figured I would share them with you so I won't be the only one suffering!
Christensen's Purple Dragon, I don't have this one in stash yet, I am trying to resist!  You should stop by the WIPs forum on the board and see a few of the fantastic starts on this puppy!  
Others not in stash but I'm drooling over:
Meilissa Dawn's Snowflake Daydreams
Marta Dahlig's Judith
Irina Garmashova's  My Darling
Then there's the ones that are in stash that are screaming!

Sue Clyne's Dear Prudence a cat, with the name of a Beatles' song!
Da Vinci's Sistine Chapel OMG!  That's all I have to say!
And Patty RAKed me with Ravenscroft's QS Bubbles and  QS Sea Unicorns!
So what's a stitcher to do?  I have to plug my ears to silence the noise so I can finish something!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year

Welcome 2012.  I hope you and yours had a wonderful Holiday Season.  It was fairly quiet here and that's the way we like it.  I managed to finish one more goal before 2011 fell into the history books.  Here he is, Phuan page 1 completed:
So I only made one of my half yearly goals for 2011.  But one is better that none!
Here's the wrap up:
2011 Full Year GOALS
1. Finish Fragile Heart SAL COMPLETE!
2. Finish TT SunWorshipper Cat 3 COMPLETE!
3. Finish Chesterton SK SAL COMPLETE!
4. Complete one more page (at least) on Goblin Tree: Pages 1 thru 12 finished. COMPLETE!

2011 ½ Year GOALS
1. Finish 1 page Bewitched (page 1 started).
2. Finish 1 page Phuan (page 1 started).  COMPLETE!
3. Start Catfish and finish (at least) half of the page.

I'm currently stitching on Goblin Tree for the Retired Artists SAL on the HAED Board.  She's so much fun to work on, and I'm glad to have her back on the scroll rods again.  I think I will try to finish her this year!  I have the first page of the 2012 Freebie QS SAL in my hot little hands, but I haven't even kitted it up yet.  I chose Siberian Forest by Kayomi Harai.
Big surprise, right?  I picked a cat!  I will have to dedicate some time to pulling floss and picking a fabbie.  It would be nice to actually keep up with the pages as they come out, for a change.  I haven't figured out my 2012 goals yet, but you can bet that Siberian Forest will be amongst them.

So here's to a happy and productive new stitchy year!