About Me

My photo
My online journal of stitchy chores and the occasional hockey talk.

2018 Finishes

1. Let It Snow by Barbara Ana Designs. Finished Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

2. Victorian Thistles bookmark by Textile Heritage. Finished Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

3. Keep Love by Shepherd’s Bush. Finished Saturday, February 24, 2018

4. Fleur d’Orleans by Ink Circles. Finished Wednesday, March 7, 2018

5. A Little Gray Hare by Lizzie Kate. Finished Thursday, March 15, 2018

6. March Cake by Brooke’s Books. Finished Monday, March 26, 2018

7. April Cake by Brooke’s Books. Finished Wednesday, May 2, 2018

8. May Cake by Brooke’s Books. Finished Tuesday, May 29, 2018

9. Japanese Anemones by Sheila Hudson. Finished Tuesday, June 12, 2018

10. The Lily Of The Valley by Blackbird Designs. Finished Wednesday, June 27, 2018

11. A Slice of Summer by Waxing Moon Designs. Finished Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Number of Finishes By Year-

1. 2008 Finishes -10

2. 2009 Finishes- 21

3. 2010 Finishes- 49

4. 2011 Finishes- 26

5. 2012 Finishes- 35

6. 2013 Finishes- 7

7. 2014 Finishes- 19

8. 2015 Finishes- 61

9. 2016 Finishes- 50

10. 2017 Finishes- 30

11. 2018 Finishes-

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Quick Card Finishes and Current WIPs

So far, the only think I've completed are two thank you cards I've made for folks. I've recently started card making and I'm really enjoying it. It won't replace my stitching, but it's fun to dig through stuff and see what I can reuse as part of the card making process and I have quite a collection of doo dads from my stitching, which helps! :)

If you're sensing a theme here, it's not deliberate, I can assure you! :) My card making stash is somewhat limited and I have a strict budget that I adhere to when purchasing card making supplies. I shop the bargain stores and the clearance aisles in crafting mega-marts and scour the house for the odd flotsam and jetsam that seems to accumulate in one's domicile. It's great fun seeing what I can do with what I find and what I can get on the cheap. Although, DH took me to the bookstore last night and I found another a magazine from the UK called Papercraft Inspirations . Sweet Jeebus, I did *NOT* need to see this! ACK!!! It's from Future Publishing, the same folks who make the UK Cross Stitcher, World of Cross Stitching and Cross Stitch Crazy, all of which are on my must have lists. I ADORE this magazine. Yes, it is indeedy 9.99 of our US schekles, however, I could not have asked for a more in depth, comprehensive, and easy to follow magazine. Some of the US ones assume one already is competent in card making, which makes it hard to follow along at times, however, the PCI mag is not like that at all. I was able to follow along quite well, and the instructions were clear, concise, and easy to follow along. It even came with a sheet of clear stamps for the projects inside! YAY!! It even goes over techniques such as overstamping, watercolor work, coordinating your cards, how to make scenes, and masking. Plus a whole lot more! I purchased the April 2010 edition, so run, do not walk to your nearest stockist and see if it's still available. I HIGHLY recommend getting it. It is so worth the money spent!

At any rate, here are the two cards I made. They didn't take that long to put together. I just hope it doesn't look like it! :P

042610 Thank You Card

042910 Thank You 002

And here are my two current WIPs. I am *hoping* to finish them soon, as I have one more UFO to finish before I tackle DH's map.

WIP #1:

Design: Summer Side

Designer: Sandra Dering of SanMan Originals for the SanMan Originals Secret Shop

Fabric: Dark Honey Ale by Yours Truly :P

Fibers: DMC B5200, 310, 321, 699, 702, 729, 743, and 796

042910 WIPs 003

WIP #2:

Design: Season of Growth

Designer: Diane Williams for Little House Needleworks

Fabric: 28 count Charles Craft Carolina Linen in Salt

Fibers: DMC 150, 433, 434, 712, 793, 930, 931, 3032, 3051, 3052, 3688, 3721, 3790

042910 WIPs 004

I have to bolt for now. Chores are calling and I have to get organized before I play around in my stash some more. :P Hope everyone is having a great week! :)


Respectfully submitted,


No comments: