Friday, March 15, 2013

Some WIPS and Some Finishes

This is a Handblessing Chart.  One of my Crazy January 15 Starts and it is my first Finish of the charts I started in January 2013.  This is stitched in Green DMC S501.  I am not sure if this will be an Oranment on the tree, of just a tiny picture, but it so reminds me of pictures of me when I was little - I think it is the night gown.  My girls  always had brand new flannel nightgowns on Christmas Eve and there was always at least one Teddy Bear under the tree.
This is my second finish from the January 15 starts.  It is an Irish Blessing from Keepsake Calendars.  I opted to use fabric I already had instead of purchasing new, and I am disappointed in my choice as I wanted a more rough and tumble look.  But once I started, I kept going - I thought it would grow on me, didn't, but I think I can try to use some imaginative finishing to dress it up a little. I wanted to finish this before St Pats day.   I am not Irish - Scottish, But I do enjoy the Irish traditions and blessings.
Lets do Coffee update, I was with grandkids all last weekend, so I wanted a one color wonder.  I really do love my coffee.  And I probably drink it as many different ways as mentioned in this Work. 
I also worked on my March Ornament for the SAL and finished it - but won't show it off until the last Wednesday and a little more on a SnowBelles for my SAL. 
This is a big night for us Syracuse Basketball Fans - I have often times been in New York City this week every year for the Big East Basketball Tournament, but this year between my job and finances it didn't seem to work, so I am home watching on TV.  We are playing one of our biggest Rivals tonight - Georgetown, and they have beat us twice this year.  I will be stitching and I think I will stitch on AIDA tonight - watching the game, it is so hard for me to count when doing over two and watching basketball. 
Please all, hug the ones you love today. 


  1. Such great finishes and a great progress!
    Well done!
    Have a lovely weekend!

  2. Lots of great stitching! I love that first one of the little girl...she would make a lovely ornament...or greeting card!

  3. Congrats on your finishes. I love the coffee project!

  4. Oh my, already two Crazy finishes! Your needles must be smoking, lol.

  5. Your two finishes are adorable! The little girl is so cute. I have the coffee chart too. I plan to stitch it for my friend.

  6. Congrats on your finishes. I love the Christmas one. Reminds me of when I was little, too. Didn't get many teddies, but did have the night gowns.

  7. Congratulations on your two lovely finishes! I'm sorry to hear you're not thrilled with how your blessing turned out. Hopefully the finishing will make you love it!

  8. Thank you for your comment on my blog, Melinda. I don't have your email or I would reply that way instead. You said the Wicked Witch is your favorite. I just wondered if you've seen this chart on eBay:


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