Thursday, January 12, 2017

January 12, 2017


January Stitching for me has been wonderful   I have been blessed with some extra free time and I have been able to get a couple more finishes.  The first up is the Hands On Design Year of Chalk January.  And I did not do this on the suggested fabric and floss.  I think this fabric is platinum and the colors are Hazelnut and Navy - I think Weeks - I wanted this completed before the end of January and after finishing the Woodland Sampler I just couldn't work on the Gunmetal Fabric - to give it that Chalkboard look.  So here it is


I now only have July and August and all months will be done - accept February - I don't do Valentine stuff - just a personal choice.  But I am stitching - Freedom by Primitive Hare to display for the month of February representing Black History Month.  (I am in the US)  This is in my stash (yes Stitch from Stash 2017).  I am changing the color of her dress to a red.  It represents more the color of the cost of  Freedom.


Speaking of American Freedom - I have finished Liberty House - Started back in 1993 when this house represented my house and family - long story short - things change - and this got set aside. for 23 years.  As you can see - I only did the house - I inserted the picture of where I was in October 2017 and what the chart does look like. when year of wips started.  I only put six stars on the roof - one for each of the kids - and for the EST. I stitched my birth year.   This makes 7 WIP finishes for the year of WIPS Challenge - but I picked the easiest ones to complete first.

I am traveling to Washington D.C. to march - I have mentioned that I think in the last post.  I am getting very excited. A little nervous.  Of course, its an 8 hour drive, on a bus, with a group of  "Nasty Women".

13 comments:

  1. Lovely stitching! And your February stitch will be wonderful! What a great alternative to the usual February themes.

    This Nasty Woman will be with you in spirit!

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  2. I love your finishes, they are both really pretty.

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  3. Wonderful stitching! I like the change you made in the fabric from gunmetal to platinum and the dark floss! It looks great!

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  4. Both your finish look wonderful. Love the Freedom piece you plan to do.

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  5. Congrats on the pretty finishes.

    Linda

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  6. Wonderful finishes! I'm always in favour of changing a pattern to make it your own.

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  7. Wow, you have been busy, Melinda. Seven WIP finishes already and they are all beautiful.

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  8. Just had a great time catching up on all your efforts since April! Wow - such a lot of finishes and progress on other WIPs. You did really well achieving targets so fingers crossed you can be just as successful in 2017. I have to say, I adore your JBW umbrella! :)

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  9. Great finishes! I can't believe you got so many in already!
    Enjoy your bus ride with the "Nasty Women" I wish I could march with you but I will be there in spirit!

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  10. What lovely finishes Melinda, have a great march and take some stitching for your bus ride unless you will get sick if you stitch and travel at the same time.

    k x

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  11. I like the Let it Snow design and the threads and fabric you have chosen, also I think the red thread change on the Freedom piece will be perfect. great stitching for January. I have hardly got started.

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts and ideas.