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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Time for an Update....

Here we are half-way through January, before we know it the first month of 2012 will be history.  Time is rushing by so quickly!  I hope that everyone has had a good start to the new year and been able to keep those resolutions, if you made any.  Hopefully you have been getting in some quality stitching time too!

Welcome to my new followers!  Thank you for taking an interest in my blog!  Thank you to all those that take the time to comment on my posts also.  It is so nice to hear from you and I love reading your comments! 

I decided to join the Crazy January Challenge for 2012 even though I only completed 9 starts in 2011.  This year my project choices are mostly small so I think I can complete all my projects this year plus finish my 2011 projects.  That is what I am working toward anyway! 

Mostly this year's projects are Christmas ornaments which I can stitch and finish to use as gifts for presents come Christmas 2012.  The only problem I am having with this is I need want to keep the ornaments all to myself so I might have to stitch two of each so I can give one to myself too!  My tree is already more than full of handmade ornaments so I don't know what I would do with so many new ones but wants don't have to make sense, they are just wants!  We shall see what the year brings in regards to stitching duplicate ornaments.

I am not going to show you all of my 15 starts, actually 16 starts, this post but will spread them out over a couple more posts.  In my sidebar you can see the list of my CJC projects for 2012 and the 2011 projects left to finish.



Homespun Elegance
"Festive Redbird"

Homespun Elegance
"Blessings Heart"

Little House Needleworks
"Snow in Love"

Little House Needleworks
"Winter Forest"

Little House Needleworks
"Frosty Flakes"

Festive Redbird only needs the Colonial Knot berries stitched and it will be finished but I was too tired the night I was working on it to attempt those Colonial Knots.  Frosty Flakes worked up very fast, as did Blessings Heart and won't take long to complete. Look for finishes on these three soon!

See you soon!!

Blessings and Happy Stitching!



17 comments:

Margaret said...

I love them all! Wonderful sittching -- I look forward to seeing the finishes!

BeckySC said...

You've been busy with your ornaments :) They all look great! I'll be watching for your finishes :)

Autumn said...

Lovely work!

Catherine said...

Great projects!

Peggy Lee said...

These ornaments are wonderful! I can't wait to see how you will finish them.

gracie said...

I am not "in" the Crazy 15 this year but I will be watching your progress....

Lesleyanne said...

Great projects. Can't wait to see your progress on them.

cucki said...

great projects..i love them all so much..
big hugs cucki xx

Catherine's Sewing Corner said...

These look really great and I'm sure there's always room on the tree for more
x catherine

Mouse said...

ooo well done on all your ornaments ... they look lovely and I like "wants don't have to make sense "..lol
love mouse xxxx

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

I love the homespun elegance hearts...those are sweet! And your other ornies are going to be fantastic too!

Lois said...

What nice starts! You've made great progress already. I esp love the HE ones.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Very pretty starts (and almost finishes) for the first month in 2012. Look forward to watching your progress!

Siobhán said...

Fantastic choices for your ornaments, Nancy! Neat idea, too. I have the exact same problem--I want to stitch ornaments for family and friends but I want to keep them all for myself, too! LOL

Nicola said...

A good choice of starts, I am looking forward to seeing them progress and finished.

pam said...

You have been a busy bee! Looking good :)

Brigitte said...

Great choices, Nancy. You will have a wonderful collection of ornaments by the end of the year. And I can see why you want to keep them all for yourself, lol.