Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Happy February!!!

Wow! January flew by and here it is February 1!  Of course it doesn't feel like February outside with the temperatures hovering around 70 the last couple of days but it has been so nice to have sunshine and springlike temperatures!  I am not going to complain about it.  Spring is my most favorite time of year and I will take a springlike day anytime of the year!

Quite a bit of stitching was accomplished in January! 16 Crazy January Challenge pieces were started! (I was only suppose to start 15 but just couldn't resist #16!) There were even a couple of finishes, too!!

I promised you a picture of my start on "He is Risen" in my last post and here it is:

"He is Risen"
Little House Needleworks
JCS Magazine Mar/Apr 2010
More progress would have been made on this one but there was some frogging to do because I couldn't seem to read the right color number on the chart.  Bifocals can be bothersome sometimes!

Now for the finishes....yes plural finishes!

Snow in Love

"Joy and Peace

"Winter Forest"

"Frosty Flakes"
Little Bird changed from white to a red bird

Homespun Elegance
"Blessed Heart"
Homespun Elegance
"Birds and Blossoms"
I am 1/3 of the way to completing my CJC 2012!!  So glad I chose small projects this year!

My goal this year has been to cut out stash building and get some stash stitched and completed.  Well, I was doing so good until Little House Needleworks came out with the first ornie for 2012 "Blessed".  I resisted until almost the end of January but on January 30th an order went out to 123 Stitch.  How I love that ONS!!  And of course when you only have one thing in your cart that is not a good use of shipping cost so a couple of other charts landed in my cart along with the needed threads to stitch them.  I know...I am hanging my head in shame...I couldn't even go a whole month without adding to the stash collection...BUT  IT  FELT SOOOOO  GOOOD!!!  LOL  I will show you my stash when it arrives in the mail!

Now for a big announcement!!!  My oldest daughter is expecting a baby on August 21!!!  She told us right before Christmas but didn't want it made public until she got through the first trimester.  Let me tell you, it has been so hard sitting on that secret these last weeks!  I am so excited!

Well, that's all the news for this post.  I leave you with a wish for Blessings and Happy Stitching!


Dana said...

They are all so nice. How long does it take you to finish one? My favorite is "Frosty Flakes"...and I like the bird in red! Hope all is well.

Catherine said...

Great finishes!

Margaret said...

Congratulations on your future grandchild!!! So exciting! Love all your finishes. Smart of you to pick some small pieces for the CJC! I haven't managed to stick to not buying stash either. I just am awful at that! :(

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your super finishes, Nancy! Wow! Congratulations on your future grandchild!

Robin in Virginia

Teresa S. said...

Wow! Four CJC finishes already! I'm impressed. No finishes for me yet.
Congrats on the new grandbaby. We just got our a week ago. She is a doll :)

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on your CJC finishes - they are all gorgeous. Congrats on the new grandbaby.

Nicola said...

What wonderful news, please pass on my good wishes.

I do like "Birds and Blossoms" such beautiful colours.

Mouse said...

oooooooooooo you have been busy and cooo all those finishes too .... I can see that happy dance wiggle from here
congratulations are you going to be a gran grannie or a nanna ???
love mouse xxxxx

cucki said...

wow all the finishes are so sweet..
congratulations for your grandchild..
big hugs cucki xx

Brigitte said...

Oh my, you were really busy - so many Crazy finishes and it's only the beginning of February. And I haven't even started all of mine, lol. But it's the fun that counts.

country stitcher said...

I love all your finishes. My favorite is Frosty Flakes. Congrads on becomeing a new grandma. Grandkids are the best.
Happy Stitching

Catherine's Sewing Corner said...

Such beautiful finishes and congratulations on your news
x catherine

Cath said...

Gorgeous finishes , abd a big Congratulations on your family news . XXX

Patty C. said...

Congratulations on your wonderful news !!!

Terri said...


Love the finishes!!

Suzanne said...

Beautiful finishes you have and so mnay! Congraulations on the great news!

pam said...

You are certainly moving through the projects. Congrats on the new grand baby coming.

Lynn said...

Look at all those wonderful finishes! Well done!
I finished up He Is Risen a couple of years ago. It's all stretched and ready to pop into a frame but I haven't found the right one for it yet.

Ellen said...

Lots of wonderful ornaments!

Congrats on the new grandbaby. Know that you must be "over the moon" with excitement and counting the days. Will you be stitching a baby sampler for the new addition to your family?

Pumpkin said...

SIX finishes? SIX? SIX finishes for the month of January? My goodness, can you please lend me your smokin' needle? ;o) LOL! They are all awesome!

Congratulations!!!! Happy news for sure :o)