Look at this little lovely! Sweet Andrea asked me a couple of weeks ago if she could have my address....and this is what I received yesterday: I've long been an admirer of Andrea's work and to have a real piece of hers in my hands to see her fine craftmanship, well....it is stunning. Her stitches are perfect and her finishing is just as exceptional! Thank you Andrea for an absolutely wonderful surprise! And it's a pinkeep!!! My favorite thing!!! :)
Well I've done quite a bit of stitching but of course it's all secret so I can't show you anything...but I do believe I'm going to work on my CdC today...have you all noticed that I had not been working on it?! I was on a roll with it and then Thanksgiving hit on the day that I "normally" stitched it and I didn't stitch on it that week, then the next week I was behind on exchanges, then the next week I was still behind on exchanges and this week....well I think I'm going to pull it out. Everything that has a true deadline is out the door...so I think I'll take today for myself.
Thanks for all the well wishes about my non-sleep Saturday night...I'm happy to report that I had been up 45 hours straight..... and wow! What I got done. I'm going to share with you my "goals" then some other day, I'm going to share with you my lightning bolt of "sheer genious" I had that evening. I've charted up my "idea" and pulled my threads and got my fabric , and I'm going to start to make my "idea" come to fruition on the first of the year! :) Maybe I'll share my plans before the 1st of January...time will tell! It's gonna be a delightful LARGE project!
Alrighty my goals for 2008 are:
1.) Slow down on exchanging...I'm still going to be an active participant, I'm just not signing up for every exchange that opens...I participated in 30 exchanges this year...not to mention the stress that this sometimes can add to your life (deadlines) it also adds a whole (huge) expense. So that is one "goal" to still exchange because I love it, just to be more selective of the ones I participate in.
2.) To do a Christmas ornament each month *yeah we'll see about that*
3.) To finish Easter Parade (that has been languishing untouched in my trunk since April 2006)
4.) To finish Home of a Needleworker (that has been languishing untouched in my trunk since sometime this fall in my trunk)
5.) To Continue working on the Village of Hawk Run Hallow (not touched since March 2006)
6.) To begin working on Peaceful Paradise by Midsummer Night Designs
7.) To continue with the Snowbird SAL and finish Cirque de Cercles
8.) To continue work on My Hometown by Carriage House Samplings
9.) To begin this new "brilliant idea" I had during my insomnia
10.) To stitch as many pinkeeps and smalls as I can as I have time to work in my stitching rotation. Designs include LHN fruit packs, scripture packs and CCN's cottages.
11.) TO HAVE FUN!!!
There you go friends...my humble goals for 2008.
One final last note.....did you see Diane William's design in the NEW Just Cross Stitch Mag??? MUST do for me! it is CUTE!
Alrighty then, that's it...today is laundry day....OH JOY! and It's 6:52 a.m. right now...so I need to bust a move and get downstairs to start sorting and start some dirty clothes. So ensues the day.....