Saturday, January 8, 2011

As promised, a stitchy update

Well, I promised you that I would list my WIP's which mostly should be called UFO's. Some could be called antiques by the less generous, but I prefer to call them the Undone. Before I show you the pictures of the Undone, I wanted to show you something more positive. This is a picture of the first chart in the Lizzie*Kate Christmas Spirit series. I did already change some colors. The chart called for the outer border to be white, and the inner border to be Emerald (WDW), but I changed it to outer border - Garnet(WDW) and the inner border Holly(WDW). So, this is the first of my January goals accomplished - Whoooo Hoooooo.



Next, and I apologize for the wrinkles, is Raise the Roof's Santa Clothes. which I started just after I finished Raise the Roof's Witchy Washy. It is signed 2006, so I will have to go with that year as a starting date for Santa Clothes. It is still my goal to have this one finished this month. Since it is only the 9th, I can still have hope.

This is the next Undone that I really want to get done this year. That sounds like I am giving it a lot of time, but it is a cover all and is huge in my way of thinking. I believe that I am a little more than halfway finished with the piece. This is a Dimensions Kit called Peaceable Kingdom. I started this for my Grandson when he was just a couple of months old. That was in the middle of 1999. I am sure he would still love it, as he really appreciates my annual ornament, but I don't know how much longer that will last. Better get it done soon. (Please forgive these wrinkles, just pulled it out of Q snaps, and didn't try to press it first.)

I have three more Undones, but this next one is the only one that I think I could possibly hope to finish this year. This is a Design Works kit that I fell in love with the sentiment of and wanted it to hang in the entrance way to my new home. That was in 2001, and now we are looking to downsize in the next couple of years. Would like this to hang in this house for a little while anyhow. It doesn't worry me too much though, because the sentiment will travel with us. The title of the kit is Welcome Friends. I also really like the colors in this kit, and they are ones that will go with our things wherever we live.

There are only two more CROSS STITCH Undone's in my collection, and we won't discuss the Needlepoint Undone's since my goals were Cross stitch goals. At least that is the way I am rationalizing it. This next one I can consider a slim possibility of ever finishing, but I am not sure at all when... This is also my oldest Undone, and I am just guessing at a starting date of somewhere in the early 1990's - let's just say for the record 1992. It is a Janlyn Kit called Yuletide Bell Pull. I really like the way the designs pop out from the black fabric, but I really don't like stitching on black fabric. I have learned some techniques to make that easier, and I hope that will make the difference. Time will tell.


Lastly, this Undone is probably more accurately termed a Pipe dream. It is a huge piece that I would dearly love to do for my favorite niece. This young lady and her wonderful husband have been unable to have children of their own, so they have adopted five children and have fostered many more. Their average child count on any given month ranges from 6 to 10, and they are the best parents to them all. Wonderful people. So anyhow, this is Precious Moments Noah's Ark. and it will be something like 36 inches wide and 24 inches tall upon completion. Now you see why I have so little hope for it. But it will remain a goal until I can no longer stitch or I finish it, whichever comes first.

I also started doing the TUSAL http://itsdaffycat.blogspot.com/ with Daffycat . Here is the first picture, taken on Saturday, January 8th, 2011.






If anyone has stuck with me through this huge post - boy do you have a lot of patience!! And, I really appreciate your efforts. Just to sumarize, I DO want to finish both Santa Clothes and Peaceable Kingdom this year while stitching the L*K Christmas Spirit series and hopefully at least one ornament a month. I will probably also start Raise the Roof's Sam's Socks, Shorts and Such as well as some random other smaller projects. So, I think that I shouldn't worry about running out of stitching projects this year at least - LOL.


I really have appreciated you all for stopping by and reading my posts, and I particularly appreciate the wonderful comments you have left. It really is a terrific "warm fuzzy" to see people have taken time to write.


So, until next week, may you be happy, healthy and spend much time stitching.


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10 comments:

Nan said...

I know you can.....
I know you can.....
I know you can.....

You've made great progress on many of the "undones". Keep the faith!

Karen said...

Looks like you have some great projects to finish this year! No reason I can think of you that you won't.... so get busy stitching!

hope you are staying warm...happy stitching.

Pointed Stitcher said...

I love that you call these your "Undone's", that sounds so much better than a UFO. I like the way you changed the colors in the Lizzie Kate piece and good luck meeting your goals.

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely start on the L*K christmas rules. I love the word Undone for your stitching. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

Karen said...

we are here to cheer you on Beth! you go girl!

Daffycat said...

Awesome WIPs! You can do it!

Thanks for joining my SAL!

Shelleen said...

you go girl! I think you can finish them all :-)

Sally said...

You have some fantastic projects Beth. I shall enjoy watching your progress :)

Carol said...

Go, Beth, go! You can finish these!

You're so close on many of them, I'll bet you'd be surprised at how quickly they would finish up :)

Charlene ♥ SC said...

You have a lot of great Undones, and they will be beautiful Finishes!! You'll have to bring them to MB so we can see in person! By the way, my DS still enjoys getting a piece of cross stitch once in a while. If they appreciate art, they always will. As for the giant Noah's Ark, just keep stitching along... it will get done. So, did the snow make it to you yet?