Saturday, January 24, 2009

It's Been A Long Time

And I get so disappointed when I go to my blog and I discover that I have not magically added another blog to the last one. I have come to terms with the fact that it is just not going to be done by some others hand like a blog fairy. Wouldn't it be just fantastic if you could think your blog and decide what photo needed to be taken to go with the thinking and then you logged onto your blog and there it was all done for you?

Anyway I had a great year for 2008 on the stitching front I managed to complete 20 projects. I believe 2 of them were from previous years and the rest were starts and finishes.

I have started the year with quite a few starts. I believe, that this year I will out do myself with starting. How come we never celebrate our starts like we do our finishes? Some weeks, I could be Happy Dancing quite a few times a week. I think we should do this or create a happy little signal that signifies a start. Well we know when we read a subject line that says Happy Dance that a stitcher probably has finished something. So I think suggestions would be a great idea for a happy signal that will signal a start.

Okay I need to show you my 2 photos I have taken today. The first one is of Dark Cherry which is a HAED QS (although how anyone can call any HAED chart a QS I don't know)SAL pattern. Have you been to the HAED BB and seen some of those progress pictures of this particular SAL? Crumbs they leave me for dead. One of the stitchers looks like she has finished the first page. I thought 400 or 500 stitches over 2 stitching sessions was doing well. LOL

The second picture is of that dratted Paula Vaughan's Good Neighbour. I think I will be really proud of this when I eventually finish it and I can tell you I am holding a ball (as in dancing) when I finish it. So you will know I have finished the thing when you get an invitation to come and have a dance with me. I started it in 1999. I can remember one year I stitched on it heaps. How come I didn't finish it then? Anyway I have made a commitment on my UFO group that I will try and put some stitches into each week. So ya never know I might even finish the project. But don't hold me that one please.

Okay well that is enough of the prattle now.


Amanda said...

Nice start on your HAED project Janine! I have to agree with you though, don't know how anyone can call a HAED a "quick stitch" lol!!
Your PV piece is also looking good!!

Meari said...

Your WIPs look great, Janine!

Nancy said...

I have *Good Neighbor* hanging in my family room! I vote for you to finish that one! My link is here, if you need some encouragement.