Tuesday, February 7, 2012

New Starts

2011 was not a good stitching year for me.  Due to many factors - some within my control and some out of it.  I stitched very little, and don't think I started or finished any projects.  So far 2012 is a much different (and better) year.  Below are projects I already this year :)  I'm re-arranging my priorities to include more stitching time - my happy meter appreciates it!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

First Big Projects

I can't remember in what order these were made, but these are the first two "big" projects I remember working on.  I think Sleeping Beauty was the first, I did not do a very good job of keeping track of such things back then.  I should have listened to my Mother - ha ha ha :)  Both were found from cross-stitch magazines my Mom had, don't know the name or issues though.
In the end the quilt turned out alright, but I learned an important lesson about frogging from this project.  I should have done some right after I started and chose not too.  I ended up paying for it for the rest of the stitching.  Lesson learned!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Finding a First

My Parents have recently been under going a major clear out of the family home.  Here is one of the treasures found.

I think the fabric count is 7.  This was one of the first things I ever stitched.  It was fun to see it again.  Within each vertical line the crosses are going the same direction but not all the lines are the same - I laughed at that :)