That's right! My mojo has got up and left! I don't remember when I last stitched on anything. I think it might have been last weekend. I was stitching an ornament for a co-worker. Well, guess what? I'll just have to give her a couple gingerbread boys and some canned jelly, which I'm doing Sunday for gifts.
But...all is not lost because the hankering to stitch again, I can feel it. This weekend is when I have to finish my Christmas shopping and make the gingerbread boys, and can two items, Apple Cranberry jelly and Blueberry Butter, if I can find blueberries. I don't want to use frozen. All of this in just two days since I'm working Monday to cover Tuesday, when I start my Christmas vacation until the 30th. I normally have a 3 day weekend. I'm looking forward to it and sure needing it!
Last Monday I paid for a class at Michael's to make one of these
Isn't it pretty? I've always wanted to learn how to make these and had my chance. I was the only student! On the brochure, there was a picture of a jar with gold accents but I wanted something silvery and voila! I love it. On Pinterest (the biggest time sucker for me, doing that instead of stitching!), I've seen vintage salt and pepper shakers with small bottle brush trees inside of them, decorated like mine. So now, it's like..hold me back! I want to hit every antique shop in town!
Well, here's the rest of my list for the Crazy 2015 starts. I'm hoping my mojo will be ready!-
Lil Bo Peep Sampler-Little by Little/Cynthia Bradford
All Dolled Up-LHN
Dear House-La D Da-WIP
Pumpkins & Sunflowers-Nov. '08 CS & NDWK-WIP
Blackwater Hollow Sampler-Stacy Nash-WIP
The Snowmaker-Stoney Creek
Strawberry Fields Forever-BBD
Vintage Stars-Jeannette Douglas-WIP
Mini Garden Game Board-LHN-Freebie
Blackie Pin Cushion-Homespun Elegance
Winter Wind Sampler-PSS/JCS Jan/Feb '11-WIP
Away We Ride-BBD
Peaceful Night-JCS Ornie '10 pg. 36
Midnight Ride-JCS Halloween '14 pg. 28
Song of the Seasons-LK-WIP
Spell of the Moon-BBD
Christmas Mitten-BH&G magazine
Valentine Garden-Barrick Samplers
Christmas Carol Sampler-the Primitive Hare
Let it Snow-JCS Ornie '14 pg. 104
Believe in the Magic-JCS Ornie '14 pg. 91
Tombstone Angel Pin Drum-Stacy Nash-WIP
Whatever I feel like on this day!
In this lineup, I have the WIPs, a couple of BAPs. Since I'm doing these in February, I'm waiting until later to buy the threads since some of them take 15 or more yards of an overdyed. I do need to buy them in lots because if I buy one skein here, a couple more later, I run the risk of skeins not matching in color. As a matter of fact, I'm seeing skeins not matching at all with just 4, 5 months in between my purchasing them! That's my rant of the day! Anyway, that final day on the 28th of February, I may pick up a WIP that isn't on the lists or stitch on a freebie or ornament that is near to being finished.
I had originally decided to fly solo, i.e.-no SALs in 2015, but I saw the Gifted Gorgeousness signup by Jo at Serendipitous Stitcher (hope I didn't get that wrong!) and said yeah, I've got a project that qualifies for that-Fancey Blackett's Brooms by Pineberry Lane that Gracie at Needles Pins & Dragonflies sent me for a birthday gift maybe two years ago. It'll do double duty for the two SALs. I also joined another-the Glendon Place Amazing Desserts SAL 2015. Here's what I'll be working on..
I just bought this and others couple weeks ago. With this SAL, we only post our progress every
2 or 3 months, works for me! Here's the link for this SAL:
So I'm not joining Turtle Trot, TUSAL, Stitch From Stash, just these two. Red Velvet Cake will be doing double
duty also as a Crazy start. I'll have to slide it into January's list somewhere. It calls for PTP fabric, which I love,
and Dinky Dye silks which I'm buying a little at a time, and beads.
Can we slide one more picture in? This is what I won from Mel/Stitch from Stash in the monthly drawing..
I'm seeing a different fabric for this, something that looks like the sea. Probably a PTP! Can't buy those too often!
They're gorgeous fabrics but kinda pricey too.
Okay, you've made it to the end! Congrats! I didn't intend this post to be long. As always, thanks for commenting
and stopping in. Welcome to the new followers, lurkers too! Hope your holiday is progressing unstressfully (is that
a word?). Take care!