Saturday, February 7, 2015

Finishes, error!

How's everyone? Picture heavy.

Please disregard my last post! I'm getting these Friday Night events mixed up. It was FNWF last night, not FNSI! And I don't even do the FNWF. Ha. I'm pretty sure I posted that in the morning before I left for work; that explains it all!

I'm sure by now many of you have deduced that I'm no longer doing the DSDUCJ/FC2015. Yes, you are right. I threw in the towel right at the 27th start. It was getting to be too much. I've got started projects everywhere! Stitching on the weekends trying to get caught up with the last 5 days. In the mix are knee, sciatic back problems which are enough to take my attention away! If this becomes an annual event, I'll stick with 15 new starts!

Lets get going with my finishes! 
The first two are the Crazies: Majestic Bird by Homespun Elegance, found in the JCS 2013 issue, Harvest 1823 by Tina Woltman. Love is a freebie that can be found at and the little Love is by Plum Pudding Needleart, also a freebie. My two contributions to the month of Love!

Due to inspirational posts by the one and only Carol of Stitching Dreams and her lovely pillows, I'm turning everyone of my finishes into pillows. Here they are with their respective fabrics, soon to be worked on once that finishing mood washes over me. Don't know when that will happen!

And I will soon have another finish. Emmanuel by PSS..
Sorry for the wrinkles. Hope the 5 in the date looks like a 5! Here's how it looked before..
I have a few more flowers to put in and I'm leaving out the word Emmanuel at the bottom.

I have 3 Crazy finishes and that leaves 24 Crazy projects that I still need to stitch on. For the past two weeks I've been thinking of some kind of rotation to stitch on all these. Four years ago I joined a WIP SAL, can't remember the name. I had 14 WIPs (the good ol' days). I did a 10 hour rotation for my wips. Here's what one project looked like..
It took me 4 months and 19 days to finish this particular item. As you can see, sometimes I got in 7 minutes stitching. At the end of 10 hours, I moved onto the next item. It's a lot of record keeping that I'm not sure I really want to do! So I'm not sure what I'll do.

Since I didn't stitch my February starts, I have 29 days of kitted up projects! My plan for these are when I finish any of my Crazy starts, they can be ornament sized or BAPs, I will start something from my February kits! So since I have three finishes, I'll start just one thing. After this the 1 for 1 will go into effect. I can't ignore those February kits! There are Blackbird Designs and a bigger LHN in those, three BBDs of which I'm still buying floss for. I mean, 5 skeins of GAST Endive! And you have to buy all of them or risk having skeins of all colors of Endive. So each payday, I put in a small order for floss. That being said, I won't be working on any BBDs anytime soon!

That's my story and I'm sticking to it! Thanks for stopping in and leaving comments. I need to stitch on Fancey Blackett for the GG. I'll do that after some housework and hobbling at the grocery store. I hate being hurt :(. Hope you stitch a bunch!


  1. Can't wait to see those finished projects! The fabrics look great with them--they will be lovely!
    I love your Mardi Gras ornament header photo--I should steal it for my tree! haha

  2. Congrats on all the great finishes Shelly. I love all the fabric you have choice for them. I want to thank you for joining me in this challenge. Looking forward to seeing your progress on all of them.


  3. Love the paisley. I'm fond of paisley. Looking forward to seeing the finishes.

  4. You sure were busy doing your lovely stitching

  5. Gosh lovely stitching - whether you were with us for FNWF or not, it was nice to have you company! It seems you've got plenty on the go! Good luck with finding a way to get them all done.

  6. Lots of great stitching. Thank you for introducing me to La Comtesse!

  7. Wow, you are have busy! Congrats on all the lovely finishes.

  8. First, I love your Mardi Gras header. We bought a wreath when we were in Alabama several years ago. I just put it out. Your project plans are amazing. I got confused just reading about them all. How do you do it? All the little pillows are so pretty and will look great when finished. Carol is quit the inspiration at finishing.

  9. Wow. That record keeping looks too much like... work. :O) I love your Harvest finish and the fabric you chose for it! Hope you're feeling better soon!

  10. Great finishes! Backing fabrics are very pretty!
    Rotations can work very well.

  11. Lots of lovely stitching and finishing fabric - looking forward to seeing them made up :-)

  12. Beautiful stitching...they will make amazing pillows!

  13. Love the fabric choices. I though I was the only one who kept track of projects like that. I use a free agenda from my alma mater that my sister gets me every year. It's her last year in university, so I'll have to figure out what I'll be using next year.

  14. Congratulations on getting this far! I completed January and stopped there.
    Do you have a lot of fabric or were you just lucky to have the perfect ones fro each piece?
    I tend to do a daily rotation with certain projects on certain days, I couldn't be doing with noting all the minutes down! I tend to pick things up and put them down between surfing the blogs.

  15. Love all the fabrics matched up to your stitching.
    Your stitching is b eautiful.