Monday, January 10, 2011

Crazy January 2011 Challenge~Days 7,8, and 9

Well it was a busy weekend, so I only got a moderate amount of stitching time. My fabric for AED 1746 came on Friday, so I got started on that Friday night, when I was supposed to be taking down Christmas. :) I took my Christmas decorations down on Saturday instead. Here is what I did, not much at all:

AED 1746 by Scarlet Letter
DMC floss on 35 ct. Tea dyed linen
The reason I didn't get that much done is because I came across this piece in my stash, and I started it! It wasn't even on my list so I totally cheated!
Needlepoint Christmas Light Ornament
by Susan Porta
Various needlepoint threads on canvas
This was super fun and very fast moving. I enjoyed working on it.
  But then on Saturday I was busy most of the day so I didn't really work on anything at all. I think I did a tiny bit on Days of Advent.

 Sunday I went to the Lake Michigan Sampler guild meeting and I took Days of Advent to work on there, so that what I worked on the rest of the weekend. I signed up to take 2 workshops given by Joanne Harvey of The Examplerary in April. One is called Betsy Morgan, which is a little school girl piece by an 8 year old, who later stitched one of the Balsch samplers, and another repro called Elizabeth Taylor-which is gorgeous! There really are no pics online so I can't show you these gorgeous pieces, but later I am going to go through my Examplerary catalog and see if I can find them and then scan a picture. I am excited about these workshops, because I have never taken a class from Joanne Harvey and I have always heard such wonderful things about her.
 So back to the challenge, I think I am going to start a Stacy Nash piece today. I have my regular MMonday night meeting, so I'm not sure how much I will get sone. I am loving this challenge though-it has really got me motivated to stitch!


KarenV said...

Love the Christmas ornament, very sparkly!

Siobhan said...

I am soooo behind on blog commenting, which stinks, but it was fun to see all the things you've chosen for the challenge! You have made such wonderful choices. I keep toying with starting A Elizabeth! Love that. I am so impressed by your choice to give Days to your brother. He will LOVE it, and I'm sure it warms your heart to know how much he will treasure it. Happy new year to you & yours, Annie!

Vonna said...

Oh golly "the days of Advent..." each year around this time for the last handfull, I've gone to Mary Beale's website and slobbered, I mean dreamed about buying it. But I stink when it comes to long, large projects....but it is so tempting and yours is so utterly gorgeous!

mainely stitching said...

LOVE the Scarlet Letter piece!! :D