Sunday, January 3, 2010

I'm On The Edge

Well, not exactly on the edge, but too close to it.

I ended up starting my project that I had decided not to start after all on New Year's Night. Last night, I had time to sit and stitch on it for 3 hours. And at the end of that time, I realized that the left hand side is only about an inch and a half away from the edge of the fabric. I always leave 3 inches all the way around, so I'm not sure how this happened. I got frustrated and went to bed.

After thinking about it and looking at it a few times today, I think I'm going to start it over on a darker fabric this time. I could spend time pulling the stitches out and saving the entire piece of fabric that it's on now, but since it is on 28 ct and I use a #24 needle, it may not look very good if I do that. I'm just going to cut off the messed up part and use the rest of the fabric for something else. But it's getting late to be starting anything new tonight, so I will wait until tomorrow to tackle it.

The piece is called Raise A Glass Of Cheer by Blackbird Designs. I love it! I hope that 2010 will be a better year for me than the last 3-4 have been, so I'm doing this one in anticipation of that...

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

I spent last night and today doing some of my favorite things...watching tv and stitching. Last night I watched Four Christmases and A Dog Named Christmas. One was really funny, and one was really touching. I had read the book A Dog Named Christmas last year, and as far as I remember the movie was pretty close to the book. I hate when they change the book up for the movie. Today I have been stitching and watching a Law and Order: SVU marathon on USA.

I had planned to start a new project, but I'm working on some Christmas ornaments that I really wanted to get done this season, and so I kept working on them. I think this will be a year when I try to get some WIPs finished up. There are several that I am going to work on as soon as my ornament binge is over. I have done several ornaments and what will be pinkeeps during this holiday season...I'll have to get pictures posted soon!

I hope everyone has a wonderful 2010!