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January 31st, 2012 by Annette

Jan/Feb Theme-a-licious Update

Jardin January

I’m calling January a success…

First, a finish January 12 (there’s a flower or two):

A Good Marriage
Lizzie * Kate
Smokey White Belfast
Started Dec 25, 2011
Finished Jan 12, 2012

Next, progress on three WIPocalypse pieces:

CCN Liberty Lane (flowers on the ends there…)

Mirabilia Lilac (wings are 100% braid.  They were such a joy to stitch [a little sarcasm there] and I added more green on the bottom)

And finally, Long Dog’s Rosemarkie (reminds me of an English garden)

Now… on to a new month…

Fangirl February

Send a Valentine to your favorite designer…or at least work on his or her designs for the month!

I have far too many favorites to limit to just one for the entire month.  And how convenient that all the pieces on my WIPocalypse list are by favorite designers….


  • L’Epoch Nouveau – Dimples Designs
  • Toy Shoppe – Mill Hill
  • Stroke of Midnight – Teresa Wentzler
  • …and then, dare I hope, a finish when I start back to Liberty Lane?

Stay tuned!




January 3rd, 2012 by Annette

An Omen?

My New Year’s Day start was the February CCN Cottage.


Why February? Two reasons:

First, I wanted to be sure I centered the 12 designs (3 across, 4 rows) and starting with February avoids any unpleasant horizontal measuring surprises. I know I’m good vertically. Second, this one has flowers so it fits in with Heather’s January Garden/Flower theme.

I suppose it shouldn’t surprise me that this particular garden was full of frogs. I had to restitch the “Fe” twice, two of the four hearts twice and one set of leaves twice. All due to placement issues. Ugh.

This had best not be an omen for this year’s stitching. Frogs are not welcome in my stitching!

Last night I went back to A Good Marriage:


I noticed the four little pink flowers. I’m still rocking this month’s theme! Woot!

December 31st, 2011 by Annette

January 2012 Theme-a-licious

Jardin January

The holidays were a little stressful…let’s relax in a nice garden.  Work on any piece with flowers or gardens.

For January’s theme, I’ve got three pieces to include:

  • Mirabilia – Lilac Pixie
  • Mirabilia – Spring Queen
  • Country Cottage Needlework – February Cottage of the Month (the New Year start)

I’ll probably work on these three along with working to finish off Lizzie*Kate’s A Good Marriage and dare I hope… my Mermaid RR?


November 25th, 2011 by Annette

WIPocalypse and Theme-licious 2012

It’s that time of year again…to look at next year’s stitching plans!

You may have seen Measi’s WIPocalypse making the blog rounds.  While I will not admit to the number of projects that are currently filling the various WIP storage areas in my stash, I will say it’s more than 10.  And less than 50.

In the spirit of getting them out of WIP status and on to the walls, I’m taking on the WIPocalypse challenge for 2012.  I’ve made a page to help keep track.  While there’s a starting list for the challenge, it will probably change before January 1st and all along throughout the year.

There will be a January 1 start.  Right now, I’m thinking Bluebell by Mirabilia…. which would play perfectly into the January Theme from Heather’s Theme-licious 2012.

One thing I’m not doing next year is anything exchange or RR-related.  I will probably do a monthly project as that worked out well this year.  I’m thinking the new monthly cottages from Country Cottage Needleworks but haven’t made a final decision yet on layout and fabric.  I’m also considering Long Dog’s Bhyr Deeze as a SAL with a couple other gals.

Three new starts along with a dozen WIPs pulled out for next year.  We’ll see how the plans hold up….