Annette's Acre

Stitching, knitting, reading, life…whatever catches my eye
April 1st, 2013

March Madness Results

I created my own “sweet 16” list for March and I planned to spend two days on each or at least 5 hours, whatever worked out.

This was definitely the most ambitious plan I’d ever come up with for Heather’s annual March Madness.

I did manage to stitch every day.  I only left one piece with less than five hours added.  I also netted to the same number of WIPs I started with…  I had three new starts and three finishes (two of the new starts were completed).

Here’s what I worked on… (* new starts, # finishes)

For April we have

Amazon April

Dip your needle into the vast swath of fabric dedicated to your BIGGEST projects!

I’ve got a few options here…  Sometime this month I plan to pick up:

  • Mirabilia Spring Queen
  • Chatelaine Egyptian Garden (on 28-ct it is definitely the largest WIP!)
  • Stars for a New Millennium
March 3rd, 2013

March Madness – One down!

For my first bit of madness, I picked up TW’s Noah’s Ark.  According to my records, I haven’t touched this piece since sometime in early 2009.


Here’s where I started:

I thought I had far more done on the Ark scene, but evidently not.  I hate when my memory fails on my WIPs…don’t you?  LOL

After two days (approx 5.5 hours), I now have elephants on the left and a tiny bit more cloud (upper right corner).

Next up is a small new start… hopefully small enough to finish before the next post!

December 31st, 2012

Theme-a-licous 2013

New year.. time for new themes from my dear geeky friend Heather! (I discovered Dr. Who this year, catching up on all the “reboot” seasons over the summer, so this graphic is just SO PERFECT!)

While I don’t think I hit every theme in 2012 (or didn’t post about it), I’m definitely in for another round.

I will be skipping the optional “ornament” rider, though.

Jardin January

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

Given that I’m starting Jardin Prive’s Sampler Aux Bouquets tomorrow, I’ve got the first month covered!  Woot!


Figural February

Who are the people in your neighborhood…your WIP neighborhood, that is? Give your people-populated projects some face time this month.

March Madness

Work on something different every day…it’s madness…of the funnest possible kind.

Amazon April

Dip your needle into the vast swath of fabric dedicated to your BIGGEST projects!

Monochrome May

Pick a color, any color, then stitch only on projects that contain that color for the month!

Jumanji June

Is it a jungle out there in your stash? Give some love to the projects with animals or birds.

Jubilee July

It’s time to celebrate! What are you celebrating this year? Stitch on your holiday-related projects, OR find some WIPs you know you’ll never finish and set them free.

Airborne August

What’s that soaring through the air with the greatest of ease? It’s the things with wings on your WIPs!

Sampler September

Whether you’re stitching the alphabet over and over (and over), starting your own band (sampler), or marking some spots, this is your month!

Opulent October

It’s time to don your tiaras and bring the bling! Stitch on projects with sparkly fibers, beads or charms.

No-Xs November

What can you make without making an X?? Blackwork, hardanger, embroidery, needlelace, and the list goes on! Don’t panic…you can even backstitch for the month!

Detritus December

It’s the end of the year…are there some projects you thought you’d have done by now? Let’s take a walk down memory lane and start the new year with a clean plate.