Friday, January 7, 2011

Seventh Heaven!

Here I am again...still at the Crazy January Challenge!! I hope all the crazies out there are still hanging in there and enjoying the challenge.

I finally got my stitching day with my buddy Sonya! Hi Sonya! *waving* I hope you are feeling better!!! Sonya and I got together today, even though she's under the weather. She didn't tell me that until I was already there. You're a trooper Sonya! But we haven't seen each other in such a long time we just HAD to have a little stitch time and girl talk. You ladies know what I mean, right? While I was there, Sonya surprised me with an amazing gift. I admired this when I first saw it, and loved it so much I bought the kit and sent it to a friend for her birthday. So what did Sonya do? She bought the model from the shop to give to me, and the proceeds from the model sale went to a charitable organization in the area. WOW!! That's the gift that keeps on giving!! I was so surprised you could have knocked me over with a feather! Thank you so much Sonya, I can't wait to display it where I can admire it every time I see it. I LOVE IT!!! Isn't it an amazing finish? I wish I could do this, it's astounding what a finish job will do for your stitching!

Ok, back to day seven. I could NOT decide what to do today, I'm in such a state of confusion...for one of my pieces I wasn't sure if I had enough thread (turns out I probably do, thanks to Sonya's calculations...where would I be without you?) for another piece, I didn't have Q-snaps the right size...so, I dug around in my stash a little bit more and came up with this one. It's called "Bird in Hand" from Blackbird Designs. I'm stitching it over 1 on 28 ct. Cream Cashel using Mixed Berry a limited edition from Crescent Colors. I am loving how this is turning out, and I wish Crescent colors hadn't made this a limited edition, I can think of a few different projects this would look fabulous on! So...I guess my list (that I just added to my blog earlier today) is changing a bit. I'm not sure what I'll knock off, but for now I'm adding this one on. I'll probably get a little more stitching done on this tonight, but I didn't want to be up at midnight (like I was last night) adding another blog post!! LOL I need my beauty sleep (cause things are looking a bit ugly on my end!) LOL

Ok, it's not even 8:00 PM and I'm ready to hit the sack. One good nights sleep and I think I'll be right as rain...let's keep our fingers crossed, shall we? Good luck to all the folks in the January challenge, we're nearly half way there!! See you tomorrow!

5 comments:

Tricia said...

That was a lovely gift! And your new start is wonderful as well! I need to go dig through my basket and see what I'm going to start tonight!

And This Little Pig said...

Ahh DJ I know all about the near midnight blog post, I think all of my Crazies postings have been between 10pm and midnight. Love your addition, so that's now 16 starts in 15 days? Hope you are having a good nights sleep.
LiBBiE in Oz

Mouse said...

OOOOO what a lovely gift and I know who you sent the kit too ;0 and its looking lovely too ....Love the bird in the hand and the colours are amazing :) keep at it girl we can get there zzzzzzzzzzz ...lol love mouse xxxxx

Edy said...

Aren't you a bundle of energy! I just caught up on your last three posts, and I feel sorry for your poor little fingers.
So glad you are doing so well!

((((((((((((dj))))))))))))
Edy

Val said...

Oh what a beautiful gift - lucky you ! Well done on your challenge choices - I am trying to keep up with erveryone's choices but on the whole I am glad I decided not to join in ! x