Wednesday, January 23, 2008

MIA Finishes 2007

I use a Word document to keep track of my stitching. I'm sure there are better and easier ways to do what I do, but I'm happy with my current process. When I reviewed my list of finishes for 2007 I found fewer finishes than normal. I'm not sure what happened. I dropped from 43 finishes in 2006 to 30 finishes in 2007. That seems pretty dramatic to me! I started comparing my finishes list to my blog entries and discovered that I didn't bother to post about some of those finishes on my blog. Some projects were mentioned but never photographed. Some slipped completely below the radar.

Here are some of my projects for 2007 that you might have missed:

From the 2006 JCS Ornament magazine, Prairie Moon's Mistletoe House. Finished 02-06-07. Prepare to be horrified...the cording is GLUED on. Looks pretty good, doesn't it? Hehehe
For Mark's birthday, Be Silly by My Mark Designs. I still need to make it into a door hanger for his office, but I can't settle on backing fabric. Finished stitching 03-10-07. I have plenty of time to do the finishing for his birthday this year.
By Something in Common, this cute free design called Woodland Joy. Finished 03-17-07. This was the beginning of my owl phase.
From the 2006 JCS Ornament magazine, Country Cottage Needlework's Winter's Eve. Finished 03-20-07. This was a kit I received as part of an exchange. At some point I'll probably change the hanger since sparkle isn't my thing. By Bent Creek, Ladybird Zippie. Finished 07-22-07.
Also by Bent Creek, Summer Row. I stitched this as a surprise for my friend Ginger. Finished 08-05-07. Jeanne helped me with the framing. Ginger took this picture of it hanging on the wall over her sofa.
I have six or seven more 2007 finishes to share, so I'll do that next time. Then I have my finishes and progress on projects for this year. So much to tell!

I'm going to try to be a better blogger. A few weeks ago I opened up my Bloglines account and accidentally marked all 3000+ new feeds as "read." I swear, it really was an accident. It made me a bit sad and I haven't had the heart to log back in. But I will! Really! And I'll try to do better with posting, too. You don't even have to send me any floss, Monique. But you do need to autograph my JCS Magazine. Please.

12 comments:

monique said...

OH MY GOSH... I'm glad I was sitting down for the shock of your post! Please, please don't make us all wait another month for more stitching goodness from you :)

Wonderful fnishes, 'Chelle!!

And (LOL!) of course I'll sign your mag

Linen Stitcher said...

When your blog showed up as a new entry in my Google Reader, it gave me smile!! It's always good to read your posts, and at 30 finished projects this year, you're waaaaay ahead of me. Stitch on, my friend, stitch on! (Just don't forget to post when you do!)

Anna van Schurman said...

Hey I have that Prairie Moon kitted up (thanks again, btw!). I should get on that. See how inspiring you are when you post? :)

Barbara said...

Lovely stuff, Chelle! I especially like the first one!

Maddie Can Fly said...

30 finishes is nothing to sneeze at! Maybe 2007 has less finishes because you had larger or more complicated projects? Sounds good to me!!

Dawn said...

All your finishes are wonderful!:)

Sharon said...

You are funny! Glue is my friend-LOL. I love Mark's be silly. The mistletoe house is just too cute. I love your finishes. Congrats on all of them.

Lelia said...

Hello GF: WOW! I'm gobsmacked by all your pictures & post. [and thx for your kind comments on my blog]

Maybe I should take a break from the blog & just stitch, too!!! LOL NOT : )

Michele said...

So nice to see you Chelle :) I've missed your posts. Lovely finishes! I'm off to see more :)

strem said...

They're beautiful, as always, Chelle. And, I too just love the one for your husband. Hope to see it when it's all framed up.

Gina E. said...

Awww, cute owls!!!!!!!!

Khris said...

Ohhh I love your owls...I am going through an owl phase now...lol..hugs Khris