Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

I would like to wish a very BIG Happy Valentine's Day to all of you all over the world who celebrate this holiday!!

I realize that I haven't blogged in quite awhile... I have been busy sort of.  I have stopped stitching for a bit to try to finish up some very, very late Christmas presents to my parents and in-laws.  I have been using my Cricut machine and using decopauge technique for the first time.  It has been really fun and I would love to show you some progress but I can't since my Mom sometimes reads this blog :)

Also I my energy has been really low lately and if I get a free moment while my baby is sleeping I tend to avoid the computer and just sort of zone out or try to take a nap.  I am excited to start planning her First Birthday party!  I really can't believe it has almost been a year since she came into our lives and I don't know what I would do without her :)

Saturday, February 2, 2013

YOTA 2 and First Finish of 2013!

So a fellow blogger at Pull The Other Thread started a challenge that seemed right up my alley since the whole reason I started this blog is to encourage me to finish up the projects I have started. The challenge is called Year of the Acronym or YOTA and here is my second monthly YOTA post of 2013.

I am very VERY happy to say that I have finished this first piece Letter Writing by Carl Larsson!!!  I am so happy that I made my deadline of finishing by the end of January and I completed it on January 30th with one little day to spare!  This is my first finish of the year also :)
Here is where I started on the piece before having to take out a few frogged stitches...

Then a few more stitches...

A few more...

This is how far I was on January 14th...

On January 29th before adding the backstitching...

And here is my finished piece completed on January 30, 2012!

So this YOTA program has been a success for me!  I have already started on a second unfinished project that I can hopefully finish before next month's post :)

Here are the details on this piece:
Designer: Permin of Copenhagen
Design number: 12-8810
Size: 24 x 34 cm or 9 1/2 x 13 inches
Start Date: Sometime in 2004?
Finish Date: January 30, 2013
Purchased at Panduro Hobby shop in Copenhagen, Denmark
Majority stitched in Oslo, Norway

Happy Crafting!

Grow Your Blog Party Giveaway Winner!

Hello everyone!  Thank you to all who entered my giveaway for the Mirabella angel pattern and owl wallet.

The winner is... Sarah Beth!  Please contact me at with your address so I can send the small package your way :)  Congratulations to you and thank you all for entering.  I am going to have a larger giveaway coming up this month also so please stay tuned.

Thank you everyone for your patience since I received all of the new followers I have been swamped and lately taking care of my little girl is taking up all of my free time.  Your comments and support mean so much to me!  I feel as if I keep falling farther and farther behind in what I want to blog about...well hopefully soon I can catch up a bit.  Until then, Happy Crafting!