Sunday, January 30, 2011

Pin Pillows

Here are a couple of pin pillows from our secret exchange last fall.  Also a photo of one that I made in 2009, which has appeared here before.  Twenty days until our second secret exchange.  I hope everyone has been working on their heart pin cushion. 

This is the pin pillow I was lucky enough to receive in our exchange, expertly made by Linda (LZ).

Here is the one I made, which Carol chose (sight unseen) in the exchange.

This is one I made in autumn of 2009, which I have shown here before.  Fun!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Anniversaries of the Heart Update

At long last, I have a few photos to show of my Anniversaries of the Heart sampler.  I'm getting further behind on this, and hope to get at least the June block finished before the pumpkin one is in the stores soon.

Most of top row and what I have finished thus far on row 2.

May block - dedicated to my Monday stitching group; I met these gals in May 2006.

What I have finished so far for June.  This will be titled Mothers & Daughters.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Projects for 2011

I joined on online challenge group that started 1/1/11 (not too late to get in on it, though).  You are to list 15 (more or less) WIPs that you have and try to get some of those finished this year.  It is an excellent way to motivate yourself to work on projects around the house...maybe even some long, lost ones...instead of bringing more new stuff into your homes.

I haven't done much of anything yet, and haven't posted any photos.  Just coming off a six week, off and on, sinus battle, and haven't felt like doing any stitching so far this year.  I have great hope of doing some work on Anniversaries of the Heart tonight.  I am about three months behind, and can hardly wait to see the October design, due out in a couple of weeks.  Love the pumpkin and vine.

The challenge website is:  Would love to see some of my friends on there.  Already some projects have been finished up (not by me).  Also, I've seen some of my WIPs that I wish I had included on my Open Hearts from Drawn Thread.  That is a beautiful piece.  Must finish some day. 

Back soon.