Monday, January 31, 2011

I'm NOT a Chatelaine WIP Killer

Here's where I was when I started the WIP Killing contest/SAL over on the Yuku board:
Seemed pretty simple, pick a Chatelaine WIP and slay it before the end of January. I had all good intentions, but then Thanksgiving happened and Christmas happened and New Year's happened and life happened and I didn't finish (there's no way the five new starts had *anything* to do with it). I did get this far:

Chatelaine Eyptian Garden Mandala
32 count Sand Belfast
NPI, Gloriana, DMC, Silk 'n Colours, Dinky Dyes
Delica, Bugle and Swarovski beads and crystals

Looking at it, it sure doesn't look like I got very far at all. Oh well, there was progress and that's all that really matters. And really there's not that much more to do.

I'll need to post my January recap, but will do that in the next couple of days as it's almost time for bed.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

A New Start - Maybe

I've been posting on my Yuku profile for several years now, but I suppose it's time to come out into the "real" world. This will be a slow transfer over as I'm very comfortable over in my little Yuku home. I may keep that place open just for my lists and goals.

As I've read numerous times, what's a blog without photos? And since this is primarily a stitching blog, here's my latest progress pic of Chatelaine's Egyptian Garden. It's a Christmas 2010 gift for DMIL and her husband who I consider DFIL but others tell me that's not correct as DFIL is DH's Dad - this multiparental unit thing is confusing. Anyway, I did the old "give and take" gift with them for Christmas and hope to have this finished, framed and back in their hands permanently before summer.

Egyptian Garden by Chatelaine
Sand Belfast
DMC, NPI, Gloriana, Dinky Dyes, Silk 'n Colours and Petite Treasure Braid
Delica Beads and Swarovski Crystals