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January 28, 2009

Scissor Fob Exchange for Taija

I heard from Taija that she received the scissor fob I stitched for her for the Tiny Treasures Exchange.

EMS Scissor Fob front

EMS Scissor Fob back
pattern available here

Check out Taija's blog here for much better pictures :)

January 22, 2009

Christmas ornaments

Here's a couple quick and cute little Christmas ornaments I've stitched up in the last couple of weeks.

Jingle Sparkle Joy
Midsummer Night Designs freebie
chart found here

Noel Christmas Tree ornament
The Prairie Schooler, Inc freebie
I cannot find the link at the moment, I'll update when I can
**edited to add Found it! chart found here

I'm absolutely loving doing some smaller pieces. I've always kept to bigger pieces before that I would have to frame, but these quick finishes are much fun!! But I still have to do something about that camera :)

January 12, 2009

I stitched up two more bookmarks for my daughters for Christmas. My oldest had picked out the pattern, I just modified it a wee bit to fit in their initials.

Garden Fairy Bookmark
The Cross Stitcher Magazine - June 2008

Other than that I've been working on my exchange piece for the Tiny Treasures Exchange, which I've now finished and will send out to my partner this week. I have a larger project that I've been working on for awhile, but I find that I've been totally sidetracked by smaller pieces lately. I'll get it done though, someday :)

Also, in keeping track with my goals for 2009, I found this book at Chapters

I can't help myself, the title caught my eye! Hopefully I'll be able to teach myself something new!!

January 5, 2009

Wow, time flies!

I cannot believe how the last week has just flown by!! I've been thinking of setting some goals for the new year, so here goes (in no particular order!)....
  • learn to knit
  • meet new and interesting people
  • "finish" more items
  • spend less time worrying about the little things and focus on what's important

I think that just about sums it up. I stepped out of the box in 2008 and joined my first exchange, which is almost finished and will be ready to send out next week. I've had people caution me against "commitment" stitching, but it hasn't felt like a commitment, just alot of fun!!

Happy New Year!