Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Did you miss me?

It has been over a month since my last post. December turned out to be a very difficult month. I don't want to whine too much about it. Let's just say, I'm glad it's over.

I did, however, make out like a bandit at Christmas. I put, pretty much, only stitchy things on my wishlists, and I got, pretty much, only stitchy things under the tree. I finally got a needlework stand!! I am now the proud owner of an Ergo from Artisan Designs. And I received tons of new charts. I also got a gift certificate to my LNS and a little cash, which already got used on...you guessed it...more charts!

Here is my spoilage:


So I'm going to do my final TUSAL and WIPocalypse posts of 2012. Just a quick report.

What did I stitch on in the last month-ish?

I did my section of Sophia's Mirabilia RR







I have finished the center shell cluster and almost all of the seaweed on my new Mirabilia round robin that goes out mid-January. I should have the last of the seaweed done today, and then I hope to get my mermaid stitched before mailing time. (I have two Band Sampler RR sections to finish in the meantime.)





Because I apparently don't have enough to stitch (major eyeroll), I picked up a little kit and had to put in a few stitches. In my defense, I wanted to have a small kit that I wasn't extremely attached to, so that I could have one to bring when I'm out and about.





And here, with a look at a year's worth of ORTs in my bottomless jar, is Mimi. I'd heard the suggestion earlier in the year about putting the ORTs out in the spring for the birds to build nests. I wonder what I should put them out in? A pie pan? In a pile on the ground? Any suggestions?





So that wraps up my TUSAL and WIPocalypse reports. Obviously the world didn't end. (Take that, you pessimistic Mayans!!) It's a good thing, because I didn't make a dent in my WIP list.

In the next day or two I will post about the year in review and make a new useless list of stitching plans for 2013.

Have a Stitchy New Year!!

Love,
Karen

p.s. I'll try and bring back Hunky Friday soon.

7 comments:

Emma/Itzy said...

A nice haul you got for Christmas - well done! ;)

I'm sorry to hear December was difficult, lets hope for a better year :) x

Katy said...

Wow, what a haul! And great job on stitching!

Monique said...

Its good to see you posting again. Great presents!!

demeter83 said...

Wow, that's an impressive stitching haul! I never get stitching stuff so I'm quite jealous.
Your stitching looks great as well!
Glad the tough month is over and hope that you're okay now!

mytimestitching said...

Wow, girl! You did make out like a bandit! What an awesome pile of stash you have there. Love your sweet reindeer you added to Sophia's RR. As for the threads for the Robins, just toss them in the yard. They will love adding them to their nest. Can't wait to throw mine out in the Spring. Glad that Dec. is over for you and I wish you only good things for the New Year. Hugs!

mytimestitching said...

Wow, girl! You did make out like a bandit! What an awesome pile of stash you have there. Love your sweet reindeer you added to Sophia's RR. As for the threads for the Robins, just toss them in the yard. They will love adding them to their nest. Can't wait to throw mine out in the Spring. Glad that Dec. is over for you and I wish you only good things for the New Year. Hugs!

Melissa said...

I have stash envy :) What a great collection of charts! I can't wait to see you stitch them.