Tuesday, January 11, 2011

15 Project Challenge---first finish



good morning all!
I finished the first of the 15 new projects last night. Our little visitors have not arrived, so I had plenty of stitching time again yesterday. I got a good start on this one over the weekend, so I decided to keep working on it.
It is Lizzie Kate's Friendship Begins design. The entire project was a RAK from my good friend Sue V. She sent the pattern, a large piece of fabric & all of the flosses for it. How sweet is that???
I am not sure of the name of the aida...it is a hand dyed....16 ct. The flosses were mostly GAST, with a couple dmc thrown into the mix.
I really enjoyed stitching this piece. Normally using a 'white' floss drives me nuts, but it showed up nicely on this piece of fabric. (oatmeal GAST)
Today, I will be working on one of the two ornaments that I started....either sock monkey or the JBW star. We will see which one decides to speak loudest when I pull the tote out!!
Yesterdays mail brought a wonderful surprise. In one of my groups, we had a small exchange for Christmas. Well, my package was coming from the UK. Mail coming to our area from across the pond always seems to take a long time.....well, this sure did!!!!! The post mark was Dec.8th. It took 2 days shy of FIVE WEEKS to get here. Oh, it was so worth the wait thou!!!!! Not only did my partner stitch me a gorgeous ornament, she stitched my grandsons each a gorgeous ornament & included a pair of penguin socks & a hanger for a finished piece. Thank you so much Lynette!!!!! The arrival was perfect, since yesterday was a hard day!
Have a super day everyone...thank you for your visits & your kind comments. They are all so truly appreciated!

19 comments:

gracie said...

Always nice when the mail has a special package...I even got a package yesterday...

Carol said...

Congratulations on your first finish of the challenge, Shari! I love the saying on it and the fabric you used--very pretty project :)

Unbelievable that it took the package so long to reach you. A stitching friend from Spain sent me a package on Dec. 2nd that still hasn't reached me so, perhaps there is still hope. That was so special of her to make an ornament for each of the boys, too! That is a lot of stitching--and they are all adorable!

I know you'll enjoy the boys' visit--hope you're all rested up for them :)

Katie said...

Your finish is too cute. Congrats on it. The ornament package is fantastic. Glad it brightened your day.

Meari said...

Awesome finish, Shari! Congrats.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Darling first finish! It's amazing how slow the mail can be, isn't it??? Slow or not at all, that is. I've had some parcels sent across the pond that never arrived.

Beth said...

I know I am a little prejudice because I love Lizzie*Kate designs, but that is a fanastic piece you finished!! The fabric is just perfect for the design. Wow - 5 weeks for a package, amazing.

Lynette said...

Congrats on your first finish Shari - I love it!! And I'm soooooo glad the package finally arrived and that you liked everything!!

Rita said...

Beautiful finish!

Jodie said...

It's always so nice to get mail, especially treats from stitchy friends :-)

I love this Lizzie Kate, great work Shari!!!

~ Sue ~ said...

I can't believe I missed a post but I did. However, I'm glad I found it. I'm so glad the package finally arrived and at the perfect time for a pick-me-up. And your stitching, as always, is exquisite! Congrats on the first finish!

Carol's Stitching said...

What a gorgeous stitched finish! :) You really are going all out in the 15 project challenge Shari! Looking forward to seeing your other projects as they progress.

Anne52 said...

Just stopping by to say hi, Shari. As always, you have lots of nice finishes!

Addicted to crafts said...

Nice blog Shari..dont delete it.

Niina said...

Hi! Love your LK and other stitchings too :) I'm also in Crazy January Challenge :)
Greetings from Finland

Denise said...

Congrats on your finish! And it was also a great mail day!

Hope the boys get to visit soon!

Julie said...

You've been busy Shari, lots of lovely projects for me to watch grow over the coming weeks.

A lovely parcel you received, how wonderful to have ornaments for each of the boys

Elaine said...

Congrats on your first finish challenge finish, I love that LK design.
Gorgeous ornie package from your friend.

Nancy M said...

Congrats on a cute finish. One of my groups is kitting up ornaments this year and I am looking forward to it! What a great gift for you and your grandkids too!!!

Sari said...

What a nice finish! And there are many nice starts too :)