Monday, January 3, 2011

First Finish 2011




As I have said in previous posts, I signed up for two different challenges in the new year.
One is to work on/ finish 15 wip pieces. I only have 1o, so I will work on them!
The other is to start 15 new projects, the first 15 days of the year.
SO....on Sat., I started my first new project.......nicodemus by Raise the Roof designs. After working on him for a while, I switched to my WIP.......Hope by Bent Creek.
On Sunday, I started January Sampler by LHN. I worked on it a short time, and then switched to Hope again.
Today, I KNEW I could finish hope, so that is where I started today. I finished it about a half hour ago. I will start LHN Feb. sampler this afternoon.
Hope is stitched on 32 ct. Legacy by Picture this Plus. I love this fabric.....perfect for so many projects. I need to purchase buttons to finish the piece, but the stitching is done.
I have attached photos of the 2 new starts as well!! (not sure why the one photo is sideways..sorry!)
Happy New Year!

I forgot to say.........I need to PIF with this chart.....so if you are interested, let me know in your comments. if I get more than one response, I will draw a name before my next blog post!

25 comments:

Carol's Stitching said...

I love Nicodemus and your stitching looks so good! :) Looking forward to reading about your 15 project challenge and wishing you a wonderful New Year! Happy stitching....

Meari said...

Congrats on your progress!

Happy New Year, Shari :)

Katie said...

Your two new starts look great. Congrats on the finish!

Anonymous said...

HOPE is beautiful!!! Your other WIP's have a great start to them. Have a great time stitching up these pieces.
Betty in AZ (ILCS)

natalyK said...

Great starts and finish!! I would love the hope chart. Bent Creek is a fav.

Sue said...

Shari, your works in progress are off to a great start!

Congrats on the finish; it is beautiful.

Hugs,
Sue

AmyJo said...

You are off to such a wonderful start in 2011. Congrats onour finish. i would love a chance at your Hope chart please.

miniquilts@yahoo.com

CalamityJr said...

Please include me. Hope would be a perfect stitch for my sister-in-law with lung cancer. Thanks for the chance!

~ Sue ~ said...

These look great! Congrats on the 1st finish of the New Year. I so hope to have my first finish tomorrow!!!

Beth said...

Congratulations on your finish - it is beautiful! Good luck on your two Challenges. I looked at both of them, and decided to do a little of each - couldn't stand the pressure - LOL!!

Marcy said...

Two good starts and a finished wip -- you're really cooking!

Lynette said...

Congrats on your first finish of 2011 - it is beautiful! Your two new starts are looking good too!

Kathy said...

I love your new projects, especially the LHN monthly ones. Congrats on your fist finish of the year! Good luck with the others.

Jennifer said...

Great starts! Your finish is great too.

I'm on a Bent Creek kick right now, so I'd love to be entered in you PIF.

Karen said...

Kudos on your finish! Can't wait to see what else you have in the stitching basket!

Julie said...

Great WIPs and finish! Sounds like you are going to be busy with your challenges this year!

Debra said...

Congrats on your finish and your wips are looking good.

Carol said...

I am so impressed that you're doing both challenges, Shari! I seem to have a hard time getting going on my stitching this year so far...think I'm in CatHRH withdrawal!!

Your newest finish is wonderful :)

Vicky L said...

Congrats on finishing Hope. It is beautiful. I am looking forward to reading your journey on your 15 projects. Have a Happy New Year!

Mary said...

I'd say that you are well on your way to a great stitching year Shari! HOPE looks beautiful.
I'm planning on starting the LHN series for the year as well.

I'm "stitching from my stash" this year, trying desperately to avoid the temptation of buying more....but we all know how that goes :)

*HUGS*

Julie said...

Always something lovely to see when i visit here, good luck with the challenge

Nancy M said...

Good luck with your challenges for the New Year! Looks like you have been stitching away already!

Connie B said...

Congrats to you for challenging yourself!!! I would love to be included on the drawing if I'm not too late!

Brigitte said...

Ahhh, the first finish. This WIP challenge is working great, isn't it. And it's also nice to see your two new starts. I'm so looking forward to seeing more ...

WendyCarole said...

gosh what a challenge.
I love the bent Creek alphabets hope is one I haven't got