Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Two WIP's down, too many to go

Well, i have decided i really really need to whittle down my WIP basket next to my chair. I counted and there are 33 wip's in there. I am a serial starter and that's what happens when you are. LOL Well I started Earth Sampler by Primitive Needle just over a week ago (so not really an old WIP) and finished that one today. BUt while stitching on it this past week decided to just reach in the basket and grab out a bag. Whatever was in it was getting finished. Sooooooo, the winner was Always & Forever by LHN. I pulled that one out on Thursday night and finished by Saturday.

I stitched Always & Forever on a piece of 32ct mottled linen i had in my stash (no name on it) using Belle Soie Rose of Sharon. This is for Doug and I.


Earth Sampler was stitched on 40ct Lakeside linen V. Autumn Gold (yummy fabric and color) using the called for Weeks and Gast. I also changed 2 of the colors as they didn't show up on this fabric and used Crescent Colours for those 2.


I have also reached in the basket again today and drum roll please.........It's A Wonderful Life by The Sampler Girl was the winner this time.

Also, i rec'd yesterday a beautiful Emery from Amy in SC. I made a wish on the MAW board for an emery and Amy fulfilled my wish beyond anything i had imagined. AND, Amy stitched it in pink. Amy doesn't like pink and she even used pale pink (which she really doesn't like). Thank you sooo much Amy. I love it! it is gorgeous!!!


Here is a picture of my oldest daughter, Brianna (20) and my niece Allison (3) on Easter (and Ally's birthday party too). I really liked this pic so thought i would share with everyone.


And, Caitie had her senior prom 2 weeks ago and here is a pic of her and her date.

15 comments:

Carolyn NC said...

Love these finishes! Great pics of prom night, too.

Karrie said...

Lovely finishes! I really like Earth Sampler, it looks great on that fabric :)

Brigitte said...

WOW, 33 WIPs minus 2, that's not bad. The minus two I mean, lol.I think. It's a great idea to just take soemthing out of the basket no matter what it might be. Good luck with your WIP reduction, it might be as much fun as starting something new.

Lisa said...

Looks like your WIPs are growing smaller :) which is something to dance about. You have a beautiful family - thank you for sharing the photos!
Take care!
Lisa in CA

Nicole said...

Hi Karen! Love your finishes! They turned out so pretty! :) Love the emery from Amy too. She did such a good job on it! Love the prom pics too - takes me back! LOL! :)

staci said...

At the rate you're going, you won't have any wips left before long! Wonderful finishes, congrats!!!

Chris said...

Great finished. Maybe I should do that, put all my WIPs and UFOs into a basket. The emory from Amy is beautiful. And love the pictures of your girls. Hugs.

Dani said...

Great finishes! I think you have inspired me to finally start the LHN piece ... good luck on your finishing your other WIP!

Tammy said...

Your Earth Sampler is gorgeous-I love it! Thx for stopping by my blog. I'm adding you to my roll now!

CindyMae said...

Love how you are going to finish up your WIP's, just reach and grab! Your two finishes are great!! Love the pics, thanks for sharing with us!

Cindy F. said...

Congrats on 2 beautiful finishes!! Good for you:)
Love the emery you received. It's gorgeous!
Beautiful family...great pics:)

Sharon said...

Beautiful finishes!

Hazel said...

Thanks for your comment. What a great idea to get those wips finished! You could have a lucky dip bag lol. I think I might try that although I don't have too many wips at the moment - there's an excuse to maybe make a few more!! x

RuthB said...

Good Lord -- 33???? GF that's as bad as me!!!! Ok, maybe even worse. Of course the annoying thing for me is you just up and finish them. I think you take after Nicole. :)

Thanks for sharing the family fests -- the dress for prom looks great and the shoes... well, ya'll heard what we thought about the shoes -- fantastic!

Candi said...

Your finishes are so beautiful!! I feel the same way you do about finishing my pieces. I have too many!
~*Candi*~