Sunday, December 26, 2010

Ahead of Schedule

Good morning.....

got lots of rain from the storm that is running up the coast..... badly needed here -- haven't had any for over a month.....

the piece that came to the top of my rotation pile was on the small side, so it got finished a few days early..... 'The Book Store' by Nikki Leeman of Country Cottage Needleworks..... it was fun to stitch, so here's the picture.... I made one small change to the center of the middle flower at the bottom of the design.... made it into a heart -- I love hearts!!!   it took 21 and a half hours to stitch:

six days till the 'Challenge' begins..... talk to you again soon and have a happy and healthy New Year.....

be well, Claire

Monday, December 20, 2010

Meet Rebecca

Another beautiful day.... sunny and bright, but chilly.....

I finished up about half of my newest start - Rebecca by John Clayton..... her seven day rotation is up and I'd like you to meet her....     she is about half finished.... this first half took 37.75 hours....

you can meet all her friends in my Webshots album, if you'd like....

it is getting closer to my 'Up for a Challenge' start on January first 2011..... I have all my WIP's and projects that I want to get done in 2011..... here's my list:

Savannah Romance - Thomas Kincade
White Nights of St. Petersburg - Marina Weber-Rosenburg
Georgiana - John Clayton
Rebecca - John Clayton
Carol Singers Sampler - Victoria Sampler
Medieval Town Mandala - Martina Weber-Rosenburg
Lady Hera - Mirabilia
Family Sampler - Little House Needleworks
Hummingbird Garden - Martina Weber-Rosenburg
Flamenco Dancer - John Clayton
Babe's Honey Farm - Victoria Sampler
Liberty Lane - Country Cottage Needleworks
Picnic at Royal Roads - Charles White
Pumpkin Cottage - Country Cottage Needleworks
At Day's End - Charles White
Snowflake Serenade - Country Cottage Needleworks
Bayside Bungalows - Country Cottage Needleworks

Wish me luck!!

Be Well,   Claire

Monday, December 13, 2010

It Is Finished!!!

Good Morning!!

Peacock Garden is finished and beaded!!! it took a grand total of 431.50 hours and 12 stitchy months.....   it really sparkles, but this picture doesn't do it justice....

today I ironed it and rolled it into it's tube for it's journey to the framer..... I will post another picture when she comes back home.....

I just joined a new blog site -- 'up for a challenge'.... this is a group that is going to finish 15 wip's in 2011.... the rules are very flexible and this might just be the trigger that will help me get some projects done in 2011..... I will keep you updated here as to my progress.....

take care all and be well....

Friday, December 10, 2010

Ready for Beading

Hello again..... wanted to let you see my Peacock Garden Mystery progress..... stitching of part 12 is done.... just have to do the beads.... hoping to finish the beading in the next few days and then it's off to the framer.... here's the update:

talk to you all later,....