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Welcome to my blog. The main focus of this blog is to share my explorations into handmade goods, mostly of the needlework kind. My interests are varied and include reading fantasy and urban paranormal romance, cross stitching and keeping hamsters. I must inform you that all of the pics and text on this blog are copyright protected unless otherwise stated and are not to be used in any other written or pictorial form without written permission from me. I give credit to the creator of the chart or the publication that published them in the caption. If you feel I have infringed on a copyright, please contact me ASAP. Whew..OK, now on to the fun...Thank you and Welcome.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

Hello my stitchy friends. Hoping you are having a lovely Christmas Season and wishing that 2013 is an especially wonderful year for you and yours.

I've been thinking of my stitching successes for 2012 and feel I have had a very good year. Managed to finish a few UFOs and finished several WIPs that had been languishing for a long time.  I've started a stash diet, too, which so far has been very good for me. I've decided that I want to work on the many projects I have on hand. I have already kitted up the Nora Corbett's sunflower fairy from the CS&N magazine (issue ?).

Below is my most recent finish of a DMC freebie..this was a challenging stitch for me because it had more colors than I like to work with. I just loved the way it turned out although I do think some shadow along the base of the pots would have given it a bit more dimension...I wasn't going to add anything once I finished it though.

This next one is the one I am currently working on. I ran out of a color so had to put this down for a few days but I am back now and hope to finish this one in another week or so. The pattern did not have any outlining so I added back stitching to sleigh, Santa and some of the presents and I think that it really makes it pop.

Below is a pic of the lovely ornament that Angela made for me for this year's Christmas ornament exchange for one of my Yahoo groups. I love it and am going to make others in colors.

This next one is MILL HILL Bead Kit "Paisley Pumpkins". This was a real pill to do...too fiddley. But its done and framed!

And lastly, here is my Rabbit in a Berry Patch framed by moi. I just think this is such a different kind of design. Simple and elegant. Definitely one of my faves.

Well, that's it for now! Thank you for visiting and please leave a comment!!

Hugs, Christina