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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 20, 2015

First SFS 2015 Challenge Update!

Hello stitchy friends and Happy New Year,

I managed to get into the challenge this year and am grateful. Last year I saved beaucoup dinero with this challenge and hope to do the same this year. As importantly though is the opportunity to actually finish some things that I have kitted up from my stash. My plan for this year is to also work on some my pre-finished items, so I have spent time going thru my stash and figuring out which designs are going on what.

Alright so for January, I have spent $0. Good start, ha, ha.

On a separate note, I am entering a heart ornament into the The Stitcher's Village competition for St. Valentine's Day. The heart also counts as my first finish of the year as well as my first finish from stash.

The heart was inspired by Threadwork Primitives Cinnamon Heart. I deleted the words "keep a gentle heart", and deleted and moved some motives around to make it fit. This is my first heart-shaped finish. It was challenging but I think it turned out nice. 

Fabric: Polstitches - Marbled Rose.
Threads: Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe - purple with pink from the 1795 collection. I won five skeins of different colors a while ago.
Pattern: Threadwork Primitives "Cinnamon Heart" with changes.





Well, that's it folks. Hope everyone has gotten a good start their new year. 

Leave a message, its appreciated!

Hugs, Christina

18 comments:

  1. Very pretty Christina. I really like your heart. Judi in Phoenix

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  2. Thank you Judi. It was quite a bit of work for me.

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  3. Beautiful work! Your heart shape is perfect!

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  4. The heart is beautiful Christina! Wish you lots of luck in the competition.

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  5. Beautiful heart - good luck with the competition.
    Congrats on a great month with SFS!

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    1. Thank you Donna...I'll take the congrats on the first month although it really shouldn't count given the over saturation of stitchy gifts in December!

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  7. thank you Lynda...I like it too, wish I were getting back!

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  8. Your heart is lovely Christina. The color is really nice. Good luck with SFS this year I need to do that myself seeing I have sooo many projects. I look forward to seeing what you stitch up this year.

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  9. Well done on your budget and your beautiful finish

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