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Friday, April 02, 2010

April Goals, March Recap, and an Ornament too!

The start of a new month and its time to see how I did with my stitching goals from the previous month and what I've got planned for the upcoming month.

March Goals In Review
Stitch an ornament - stitched and finished!
Pick/work on my next BAP - Picked and worked on Celestial Dragon
Stitch a gift - didn't have a chance to get to it
Finish blogiversary gift - Finally!  Now to get it in the mail!

April Gaols
Stitch an ornament
Stittch a freebie
Work on Celestial Dragon

Last weekend I took the time to do the finishing on my March ornament.  I whip stitched it with beads around the border.  Instead of filling it with batting, I went out and bought crushed walnut shells.  I have to say they give a nice shape and weight to the item you're finishing.  I found them in the bird aisle at a big chain pet store.

Today I picked out my April ornament and decided to get a start on it, and well finish it too!

Stitched on : 28 ct Queen Ann's Lace Joblean over one
Stitched with : DMC floss and DMC colour variations

I've worked on Celestial Dragon a bit tonight as well. If I don't get back here, I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter and doesen't indulge too much!


Donna said...

Very nice. Question though. Will the crushed walnut shells have an oil residue that will soak through your needlework?

Olenka's Stitches said...

Pretty ornaments Dani. Thank you for another interesting story from your trip.

Carolyn NC said...

Cute ornaments!

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely ornaments. Good luck with your plans for April.

Daffycat said...

It is such a beautiful finish, Dani!

Karoline said...

Lovely ornament Dani, congratulations

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Lots o' ornies - and cuties, too! I've heard many say they love the walnut shells. Glad to know where to find them; thanks!

Elaine said...

Two pretty finishes Dani, congrats!

Julie said...

Nice ornie, the reindeer is a cute one.

Happy Easter to you

drea_dear said...

Thanks for the visit - I'm following you now :)

Katri said...

Lovely ornaments! The raindeer one is so cute!

Suzanne said...

Lovely ornament and I love the reindeer! I bought some crushed walnut shells recently, but haven't used them yet.

Karan said...

Lovely finishing on the small ornie. Love the reindeer. Good Luck with the Goals. :0)