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Tuesday, January 04, 2011

January Stitching Goals & Small Finishes

Well I survived my first day back to work... barely!  By 10:30am I had a headache, and by lunchtime it turned into a migraine.  Which means I stayed home Monday night instead of going to Taekwon-Do (which I would of preferred).  I did spend a little more time setting  up my new laptop, gosh I've got so many files/folders to clean up from my old computer!

I sat down on Sunday night and jotted down what I wanted to get done for this upcoming month (stitching wise) and what I did manage to accomplish in December.

December Goal Review
Finish Air on Art Deco Spirits -- it was close, I finished it up before noon on January 1st
Stitch one ornament - Yes, Byzantine #2
Work on The Accolade - Yes!

January Stitching Goals
Work on Art Deco Spirits
Work on The Accolade
Stitch 1 Ornament

Since I didn't have the brains to work on any of my more complicated pieces I took the time to do the finishing on the snowflake I stitched up on New Year's Day.  Its a little goal of mine this year, to actually finish things in a timely manner!

Snowflake - Cross Stitch Gold
Stitched on 28ct Opalescent Lugana
Stitched with DMC & Kreinik BF

Then I stitched up this wee snowflake from the same pattern.  It was so small instead of turning it into an ornament, I made it into a scissor fob, it was just big enough to fit a nickle inside to give it a little weight.

16 comments:

Lesleyanne said...

Sorry to hear you had a migraine. Your stitching and finishing is gorgeous. Good luck with January's goals.

KarenV said...

I used to leave finishing things for ages and then a year or so ago, I got into the habit of finishing as soon as possible after I'd finished the stitching (available supplies permitting). I now much prefer doing things straight away and not having a huge pile of things tucked away in a drawer.

Your ornament and fob look great!

Karen said...

I hope you're feeling better. your ornament and fob are really cute!

Ingrid said...

Good luck with January's goals Dani .

Meadows08 said...

The beaded edge and hanger on the snowflake are so pretty.

Julie said...

Good luck with your goals for the month.

Super first finish for 2011, such a nice chart, and the cute little scissor fob is so darling.

I loved reading your round-up of 2010, you had a wonderful year

Erna said...

Lovely finishes, I hope you're feeling better by now

Erna xx

shakatak66 said...

Love the ornie and fob finishes - they look great! :D

Blu said...

Lovely finishes!

Bekca said...

Great finshes, that scissor fob is adorable. Hope you're feeling much better now, happy stitching.

mollycaff said...

Pretty fob, and I just love the scissors!

Sally said...

Hope you are feeling better Dani. Love the fob. It's so pretty.

Lynn said...

The snowflake made a lovely scissor fob! Hope that migraine is gone by now.

Bev said...

i really think work sucks and makes us ill so therefore should be banned due to being bad, as they like to ban most things that are bad for us, i could then stitch instead of working love the fob finish

Lisa said...

Love how you finished the ornie, and the fob is too cute.

Suzanne said...

Nice ornament and fob.