Confessions of a Floss Licker

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I'm Done!!! WooHoo!!!!!

I finished my 50 Project Challenge! My 50th Project finish was Stitchie Witchie from Brooke's Books. I finished her after 10pm so took the pic and then went to bed. I'll get the pic uploaded to my Webshots album tonight.

To finish-finish this project I'm going to take someone else's idea and attach the fabric to a tote-bag. And I'm sure it'll be used more for a stitching bag than a Halloween treat bag. :) I was thinking about stitching the recipient's name on it too - if I can find the appropriate lettering. But that's over and above the design and not necessary to wait and see if I can find the right one to call this finished.

So happy dance with me! I finished 50 Projects in 2 years and 50 days!

Monday, October 20, 2008

I've got a plan!

New starts are fun and there's always lots of new things to do - especially with all those freebies out there! I've got to come up with something workable in order to get some older/started projects finished and still allow me to start new ones - and finish them as well!

So I came up with this plan. With every finish I will alternate new starts with older WIP's (works in progress).

For example when I finished A Sampler-ette - Eventide Designs (finished 9/4/08) I picked up TW's Futurecast - something I started some time ago. I had TW's Castle Ridge in rotation and when I finished that I started Stitchie Witchie - a new project. When I finished Futurecast I picked up Realm of Wishes - Enchanting Lair - a WIP. I just finished Realm of Wishes so now I can pick up another new start. It should be a Christmas ornament of gift considering the date. I do have something kitted up, it'll depend on how much time I have to spend on my rotation tonight.

Hopefully this will work!

WIP's - Running list

It was great that I listed my Works In Progress/"things I've started" but I need a place to add more and delete the finished ones, or maybe put them in their own list. I can also keep track of their status this way. So this is where I'm going to do that.
So here we go!

Works in Progress as of 1/19/09:
knitting - hockey scarf (on hold)
How Does Your Garden Grow - Papillon Creations (working)
Book of Ink Circles Celtic Mystery - Ink Circles (working)
2nd Day Christmas ornament - TW (on hold)
Carnation Mystery Sampler - Wiehenburg (on hold)
Rose Tree Wool Cross - TW
Kaleidoscope Hearts - Sweetheart Tree
French Heart design
Christmas Mystery 2003 - Pam Kellogg (My UFO RR project)
A Bountiful Harvest - Pam Kellogg
Snowflake ornament - JCS Dec. '97
Fairies in Shoeland - Stitch World
Hedgehog - Countryside Miniatures
A Tug of Flowers - Needle & Frame
Celtic Hearts Scissors Keep - Stitcher's World Mar '05
Castle Sampler - TW
Celtic Inspiration Band Sampler - TW
Emerald Mermaid - Mirabilia
Rose Arbor - Mirabilia
Medieval Tiles - Dracolair
Dragon Rampant - TW
Rhodes Butterfly Fob - Sweetheart Tree
Violets - Silver Lining
Fairies - Needle Magic
Bacchus Bear - Vermillion
Egyptian Sampler - TW
Stretch - TW
Snowball Fight - Dragon Dreams
Mary Queen of Scots bookmark - Textile Heritage
Fairytale bookmark - Textile Heritage
Mickey Mouse (Janlynn kit)

Finished Projects (in chronological order):
A Sampler-ette - Eventide Designs - finished 9/4/08
Castle Ridge - Teresa Wentzler - finished 9/30/08
Futurecast - TW - finished 10/17/08
Realm of Wishes - Enchanting Lair - finished 10/19/08
Wine a Bit - Sue Hillis - finished 1/25/09
Stitchie Witchie #2 - Brooke's Books - finished 1/25/09
Model - X's & Oh's - finished 3/5/09
Bay Area TW RR - finished and returned 3/09

Another Finish!

Last night I finished Realm of Wishes by Enchanting Lair. Laura was releasing one part during each of the last 3 CATS shows (2006?). I made it to Las Vegas and got the first one - the Castle. Laura said there was also going to be a Dragon and a Fairy, and if you didn't make it to all the CATS shows then she would be releasing them at a later date. I checked her website and I haven't been able to find any of the ones I don't have available. So I decided it was time to finish this one. I had done the Castle and the lettering and even attached the celtic knot. All I had left was the border. It took me two different days (and moving the knot) to finish this one.

This makes #49 out of my 50 Project Challenge. The next/last finish looks like it'll probably be Stitchie Witchie as she is stitching up really quickly!

Stay tuned. :)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Newest Finish


Futurecast by Teresa Wentzler, finished Friday 10/17/08.

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Futurecast is coming along. I've got him backstitched and have started the beading. Beading goes slow for me so this may take a couple of days. All I have left is the beading in the border. He should be done this week. Yay!!!

How Does Your Garden Grow is up to date. I finished Part 9 today. In about 3 days time the next part will be out. But for at least 3 days I'm up to date.

(One blogger issue - I can't seem to place pics where I want them. I either just fixed that or screwed up the whole thing.)

Thursday, October 02, 2008

The last finishes for September

I previously posted that I finished A Sampler-ette. I also finished part 8 of How Does Your Garden Grow. And lastly, on 9/30 I finished TW's Castle Ridge. There are a couple of pics in my webshots album. As soon as I find some time I will post the pics. In the meantime I'm scrambling like mad to make up for the mistake I made while making my pinkeep exchange so I can get it mailed out.