Now I had a list of some UFOs that I really wanted done and all but one of them is now finished as of today. I am just thrilled about having met my goals with some to spare. No I did not finish that last one on my list but I did finish many other extras that were not on my list. I sat down and went through what I did finish and...well...can you see me smile??? More about the details in a moment.
Way back long ago...yep that is a long time. *wink* Annemarie had finished stitching a fabulous Moira Blackburn chart and decided to set up the Lovelorn Sisters. I had to sign up immediately because this was created from a child's song that I always sing to make my mother laugh. Later,
Annemarie laughed when she found out it was a child's song while she thought it was just a verse on a sampler.
Now don't ask me why this became a UFO! I adore this design and have no idea. I just left it sit. I had every intention on finish it right away thus the date is wrong. So mine is the starting date. *wink*
I knew when I got the chart in the mail from Annemarie that I would use this to make a tray doily. I sewed strips of fabric to make the doily fit just right inside the tray. Now I can eat something other than worms in the garden since I have something to carry out cups of tea and cookies.
This project needed a summer fob. This fob has a tiny dragonfly and rose on it which you can see if you enlarge the photo. I went back to the previous post since it was fun to read your comments about ironing. I used the random number generator and the winner is...
Deborah at CranberrySamplings
Congratulations Deborah! Please email me with your address.
Last December, when I decided to challenge myself in 2010 to finish as many UFOs as I can, Saskia and Joke said they wanted to do it too and have a set challenge. We each set a personal goal. Whoever won got treated to a High Tea by the other two.
I set a goal for six UFOs but ended up finishing 12. I have also started and finished 10 projects so far this year.
Off we went for our High Tea a couple of weeks ago. I just love spending time with Saskia and Joke (who are mother and daughter) which is always filled with much laughter.
I also sent a gift to a blogging friend. Marsha is such a warm and giving person and I really wanted to do something back for her. She sends me DMC thread simply because she says she knows how expensive it is here. When I talked once about never having had an advent calender, she went out searching for one even though the holidays were over and sent me one. I am still anxiously awaiting this coming December when I can use the advent calender.
She won one of my surprise giveaway fobs so I decided to take advantage of it to send her gift. I got her a pair of scissor and made a wool felt holder for them. I sent her some of Nina's hand dyed threads and a LHN/CC kit. Then I made her a project bag to hold one of her stitching projects. After all, we stitcher's need to be organized, right?