Monday, January 30, 2012

First finish of 2012...

Has been completely finished for a time now, but doubts of the "finishing" kept me from sharing. Maybe someday it will be framed, yet today, it's finished and hanging on the new found storage cabinet!  I had in mind to stitch and complete a project before starting anything new.  Well, that idea is being just isn't fun!  I do, however, have plans to use what I have "in house" this year.  The chart was a wonderful freebie from Beth at My Heartstring, the fabric I over dyed from the "I don't like pile" and the threads were on hand.

It's fun to begin (and complete) a new project while visiting with a friend...she completed hers too!  Better yet, the two of us play together on the first Friday of every month and she had the wonderful idea of making a tag commemorating our outing.  There are rules in making these tags---we cannot purchase in advance for future months and have to use what we find, and I do mean find, that day...note the rusty piece. (And to think I laughed while she was picking up objects on the street...check out her creation here.) I can't remember all the rules...I just know it's going to be a little bit of a challenge, but oh so fun!

What fun challenges await you this year?

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Sounds so much better than clutter, mess, total disaster...don't you think?  And this is just a very small spot in my "play" room.  All this for one little tag!  No storage space, my excuse for not having an organized room.  After all, isn't that what the floor is for?!?!  Well thanks to my thrifty side kick, there is now a great cabinet that will contain and hide the workings of my mind.  The goal is to clean and purge before even bring the new purchase into the space.  Wish me luck!
Do you create in clutter?

Monday, January 2, 2012

Ending and beginning. . .

Each new year fills my heart with reflections on the old and expectations for the new.  While taking down the tree this morning, thoughts of  "Will I always put up a tree?" came to mind.  How could I not?  Each ornament has its own story to tell.

Even Annie was a little sad to see the tree go. . .

However, starting the new year stitching was a perfect way to bring in 2012.  Thank you Beth (Heartstring Samplery) for providing this lovely little chart

Will you make new memories and remember the old?