This is a baby bib that I made for my great nephew Carter for Christmas.
Here is my newest project I will be working on. This is the yarn that my daughter picked out for her afghan. I am going to try and start on it tomorrow on New Year's Day. Hopefully I have enough yarn. We bought 11 skeins of the variegated and 3 skeins of the solid color but they solid color are pound skeins. My daughter is tall so I need to make it long enough for her. Our Joann's did not have a large selection to choose from - should have gone to a larger Joann's but would have to drive about 30 miles to get there. Our weather is also not too cooperative today as we are under a winter weather advisory so I really wanted to stay close to home.
For cross stitching I am starting a new project - Amazing Grace by My Big Toe Designs. It is a very large design being 291 stitches wide x 431 stitches high. I am doing it on 18 count aida - tan color - so it will be 16 1/8" wide x 23 7/8" high. Due to the size it will be my project to work on at home. I will post pictures later of what it should look like and my progress as I go along.
Do you all remember that secret project that I was working on? Well here is! Friends of mine made a quilt out of cross stitch squares for Donna at Stitching for a Cure. Donna was the coordinator of a raffle for Relay for Life that consisted of two Christmas trees full of cross stitch ornaments. All the money from the raffle went to Relay for Life. If you look further down in my blog you can see pictures of some of the ornaments that I made for the trees. Below is a picture of the finished quilt that my friend Mary did. Mary put all the squares together and did all the quilting .
As 2010 comes along I have set some stitching goals for myself. I have made a list of things I would like to accomplish in 2010. A few of the things that I want to do are: 1. Make at least one quilt square a month for charity 2. Stitch at least one ornament a month for gifts for Christmas 2010. 3. Complete at least 1 of my WIP's but hopefully more than that. 4. Complete the afghan for my daughter.
2010 is the time to begin again
With needle and floss
All projects that have been lost
In my hand is my material
and I vow not to be a serial
starter that is
Just a wiz
in completing all my UFO's and WIP's