Monday, February 07, 2011

It's a MIRACLE !!!!!

Yessiree, a genuine miracle. I finished an antique UFO --
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This was, as you can clearly read, a 2006 RR. While ignoring the Lakers on Saturday night I accomplished the backstitching in the flowers at the top. Yes, I sent it off to be RRed without even finishing *my* part on *my RR. Be that sorry story as it may be, now it's looking pretty dran nice, imho--
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To any Sassies who may be reading --- thanks!

To celebrate this grand accomplishment I promptly hauled out a new start. Behold my progress on SB's Joy in the Journey:
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Are you overwhelmed with how far I've gotten? lol Me too.

Oh and last week I started another "new" piece --
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Erica Michael's We the People
I haven't decided which blue to use so my 3 options are all present. And, yes, if that looks familiar to you from these fair pages it is becaiuse I have stitched it once already. I did it for my nephew and when my shop owner saw it she wanted one. A year later, off I go! Hey, the woman keeps me in stash--- I can stitch a little (especially when it's such a fun piece to stitch).

I'd have much more to show on those last two but instead of stitching yesterday I let myself fall into "organizing" my charts. They had been organized, then they weren't. They were mostly living in conglomerations on the floor or piled high on one shelf. I flipped though pulling out some categories of like things. The process will have to be repeated 4-5 times to get everything into categories, and then repeated (for instance a foot-deep pile of "samplers" need more fine sorting. Aside from wanting to be organized, this started because I had the bright idea that if I went though and truly got everything sorted that I would be able to ditch a bunch of duplicates. So far I've "sorted" about 2 feet of patterns and been able to ditch maybe 24 pages. Really? Was that profitable? Not even an inch gone. Sigh.

16 comments:

KarenV said...

Your RR looks lovely, congratulations on getting it done. Nice new starts too!

Beth said...

It is a miracle! What a great feeling that must have been. I like your new starts, and for what it is worth, I like the top blue the best. And, that, from a blue lover, is an amazing statement - LOL!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What a lovely finish! congratulations! Love both of your new starts, too!

Margaret said...

What a beautiful finish! You definitely deserved to start that SB! It's lovely as well!

mainely stitching said...

Congratulations! :D That's GREAT!

Carolyn NC said...

I love your finish! And We the People is just awesome!

Lee said...

Way to go, Ruth! It's very pretty.

Raven/Missy said...

Congratulations on finishing the old UFO RR, it looks wonderful!

Karen said...

Great finish Ruthie! and nice starts too! miss ya girl!

Dani - tkdchick said...

I've gota couple of RR's myself that are stashed away and not quite finished! Shame on me! It looks great!

Paisley said...

Woohoo! Good for you! I have two unfinished RR's from 199-something buried around here somewhere.

Good luck with your organizing!

Ranae said...

Beautiful antique finish,Congrats!
Fabulous new WIP's too
Congrats! to the new family addition

Pumpkin said...

How wonderful! I bet that makes you feel good knowing it's done :o)

Lovely starts! Have fun ;o)

Shelleen said...

The RR is very nice. Like the new starts also.

Cindy said...

Congratulations on your RR finish! Love the new starts, too.

I feel your pain with the organizing situation. I have been struggling with that myself lately. There is hope, though :)

Suzanne said...

Lovely finish! I am still working on my RR from way back. Great new starts.

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