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.


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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