Friday, November 26, 2010


I finished stitching my Merry Christmas Heart yesterday while visiting with my husband's grandmother. Next week I'll take it to my local needlepoint shop to be sent out for finishing--no hope of getting it back in time to hang it on this year's tree, but that's OK. I'm still happy to have it completed. I'm going to send along the Anchor color number of the light lilac perle with the hope that the finisher can use that color for the cording.

(another lousy photo, but it's raining today)

Now, what should I pull out of my collection of Gay Ann charts to start next? I'm thinking Green Sparkle Angel!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

another somewhat lousy photo

It's another rainy day, so yet again my photo is crummy. But I did get to stitch on my heart on Saturday night for about 2 hours, so there is some progress to show:

I've set my goals for the second year of Stitch Gay Ann Stash. They are:

Merry Christmas Heart
Malachite and Pearls Heart
4 other ornaments

If I should finish all of this before eWeek 2011 then I'll start on the Redwork Cat Sampler. I know those don't sound like very challenging goals, but I've got a stack of cross-stitch WIPs that I want to whittle down in 2011 so I'm keeping my new starts of any type very small in both size and number.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Another date night

And now the upper right quadrant of the hear is finished! I think I will achieve my goal of finishing this one before the end of the year.

And I've decided to ask the finisher to use the light mauve color for the cording. I think that color will make the ornament really pop when it's on the tree next year.

Here's my progress photo: