Saturday, January 05, 2008

Happy New Year!

Design: Happy New Year
Designer: Lizzie Kate
Threads: Recommended GAST & WDW (except used GAST Blue Jay for Presidential Blue)
Fabric: note sure...a lavender color that has a smokey grey tint to it. 28 ct

Please excuse the wrinkles, but here is my first finish of 2008! Can't believe that the holidays have flown by and 2008 is here already. Our Christmas was nice and quiet. My son turned 13 on New Year's Eve and we will celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary tomorrow! So, alot of celebrating going on here! :-)

I actually seem to have gotten a little bit of my stitching mojo back over the Christmas break. I finished up 3 ornaments (see below), stitched the above Lizzie Kate, started another small Lizzie Kate and signed up for The Bride's Tree SAL. I've never done a SAL before and am looking forward to it.

Here are my ornaments:

Left: for my best friend, Lori
Design: Dearest Friend
Designer: Brightneedle - from the booklet "Small Samplings"
Threads: DMC
Fabric: 28 ct Cream linen

Middle: for my friend Cindy, who is currently going through treatments for Breast Cancer
Design: Breast Cancer Christmas Tree
Designer: freebie from Stitch Pink website
Threads: Tree - Thread Gatherer Silk 'n Colors Green Leaves, Lt
Ribbons - DMC metallic 5288
Hearts - GAST Tea Rose
Did not do 3 dots together from pattern, but put on Mill Hill Petite Crstal Beads (40161) instead
Fabric: 28 ct. Baby Lotion linen (stitched over 1)

Right: for my hubby
Design: French Country V - Reindeer
Designer: JBW
Threads: Thread Gatherer Silk 'n Colors Green Leaves, Lt
Fabric: 28 ct Opalescent Linen (stitched over 1)

2008 Stitching Goals:

  1. Finish Train!
  2. Finish numerous WIPs
  3. Do all ornaments for SAL
  4. Do all the 12 Day of Christmas ornaments from Erica Michaels (wanted to do for son this Christmas)
  5. Stitch Dragon Dreams' ornament from the 2007 Just Cross-Stitch Ornament issue for son
  6. Start either "Christmas Wishes" by Mirabilia or "The Toy Gatherer" by Shepherd's Bush
  7. Do several Sekas ornaments (Santas or Snowmen)

2007 Movie Favorites:

Here are my top 10 movie favorites for 2007. In no particular order!
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Miss Potter
  • PS I Love You
  • National Treasure: Book of Secrets
  • Spider Man 3
  • Dan in Real Life
  • Meet the Robinsons (animated)
  • Enchanted
  • Ratatouille (animated)
  • Music and Lyrics
If I could add another 2 to the list, they would be:
  • I am Legend (though quite scary!)
  • Fred Clause

Other movies I really enjoyed, some surprisingly:

  • Transformers
  • Alvin & the Chipmunks
  • Surf's Up
  • The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep
  • The Astronaut Farmer
  • The Seeker: The Dark is Rising
  • Firehouse Dog
Biggest disappointments of the year:
  • Shrek 3
  • Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World's End
I may have mentioned other movies throughout the year, both negatively or positively, but they didn't stand out enough for me to really mention here.
2008 Anticipated Movies:
  • WALL-E
  • Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  • Indian Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Star Trek
Here is my final finish for 2007:

Design: Santa

Designer: Henzeit

Threads: GAST Cranberry & Pine

Fabric: No idea...taupe colored, approx. 16 ct evenweave

Finished as a pillow. Not bad, for my first ever pillow!


Cheryl said...

You have been busy stitching! So many lovely pieces to look at! Everything looks great.
Happy Anniversary to you and you DH :)

Mylene said...

Your first finish is soo cute.

Happy Anniversary to you and your DH, hope you are having a great time.

Dan said...

Thier is a cool community list of the most anticipated movies of 2008

you can filter it by genre, actor, and other things. Anyways thought you should add your list.

Meari said...

Congrats on your first finish! Your ornies are beautiful! :)

Carolyn said...

I love Happy New Year! You picked a great fabric choice. Happy belated Anniversary. Happy Birthday to your son turning 13. My son will be 13 in September. What lovely finishes you have. They are awesome. Your pillow turned out cute! You do great work.

Jaimie said...

I love your lists! Pirates of the Caribbean At World's End was a huge disappointment to me also. Did they phone that in or what? I haven't seen Miss Potter yet but I hear it is good.
Happy Anniversary!

C in DC said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. The link you asked about is here. It's a fun pattern to stitch.

I love the French Country designs. I have the cat in my stash. If I were making up a second list of ornaments for the Bride's Tree SAL, a pet ornament would definitely be on my list.