Tuesday, December 27, 2011

She's Done!

I completed Angel of Hope just before Christmas....though I've held off in giving her as a gift until I finish Coral, so I can give them at the same time.

Isn't she purty?  :)

Other than her finish, I haven't done any other stitching over the holidays.  I did spend a good chunk of time yesterday cleaning up my floss disaster (I had 2-3 pieces I finished but never put the floss away).  I like to stitch with my floss pre-cut and layed out for me, instead of pulling the floss from the floss cards.  This way I can travel or sit in different places without having to lug around those plastic bins with all my floss cards in them.  Here's a picture of my accomplished clean up:

I may have to buy a 4th bin, as it's starting to get tight in there!

Let's see...what else did I accomplish..... oh yes, I finally finished gridding up the first vertical section and first horizontal section of Cathedral.  I can't decide if I should finish gridding up the entire piece or just start doing some stitching!!   I also spent some time and got all the floss sorted and pre-cut, so everything is ready to go!

Sooooo...what did Santa bring everyone!?    Santa brought me a brand new sewing machine!!  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!  I already have some grand plans in my mind on what I want to create!!   How will I ever accomplish all my stitchy goals AND my new sewing goals in one year?   Here's a picture of my new baby:
Let's see....I also got some gift cards to Joann's (can never go wrong with gift cards!) and daddy helped Kella get me a new HAED chart that I'd been vying for:  A Princess is Born   She's definitely getting added to my 2012 WIPocalypse list, which I'll need to shorten due to adding some sewing projects into my goals.

I survived the main holiday without gaining too many pounds....I'm back on track on my diet and I'm excited to kick off the new year with my weight-loss goals.   What New Year resolutions is everyone making?  Besides the diet goals, I'm resolving to clean up my old craft projects and get them done (to make room for new ones!).  I have so much yarn that I definitely need to knit or crochet something!!   Cleaning up my crafty stashes will probably mean some giveaways....I have so much stuff!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and that Santa spoiled each and every one of you!!



Vroomans' Quilts said...

She came out beautifully! Congrats on a finish. I have 6 of those bins filled, along with tins and a couple of drawers - but seems every project needs a skein purchase or two! Enjoy your new machine, so pretty.

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on a beautiful finish.

Laurita Hall said...

Simply Gorgeous!!!!!


SoCal Debbie said...

Such a beautiful finish! That's a great idea to cut your lengths of floss for a project. I have been thinking of doing that too.

stitcher mom said...

Congrats on that beuatiful finish.

Veronica said...

Oh, you finished Angel of Hope. Congratulations! She's gorgeous. Enjoy your new sewing machine. Hope you have a wonderful new stitchy year.


Lesley said...

A gorgeous finish Lesli and I love your sewing machine.
Best wishes for 2012

Cathy said...

Beautiful finish!

cucki said...

wow she is looking so stunning..well done
hugs cucki xx

Joysze said...

Hi Lesli, thanks so much for stopping by and it's excellent to meet you! :D

Angel of Hope is fantastic!! Enjoy your new machine.

Terri said...

Oh she's gorgeous! Congrats on the finish!

I have,...um....er,....10 or 12 of those boxes filled with flosses..... and a large basket,....and a couple of hat boxes....and........... :-)

lesli said...

Oh my gosh, Terri!! 10 or 12 boxes of floss? I thought I was out of control! :)

Thanks everyone, for the great comments on my Angel...now to get her framed and gifted!

Mangogirl said...

Congrats on the finish and such a wonderful gift of a sewing machine!

Cleejoow said...

congrats on a really beautiful finish!

Stitching By A Cornish Sea Shore said...

I love my sewing machine so I can truly say what a wonderful present you have received from Santa. You must of been a very good girl throughout the year.