Friday, December 28, 2007

Celtic Autumn Week 17

Here is my update for week 17. I am making very slow progress, hopefully I can go a little faster after the holidays.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Celtic Autumn aka "Molly"

Here is the little amount of progress from week 16. I pulled out all of the shall I didn't like how it looked. After that I only got a small section of her dress done. I missed working on her this Monday so I put a little time in her today and will post that picture later.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Celtic Autumn

Celtic Autumn

I have no pictures from last week. I took a look at the shawl and didn't like how it looked so out it came. I don't like working with white/ecru. I always think it looks off. I think I will skip the shawl for now and start on her dress. The white may be why my stitching on her has slowed down. Hopefully I can catch up to Andie and Mel if I start her dress this week. We will see.


Sunday, December 16, 2007

Updated pictures coming soon.

Celtic Autumn week 15 and Buzz and Tink pictures will be posted as soon as my camera decides to cooperate. Hopefully if all goes well I will have them up tomorrow.


Wednesday, December 12, 2007

50 Project Challenge

50 Project Challenge

I have decided to follow Andie and start the 50 project challenge. I decided on 50 because I really want to start the Chatelaine Celtic Garden Mystery, but I can't justify the cost with the amount of stash I have yet to be completed. So I made a deal with my husband and pulled out 50 projects. Most are kitted up but some still need floss or fabric. After I have completed 25 projects I can join the mystery and download the pattern. After 50 projects are completed I can order the materials/kit for the project as a birthday, Christmas or anniversary gift, depending upon what time of year I finish.

Start Date December 8, 2007

The Rules:

1. Have fun reducing your stash.

2. There is no time limit- people have different size projects they would like to work on.

3. Thou shall not purchase any new patterns until 10, 25, or 50 projects have been stitched. Pattern size does not matter. WIPs and UFOs finishes count.

4. This challenge can also apply to knitting, beading, sewing and crocheting patterns.

5. You can make some exemptions - I am not placing limitations on this due to commitments that people might already have. Remember, though, the goal of this challenge is to reduce stash so too many exemptions will sabotage these efforts. I have declared three exemptions.

6. Gifts, gift cards, trades, RAKs and patterns bought with gift money are not a violation of this challenge.

7. Freebies count as part of your total and you can acquire them at any point.

8. You do not have to declare the projects you intend to work on. (If listing would make you feel better please do so)

9. The official start date of this challenge was Sept 1, 2006 since I have been posting about it for awhile and want to make sure the everyone’s projects have been included. All projects finished on or after this date count for the challenge. Example: you have been working TW’s Peacock Tapestry for the past 36 months and you finally finished it on Sept. 12th… it counts as part of your total for the challenge.

My 50 Project List:

1. Halloween Fairy WIP Done June 2008

2.Trinity's Baby Sampler- Sam Sarah Sweet, Sweet Babe Done 2/17/08

3. Christmas Tree by M Designs WIP

4. Celtic Autumn SAL with Andie and Mel

5.Nash's Baby Sampler - Sisters and Best Friends Birth Sampler Bless Done June 2008

6. Debbie's Baby Sampler TBD

7. Patriotic Row

8. Flag Pillow WIP

9. Tink's Kiss Done 12/13/07

10. Buzz Lightyear Infinity and Beyond Done 12/12/07

11. Patriotic Thoughts

12. Old Glory

13. Elizabeth McGuire

14. Mary Heaton

15. Lucy Fairchild

16. Julia Flynn

17. Hannah Purington

18. Needlework School

19. Colonial Homes

20. Brave Hearts

21. We The People

22. A Wife's Prayer

23. Little League

24. Little Ballerinas

25. Four Leaf Clover Done June 2008

26. Celtic Cross

27. Snowflake Surprise Done 1/28/08

28. Kiley Tree

29. Aidan Tree

30. Navy

31. A Primitive Stocking

32. Catherine Agnes

33. Easter Fairy

34. Christmas Elf Fairy

35. New Years Fairy

36. Thanksgiving Fairy

37. Valentines Fairy

38. In The Arms of An Angel

39. Fairy Grandmother

40. Aidan's Giraffe

41. November Topaz Fairy

42. Enchanted Alphabet WIP

43. Christmas Santa Ornament WIP

44. Deck the Halls Bell Pull WIP

45. Country Quilt Squares Afghan WIP

46. Fairy Moon

47. Little Spot Sampler Done 1/27/08

48. Chrystal Hearts

49. Sampler Quilt

50. Falling Leaves

My exemptions are: my fabric of the month club from Silkweaver Fabrics; my Celtic Ladies continuous SAL with Andie and Mel: and the Celtic Garden Mystery deal I have with my husband(who by the way does not think I can make it without buying stash but I am out to prove him wrong LOL).

Week 14

Here is 'Molly" at week 14. I am a week behind in posting. Hopefully I can get week 15 up today also. I have my 3 year old happy helper home and he is not so happy.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Week 13

Here is "Molly" at week 13.