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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

March Madness Failure


I am perfectly aware how atrociously late I am at updating for Theme-a-licious. I have been dawdling because I totally failed my plans for March Madness. I only completed two projects and of those, only one got finish-finished. I meant to stitch and finish one a week. Yes, me...the Queen of Slow Stitching. Stop laughing! I really meant to do it!

My first finish was the Bent Creek Red Winged Blackbird stitcher's pocket:


This was sent as a secret RAK to Barbi! She received it earlier this week and you can read about it here.

My next project was La D Da's A Bird in Hand:


Horrible wrinkles and lighting here. This was stitched using Nina's Threads as part of Nina's Threads project. Nina chose the colors...I just stitched! This still needs finishing but I should get to that soon!

For April our theme reads:

Amazon April
Dip your needle into the vast swath of fabric dedicated to your BIGGEST projects!


I kinda have a problem with that...and it's called "obligation stitching." I  was chosen to be the next stitcher on three different traveling patterns. Oh holy crows! How did that happen? No one enters giveaways expecting to be drawn

My first project is underway and two more are being mailed to me. Instead of working on Finery of Nature as I planned, my Amazon April will be filled with these three projects. My Amazon task, lol. Be ready for drawings! Two of these Traveling Patterns will be drawn by lottery. As I complete each one, I will put it up for grabs to the next lucky stitcher!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

25 comments:

geeky Heather said...

Sorry, I read "completed two projects" and my mind filtered out the "failure". =) Finishing projects is waaaay better than staying on theme!!

I think finishing three traveling patterns is definitely an Amazonian task!! Hope you get at least some time with Finery! (And I'll be watching for those traveling drawings to go up...I know there was one I wanted to do for a friend. =) Good luck!!

Margaret said...

Oh my! 3 traveling patterns at once! That is an unexpected commitment! Love what you stitched for March, even if it was totally madness. Good luck with all the traveling patterns!

Myra said...

You aren't the only one who failed to meet her March goals. We will do better next month, right? I do love your bird in hand piece.

Catherine said...

I love your finishes! How funny that you were chosen for three traveling patterns! Have you been playing the lottery ~ if not, perhaps you should!

Barbi said...

I love my Stitcher's pocket! thank you so much!
And this Bird in Hand finish is so pretty! Nina picked GREAT colors!

katica said...

both of your finishes are perfectly beautiful! Love Nina's threads!! such awesome colours, and I'm totally jealous (in a good way of course) of Barbi for being the lucky recipient of your stitcher's pocket

Carol said...

I saw your RAK for Barbi on her blog, Sharon--it really is adorable and I could tell how pleased she was with it :)

Looking forward to seeing all of those traveling patterns stitched up--you CAN do it!!!

Happy Easter to you!

Shaunterria Owens said...

Your finishes are beautiful, and good luck with your Amazonian task - with your stitching skills I know you can do it!

Nan said...

Great stitching for March. Try to have fun with the 3 projects coming your way. Enjoy the journey and don't focus on the speed :-)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I agree, the three TPs count as an Amazon project!
I'm loving the Theme-a-licious so much, it was a brilliant idea of Heather's.

Rhona said...

Beautiful finishes. Your needle is going to be red hot with three traveling patterns to complete!

Jackie said...

Completing projects = failure? That's total crazy talk!

Veronica said...

LOL! That is quite a feat, being chosen for three Traveling patterns all at the same time. Quite the Amazon Task :P Maybe you should consider buying a lottery or something ^.^

Hugs,
Veronica.

CJ in OK ;-) said...

If may not be all you planned to do but you have two great finishes, congrats. Obligation stitching I like that name, thanks, CJ in Ok ;-)

Solstitches said...

Two lovely finishes. The little pocket is so cute.
Good luck with those travelling patterns. I shall look forward to seeing them stitched up.
Margaret

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on two finishes. They are both gorgeous. Good luck with your travelling patterns.

Debbie said...

Both your cross-stitches look adorable!

Sally said...

Wow three travelling patterns! That's brilliant. Looking forward to seeing them. I've just been chosen for one and am looking forward to receiving it and stitching it.

Love both you finishes.

Nina said...

I really hope you enjoyed stitching A bird in the hand :) Looks so beautiful!
I can't wait to see it in a finished form :) Well done, Daffycat :)

Have a great day and wish you Happy Easter!

Chris said...

I love what you got finished they are both lovely.
Sounds like March is going to be a busy one too.

Christine said...

The stitcher's pocket is gorgeous. Good luck on your three travelling patterns

Mouse said...

you didn't fail at your task some one just moved the goal posts heheheh
and yeahhhh re the three travelling patterns I want to stitch two of them sooo don't forget me in the draws ..lol
hope you have a fab stitchy weekend :) love mouse xxxxx

Rachel S-H said...

Your march finishes are pretty! That is not a failure!

Elena said...

Beautiful finish!

Meari said...

The Bent Creek finish is adorable. I always enjoy seeing your finishes... they're great!!

Good luck with all those traveling patterns. I've been following them but like you say, I never expect to be picked. LOL