Friday, January 9, 2015

First finish of the New Year

Good morning dear friends,
Happy Friday!! I am pleased to announce my first finish of the year. WooHoo! As I mentioned in a previous post my only stitching goal this year is to TRY and stitch the WIPs that have been laying around for a few years, There are about 4 that need finishing. But once they are finished I will be faced with the dilemma of what to stitch next. I always have a hard a hard time picking out my next project, usually because I am so indecisive over fabric and floss.....

When I started stitching it I knew right away that it was going to be a tribute to my Mom who passed away May 2004.You can see progress from that post Here So in place of the flowers I added her initials and date of birth. I used a piece of 28ct even weave and DMC.

I started this one on November 30th and finished Jan 8th.

I was asked by a girlfriend of mine if I would stitch this for her Boyfriend in honor of his best friend who passed away in an ATV accident. So I am going to start it all over again this weekend but I think in blue, gold and green. She is going to give it to the boys Mother.

I probably would have been finished a few days sooner but on News Years day and the day after I spent it winding floss. I had fun doing this, it was mindless and relaxing HaHa!

How do you store your DMC? Do you wind it? I use to keep like numbers in ziplock baggies but searching for that ONE floss is time consuming. This is way more efficient :)

Well that's all I have for today. I hope you all have a blessed and happy day.
Happy Stitching
Natasha



15 comments:

  1. brava, hai finito il primo ricamo del 2015, è bellissimo

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  2. That tribute piece touched my heart as i lost my beloved sister a year ago after a long bout with brain cancer. You have done a beautiful job and may have started a memorial trend!!

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  3. Beautiful finish--so nice to have floss organized and to be able to find that one color when you need it

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  4. Your stitching piece is precious!
    I use bobbins also but keep any extra skeins in the ziplock bags until I need them.
    Happy Stitching
    Denise

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  5. Congratulations on your finish! What a lovely tribute to your Mom! Way to go on getting your floss on bobbins and organized. I have my DMC on bobbins and stored in one of the original jammer boxes. I do keep the extras skeins (in original form) in 'worm' boxes.

    Enjoy the weekend!

    Robin in Virginia

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  6. That's a great first finish in this year. I love this series.

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  7. Love your 1st finish for 2015 and it is a lovely tribute to your mother !

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  8. Great finish! I think it's great that you are stitching it again for your friend's mom. I store all my DMC in a jammer box. It's awesome. It took forever to wind all the floss though and those little stickers don't stick well on the plastic bobbins. I need to find a solution for that.

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  9. Congrats on the pretty finish. I keep my floss on bobbins also.

    Linda

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  10. I just love that finish, Natasha, and how nice of you to stitch one in other colors for your friend.

    I store my DMC in tool boxes with lots of little drawers putting about five or six colors in each drawer. Seems to work for me :)

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  11. That is perfect.
    I have posted about how I store my DMC a few months back. I do not wind them on bobbins.

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  12. Beautiful finish. My DMC is a mess. Don't ask. lol!

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  13. I wind mine on bobbins and keep them in plastic containers like yours. My containers are getting really full, though! Need to use my Christmas gift card and get a couple of more.

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  14. I wind my DMC on bobbins and keep them in a double sided matchbox car case I picked up at Wal-Mart. I still have quite a few left to wind but I'm hopeful I'll get that task finished this year. Beautiful finish!

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  15. I love that finish - so pretty! As for floss storage, I do the same as you for DMC. Every so often, I buy a bunch of DMC at once and just spend some time winding it. It's good for days that I want to be stitchy but not stitch, if that makes sense. I keep my specialty floss in floss bags on rings.

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