Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Start of the Pledge

Hi peeps. I had a wonderful weekend with Tracy. We got lots of stitching done and watched lots of dvds and ate lots and lots of food!!!! We got our nails manicured and polished and went out for a lovely meal. It was just the break that I needed. Lie ins and fizzy pink drink - woot!!

It was Tracy's birthday a couple of weeks ago so along with some other gifties I also made her this:

Primitive Betty freebie May 2010

It's a Primitive Betty freebie and was stitched as part of the May challenge on Stitch and Stash bb.


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I was also able to make some progress on my Just Nan SAL and completed another band. The pictures really don't do this piece justice as the beads really dazzle and sparkle. It is lovely to work on. Only five bands to go!

May progress

I worked on some other projects too but am really pleased I managed to complete the first page of the Jane Austen sampler I am working on as part of an SAL with Sally, Tracy and Lesleyanne. Tanya's designs are just such a pleasure to work on. I was so pleased she had a recent sale and was just able to grab a couple of bargains before it finished.

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Tomorrow I am sending out an exchange I am doing with Lynn from Happiness is Cross Stitching. This is such an honour as Lynn stitches the most beautiful things. I only hope my work will live up to the standard! I will show pics once it arrives at its destination.

Well today is officially the first day of our pledge (that is - Tracy and I). We pledged that for the next six months we will have no new starts and only work on the wips we already have. If anyone would like to join us in this journey then feel free to hop on board. The final two hours of last night had me itching to sneak in a new start but in the end I refrained. So this means, in effect, no exchanges, no sneaky smalls, no baps, no socks, nothing.

Hmmmmm.... I wonder how long I'll last.

30 comments:

Parsley said...

What a sweet gift and lovely stitching projects! I need to work more on my stitching but DOGS are everywhere here.

Margaret said...

Good luck with your pledge! I know I wouldn't last a day. lol! I love your Tulip Time piece for Tracy. I also love your Just Nan WIP and your Jane Austen. Beautiful work!

Jackie said...

Good luck with your pledge! I have to say, the second I took a pledge the itch would probably hit me really hard.

Tracy said...

I'm in! I have a couple of designs I really want to finish. I have so many designs I want to do, that I finish anything.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What a lovely gift for Tracy! Sounds like you two had a great time - mmmm.. fizzy, pink drinks - what's not to love?

Great progress on JN and the Jane Austen is lovely, too!

Loraine said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! Polish and everything! So fun to read. I think I need a good girlfriend day!I love the stitching. Have a great week!

Christine said...

Beautiful stitching! JN pieces really are very lovely and yours looks great.

Is the Jane Austen piece you're working on a chart or was it in a magazine somewhere? Thanks!

Catherine said...

Beautiful stitching!! Love your finish!

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Good luck with that pledge Hazel:)

Cari-in-VA said...

Hi Hazel - I just discovered your blog (thanks to Terri). What wonderful stitching! Tulip Time is so sweet and your JN WIP and Jane piece are lovely!

No new starts for 6 months, oh my! Good luck with your resolution.

Have a great week!

Nic said...

Lovely projects!

I wouldn't last a month on your pledge, hope you do better!

Julie said...

Love the needlebook, a lovely gift for Tracy. Glad you had a good weekend, you sound a lot brighter.

JN is looking wonderful, pics on the computer never do these designs justice. Jane Austins grown loads.

Good Luck with the pledge!

Deanne J said...

Great stitching Hazel, goodluck with your pledge.

Mylene said...

What a beautiful gift for Tracey! Goodluck with your pledge and looking forward to see lots of progress...how many WIP's are you working on?

Kathy A. said...

Good luck with the pledge hon. I thought about it for a couple of seconds, then went - not a chance for me!!!!!

Carol said...

I've always loved the Tulip Time design, Hazel, and yours is stitched and finished beautifully.

Good luck with your pledge...don't think I could resist a new start for six months, but it will be a great way to finish up all of those WIPs :)

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely stitching on your WIPs. Good luck with your pledge. Your finish is lovely.

staci said...

That NB is darling...I'm sure it is much loved :) Tanya's designs are sweet and I was able to purchase a few on sale too! Happy Stitching!!!

Katrina said...

Everything is gorgeous and what a sweet gift. I can't promise not to start something new but I will have lots of fun seeing all your finishes :-).

Deb said...

Good luck with your pledge. I'd love to join you, but I know I just couldn't do it. What a lovely gift you made for Tracy!!

Both your other pieces are lovely as well!

Syd said...

Count me in on your pledge. What a great idea.

Aussie Stitcher said...

Stitchy weekends are the best!!! I am glad that you had a great time. Your wips are looking wonderful.

Carolyn NC said...

Awesome stitching!

Lucy said...

love everything!!!

Barb said...

Oh dear me no I couldnt do that although I really should lol. Snowfire is coming on a treat and so is JA ,look forward to seeing them progressing.I love the Sampler Girl designs (i was just going to say a naughty word beginning with S) that I have an inkling to do tonight as I have one with just the right sentiment for this weather lol.
Liked your little needlecase it was nice to stitch wasnt it.Take care
hugs n stuff.

Kathy said...

Lovely stitching. What a wondrful needlebook you made. just lovely.

Good luck with the pledge. :) I know I could never stick to it. LOL

AND A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Siobhan said...

Beautiful stitching! Good luck with your pledge. I'm like Margaret, I wouldn't last a day. Once I get a 'you absolutely can not do this', I suddenly HAVE to do whatever it is I'm not supposed to do. LOL

Christine said...

Great stitchinh Hazel, the needlebook is beautiful and I love the Just Nan piece

Karan said...

Glad you had such a good time - sounds like it did you a power of good. Lovely gift for Tracy & your JN piece is beautiful. The JA piece is looking lovely too. :0)
Good Luck with the pledge.

Angela said...

The pledge is very brave of you, I'd never stick to it no matter how good my intentions are.

Love the tulips.