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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Pearls and Lace Thursday #118 Redwork Sampler and New Year's Resolutions

Did you make a New Year's Resolution?
I did.
Mine is to NOT make a New Year's Resolution because there's no way I'd finish it!
That's what happened last year, and here's the proof!

My resolution last year?  To finish at least ONE big project without starting another one.
I don't know what I was thinking.  After all, this was a HUGE project with about a billion stitches!

I do love the reds though.  I've used DMC floss # 115 to work it with one thread on 28 count cloth.
It was so tiny (to me) that I had to use 3.0 readers glasses to see it! 
I'm on the last of it now, and hopefully will get it finished soon.  No promises on when that will be...
but I've been busy!

We've had so many days of rain (praise the LORD!), that it's been cloudy.  The morning I took these pictures I did them in shifts as the sun came up.  I can't get over how different the lighting is over the span of just a few minutes!!

Maybe I'll finish by the end of January??

It's time for Pearls and Lace Thursday!  I usually try to post on Wednesdays so be on the lookout for it weekly.  Just add the url code from your blog post to the link below to join!
I couldn't believe it when I had a look at my blog over the holidays....there were so many new followers that I was just so excited!  Welcome to each of you!
May you have a blessed week,

I'll be joining soem of these parties!!
Mosiac Monday at
Make it Pretty Monday
Today's Thrifty Treasures at
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Cowgirl Up Party Monday
Just Something I Whipped Up
Knick of Time Tuesday
Open House Party
Cottage Garden Party
Hope in Every Season
Blissful White Wednesday
Adorned From Above
What's It Wednesday
Whatever You Want Wednesday
Grace at Home
Time Travel Thursday
Vintage Thingie Thursday
Minute for Me Thursday
Home Sweet Home
Feathered Nest Friday
Show and Tell Friday
It's a Hodgepodge Friday
Frugalicious Friday
A Crafty Soiree
Vintage Inspiration Friday
Inspiration Friday
Thrifty Things Friday
Simple and Sweet Fridays
Shabbylicious Friday
Potpourrie Friday
Flaunt It Friday
Pink Saturday
Sew Darn Crafty


Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi there. I love your sampler! I do cross stitch for relaxation. That's a fabulous pattern. Well done!

Cynthia said...

Oh my gosh! Doni, that is so BEAUTIFUL! I love the red thread. Was it verigated? That definitely looks like a major project. You've done a great job on it.

Pellie / Penny said...

That sure is one majorly large project.

You've done a great job so far.

Only a little bit more to go. - We know you can do it!!!!!!

Happiness in the New Year.


Mrs. Sarah Coller said...

Hi Doni!

What a beautiful sampler! I love the reds too...so pretty! Thanks for the opportunity to link up. I hope you have a great weekend!

Mrs. Sarah Coller

LV said...

You have done a nice job on your project. I have to only start one thing, or I would never accomplish anything.

Jody and Stan said...

Such a beautiful sampler! Thanks for hosting a fun party! Happy New Year!


Denise Marie said...

Absolutely lovely!!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

I love counted cross stitch. That is a big project you've got going and on 28 over one, that's really a huge project. It looks so lovely! I'll look forward to seeing the finished piece.

Happy VTT!

jeanetteann said...

Doni,your sampler is so lovely. I am not good at counted work,I get totally lost with it. :)

Nancy said...

Your sampler is very beautiful. What a lot of work!

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Doni,
You have featured my very favorite! I love redwork...and, the color red. Your stitching is perfection...and, oh, what a keepsake you are creating!
Thank you so much for hosting and for sharing your beautiful handiwork, my friend.
Carolynn xx

Wilma said...

Hi Doni,
You have a lot of courage
to work on such a huge project !!

It is beautiful !

This morning I found something strange going on. On my blog your
button disappeared and another came up on the same spot. It's no blogger, only an email adres is shown. I found your button on a list there. I wrote you an email last week, but now I'm wondering. Did you change your emailadres and your button ?
Hope you'll email me.

Hugs, Wilma.

Wilma said...

I'm sorry Doni,

Didn't look close enough.
I think I know now what
happened haha..!!

But I'm not sure now if you recieved my email on the 7th.

xx Wilma.

Gold Shoe Girl said...

Found you from Charm of Home party. I love your sampler. The red is just gorgeous. And I am insanely jealous of your craft room!!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Beautiful red-work. I love it. I know it takes a lot of time, but is so worth it. Very pretty. I am so glad I came across your blog. I will be back for sure. Hugs, Karie

Mom E. said...

Doni!!!!! Oh....did you know cross stitching was my FIRST Love, that I was aware of, as far as creative outlet goes? As a child I did many crafts and gifts for family and friends, but at 16 I started to cross stitch and it became an obsession, in 1977..I even made my own patterns, it was just beginning to come back in popularity. Oh, those days...I think you have sparked a desire to finish something!! LOL I am trying....fingers crossed....to focus on our bedroom and I have a sampler that has been "in process", I can hear your gasp already, since ......1989.....I think I will set a goal to finish it. I may have to borrow your glasses however, my eyesight is not what it used to be either. And it is on 32 count linen....I think...it has been too long. I even have the frame already...can you believe that? I will let you know when I it! Hopefully before the end of the year! I LOVE your red work, I love your blog page, my heart just skips a few beats when I look at your page...I think we are floss, ribbon, lace and pearls addicts...Heaven Help Us!
Hugs to your heart,

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Donni,
I'm with you, no more resolutions!
I love the piece you are working on, the colors are just gorgeous!
I have "faith" that you'll finish soon! Hugs,

Debra said...

What a gorgeous sampler and how much talent and patience you have :) !!!!

Lenetta Carnes said...

Hi, Great post. I found you through the blog hop. Now following you.Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance.
Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that we just started, It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Here's the link in case you want to check it out. Thanks again.http://lenettacarnes.blogspot.com/2013/01/weekly-goals-linkup-html

Melanie said...

Wow Wow Wow ! Gorgeous rosy red colours. I love this ! x

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Love the sampler. Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday

Mom E. said...

I am so excited to see your finished sampler....I reminds me to get mine out! Gonna work on it!
Thanks for your inspiration!
Hearts to you, friend!

Mom E. said...

I see, it is 28 count....I still have not worked on mine yet since I posted in january! Maybe this year!
Please, do not hold your breath, however!


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