Thursday, November 15, 2012

Count Your Blessings

Hello friends!  I have a different sort of project to share with you today.  I have a list in my studio, near my sewing machine, of projects that need to be done.  A couple weeks ago one of my boys pointed out that the list was labeled "June 2012".  "That's a long time ago," he said.  "I know."  "There's nothing crossed off," he continued.  "I know."  "What do the months in between look like?" he questioned me. I had no reply.  "Ya know, maybe you should take a break once in a while from your cards and finish some of those things."  (He can be very sassy.  Wonder where he gets that from.......?)

So, I looked over the list, rewrote it, titled it "Master List" (he thought that was very clever) and posted it again.  And I decided he was right.  Those projects needed to get done.  I have set a goal to post one project that I finish off that list every Wednesday (yes, I know it's Thursday) until the list is done.  If I stay on track that would have the list done the first Wednesday in February.

Here is the first thing I finished.
 This is a piece that was in the July 2010 issue of Cross Stitch and Needlework.  It is designed by one of my favorite designers, Gail Bussi, whom I believe is from South Africa.  I love her pieces and actually have stitched a fair number of them over the years, both for myself and for gifts.  I finished the stitching almost 2 years ago and it has been in the basket on my shelf ever since.  I wanted to turn it into a pillow for my enclosed porch, so Tuesday I did just that.
 I pulled some fabric from my stash (I am also a quilter) and set to work.  In a couple hours it was done.  I took this photo on my porch today.  Like I said I planned to post these on Wednesdays, but a wicked headache side-lined me yesterday and I spent most of the afternoon on the couch.  The sun is so bright today I had to pull the shades on the porch to get a good picture.
Here is my settee.  I made the cushion a while back, its a bit flat but I love the colors.  I don't spend much time out there this time of year, but with the ceiling fan it is wonderful all summer long!

Anyway, there's the first project!  Project 2 is done and number 3 is on my sewing table.  So far so good!

I think that's about it.  Thanks for taking a peek!

Blessings & Hugs,



  1. This is beautiful!! I am looking forward to seeing all your projects!!

  2. Absolutely lovely, Michelle! Hooray for you getting old projects done! Love that "Master List" idea...keeps it all in perspective! Oh, how I wish I could come sit on your porch with you and enjoy a cup of tea and a long talk!

  3. Ohh this is gorgeous! I love the pattern and the pillow colors too! and headaches are annoying!~