Friday, December 31, 2010

Crazy January Challenge 2011

So I've decided to participate in the Crazy January Challenge 2011 that I found on another stitcher's blog. With the fact I'm no longer just stitching for myself and need to keep up with orders & new patterns in my shop, I'm going to tweak the way I do the challenge a little bit.

The original challenge calls for you to pick 15 different cross stitch patterns/kits and start one of those each day for the first 15 days of January. You will then have 15 different WIPs (work in progress) to stitch and to try and get them ALL completed by the end of 2011.
This is the way I'm going to do the challenge...

  • I will pick 12 different pieces.
  • I'll start one piece on the 1st of each month and work on that piece consistently for a minimum of the first week.
  • After that 1st week I will go back to orders or the next pattern that is closest to being finished and released for purchase in my shop.
  • Sometime between the 8th & 15th of the month I'll post a pic of the progress I've made on each one of my challenge pieces (unfortunately with it being winter it is dark when I leave for work & dark when I get home so I generally have to wait for weekends to take pics during the daylight).
This is the list of the projects I'll be stitching and who the designer is:
  1. Winter Freeze by Stitchnmomma
  2. Celtic Cross by Stitchnmomma
  3. Steps of Santorini by Stitchnmomma
  4. Sunset Stroll by Stitchnmomma
  5. Ironwork Gate by Barbara & Cheryl
  6. The Red Cart by Stitchnmomma
  7. Birch Allee by Stitchnmomma
  8. Crashing Wave by Stitchnmomma
  9. South Battery View by Barbara & Cheryl
  10. Friends are Flowers by Stitchnmomma
  11. The Great Wilderness Afghan by Miranda's Needle
  12. The Long Road Home by Stitchnmomma
You may have noticed that most of the designs are my own. I figured I could kill two birds with one stone and participate in the challenge as well as work on some of the new patterns I'd like to release.

I'm looking forward to the challenge and hope you all enjoy the pictures I'll be sharing along the way.

Happy New Year to all of you!!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Vote 4 Me...PLEASE!! :)

I'm hoping for some help from all of my great followers.

I've entered for the chance to win 1 month of free advertising on The Handmade Gift Guide.

I'm #30 of the 32 entrants. It's very simple, just click this link, scroll down to you find my Radiant Rose piece (#30) and click the vote button directly above the picture. Voting ends at 11:59pm on Sunday night 1/2/2011.

Thanks for your help!!!

Monday, December 20, 2010


With the ever changing and expanding world of social networking, I'm finding it hard to keep up with all the various forms, so based upon popular demand I've decided to start a monthly newsletter.

If you'd like to receive this newsletter, simply email me your first & last name and your email address to Your email address will be kept private and I'll never sell or share my list.

In addition to having a new newsletter to announce my new patterns, categories, share works in progress, etc. I thought I'd have a NAME THE NEWSLETTER CONTEST. The winner will receive a gift certificate to my ArtFire shop. If you'd like to enter, just post a comment here or on my Facebook fan page with your newsletter name. Make sure I know how to get in touch with you in case you're the winner. The winner will be announced in the first premier issue the first week in January.

Can't wait to see the names you all come up with and good luck to everyone!

Looking forward