Thursday, August 30, 2012

Two Executive Decisions

Many of my followers will remember last year when I confessed that my 2011 Crazy January Challenge had to be "amended."  At the beginning I had been unable to pick just 15 items for the challenge and ended up with 16 items.  As 2011 progressed my executive decision was to finally edit out the "extra" project.  (It was Brightneedle's Pretty in Pink)
Now as part of my 2012 Crazy January Challenge I  counted all 3 Sheepish Designs Alpha Series as 1 project.  When I pulled it out last night I thought "What was I thinking?!" So another executive decision had to be made. 
Now I am counting each pattern as a separate piece of the 2012 Crazy January Challenge :)  You saw that coming, I'll bet.  There are 11 finished projects for this year's challenge so far.  These will be numbers 12-14.  The last project needing to be completed is Brightneedle's Pretty in Pink :)  It deserves to be finished this year, I think.
So, what got eliminated?  LHN's He is Risen and L'Atelier Perdu's My Christmas Stocking 2012.  I still love them both and kept them in my staging box. 
As you can see below there is a lot of work to do and I already had to spend time frogging part of my beginning!

Sheepish Designs
Alpha Bird, Alpha Menagerie & Alpha Sheep
32 ct LL Sand Dune
Called for DMC threads
I can't leave without an update on little Amber.  She is 7 months old now and just a delight! Strangers stop me at the store to tell me how cute she is :)  Can you see her two little bottom teeth?

Have a great Labor Day weekend!  I hope you get lots of stitching done!


Tracey said...

Nice progress so far! And Amber is just precious!

Donna said...

So cute! I mean Amber. LOL

Patty C. said...

Enjoy your weekend :)

Kaisievic said...

She is so darling, please give her a cuddle for me!

Carol said...

Sounds like a good plan for finishing off your Crazy Jan. Challenge! I can see why complete strangers stop to admire Miss Amber--she is just precious :)

gracie said...

Amber is beautiful!

Margaret said...

Good executive decisions. Amber is soooo adorable!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Awww... Amber is so adorable.

Anonymous said...

oh, there looks like a lot of stitching just in the 3 pieces. Good luck and don't go too crazy.

Giovanna said...

Very nice going on the Alpha designs, and congrats on the cute granddaughter.

Chris said...

Great stitching start. These Sheepish projects are lovely.
What a sweet girl :)

Krista said...

Amber is so cute! Love your new start, that is in my to do pile too! I look forward to seeing your progress on them. Enjoy the weekend!

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Awwww... sweet Amber is just a doll! Look at that happy face and beautiful smile! She's precious.
Love your start on the alphabets.

Ranae said...

Amber is a cutie pie
OMGosh I have alpha bird , but not the other two, I didn't realize they existed or if I did , I didn't know they went together, now I'm on the hunt for the other two
Have a great sunday

Mindi said...

Woohoo! Love the start on the Alpha series, but I'm so sorry you had to frog already.