Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Christmas Rules SAL

It has begun! Of course I procrastinated and waited until the end of the month. Nia and I are stitching this together and will be doing one block per month. The only exception is the month of January where we need to stitch the header along with the first block. I won't lie, I was worried...but last night I put the final stitches in that header and now it's DONE!


I love the colors. I splurged and went with the hand dyed fibers :o) I'm stitching mine on 32 count Light Mocha linen. This afternoon I put a good start on block one so I'm really happy and I know I can make my deadline. Phew!

It was an awesome mail day today because I got my order from 123 Stitch -


My dear friend Karen bought me a gift certificate from there for Christmas :o) I've always wanted Lady Of The Mist by Mirabilia so it was excellent timing. Of course the beads jumped in there as well. LOL! Now I'll have to decide what color fabric to stitch her on. Don't get too excited because she won't be started anytime soon! Thank you again Karen :o)

I am SO pumped! Today was my third week of aerobics and I actually feel like I have more energy. Not to mention the fact that I AM getting more coordinated ;o) No, I won't be on Dancing With The Stars in the near future but at least my body is figuring out that my arms and legs CAN do separate things at the same time. LOL! Who would have thunk?


Annie said...

The LK piece looks like a great start to fun design.

The Mirabilia design is so pretty. Great way to use your GC. And 123 is just the quickest!

I knew it was just a question of sticking with the program. Congrats on becoming a jock!

Tammy said...

Congrats on meeting your deadline!! Its looking great on that fabric!!

Jenn's Crafty World said...

Love the colors so far on Christmas Rules. I'm also in love with the Mirabilia chart; what a beauty. Too much for me though!

Irene said...

Great start on the rules. Love Lady of The Mist, but oh my all those beads !!

dixiesamplardesigns said...

"Christmas Rules" rules...lame, I know! But it really is looking good!! Seeing this design all over Blogland makes me want to stitch it.

The Mirabilia design is very pretty...but, that's alot of beadwork...good luck with it though.

Congrats on sticking with the exercise plan...I am on my third day in a row going to the gym...I hurt ALL over!! I'll keep it up if you will!! LOL!

Happy Stitchin'

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Great job on" Rules". That will be a great Christmas piece to enjoy every year.
Way to go on the aerobics! I would like to take a Dumbs class if I could find the time. I am a bit worried about the grace and coordination aspects though. But, I am proud of YOU!

Lisa said...

Totally in love with the Christmas Rules, was so tempted to start that one myself but already have wayyyy too many LK Wips right now.

Carol said...

What a fun SAL with Nia, Cathey... I'm sure you'll be able to meet your one block per month deadline...

Pretty new chart (is Sabrina going to be jealous?). And I'm glad you're enjoying the exercise class--it really does give you more energy and is wonderful for relieving stress, isn't it?

mumzy said...

Your header is beautiful and I am anxious to see the blocks as you get them done.

Great to see you getting more energy. So happy for you.

{{{Love and Hugs}}}

Ranae said...

What a fun SAL, gotta love the mocha linen yummy!!!!
Lady of the Mist is so pretty
Glad to hear your pumped :)

Karen said...

Great start on your LK! Great new stash too....

Kudos on exercising....

Crazee4books said...

Hi Cathey,

I love your progress so far on
Christmas Rules. The threads
look fabulous on the fabric
you're stitching it on and the
colors are so lovely. But of
course you can't beat a Lizzie
Kate design for bright, cheery

My stitching buddy Jennifer (Seasonal Stitches) is stitching this one too and now seeing yours has me wanting to stitch it as
well. Sigh!!

I don't remember ever seeing
Lady of the Mist before. She
is gorgeous!! Oh do hurry
and stitch her soon ... no
pressure here ... because I
want to be able to see her
come to life under your
skilled hands. How can you

I'm so glad that you're really
enjoying your aerobics class
and are finding it easier to
coordinate your movements.
I guess practice really does
make perfect huh?

I was so sorry to read about
the very hard decision that
you had to make regarding
Popcorn but I think that you
were very wise to do what you
did. Sometimes things just
don't work out as you'd hope
and it's better for all if
Popcorn is given the chance
to find a suitable home for
her personality.

When the time comes and you're
ready I'm sure you'll find a
bunny that will fit right in
and give you all the love and
affection that it can, which
I know you will return ten fold.


Deborah said...

Cathey, I am glad that you are feeling better after the exercise, your post about it made me laugh. Love your new stash.

Tatkis said...

Oh, your SAL block is so cute :))
And congratulations with the Mirabilia chart (I love them all!).

Good luck with aerobicks, it would be a pleasure soon :)


♥ Nia said...

It looks so pretty!! :D I'm almost there!!!! LOL
I'm also loving the linen color, as you know it's the first time I have light mocha in my hand :) I'm loving it!!

Did you stitch the snow dots? It looks like white beads! :)

Last night I had to go to bed and leave my goal one 'S' behind :p But I'm getting there ;)

That Mirabilia design is so beautiful!!! I wish I could stitch some big design like that, one beautiful fairy =) But it takes too loooooooong.. I don't know if I could start and not finish it, it would take me months stitching the same thing..
Does it taking ALL those beads? wooww.. You're brave ;)

PS: I'll post my wip soon ;)

Lili Bear said...

Awesome! I am also stitching this L*K project as a SAL with a friend! But using DMC threads.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Christmas Rules looks fantastic I really love the colours in your header!

Elaine said...

Your SAL is just cute, cute, cute Cathey.
Lady of the mist looks pretty too.

Lisa said...

Love your Christmas Rules start, so cute, I just love Lizzie Kate designs.
Nice stash as well, it's a shame we can't have stash delivered everyday.

Melanie said...

What a great start!! Can't wait to see how it progresses as time goes on.

CathE said...

Glad the exercise is working well for you.

Lady of the mist looks a lovely design, I hope you enjoy stitching her. Parcels in the post are always such fun. :)

Lori-Ann said...

I expect that Misty Lady finished next week, now ; )

nice Christmas SAL start. I would never had made it in time. LOL

Pointed Stitcher said...

Great start on Christmas Rules. It's always fun to stitch something with someone else.

Terri M said...

It's going to be fun to watch Christmas Rules come together. When I saw the picture of Lady in the Mist, I was worried about Sabrina. ;)

Julie said...

Great new start

A nice chart you chose with the GC