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Saturday, January 1, 2011

~~Up for a challenge~ todays progress....

I wanted to show you my first project in the 2011 "Up for a challenge".... I started this pretty piece by City Stitcher back in 1990 (I am embarrased to have to admit that..) And, I have no idea why I shelved the project because I really do like it..............
So, here is where things have stood since then.....about half done....

And, here is where I stand as of an afternoons worth of stitching..... At least the alphabet is done now...... But, where is the pretty garden....?.... Will have to see if I get to that part tomorrow..
I see alot of people in blogland making committments to finish WIP's this year....So, here's to everyone's accomplishments!!!
Happy Stitching,
Faye

37 comments:

CalamityJr said...

That's quite a good start-continuation! It's going to be lovely finished.

Glenna said...

Oh, that really is a pretty stitch! Good for you for being able to find all the parts of it. I cannibalize things, unfortunately, so when I take them out, parts are missing!

Meadows08 said...

Gorgeous! I love the font of the alphabet.

Laura said...

Wow!!!!! This is really a gorgeous piece!!! Will be following along.....

Cole said...

Really pretty colors!!! Good for you for picking it back up!

Nancy said...

This is beautiful, and I look forward to your next progress photo! Happy New Year!

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely progress.

gracie said...

Oh, that is really a lovely piece. Nice progress on it too. It is going to be beautiful!

Lynn said...

Such pretty colours! This is a really lovely stitch and I look forward to seeing more of it.

Siobhan said...

What a great project! I love City Stitcher's designs. I don't think I'd noticed this sampler before--it's gorgeous! Good luck with your WIPs, Faye!

Denise said...

You'll have this finished in no time! Love the colors!

Denise

Chris said...

Very pretty Faye!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful sampler. I love the pastel colors. You made great progress.

Myra said...

That is pretty Faye. I love the turquoise color.

Sherry :o) said...

Pretty - and amen to all of our accomplishments this year! I plan on finish-finishing things as I have many, many to do in my basket. A challenge itself, since I love to stitch things and am not real good at finish-finishing things!

Kellie said...

Good luck with your WIPs this year! This is a really pretty design. Looking forward to seeing more of it.

Margaret said...

This is so pretty! I really should do that challenge as well, but I'm not. lol! I love your first project. I'll enjoy watching you as you progress through your 15 WIPs!

Kathy said...

What a pretty piece. Love the colors in it. I love seeing the older pieces people are working on. And I better go get some work done on mine. :)

Anna van Schurman said...

I have a City Stitcher chart on my CJC15. I start it today, in fact. Very different from yours but just as old. :)

Jackie said...

You made some great progress! I'm not familiar with this project and am looking forward to seeing it unfold on your blog.

Littlebit said...

Oh my..I though I was the only one on the planet who had stitched Nabby's Garden!! I love it to this day. Happy New Year, Faye! I look forward to seeing all of your wonderful finishes.

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

1990? (giggle) coming along quite nicely though, pretty colors in this one. Congrats on your git 'er done attitude and HNY!

Colleen said...

Beautiful project;love the colors. I've seen many in the Challenge, working on some old WIP's, that were packed away for reasons forgotten. Faye, I know you'll have a wonderful sense of accomplishment, once Nabby's Garden is complete.
Happy stitching!

Karen said...

Great job! Hope you have a very stitchy day.

Bobbie said...

Hmmm. I have that pattern too, but never started it. You are making great progress. I am also hoping to get more of my old projects done. I just completed my first project of the year this morning, a doll quilt. I feel good about that.

Hazel said...

Beautiful Faye. I really like it. x

Blu said...

Nice progress! Very pretty and muted colours.

Catherine said...

This is a sweet piece! I really love the colors!

Babs in Alabama said...

I don't know this piece, Faye, but it's going to be beautiful. Here's hoping we see it all done this year. I love the colors!
babs

Pointed Stitcher said...

Beautiful piece!! Hope you get it finished this year :)

Beth said...

That is going to be a very pretty piece! Congratulations on your progress, and good luck in finishing those WIP's!

Cathy B said...

Great progress Faye. Good luck in finishing your WIPs - I hope to finish some too!

Happy New Year!

BrendaS said...

Your sampler is so pretty. I love the colors. Isn't it funny how sometimes we pull out a WIP and wonder why we ever put it away to begin with?
Good luck to you in finishing your WIP's. I will be cheering for you:)))

Nan said...

Great progress for one afternoon.
Keep on stitchin....

Jan said...

Your progress is perfect, Faye....the colors are so soft and pretty in this one. And I have to admit I have never seen this particular sampler before, so I will be waiting patiently for your next update! It will be a bit of an unveiling for me at least, to see the whole piece!!

Bekca said...

You're making wonderful progress Faye, keep it up! I know what you mean, this year seems to be all about finishing old projects and sorting through stash. Good luck with all your stitchy plans!

Andrea said...

A pretty piece to start off your project challenge.