Thursday, February 4, 2010

Focusing

Good Morning Friends! I've worked myself out of my tizzy. It's good to know that I'm in good company...if there's so many of us that it affects, then we can't be crazy~~right???

I focused my efforts and got the dishcloths done first (since there was only one more left to knit and then ends woven in!)


And then I finished Sew Patchwork by Carol R. There was no deadline or anything, but I didn't really have that much left to stitch, and I knew I just wouldn't be able to ignore it :)


Such a sweet design. And I know exactly how I want to finish~finish it!


Sew Patchwork
by Carol R (istitchcharts)
fabric: 28ct "staci-dyed" evenweave
fiber: DMC 115


Thank You Lenka for giving me this award :) I really appreciate you thinking of me. I have trouble picking only 5 blogs to pass this on to beecause I subscribe to so many fabulous ones. So, feel free to help yourself to this award because I'm passing it on to whoever comes by here :)


I've begun my socks for February and am working on the heel of the first one :) Focusing can be sooo rewarding, lol!!! But today I will be focusing on our taxes. Thanks for stopping by my neck of the woods. I'd send you some Colorado sun, but it's still dark, lol ;) Have a good one.

51 comments:

KarenV said...

Goodness Staci, are you really up at 4.30am?!

Love the dishcloths, I really need to get myself some of that cotton yarn and have a go. Sew Patchwork turned out beautifully, I think it's my favourite of Carol's designs.

I decided yesterday that I had to start focusing on 1-2 things rather than project-hopping and it seems to be working!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous finishes as always from you! You are ever inspiring! I love your dishcloths, and the sampler is just beautiful. I can't wait to see how you finish finish it!

Gayle said...

You do have a beautiful blog. The finishes are lovely. I like the bright dish cloths. It is so motivating to finish something so we can start another.
Happy Stitching!

Catherine said...

Your dish clothes make me want to pick up knitting!

Your red piece is fabulous - can't wait to see how you finish it!

~Judy~ said...

Love LOve LOVE the dish cloths! They are so colorful and pretty I would hate to use them. After seeing your Sew Patchwork done in DMC 315 {one of my favorite colors} I am going to order the chart for myself.

Marion said...

Love the dishclothes! I've been thinking about knitting myself some...just have to get the yarn.
Great stitching as well!!
Take care
Marion

Julie M said...

Cute stitchy finish and love the dishcloths! Such bright colors will almost make washing dishes a pleasure!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

What great finishes!!!!

Nicole said...

Beautiful dish cloths Staci! I love making them too! One of my favorite patterns is this one...

http://www.mielkesfarm.com/dishclth.htm

It's a lot of fun! I also love your Sew Patchwork. It turned out so pretty!

Sadie said...

Sweet finishes Staci!

devonaz said...

Way to go,,,great finishes,,,love the colors of the dishcloths...its funny what we can get accomplish when we focus,,which I have a hard time doing...have a great day..
Devon

BeckySC said...

Oh the sampler turned out just gorgeous, Staci :) I love it!!
And your colorful dish cloths are just great! YGG :)
((hugs))

Carol said...

Those pretty dishcloths would make me want to wash dishes any day of the week--the colors are so bright and cheerful...

Love your little sampler, too. I'm going to have to look for that DMC 115 next time I'm in Joann's :)

Cole said...

Great finishes! I love the bright colors of the dishcloths!

Good luck working on the taxes :)

Quiltsmiles said...

Staci,
Great stitching finishes. Can't wait to see how you will finish this last stitchery. Yo've peaked my interest. I'lll have to follow your blog to see.
Jane

Shari said...

the dishcloths are so pretty! You do such a great job with your pictures. Love the sampler as well. I have many of Carol's patterns, waiting to be stitched!!!

Jules said...

Great finishes! I love the Sew Patchwork and am looking forward to seeing the finish~finish.

Lesleyanne said...

Love the dishclothes, love Sew Patchwork and can't wait to see how you finish finish it.

Evik said...

Amazing finishes, Staci!

Carol R said...

Pretty dishclothes Staci and I just love your finish of Sew Red. I can't wait to see your final 'finish'! Do you mind if I steal a picture or two for my blog?

corinna said...

love it when you post
like handicraft candy
love the sampler
looking forward to your finish
and seeing the socks
i am trying mittens first-fun-fun-fun
i got called off work today-even better
what yarn do you use for your washcloths?-cotton? but any certain
type?

corinna said...

love it when you post
like handicraft candy
love the sampler
looking forward to your finish
and seeing the socks
i am trying mittens first-fun-fun-fun
i got called off work today-even better
what yarn do you use for your washcloths?-cotton? but any certain
type?

Siobhan said...

Great finishes, Staci! I'm glad you've untizzied yourself. ;) Until the next time, right? Probably right around Market. LOL

Ranae said...

Beautiful colorful dishclothes. I use cotton for mine, they are more aborbing. Do you make potholders? and what kind of yarn do use for them?
Pretty finish!
Congrats! on the award, you surely deserve it.

Melissa said...

The dishcloths look like a roll of Lifesavers! Sew Patchwork looks great. I'll be checking in to see your finish.

As usual, you're waaaayyyyy too productive! ;-)

corinna said...

staci
thanks for the info
i am about to add the thumb to mitten one
socks next
can do
smiles
c

valerie said...

Love those dishcloths...they are so colorful!! Beautiful finish on your Sew Patchwork...just lovely!

Karen said...

i just love the colors of the dishcloths stacked up...they always make me smile for some reason....very "happy" colors!

Love your finish too..can't wait to see it finished!

Lenka said...

I love your finishes Staci, they are all gorgeous!
But I have a question ...What exactly do you use those dishcloths for? ...I'm curious as we don't have them in my country, but I definitely love them, they are so cheerful :)

Kim said...

Love the dishcloths and the sampler is beautiful.

Good luck with the taxes :)

Carla said...

your dishcloths are so colorful... love them !
the red sampler is beautiful!

Paula C. said...

Lovely finishes Staci! Dishcloths are so much fun to knit. I can't wait to see how you finish the Sew Patchwork design =)

Irene said...

Great finishes ! Look forward to seeing the finish on Sew Patch.

Deb said...

I just love those dishtowels. So bright and cheery. And I think that your stitched piece is wonderful too. I can't wait to see how you finish it off.

Julie said...

Such colourful dishcloth, i bet there's no shortage of people wanting to do the dishes at your house.

A lovely stitchy finish

Virginia said...

I am loving the colors on those dishcloths. Those are gorgeous!

Gabi said...

I adore your dish clothes. Should try these too. Lovely finish too. Waiting to see how you "finish finish" it. I bet you're idea will look great

Shelleen said...

the dishcloths are done in such pretty colors and your finish is pretty

Theresa said...

Love the colors of the dishcloth~ They are so cheerful~ They make washing dishes a whole lot more fun, I think~

Your Sew Patchwork is lovely!!! That red is just gorgeous!!!!

Jackie said...

The dishcloths are so bright and happy. They remind me of sunny days and warmer weather!

JOLENE said...

Love those dishclothes, they remind me of skittles, starbursts and rainbows!!! Lovely stitching, looking for to your finish-finished!!

Annemiek said...

I love the colors of your dishclothes. That would making the dishes almost be fun:).
The cross stitch finish is beautiful. Carol does have great charts.

Brigitte said...

Those dishcloth colours are a dream. I think I'd have to use them all at the same time just to see the colours one beside the other. Wonderful. And exactly what we need at this time of the year when everything outside is just white.
I love Carols's pattern, it's my favourite so far.

MarchAnn58 said...

What great colors on the dishcloths, makes me want to crochet a few myself. ( I don't knit)
Love DMC 815 its a great color and Sew Patchwork is a perfect piece to us it on. You did a great job and I can't wait to see the finish.

Sharon said...

Your finish is gorgeous! Love the dishcloth's!

Heidi said...

What a cheerful sight to see you dishclothes. I think of my favorite aunt when I see them. She made them for me for years and years before she passed away. I missing having them and terribly miss her!

Your patchwork in stitching is beautiful. Love the thread choice.

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Andrea said...

Gorgeous finishes.

Daffycat said...

I always enjoy seeing your sunny dishcloths! They never fail to make me smile.

Your stitching is gorgeous, as always!

Babs said...

Those dishclothes look nice, and I'm coming back to see how you finished you sampler.

Solstitches said...

I love the rainbow colours of your dishcloths and your Sew Patchwork turned out very pretty.

Margaret

angelasweby said...

Staci,
Are you sure these are dishcloths? They look far too pretty to be wrapped around a wet plate. How can you bear it. I would have to put them on display and get my old Jeyes cloth out :>)

Your list of jobs to do sounds like the inventory of a grand house in Victorian times. I can hear the housekeeper saying to herself....oh dear, dishcloths to knit, pillow cases to embroider samplers to stitch :>)

I hope things began to jostle themselves into order in your mind and you were feeling much more focused after your coffee :>)
Angela xx