14 Aug. 2011

I WON!!!! And resistance is futile.

A little while ago Dani reached the amazing milestone of reaching 1500 posts to her blog.  To celebrate she offered a couple of giveaways and I was fortunate enough to be one of the lucky winners.
I was totally amazed at all of the lovely goodies that Dani included in my parcel.  First of all there was a cute card with a cat that has the same colouring as Puddles, and a gorgeous zip-up pouch.
In the pouch were the following;PICT0348
An ort box (Dani has posted a tutorial here), some finishing fabric, some 28 size needles, a gorgeous scissor fob with an Angel charm on it and a beautifully stitched and finished biscornu. The biscornu is pink on one side and green on the other and trimmed with pink and green beads.
Here is the green side.
And here is a close up of the stitching and the fob.PICT0352
My photos do no justice whatsoever to these beautiful pieces.  Thank you so much Dani for gifting me with all of these wonderful goodies and thanks also for sharing bits of your life with all of us through your wonderful blog.
Onto the second part of my post.
I am hopeless!!!!
I must be certifiably crazy!!!!
  Most of you have probably seen the HAED designs depicting the 7 Deadly Sins.  Somewhere on  the (evil) internet I read a suggestion from someone who said that a good plan for these design would be to stitch them at the same time by doing a page of each, therefore not getting sick of doing the one lot of colours until one was finished.  So what did I do?  I ordered them all and thought that the suggestion was a good one, although I have tweaked it somewhat.  I had enough fabric in my stash of 28ct white linen and as per the title, resistance was futile.
As for the tweaking I decided to do the partial bottom pages first.  As I complete a page of the first design, Avarice, I then do a row (27x10) of the next design Envy. Then another page, another row of Envy and a row (27x10) of Gluttony. Then another page of Avarice, another row of Envy and Gluttony and a row (27x10) of Lust and so on.  So at the moment I am on the third partial bottom page of Avarice and have completed two rows on Envy and one on Gluttony.
Do you remember the rotation that I posted about on my last?  HAH!!! What rotation!!!!
Whenever I come up with a brilliant rotation to tackle my never-ending, and growing, list of wips I last a rotation or two and then PPPFFFTTT!!!! Rotation is GONE!!!  I think I am forever doomed to be a serial starter and a not so very often finisher. Maybe I will be satisfied when I have started everything in my stash.  No, I will just probably buy more. 
Please help me, I am drowning in wips.
Now that I have confessed my hopelessness I am going to go and do some housework.
Take care everyone and thanks for all of your wonderful comments.


sharine said...

Congrats on you win. I also have the seven sin series and was thinking about doing it like that so will watch yours instead.

Billie said...

Welcome to the club. I am also a serial starter and not much of a finisher. henever I get a new kit, I have to start it to see how it looks ;-) Have fun with your sins!!!

Bec said...

Congrats on your win! Such lovely goodies :)
I am pleased to say that I have avoided the dreaded serial starting.... for now!
Fingers crossed you stick with this rotation! ;)

Gabi said...

Wow, just wow. I started ONE Haed and find the amount of stitches almost overwhelming. I look with admiration you you starting 7 of those.

Pumpkin said...

What a wonderful surprise win! Dani did a fantastic job on the Biscornu :o) Love it!

OMG! You are NUTS girl! LOL!

Faerie said...

Gorgeous gifts, lucky you! And I have 'Lust' in my stash =) Looking forward to some WIP'S

Kathy A. said...

Oh how cool. I am glad it is you who won Dani's giveaway!
Crazy girl - one HAED is too much for me. LOL.

Lynn said...

Congrats on your win! Dani makes some amazing gifts.
I can't imagine starting one HAED let alone seven! That must be one serious case of startitis!

Beatrice said...

Well aren't you just the lucky duck...what a wonderful win!!!
Another HAED...well good going!
I know about startitis!

Dani - tkdchick said...

You are INSANE!

Thanks for your wonderful words about the gifts I sent, and my blog!

Siobhan said...

Congratulations on your win!!

WIPs--there could be worse things than too many of them... right?!?!

Crossed Yarns said...

Hi Jo, you also won my second giveaway last week. Pls contact me on pasomani at hotmail dot com with your snail mail addy so I can post to you

Have you bought a lotto ticket lately?
{hugs} Pokua

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on your win!

Now have you ever looked at my WIP list and I have more projects I want to start. The only good thing to have come out of my lack of stitching time, is that I am not starting any new projects.

Felicity said...

Congratulations on the win. LOL about the rotation. At least you have time to stitch. I've hardly put needle to fabric in the last year.

Sharon said...

WOW!!!! You are a glutton for punishment or very, very courageous - which ever one fits best... I love HAED designs but I have never been game enough to do one...Look forward to watching your progress with this one....

samplerlover said...

Congratulations on the win. You have won some lovely things.

No, No no I stick usually to one project at the time, although sometimes I might do 2 but that is pushing it. It gets to complicated with any more. I always find that while I am stitching one, I never want to leave it and go somewhere else.

Kaisievic said...

I am exactly the same - there is nothing like that feeling of starting a new stitchery. For me it is the starting and the doing rather than the finishing. Proof of that is that I have had only one finish this year!

I think that you should do what makes you happy.

Patty C. said...

Congratulations ;)

Dancing With Pussycats said...

The key to being a successful serial starter, is NO GUILT! Life is too short. There are plenty of other things to worry about that are much more important.

Sometimes I have start days...I think the most projects I ever started in one day was 13. So much fun!

So don't fret about it! Revel in it! Woo hoo!

(And the good thing is as you juggle things you've started, sometimes you have a bunch of finishes in a short time. It's rare, but it happens.)

Karen said...

Love that littel zip-up bag...different shape and so cute! OMG...I am in awe that you will be stitching so many at one time! Can't wait to see your progess.

P.S. Love your blog title...

Lizzy said...

Thank you for visiting my blog, Joanne and your lovley comments ~ what a sweet gift from Dani... lovely biscornu ~ lots of lovely stitching WIP's and Mr Puddles is gorgeous ~ I have a Ragdoll as well ~ Gandalf the Grey ~ A blue bi-colour~~~ Blessings always in stitches...

Anonymous said...

To answer the question you asked me on my blog:

No, the Crown Flower is not in my yard. It is in one of the planters along Park Avenue in Winter Park, Florida.

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Lynn said...

Thanyou for your lovely comment on my blog. It looks like you have won some nice things, happy stitching!

Lynn B

An Aussie girl who loves to cross stitch