Friday, January 7, 2011

A finish and my list of POSSIBIL(I)TIES

Last night I put the final stitches into Little House Needleworks' Snow White just before midnight and added it to the pile.  Please ignore the errors.  My inability to read/follow a chart is well documented.  :)  I love how it turned out, though, even with the boo-boos and on aida.  I gave away the vast majority of the aida I had in my stash* when I started stitching on linen, but there were a few pieces I just couldn't part with.  I love the color of this one.  I do plan to press it before I frame it...

Snow White
Little House Needleworks
DMC Blanc on Charles Craft Classic Reserve 14 ct. Aspen aida


On to my POSSIBIL(I)TIES.  The list below will be kept updated on the POSSIBIL(I)TIES page of this blog, and I've started a blog where I and anyone else who also has POSSIBIL(I)TIES can cheer each other on to turn all those POSSIBIL(I)TIES into finished-finishes!  Spread the word!

I'm not totally convinced I've found everything (picture me trying not to think about what might be hiding the boxes in the garage), but the current count is at 90.  Wish me luck! 

  1. Home is Best - Primitive Bettys 
  2. Be My Valentine Quaker Style - Aury 
  3. House on a Hill - Chartmakers 
  4. Be My Love - Passione Ricamo
  5. Pinkeep d'octobre - Maryse
  6. Snowy Pines - Little House Needleworks
  7. Joy - Little House Needleworks
  8. Cool Christmas - Fresh Threads (1 of 9)
  9. Cool Christmas - Fresh Threads (2 of 9)
  10. Cool Christmas - Fresh Threads (3 of 9)
  11. Cool Christmas - Fresh Threads (4 of 9)
  12. Cool Christmas - Fresh Threads (5 of 9)
  13. Cool Christmas - Fresh Threads (6 of 9)
  14. Cool Christmas - Fresh Threads (7 of 9)
  15. Cool Christmas - Fresh Threads (8 of 9)
  16. Cool Christmas - Fresh Threads (9 of 9)
  17. Gifts - Melissa Dunajski w/beads
  18. Gifts - Melissa Dunajski w/beads (Blue)
  19. Retro Christmas Tree - Sharon Pope
  20. Winter's Eve - Prairie Schooler
  21. My Favorite Time - Lizzie*Kate
  22. Winter Houses - Industrioushead
  23. O Holy Night - The Needle's Notion 
  24. Ho! Ho! Ho! - 2006 Cross Stitch calendar
  25. Madonna and Child - Stitch 'N Hang chart
  26. Silent Night - Heidi
  27. Sleigh Rides - Heidi
  28. Christmas Ornament 2004 - Blackbird Designs
  29. Christmas Ornament 2004 (modified) - Blackbird Designs
  30. 2003 JCS Joy Ornament - Angel Stitchin'
  31. Herald Angels - Prairie Schooler
  32. In a Stable - Shepherd's Bush
  33. Rejoice (natural) - 4 My Boys
  34. Rejoice (white) - 4 My Boys
  35. All is Calm - SamSarah
  36. Christmas SAL - Tiziana
  37. Beginner Whitework - Teresa Wentzler
  38. Intermediate Whitework - Teresa Wentzler
  39. Joy - Lizzie*Kate
  40. Needleworker's Pocket - With My Needle
  1. Joi's stocking - Cross Stitch and Country Crafts
  2. Charlton's stocking - Cross Stitch and Country Crafts
To Be Framed:
  1. Home of a Needleworker (Too!) - Little House Needleworks
  2. Blackberry Jam - Sweetheart Tree
  3. The Counting House - Little House Needleworks
  4. The Golden Poppy - Cross Stitch and Country Crafts 
  5. Imperial Dragon
  6. Joy Sampler - Lizzie*Kate
  7. Signs of Winter - Bent Creek
  8. Be Calm - Shepherd's Bush
  9. Redbird Sampler - Bent Creek
  10. Snowflakes - Little House Needleworks
  11. Housework Makes You Ugly - Sisters and Best Friends
  12. Housework Never Killed Anyone - Lizzie*Kate
  13. Red Bird Fraktur - Knotted Tree NeedleArt
  14. Withering Tulips - Carriage House Samplings
  15. Happy Birthday - Blackbird Designs
  16. Acorn Hill - Little House Needleworks
  17. Father's Day Sampler (reframe)
  18. Super Dad Sampler
  19. Spring Blessings - Sandra Cozzolino
  20. Presbyterian Cross (needlepoint mom stitched for dad) (reframe) 
  21. Bless This House (Goodwill rescue) (reframe)
  22. Sailboats (Goodwill rescue) (reframe)
  23. Snow White - Little House Needleworks
Other or Undecided Finishing:
  1. Moons (quilt) -5 squares stitched for a planned baby quilt before and right after my daughter was born... in 1988
  2. Country Kitchen Shelf (pillow)
  3. Alphabet pincube
  4. Clean Your Room - Sister's and Best Friends (door hanger)
  5. Beeskep Alphabet (tin topper - outside done, inside gave me grief so I set it aside)
  6. Glove Whimsy - Wire Whimsy (hanging decoration)
  7. Fair and Square exchange squares from Georgie
  8. Fair and Square exchange squares from Lisa V.
  9. Fair and Square exchange squares from Sonda
  10. Fair and Square exchange squares from Kendra
  11. Fair and Square exchange squares from Jill
  12. Fair and Square exchange squares from Mairi
  13. Halloween Cat
  14. Seasonal Angels - Carla Acosta
  15. Floral "B"
  16. Home is Where You Hang Your Heart (pillow - just needs to be stuffed and sewn shut)
  17. Cat on a Rug stitched by mom
  18. Teddy Bear in Tub
  19. Angel on printed aida
  20. Carousel Zebra
  21. Flip Flops Rock - Sandra Cozzolino
  22. Happy Valentine's Day freebie - Sandra Cozzolino
  23. Art Deco face on red aida
I've got my work cut out for me, don't you think?

Happy 2011,


*I mailed a 13 pound box to a stitcher who stitches quilt squares for charities.  Thank the USPS gods for flat rate boxes!


Catherine said...

Love that finish!!

That's an impressive list!

Margaret said...

Beautiful! Wow on those lists!

valerie said...

Whoa! That's a lot of "possibilities"! Love the most recent finish!

Rachel said...

Beautiful finish.

Love your lists, great planning :)

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish. Love those lists!

Carol said...

Your Snow White finish is so pretty, Diane--it looks so calm and fresh (just like the newly fallen snow we got last night!)... You sure have a ton of possibilities for the new year--can't wait to see what you decide to tackle first :)

Sue said...

Snow White is lovely. The aida suited it perfectly. You have lots of choice....always good. Shopping from your stash will be fun.

Sally said...

Gorgeous finish.

That's a lot of possibilities!

Joy said...

Wow! What a list...good luck!
Nice finish.