Sunday, 12 January 2014

Grow Your Blog!

It's nearly Grow Your Blog time. 

The big day will be January 25th, but here's the kicker: I will be out of town and completely offline at that time.

So here is what I propose.  If anyone decides to follow me, please leave a comment below and I will be sure to follow you back upon my return.

Also, when my blog hits 50 followers, I will do a draw for a prize.  Nothing grandiose, but I think whoever wins will like it.

For those of you who would like to participate, see the handy-dandy link right to the right of you.  ------> > >

So don't be shy, leave your comments below. I love meeting new people.

I'd also like to add, that this post is 100% black cat approved!

~Rai Rai

Monday, 6 January 2014

Rose of Sharon Update and New Projects Updates

I'm loving the colors!   She is coming along beautifully! 

I had hoped to have her done by the time I leave for vacation, in just a little over a week.  I don't know if I will reach my goal or not, but I'll give it a solid effort. 

I have my next projects kitted up and ready to start.  

My next huge project will be Adrift from Heaven and Earth Designs.  

 30 + pages of solid madness, my friends!   I have the fabric and colors and I'm just bursting at the seams to start this beauty.

However, she is big.  Really big. And as I mentioned before, I am off on a holiday.  So I was left wit a conundrum.  Pace myself with Rose of Sharon, and try to have enough of her left to do to take her with me.  However, the fear that I would finish while on my trip and have nothing at all to stitch filled me with fear, so I looked to my HaED stash.  There is Adrift, but considering how large she is, I felt she would be cumbersome to travel with.  So I dug a little deeper and found THIS!

Winter Owl by Heaven and Earth Designs.   He is a little beauty, and not so large that he would be too, too cumbersome to pack around with me.  So off to the store I went and I now have this little guy kitted up and ready to start as soon as the last stitch of Rose of Sharon is done. 

Normally my rule is to do one at a time, and I stick fast to that rule.  But considering Adrift is so full of dark and moody colors, I think the little owl will be a nice break every now and then so I can inject a little color into my stitching.

In any case, these will very likely be my only projects for the entire year.   Not very exciting when it comes to updating a blog, but I will try to keep things interesting and think of witty things to share with you all.

~Rai Rai