Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I Think I Can....

Will have another finish to dance about soon. The Mermaid by Shakespeare's Peddler is almost done, but you'll have to wait another day or so for a photo.

Last night I went to Needlework Guild; our group that meets on the second Tuesday of the month decided to do a WIP challenge this year. We each brought three projects that we wanted to try to finish this year and then the group voted to decide which project we should each focus on and finish during the year. As part of the challenge, we each pay $5 to a kitty. At the April, July, and October meetings, if we have made significant progress on our piece we will get a $1 back. Those who finish their piece by the November meeting will get their name put in a hat and the name drawn will get whatever money is then left in the kitty.

I took three projects with; this is the one that the group selected for me:



It's I Sigh Not For Beauty by C Street Samplerworks. You will remember that this was one of my designated crazy challenge pieces for 2011. Unfortunately, it did not get very much attention in 2011. This is all the further I got:



So, in the words of "The Little Engine That Could"....I think I can, I think I can...

18 comments:

dixiesamplar said...

That challenge sounds fun and exciting!! Good luck with your WIP...that design is in my "future project" basket, but that's as far as I have gotten with it so far, LOL! Can't wait to see your progress...

Becky K in OK said...

You go girl. I know that it will be finished.

Margaret said...

I know you can do it! It's such a beautiful sampler too!

Gabi said...

What a great choice of your friends. This sampler is such a beauty

Anonymous said...

Good luck with your WIP challenge piece! Looking forward to seeing your progress!

Robin in Virginia
rlbrowninva @ gmail.com

Siobhan said...

You can do it!! It's going to be amazing when finished!

Laurie in Iowa said...

They picked a beautiful sampler for you to finish. I know you can do it!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh Cathy, you will love working on this one. I'm really close to finishing mine and will be sad not to be spending time with it when it's done. You can do it, you can do it!

Beth Pearce said...

You can!~ You can!

Vonna said...

No problem, I KNOW you can!

robindefender said...

What fun to get to pick one another's next stitching project. I'm sure you can get it done by November!

And BTW, your Jenni Bean Christmas piece is gorgeous!

Polly said...

Cathy I know you can, I know you can.

Ranae said...

The challenge sounds like a fun one.
Your group sure picked out an amazing sampler, Good Luck!!
You can do it
Wow! Stitchville is a fabulous store, you are so lucky to have that store to shop at.

Rita said...

What a beautiful sampler to work on in the challenge!

Mary said...

Wow - guess you'll be at a lot of stitching events this year (before NOvember!).

Good luck!

Mary in MN

Katrina said...

You definitely can!!!! Gorgeous piece :-).

Lynn said...

This challenge will be a great incentive to finish. They've picked a beautiful sampler and I know you'll have no problems finishing.

Suzanne said...

Beautiful sampler choice and what a great incentive to stitch. Good luck!