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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Still Crabby in 2013

Hey Blog Buddies,
Thanks for all the great comments you've been leaving!  I really do appreciate them so much!

Raise the Roof Designs' Crabby All Year is one of those rare projects from my 2012 WIPocalypse list that made the jump with me from 2012 to 2013.  It is still very much a WIP, and I finished up December this week:
That blue on the check is a bit brighter than in real life.
The amount on the check is "2MUCH" -- heheh.
There was an error on the chart that I didn't catch:
the pen was supposed to be blue (as in their photo)
but the color listed on the chart was salmon.
I know, no big deal.
But the coins on the bottom were charted as copper pennies
which I thought might "clash" with the pink,
so I changed them to nickels and a dime.
I have no idea why the buttons for the month
are little flowers, but they are.

I am growing a little weary of this lovely BAP,
but not to worry:
I intend to keep plugging along.
Only three more months to go!
And the header.
And all the buttons.
Oh, and I'm changing the size of the word for May.

It looks like 2013 will be the Year of Halloween
here at The Southpaw Stitcher.
I joined Lainey's 2013 Halloween Ornament SAL,
and we are doing one ornament a month.
The theme for January is pumpkins.
I'll be working on my January ornament this weekend.
So hopefully I will not be whining about
how I need more ornies for my Halloween tree come October.
(If I do, just slap me!)

Speaking of stitching for 2013,
there's a list of this year's goals under my blog header.
It's longish, but I don't think it's as unrealistic as last year's.
Or maybe I'm being delusional.
And it's good for a laugh.

That's it from here.
Have a great, stitchy weekend!
And thanks for visiting!


Lili said...

Very pretty stitching!
Have fun with the Halloween ornament!
Nice weekend!

Pauline said...

Nice stitching!

Siobhán said...

Sweet stitching! And yeah--isn't that the truth about December?! LOL I need to get started on my Halloween piece for this month, too! I'm looking forward to seeing yours.

Giovanna said...

Great new block, well done!

cucki said...

Sweet x

Linda said...

Oh I'm lovin your Crabby. That blue color is beautiful. I am going to be working on this one this year.


Emma/Itzy said...

Pretty stitching and as you say just keep stitching away and it will all come together eventually :)

Carol said...

Wow, you're down to your last three crabby blocks--great job!! Love the latest one :)

Chris said...

Great progress and great goals for 2013. You are doing great so far.
So glad that you are Halloween stitching with us!

Carla said...

mmmm I don't understand why the flowers in the block...but it still looks great!

Can wait to see your first Halloween ornament!

Meg said...


Just found you.
Your crabby project is great!
Good luck with your goals for 2013.
Happy weekend!

Sharon said...

Your block looks lovely with your changes! I sent you an email because you won the Ewe and Eye Purple Heart pattern from my blog. Please send me your snail mail address. Thanks!

Julie said...

Lovely block, super changes.

Marcy said...

Crabby is looking good. This is such a fun pattern. I need to add it to my list . . . .