RAnniversary time again!

Wow.  It’s been two years since I caught RA Fever (and almost 18 months since I started my blog)!!!  This past year has been a busy one.  I didn’t accomplish as much as I wanted to, crafting wise, but I did manage to do something I never imagined!  I met Richard Armitage!  *giggle* Yeah, that one was on my “Never Gonna Happen” list.  Guess I can scratch that one off!   😉

Last year, I stated that one of my goals was to finish Stitchin’ Richard.  Well, that didn’t happen.  I did get 15,900 out of 26,100 stitches done, though, and finished the first two pages.

Stitchin Richard Two Pages Complete

Pages three and four have a total of 10,200 stitches and they are less complicated.  The coat portion is less detailed so that will go much quicker. This is what it should look like when finished:

RArmitage Finished Chart

I’m hoping to get it finished this summer as I’ve already got my eyes set on the next stitching project.  Yes, Stitchin’ Thorin, I’m looking at you!!!!

The Lils are always looking for an excuse to celebrate, so we had cupcakes this year.  Poor Lil JS had his hands full trying to keep Lil Patty out of the chocolate frosting.  She just doesn’t care that it isn’t good for her!

RAnniversary2013  My Girl remarked that it kinda looks like Lil JS is all raging at Lil Patty for stealing his cupcake.  I said, “JS does NOT rage!”  My husband spoke up and said, “I don’t know, he did rage pretty hard at that dude in the movie.”

Sparkhouse Fight Cap

And here I thought he wasn’t paying attention..!!!

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39 Responses to RAnniversary time again!

  1. The Queen says:

    Congrads!!! And I love your cupcakes. They look yummy!!!!!

  2. Snickers' Mom says:

    Congratulations! It sounds like it was a good year. The cupcakes look yummy and LOL to hubby actually paying attention.

  3. vec170203 says:

    Congrats! & I hope next year will be even better than this year 🙂

  4. Servetus says:

    Reblogged this on Me + Richard Armitage and commented:
    A Day for Anniversaries! Congratulations to ItsJSforMe, who recalls the year of blogging in which she met Richard Armitage! [comments over there please.]

  5. Servetus says:

    I love that your husband knows the plot of Sparkhouse. Congratulations on a very eventful hear and here’s to many more posts and Richard Armitage embroidery projects!

    • ItsJSforMe says:

      I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that he knows the plot, as many times as Sparkhouse has been on our tv! I hope to do better with the posts (I know I’ve said that before lol). Projects help keep me sane; I should know better than to take long breaks. And…the more I work on them, the more projects I’ll be able to do!!!

  6. CongRAts on your RAnniversary! And you are doing amazing stitchin’ on Richard there!

  7. Congratulations!! 😀 Sounds like a wonderful year… and I’m very impressed with Stitchin’ Richard. I think my last cross-stitch project ended unfinished in… yeah. 1978. My Aunt Joan never got her Christmas sampler. She seems to have forgiven me… but then, it wasn’t a photo of RA. 😉

    • ItsJSforMe says:

      Thanks! I know how it is with UFOs (UnFinishedObjects) – I have a closet FULL of them!!! “Finished” is so subjective, isn’t it? I “finished” choosing a project, I “finished” sorting the thread, I “finished” stitching page one….lmao. I could go on and on!

      Having RA as the subject is just added incentive to actually “finish” the entire project!

  8. jasrangoon says:

    Happy RAnniversary! Stitchin’ Richard is looking fabulous and I can’t wait to see the finished product. 🙂 How funny that hubby knows the plot of Sparkhouse, although given your pseudonym it’s fitting he does.

    • ItsJSforMe says:

      Thanks Jas. It is funny how hubby knows these things. I swear he isn’t paying attention when RA is on the tv. Although, when he’s *not* watching Robin Hood, his running commentary about the characters is downright hysterical!!

  9. guylty says:

    Congrats, blogoversary sister ;-). There must have been something in the air, on April 26th! Keep stitching and writing!

  10. phylly3 says:

    I love your stitching and your l’il Richard characters. That post about your meeting with RA was stellar! And I also love that your husband seems to be a fan too. Lucky you!! Congratulations on 2 fab years in the blogosphere!

  11. bechep says:

    Congratulations on your anniversary!

  12. I’m glad you have stayed blogging for two years and that your husband is so sweet. Hope you finish that stitching project soon. Maybe you can hand Thorin over to Richard by the Premiere of the third Hobbit movie! 😉

  13. Joanna says:

    Happy RAnniversary!
    Yay! for a peogress in “Stichin’ Richard” project 😉
    Your Hubby have an eye on Richie 😉

  14. Ania says:

    Happy Blogiversary!

  15. jazzbaby1 says:

    Yay for your ‘versary…any cupcakes left?

  16. Ana Cris says:

    Happy Blogiversary!

  17. zan says:

    Happy RAnniversary!!! With cupcakes … chocolate cupcakes. mmmmm
    What a year! Your Stitich’ Richard looks wonderful. Looking forward to seeing the final product, and to seeing Stitchin’ Thorin take shape. 🙂

  18. ItsJSforMe says:

    Thanks Zan! I can’t wait to see SR finished! I’m already trying to decide on a Thorin image to use….

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  20. april73 says:

    Congratulations for your RAnniversary ! And good luck to finish your finish Stitchin’ Richard. 🙂

  21. Scarlett says:

    I came across your blog from the richardarmitage.net website and I just wanted to say that I thoroughly enjoyed reading about your encounter with Richard at the Black Sky project. The fear of the Bridget Jones moment made me laugh, and good job on actually speaking to Richard and asking questions, because I know if I ever got within 10 feet of him I would be rendered speechless! I also wanted to say how amazing your stitching of Richard is! It’s absolutely a perfect copy of that picture! I can’t wait to see the finished project (no pressure, though! ha).

    • ItsJSforMe says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed reading about my Richard encounter….I know I enjoyed experiencing it! 😉 I am sure that if my family hadn’t been there, I would not have had the courage to speak as much as I did.

      Isn’t it amazing how computer software can take a photo and turn it into a cross stitch pattern? The detail is incredible. I can’t wait to see the finished project myself!!!

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