Sunday, January 31, 2016

Faces of Faery 90 as of 1/31/16. This was for the HAED challenge. We had to stitch 10 x10 blocks diagonally.  Now I am back to my rotation.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

WIPocalypse January

This month we are supposed to introduce ourselves and our projects and plans for 2016. I am Cathy and have been cross stitching since the late 80's.  I prefer large projects but do some smalls just to get a finish now and then.  My stitching time is limited as I work full time and spend time with my father.

You can see pictures of my projects on my WIPocalypse 2016 page. This will be my fifth year participating.

Currently I have 2 HAEDs in my rotation.  Little Fairies at Play gets worked on every other week as I have a weekly rotation.

Here are the projects I worked on since the last WIPocalypse in December

 Freedom as of 1/12/16. Not much progress
 Faces of Faery 90 as of 1/3/16.  I am currently working on this one for the HAED challenge
Summer Sensation as of 1/15/16.  I took this one on my annual trip to Rochester NY.
Not much progress as I got the flu and was too sick to do much more than sleep.

I hope to make alot of progress on all my projects this year and start a few more.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

 These are my orts from 2015. I put them in an ornament.  First time doing this.
 And this weeks project was Faces of Faery 90.  I have 4,000 stitches done.  I am halfway done with this page.
And my ort Jar is empty and ready for a year of stitching in 2016.  I don't have too many new starts planned for 2016.  I want to get back into exercising regularly.  I should have more time as my father is now in assisted living.  I still go to visit him every other day.  But at least I know when I am not there he is getting good care.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Wipocalypse December

 I worked on Little Fairies at Play.  Moving right along on page 8.
 Also got some time in on Butterfly Fairy Night.
And Summer Sensation got worked on also this month.

So looking back on my stitching journey for 2015.  I did finish a few small pieces:

And I started four most of which will not be finished in 2016.  I do hope to have one finish in 2016. I also have one new planned start of another HAED.  They are very addictive.  I also hope to stitch a few more small pieces.  I have to have some finishes for 2016. 

I have 6 active WIPs in my rotation.  Since I am working on Little Fairy at Play every other week, some of my pieces do not get very much attention.  This is slowing down my progress.  I want to start more projects but need to re-think how I will handle a bigger rotation.

I will update my pictures on my WIPocalypse 2015 page at the end of next week. I might make some progress on one of my wips before 1/1/16.

I appreciate all of the nice comments everyone has made throughout 2015.  I also enjoy reading everyones blogs.  Looking at everyone's stitching progress inspires me to keep going.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Butterfly Fairy Night got some attention this past week.  Since I work on Little Fairies at Play every other week my other projects don't come up very often in my rotation.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

I worked on Little Fairies at Play again this week. I really hate to put it away and move on to my next project.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Worked on Summer Sensation this past week.  Finished this poppy and some green leaves.  Just not enough stitching time to get alot done.