Monday, December 15, 2014

I worked on Little Fairies at Play this past week.  I am so close to a page finish.  This is my favorite project that I have in my rotation.  But I am switching back to my quilt square so I can get it finished in time.  If I can finish the quilt square this week that leaves me almost 2 wks to finish page 6 on Little Fairies at Play.

The sun is out today and in the mid forties.  I am going to rake leaves in my front yard that have blown in from the neighbors.  It is supposed to rain this afternoon so I need to take advantage of the sunshine.

Monday, December 8, 2014

 I made more progress on my Joy quilt square.  It is moving right along.  I am switching back to Little Fairies at Play this week with the hopes of getting page 6 done before the end of the year.  I am off on Mondays and between housework and Christmas shopping I hope to get alot of stitching done today.
Got my tree put up Saturday afternoon.  Back in the kitchen again.  I spend alot of time in the kitchen and it is nice to look at and I don't lose any seating in the living room this way.  When the plumber came to install my new hot water heater 2 wks ago he said "Hey aren't you the lady who had the Christmas Tree in the kitchen last year".  lol  I guess that is not a bad thing to be remembered for.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

December Wipocalypse

 This past month I worked on Little Fairies at Play - still working on page 6.
 I had a new start with Joy - to be made into a quilt square for a quilt to be given to a friend.  This has a mail by date of mid January so I will be working on it alot til then.
 Butterfly Fairy Night - the first wing is taking shape.
And I had another new start in November - Folk Santa.

We are supposed to talk about what we have accomplished this year.  I have had 4 finishes:

 Sunflower Swirl
 Live Out Loud
 Cat Cushion
Jump for Joy

I don't have my plans finalized for 2015 yet but I will be participating in Measi's WIPocalypse again.  I like watching everyones progress and I like tracking my own progress each year.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Here is my new start - Joy from Cross Country Stitching June 2011.  I am stitching it on 18 ct Antique White with DMC variation #4130.  It is moving along quickly since there are no color changes.  I hope to finish this up in the next week so I can get back to Little Fairies at Play and finish up page 6 before the end of the year.  This will be a quilt square that will be part of a friendship quilt a group is putting together for a friend.

I am spending tomorrow with my sister on a bus trip to Chicago.  We went last year and had a good time.  Looking forward to spending time with my sister.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Little Fairies at Play is moving right along.  I had hoped to finish page 6 before the end of the year. I am at the half way point of page 6.  But today I am starting another project, a quilt square that needs to be finished by mid January.  I hope that mine will go fast so I can get back to Little Fairies at Play.  I will post progress on my square next week.  I am stitching it on 18 ct antique white with variations DMC.  The chart called for a silk in variations color which I don't have.  So I am switching the color to something I have in my stash.  This is my first time changing colors totally from what the pattern calls for.  I hope it comes out ok.

When I was uploading my progress picture I noticed I had taken a picture of Little Fairies at Play a year ago on 11/23/13.  Here is my progress as it was then several pages back.  Nice to know I have made some progress in a years time.

If I can get page 6 done before the end of the year I will have completed 3 pages this year.!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Last week I worked on Butterfly Fairies Night.  I think I am getting more comfortable stitching on evenweave.  I made alot of progress.  Of course it helps not working on Mondays as I stay up late on Sunday night stitching and stitch on and off during the day on Monday depending on what I am doing.  I had planned on raking leaves again today but the 2 inches of snow we received last night has halted that plan.  I am sure I will find something to do. 

I do want to go thru my stash and pull the patterns for the projects I want to start in 2015.  I have made a list.  That way I can slowly kit them up from what I have on hand and then slowly buy whatever is missing.  I am trying to put in some small projects so I will have some finishes once in a while.  But most on my to do list are large.

Monday, November 10, 2014

WIPocalypse November

 Little Fairies at Play is coming along.  Half way done with page 6.
 This month I also worked on Butterfly Fairies Night.
And I had a new start Folk Santa from Cross Stitch & County Crafts May/June 1988.  I think I got alot of stitching done this month.

We are to talk about our favorite things.  Well I enjoy stitching on Aida.  I know I am in the minority.  Butterfly Fairies Night is being stitched on even weave.  And it is ok but I really have to think and need good lighting to work on it.  I have tried stitching on linen.  My UFO Pinecone Sampler is on linen.  I just enjoy stitching on Aida as I can sit back and enjoy the design coming to life without thinking about it too much.

I also enjoy backstitching as it brings the project to life.  And I like large projects that fully cover the fabric.  I have started adding some smaller projects to my rotation because I do like having finishes occassionally.