Wednesday, February 18, 2015

I have been working on Folk Santa.  I made some good progress.  Now time to move on to another project.  I used to switch on Sundays but now it is whenever.  I am moving back to Little Fairies at Play.  The start of Page 7!

Bitter cold here.  Wish I could just stay inside and stitch!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


I finished my Fizzy Moon on 2/5/15.  I used beads instead of french knots.  The kit included this card to put him into.  My first finish of 2015.  Small yet it took me a while.  I have pulled the free kits that have come with magazines and put them in my stitching bag.  I will pick another one to work on at lunch or have with me when I am sitting at my Dad's taking care of him.  Maybe I will have another finish.

I am now back to stitching on one of my WIPs.  Will post progress next week.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

WIPocalypse Feb

Since last month I have only worked on this little free kit that came with a magazine.  I can't believe how long it is taking me to finish this.  But I am getting close.  I am going to attach beads instead of doing the called for french knots.


Fizzy Moon from World of Cross Stitching #187.  It does look alot better with the back stitching.  I hope to finish this up this week and move on to another project in my rotation.

This month we are supposed to tell how we deal with a stitching rut.  When I lose my stitching mojo it helps to go to my local needlework shop and browse around.  Or I look at stitching blogs to see what everyone else is working on.  Sometimes that gets me kick started.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I finally finished page 6 of Little Fairies at Play.  So far 44,108 stitches complete out of 146,700.  Six pages done with 22 to go.  I hope to finish 3 pages in 2015.

Here is how it all looks.  I have unrolled the scroll bars for a full view.

 And a close up view of page 6.
I have to travel for work this week.  I am going to take a small kit from World of Cross Stitching magazine to work on at night in my hotel room.  I will also be taking a few books to read on the plane.  I hate flying.  So I need to pick books that will keep my attention.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

WIPocalypse January


Since the last full moon I worked on Little Fairies at Play (still chasing a page 6 finish) and Joy which I finished.

We are supposed to introduce ourselves and tell about our stitching plans for 2015.  I am Cathy.  I work full time and try to find stitching time.  I have just deposited my last child at college and I am living alone for the first time.  I hope this brings me more stitching time.  I enjoy stitching large pieces but I am trying to add smaller and medium projects so I can have some finishes occasionally.

For 2015 on my WIPocalypse page I have listed the projects I would like to start in 2015.  I hope to make alot of progress with a few finishes of the smaller pieces.

I enjoy visiting everyone's pages and looking at their projects.  I find it inspiring.

Monday, January 5, 2015

I am so close to finishing page 6 that I will keep on working on this project this week.

I took my son to college and moved him in yesterday.  It was my 3rd trip to Ball State last week.  I am now home alone and it is the first time I have ever lived alone.  Changes for both of us.

I hope to get more stitching time in after work each night.  With no one to cook for I can eat quick.  My daughter says I will do fine as I have my "activities".  lol  I do bowl one night a week and go to check on my dad 2 nights and then I have a meeting another night.  So I guess most of the time I will not be getting home from work too early.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

End of year

 I am posting a day early as I won't get any stitching time in tomorrow or time on the computer.  I did not get page 6 finished on Little Fairies at Play.  Just too much going on now to find alot of stitching time.  I go back to Ball State Friday to finish enrolling my son.  Then move him into the dorm on Sunday.  Then for the first time in my life I will be living alone.  And broke.  lol  So I should have alot more stitching time.
 Here is my ort jar at the end of the year.  It was to the top but I mashed it down.
I will be updating my WIPocalypse page and creating my 2015 page.  I like having all of my stitching progress in one place that I can quickly look at.