Wednesday, September 30, 2015

WIPocalypse September

 Since the last full moon I have worked on Little Fairies at Play
 Butterfly Fairy Night,
Garden of Hope
And Summer Sensation

I get home so late that by the time I get dinner fixed and eaten, there is only an hour before bed and I don't get my stitching out.

This  month we are to talk about where we get our stash.  I am lucky I have an LNS here in town - Stitch N Frame.  I don't go very often as I have plenty of stash.  I was trying to get a piece framed every year.  Maybe I will start that again next year.

We also have 2 Michaels - one by where I work and one by where I live, a Hobby Lobby and Walmart is now carrying floss again.  I mostly buy more floss from any of the stores that have the number I need.

This past weekend we went to the James Dean Festival in Fairmount.   So again not much stitching got done.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

I worked on Little Fairies at Play last week. I was working on the more solid stitched areas and made alot of progress.  But that whole middle section is full of confetti stitches.  This page had alot of confetti stitching. I think that is why it is taking so long to finish it.  (thats my story and I am sticking to it)

The weather is beautiful here.  Low 70's and no humidity.  And the weekly forecast calls for that all week.  I am going to try and walk every night this week.  I did 2 miles with my sister today at a local park.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

This week I worked on Butterfly Fairy Night.  Some progress was made but not  alot.  I am trying to get back into working out.  Finding the time to do everything I have to do, and want to do is hard.  So I only get about an hour a night to stitch. (if I am lucky).

This week I am back to working on Little Fairies at Play.  Still hoping to finish page 7.

Monday, September 7, 2015

 I started another project.  This one is called A Garden of Faith, Hope, Love from Cross Country Stitching June 1999.  This one has been in my to do pile for a long time.  With my new motto "You can't finish anything if you never start" I went ahead and started this one  It kinda looks like a pin head person.  But the hair is done in whisper and I will add that when I am finished with all of the cross stitching.  The fabric is very stiff.  It is 14 ct Antique White Aida.  I haven't had any this stiff in a long time.
Here is what it will look like when it is finished.  This one shouldn't take too long compared to some of my others. 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

WIPocalypse August

 Since the last full moon I worked on Faces of Faery 90.
 I just finished a weeks rotation on Little Fairies at Play.  Close to finishing page 7.  I work on this one every other week.
And I started a new project Freedom by Joan Elliott.  Doesn't look like much now. It had been on my to be started list for several years.  I decided to clean out that list and start all of the projects sitting on it.  I have another project to start tonight.

The topic this month is to pick one of the projects we worked on this month and tell about our stitching journey. I am picking Little Fairies at Play.  I had been watching everyone stitching on HAED's but never saw one that really made me want to start stitching it.  Then while browsing at my LNS one day I saw Little Fairies at Play.  I knew I had to stitch it and thought it would look great hanging in my future granddaughter's room.  My daughter was not married at the time.  I began stitching this in 2011.  I decided to use scroll rods for the first time and went to the lumber store to get 2 rods long enough.  I quickly fell in love with this project.  It is 28 pages long and 146,700 stitch  es.  After 4 years I am just about to finish page 7.  Since my first HAED purchase I have purchased several more.  2 are larger than this one.  One would look great in a future grandson's room.  I have 2 HAEDs in progress and will start my 3rd one in 2016.  My new motto is If I never start I will never get finished.  Still no grandkids so I am ahead for the moment.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

I started another new project - Freedom by Joan Elliott.  I bought this kit on clearance at Hobby Lobby quite a few years ago.  I only got to work on it a few days.  It took a while to sort out the colors.  Here is a picture of what it will look like when it is done

I still have another planned start for this year.  Soo many projects so little time.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

 I worked on Little Fairies at Play this week.  Pushing to finish page7. I work on this one every other rotation slot.
 Haven't showed my Orts in a while.  I had to push them down some and it looks like they need it again.

I had a 20% off everything coupon from Michaels.  Bought floss, bobbins and a new project box.  This is for another HAED start.  I plan on starting it in 2016.  They are so addictive.  This is another large project.  A little larger than Little Fairies at Play.  But if I never start I will never finish.