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.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Little Fairies at Play had more progress made on it.  I now have 40,424 stitches complete.  About 1/2 way finished with page 6.

I was getting my fabric ready for a new start.  Fixing the edges, making sure I had enough border when the next thing I knew I had started stitching on it.  I made pretty good progress and will post a picture next week.  It is Folk Santa from an old issue of Cross Stitch & Country Crafts.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I worked on Butterfly Fairies Night this past week. I am working on a wing so more colors should be appearing.  I am getting more comfortable working on even weave.

I am going to start a small freebie kit that came with one of my magazines.  I need something to work on while sitting in waiting rooms.

Hope to have lots of progress to show next week.  If I don't have to rake too many leaves!

Monday, October 20, 2014

This week I worked on Little Fairies at Play.  Page 6 is moving right along.  I hope to finish this page before the end of the year.

When I went to the Tulip Festival in May I bought 20 tulip bulbs to plant.  They were to be shipped in October for planting.  Well my package showed up this week and along with my 20 bulbs they included a free package of mixed bulbs.  The package said 15 bulbs but I counted them and there were 19.  I have given some away but still have almost 30 bulbs to plant.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

WIPocalypse October

 I worked on Little Fairies at Play this past month and got quite a bit stitched.
I also started a new project - Butterfly Fairies Night.  So I now have 2 projects in my rotation.  Since these are both large pieces I am going to work on just these 2 until the end of the year.  I am making a list of the projects I want to start next year and kitting them up.  I will try and have a mix of small and medium projects added to my rotation.

This month we are to answer the question "Are you a Halloween or Christmas stitcher".  I have not stitched any pieces that are either Halloween or Christmas themed.  I have made some Christmas ornaments in the past but not for the last few years.  I have seen a few projects that are Halloween and/or Christmas that have caught my eye and I would like to stitch.  I am sure one will jump into my rotation sometime.  I also don't stitch Christmas gifts for anyone as my family doesn't really appreciate them.  They do like the ornaments I have made in the past and I might try doing some again.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

 This weekend I went to a big car show in Gas City, IN.  Ducktails.
 We spent the whole day there.  Thousand of cars to look at.
 Saw this one driving down the road.
And I had 2 days off this week so I got quite a bit done this week.  1000 stitches done.  I had to have a colonoscopy so I spent Thursday not eating and stitching and then Friday after the procedure I kept stitching.  I still have 14 vacation days to use up before the end of the year.  I am thinking about just taking days here and there and staying home and stitching on this project.  I want to finish page 6 before the end of the year.