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.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

I worked on Faces of Faery 90 last week.  I was cruising on this one.  I got 1400 stitches done for a total done now of 2100.  I had thought the large black areas would be boring and go slow.  But not having to change colors means I can move right along.

I am working on kitting up another HAED for a future start in 2016.  Unless I lose the urge to start new projects.  I do like to have finishes and because I have so many large projects I might not have alot of finishes very often.

I really want to finish Little Fairies at Play in my lifetime.  So I do work on that every other rotation. I am working on it this week and hope to make some good progress. 

Thursday, July 30, 2015


I made some good progress on my projects this month.

 I started and finished the 2nd Butterfly Card right after the first full moon this month.
 I made good progress on Little Fairies at Play and actually moved my scroll rods.  I am working on the bottom of the page.  It looks like I will only get one page finish this year.  I have just not had as much stitching time this year.  But I do enjoy my time when I get it.
 I started and finished another free kit from World of Cross Stitching.
 I don't know what I will do with it but will put it with my finished projects for now.
Summer Sensation the red flower is growing.  This one is nice and bright.

Now that the rain has stopped I am trying to enjoy the good weather.  Summer has just flown by.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

This week I worked on Summer Sensation again.  Lots of lovely red to put on my ort jar.

I took Tuesday off to travel to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. Followed my Google map and made it there without getting lost.  On the way home we stopped at Mounds State Park.  The mosquitos were horrible.  It was a nice park and we will go back when we are better prepared for the bugs. 
We have had so much rain here that anytime you go outside you will be attacked by mosquitos.

I am back to working on Little Fairies at Play this week.  Hope to finish enough to move my scroll rods to work on the bottom of the page.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

 I started and finished the second butterfly card from World of Cross Stitching #215.  I started this one on 7/4/15 and finished it on 7/5/15.
Then it was time to work on Little Fairies at Play.  I got 500 stitches in and only have 300 more to go to move the scroll rods so I can work on the second half of this page.  I am going to try and work on this every other time to get more done.  It is July already and I have not finished one page yet this year.