Saturday, May 9, 2015

WIPocalypse May

 I had a new start this month - Faces of Faery 90.  I still have alot of floss to put on bobbins and in the case I am using.  I decided to start on one of the many HAED's I have in my stash.
I also finished Folk Santa.  Second finish of the year.  
And made some more progress on Butterfly Fairy Night.

And of course Little Fairies at Play was worked on.  Almost to the half way point of page 7.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

I spent 3 days with my sister hiking at Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio.  The first day we hiked 11.6 miles.  We went up and down steps and stairs.  By the end of the day my calves were sore. 

But we saw alot of beautiful rock formations and water falls.

I always enjoy spending time with my sister.  Then I came home and my last 2 tulips had bloomed.  I had to put my frogs around them to keep the rabbits from eating them.  Wish I had thought of that sooner.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

I finally finished up my Folk Santa. This should not have taken me as long as it did.  I left off some of the embellishment's on his suit.  I like him plain.

This is my second finish for the year.  I have 3 projects kitted up ready to take this spot in my rotation.  One of them I am having second thoughts on.  The colors I pulled do not look as bright as the colors in the picture. 

The rabbits have been eating my tulips!  They eat the leaves, the stems leaving the buds laying on the ground and even the buds get nibble on.  Only a few have made it to bloom.  They do not seem to eat the tulips in the front yard, just my new ones in the back yard.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

I worked on Butterfly Fairy Night last week.  Now that the weather is warm time must be spent doing yard work.  But still progress was made.

Tuesday night I worked on pulling threads to start a new HAED.  I still need to buy quite a few but I have a coupon for Michaels that I am going to use.  While I had all of my thread stash pulled out I asked my friend if he new what this was called (I was going for stash).  He replied:  "Loving your string?".   I laughed so hard.  He has alot to learn about stitchers.  lol

Last fall I planted 30 tulip bulbs.  I ran out of flower bed space so I put 15 in 3 large flower pots.  My tulips are starting to bloom and I hope to get some pictures.  Unfortunately the bulbs planted in the flower pots did not make it. 

I am back to working on Little Fairies at Play.  I might keep this one out for 2 weeks as I didn't start stitching on it until last night.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

I did work some more on my Little Fairies at Play before putting it away.  2,060 stitches complete now on page 7.

Maybe next time I will get to the halfway point on page 7.

Monday my son-in-law found this used car.  My son will drive it to school and also hopefully a job.  At least it looks nice sitting in my driveway.

More tulips are coming up but still nothing in the pots I used for some of them.  When they are blooming I will take a picture.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

April WIPocalypse

Since the last new moon I did get to work on all 3 of my projects.

 Little Fairies at Play.  Moving right along.  I still have today and tomorrow to work on it before moving on to the next project.
 Butterfly Fairy Night.  This one is up next. 
Folk Santa.  All of the cross stitching is done and I have started on the back stitching.  Hoping for a finish the next time it is up.

We were to talk about what specialty stitches do we enjoy.  I have not done alot of projects with specialty stitches.  So I don't have any favorites.

Monday, March 30, 2015

This week Folk Santa was up to be worked on.

I made alot of progress as I was home sick for 2 days.  I think I should be able to finish it the next time it comes up. 

It was a free Starz weekend and we watched alot of tv while recovering.