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.

Thursday, July 2, 2015


 This month more progress was made on Faces of Faery 90.  700 stitches complete
 And I am almost halfway done with page 7 of Little Fairies at Play.
 Butterfly Fairy Night is the project being worked on this week.  I still have 2 more days to work on it.
And I started another new project.  Summer Sensation.  I have 2 more projects ready to start.  And I have made a list of projects to start in 2016 and I am kitting them up.  I just have the urge to start new projects for some reason.  Usually I don't like having more than 3 projects being worked on at a time because I do like to have finishes.  But I am going to go ahead and start them as I have so many projects that I want to do and if I never start them, they will never get worked on or finished.

This month we were to answer the question Fantasy or Reality.  I must say that I like both.  I love stitching flowers, cars, trains.  And I enjoy my fairies which are fantasy.  I just stitch whatever catches my eye at the time.

Monday, June 22, 2015

I was in the mood to start another project.  This one is Summer Sensation from Cross Stitch Gold August 2009.   I don't know what has come over me.  I don't usually start new projects unless I have a finish.  But I still have the urge to start the other two projects I have kitted up.  I might not see a finish for a long time.

But this week I am back to working on Faces of Faery 90.  Hope to make some good progress.  Then I will either start a new one or work on Little Fairies at Play.  It really is the journey that I enjoy.

Monday, June 15, 2015

 I worked on Little Fairies at Play for another week.  700 stitches complete.  I am almost ready to move the scroll rods to finish the bottom of this page.
And I worked on Butterfly Fairy Night for a week.

I have had the urge to start another new project and started it last night.  I will work on it for a week and then post a progress picture.  I think I might go ahead and start even another project that has been on my to do list for a long time.

Monday, June 1, 2015

WIPocalypse June

 I started on this freebie card from World of Cross Stitching #215 on 5/7/15 and finished it up 5/25/15.  I had to sort the colors and I am not sure I picked the right floss for the colors on their diagram.  But I tried to stay consistent.
Then I worked some more on Faces of Faery 90.  I finished putting the threads on bobbins and in my box.  I found I was missing a color and had to stop at Michaels Saturday to pick it up.  I have about 300 stitches complete on the first page.  This is a much smaller HAED than my Little Fairies at Play.  Only 6 pages versus 28 pages.  So I hope to get this one finished in a reasonable amount of time.

I must have a thing for butterflies as my other project is Butterfly Fairy Night.

The question for this month is do you stitch more in the summer or winter?  For me it is during the winter.  Too cold and snowy to go outside.  During the summer I have yardwork and like to go places on the weekend.  So I get more stitching progress made in the winter.  And I am now stopping each night on my way home from work to check on my Dad added to the Saturday mornings I spend at his house and if he gets up on Sunday I take him to church and back to my house for lunch.  Doesn't leave much time to get anything - fun or work wise done on the weekends.

Memorial Day weekend we went hiking at Pokagon State Park and found this painted turtle crossing the trail.  He was very patient and let Iggy have his picture taken with him.
 Then on Monday of that weekend we went to the Sunken Gardens and saw this large Frog.  You can tell he is a big one as you don't need a magnifying glass to see him.
Iggy got in the photo again.

It rained hard all this past weekend so no yard work got done.  I will try and plant some flowers next weekend. 

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.