Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I finally finished page 6 of Little Fairies at Play.  So far 44,108 stitches complete out of 146,700.  Six pages done with 22 to go.  I hope to finish 3 pages in 2015.

Here is how it all looks.  I have unrolled the scroll bars for a full view.

 And a close up view of page 6.
I have to travel for work this week.  I am going to take a small kit from World of Cross Stitching magazine to work on at night in my hotel room.  I will also be taking a few books to read on the plane.  I hate flying.  So I need to pick books that will keep my attention.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

WIPocalypse January

Since the last full moon I worked on Little Fairies at Play (still chasing a page 6 finish) and Joy which I finished.

We are supposed to introduce ourselves and tell about our stitching plans for 2015.  I am Cathy.  I work full time and try to find stitching time.  I have just deposited my last child at college and I am living alone for the first time.  I hope this brings me more stitching time.  I enjoy stitching large pieces but I am trying to add smaller and medium projects so I can have some finishes occasionally.

For 2015 on my WIPocalypse page I have listed the projects I would like to start in 2015.  I hope to make alot of progress with a few finishes of the smaller pieces.

I enjoy visiting everyone's pages and looking at their projects.  I find it inspiring.

Monday, January 5, 2015

I am so close to finishing page 6 that I will keep on working on this project this week.

I took my son to college and moved him in yesterday.  It was my 3rd trip to Ball State last week.  I am now home alone and it is the first time I have ever lived alone.  Changes for both of us.

I hope to get more stitching time in after work each night.  With no one to cook for I can eat quick.  My daughter says I will do fine as I have my "activities".  lol  I do bowl one night a week and go to check on my dad 2 nights and then I have a meeting another night.  So I guess most of the time I will not be getting home from work too early.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

End of year

 I am posting a day early as I won't get any stitching time in tomorrow or time on the computer.  I did not get page 6 finished on Little Fairies at Play.  Just too much going on now to find alot of stitching time.  I go back to Ball State Friday to finish enrolling my son.  Then move him into the dorm on Sunday.  Then for the first time in my life I will be living alone.  And broke.  lol  So I should have alot more stitching time.
 Here is my ort jar at the end of the year.  It was to the top but I mashed it down.
I will be updating my WIPocalypse page and creating my 2015 page.  I like having all of my stitching progress in one place that I can quickly look at. 

Monday, December 29, 2014

I stayed up late last night to finish Joy.  It is ready to be mailed off.  I don't think I will get page 6 finished on Little Fairies at Play.  I will give it a try.

I left early this morning to take my son to Ball State. 1 1/2 hr drive to spend 5 minutes in Admissions.  He should hear tomorrow if he is admitted and can start the next step in getting ready to go to Ball State.  Classes start next Monday 1/5.  From Ball State we went to White Castle.  So we were munching on burgers by 9:15 am.  Then back to Ft Wayne and Walmart to buy all of the items needed for dorm life.  We were back home by 12:30pm.  200 miles.  And I get to do it all over again possibly Friday if he has to go back to meet with counselor to sign up for classes etc.  Then back again on Sunday to move into the dorm.

Monday, December 22, 2014

I had hoped to finish this one.  I did run out of thread and had to make a run to Michaels to get more DMC 4130.  This is going to be a busy week and I might not get much stitching done.  I think I will keep this one out and push for the finish.  Then next week when things are a little slower try and finish page 6 on Little Fairies at Play.

Monday, December 15, 2014

I worked on Little Fairies at Play this past week.  I am so close to a page finish.  This is my favorite project that I have in my rotation.  But I am switching back to my quilt square so I can get it finished in time.  If I can finish the quilt square this week that leaves me almost 2 wks to finish page 6 on Little Fairies at Play.

The sun is out today and in the mid forties.  I am going to rake leaves in my front yard that have blown in from the neighbors.  It is supposed to rain this afternoon so I need to take advantage of the sunshine.