Wednesday, June 22, 2016

WIPocalypse June

 This month I worked on 3 projects.  Little Fairies at Play  page 9
 Garden of Faith Hope and Love
Butterfly Fairies Night.  A little progress made on each one.

This month's question is do you stitch more in the Summer or Winter.  I was just thinking about this as I looked at my meager progress.  I do stitch more in the Winter as I am trapped more inside.  The Summer brings yardwork, trips and other outside activities.

I will be watching the Summer Olympics as much as I can and stitching while watching.  But I will not be participating in the stitch a-alongs.  Of course I might change my mind.  If I do participate it will be on the one where I go for distance on one project.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

 Worked on Butterfly Fairy Night this week.  Only 2 nights and stitched just a few lengths into the moon.  I worked late every night this past week so not much stitching time.
On Saturday my sister ran with my Dad in a 5K for Fathers Day.  He was the oldest participant and got this flag.  They finished in 42 minutes.  Not bad and my Father enjoyed it.  He will be telling us about it for a long time.  He has dementia and short term memory is usually gone but this he is talking about.  Good memories for the family.  I went as the official photographer and my brother, his wife and 7 of their nine kids were there to cheer them on.  We all enjoyed it and are looking forward to next year's Fathers Day run.

Monday, June 13, 2016

 Little Fairies at Play got some attention this past week.  Even though I did not take part in the HAED Challenge #2 - extreme cross country stitching, I did decide to try cross country stitching over part of a page.  It does seem to go faster.  I just noticed when I took this picture I have a Fairy and part of the castle appearing.
Sunday we spent the day at Michigan International Speedway watching the race.  Perfect weather.  Here is Clint Boyer zooming past. 

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Last week I worked on Garden of Faith Hope Love.  I only got 2 days of stitching time and only about an hour each day.  We have been working outside.  Power washed the house, mulched and planted flowers along with yard mowing.

I have also been working late each night trying to keep up at work.

This week I am back working on Little Fairies at Play.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Little Fairies at Play received some attention this week.  Page 9 is moving along.

Spent 2 days this weekend doing yardwork.  We power washed the house, dug up old rose bushes and mulched.  With an extra day off tomorrow we will play.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

May Wipocalypse

Little Fairies at Play.  Started page 9 and I will pick this one back up this week.

 Faces of Faery 90.  Still working on page 1.  I decided not to do the HAED challenge this time.  Doing a whole page in cross country in about a month and a half.  I just don't have enough stitching time and do not stitch that fast.  So I decided to stick with my rotation.
 Summer Sensation I worked on this the past 2 weeks.Still didn't get much done. 

Someone asked to see what charts I purchased in the last HAED sale.  Here are the ones I got:
QS A Stitch in Time Garden - love the colors in this one.
QS A Stitch in Time Sweet Life
 QS Poppy Fairy
 QS Porthole of Fantasy
QS A Stitch in Time by Moonlight

I figured I would never finish the large design these QS were taken from.  They are small enough I have a better chance of finishing one of these smaller ones.  But I still need to find more stitching time.

This month we were to talk about what we were stitching this time last year.  I was of course stitching Little Fairies at Play, Butterfly Fairy Night and I had just started Faces of Faery 90.   And I am still stitching them all.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

 Faces of Faery 90 saw some attention.  I  worked on it for 2 weeks since I didn't get much time to work on it
 I went to Clifty Falls State Park and Mammoth Cave hiking with my sister for a week.  Took a project to stitch on and had a bad cold and just slept each night.  We did see alot of wildlife.  Box Turtles were out and about.  We moved some off the roads and found this one in the woods.
The bull frogs were loudly singing.  It did rain every day but we hiked anyways.  The wild turkeys were also out doing their mating dances.