Wednesday, November 25, 2015

November WIPocalypse

 Garden of Faith Hope and Love
Little Fairies at Play

I only worked on 2 projects since the last full moon.  I finished page 7 on Little Fairies at Play.  I joined the facebook HAED group and they have a challenge going to stitch 400 stitches by 11/28/15 on a HAED project.  Since I had just finished a page I thought this would give me a good start on page 8.  I have 3 more days to put some more stitches in.   Then I will go back to my regular rotation.

This month we are to answer the question which designer has inspired us to stitch the most designs and why.  I think the designer for me would be Joan Elliott.  The first design of hers that I stitched was Angel of Cross Stitch. It took me 4 years.

I also did Autumn Angel, the Sewing Room, Happy Girl (from a magazine and the design had no name) and Seed Packets by Joan Elliott.  I have alot more of her designs in my stash.  I think I like the colors she uses and the faces on her people.

Link for my flickr album with all of my stitching photos.  Some I cannot find anywhere on my thumb drives.

I forgot to mention that I have a Joan Elliott in my rotation now - Freedom.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

I worked on Garden of Faith, Hope and Love last week.  It is moving right along.  I am back to Little Fairies at Play this week.  Page 8 has alot of solid stitching near the bottom.  Hope to make alot of progress before I hit the confetti.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

 After my page finish I continued to work on Little Fairies at Play.  I got a decent start on page 8.  The bottom half does not have much  confetti stitching.  So I should move right along.
 Last week I took a day off and we went to the National Military History Center and Automotive & Carriage Museum in Auburn IN.  We spent the morning there, had some lunch and took a walk in Meta County Park.  The weather was sunny and in the mid 70's.
And last night we celebrated my brother's 50th birthday.  We bobbed for apples.  The kids had never bobbed for apples.  This is my brother showing them how it is done.  They youngest - Anna age 6 - was the only one to successfully get an apple.  Everyone else got their apple a unique way.

Somehow I hurt my achilles tendon.  I  am going to rest it today (stitching time) and Wednesday I will go back out to finish raking my leaves.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Page Finish!

 I finally finished page 7 of Little Fairies at Play.
Here is how it looks with all 7 pages.  This is 51,708 stitches.  I am 35% done.  I must be one of the slowest HAED stitchers.  I still have the rest of this week to get a good start on page 8.

Monday, October 26, 2015

WIPocalypse October

 This month I worked on Faces of Faery 90. 
 And Little Fairies at Play got worked on every other week.  It is back out now and I hope to finish page 7 this week with a start on page 8.  Someone asked for a picture of the whole thing.  When page 7 is done I will see if I can get a picture.
And this past week I worked on Freedom by Joan Elliott.  There will be alot of backstitching on this project.

This month we are to talk about if there are any fibers or fabrics we are afraid to try.  I don't like stitching on linen.  Most of my projects are on Aida.  Butterfly Fairy Night is on evenweave.  I am doing better this time than when I stitched Butterfly Fairy Day.  But I go slow to make sure I am stitching in the right place.

I have not tried very many specialty fibers. 

Monday, October 19, 2015

I am almost finished with page 7.  Still alot of confetti.  From a distance I think the flowers look like Hollyhocks. I hope to get this page finished next rotation and make a good start on page 8 which I hope does not have as much confetti.  I had been getting 2 page finishes a year until this page.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

 This week I worked on Faces of Faery 90.  It is moving right along.  I really enjoy stitching on my HAED pieces.
 The week before I worked on Little Fairies at Play.  Closing in on a page finish but back in the confetti area.  I will be working on this piece again this week.
 And I spent 2 days in Southern Indiana visiting family.  We went to a wildlife/nature preserve.
It was quiet and beautiful there.  Time to get back to my regular schedule.