Monday, September 22, 2014

 I finally started a new project - Butterfly Fairies Night by Lanarte.  I am stitching it on 28 ct Antique White over 2.  Here is my progress since I started on 9/11/14.
I will be rotating between my two large projects.  I want to kit up some smaller quicker pieces so I will have some finishes next year.  Meanwhile I hope with only 2 projects for the rest of the year that I will make some good progress.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


 I have finally had another finish and this is also the only stitching I have done since last month.
Jump for Joy is finished.  Also have a picture of the whole thing that I want to finish off into a wall hanging.  I have another project kitted and ready to start.  I just need to find the time to start.

This month we are supposed to talk about our favorite person to stitch for.  Over the years I have made members of my family pictures and only my mother seemed to appreciate them and take an interest in what I was working on.  So I have stopped stitching for others and keep most of the projects for my self.  They are in a large box in my closet waiting to be framed or finished into something else.  I enjoy the stitching process and never get around to having them framed/finished.

Friday, August 8, 2014

WIPocalypse August

I am a little early posting for WIPocalypse but better early than never.  I only have 2 projects in my rotation and I still cannot find alot of time to work on them.  I get about 2hrs a day during the week and none on the weekend. 
 This is Little Fairies at Play.  I have started page 6 which is a smaller page.  I hope to finish this page this year.  I still love working on this one.
Then I have Jump for Joy.  A small project which should have been finished in 2 weeks.  I just have one more word to go and some back stitching.  I hope to switch back to this project next week and finish it off.

We were to talk about our oldest WIP.  Well mine is Gathering Pine Cones.
I last worked on this one in October 2009.  It is stitched on linen which I am not comfortable with.  It also is all specialty stitches.  Each pine cone in the center is a different stitch.  It looks nothing like the picture on the pattern.  I only have 2 more pine cones to stitch and some lettering.  But it is languishing somewhere.

I am going camping this weekend so no stitching will get done until next week.

Friday, June 27, 2014

 I have finally finished page 5 of Little Fairies at Play!  I don't do any stitching any more on the weekends and usually only have an hour at night to stitch.
 Here is a close up of page 5.  That is 38,032 stitches complete.
 My son graduated from high school 6/14/14.  Here he is with my daughter.
 And my daughter and her husband showing off the bearded hats one of his co-workers made for him.
These are my kids along with my nieces and nephews.  They are a good bunch of kids.

I hope to work my stitching in to have more regular updates.  I am off to the tractor pulls for 2 nights this weekend.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

June WIPocalypse

I can't believe I have no stitching progress to show since the last WIPocalypse!  I am often so tired at night that I just fall asleep.  I have also found someone to spend my weekends with and do things with.  We hung new shutters on my house last weekend. 

My son graduated from High School last Saturday and that was an all day event.  This is busy season at work and I go in early and try to stay late when I can.  I am also spending more time with my dad as we don't want him driving as he has had too many accidents.  And his memory is not the best.

I miss my stitching and I am so close to finishing another page on Little Fairies at Play. 

This month's topic is Have you ever attended a stitching get together or retreat?  I am very lucky that I belong to a group called Hoosier Stitchers.  It is free and a very friendly group.  I have attended the monthly get togethers in the past.  Just hanging out with people who enjoy stitching, eating good food, looking at everyone's WIPs, happy dances makes for an enjoyable day.  It makes me so relaxed, happy and gets your stitching mojo going again.  I really need to attend a get together soon.  Then I might have more updates to my stitching.

Monday, May 19, 2014

 Well I got a little more stitching done this past week.  Not much.  I think I will switch projects and see if that helps get me motivated.  I did go garage sale shopping on Saturday and picked up some more leaflets for .10 each.  I got a few Paula Vauhn books and some Stoney Creek leaflets.
 Sunday we went to the Zoo.  The weather was perfect.  We have one of the top rated zoos in the country here at Ft Wayne.

It was a good way to spend a beautiful afternoon.  I tried to take a picture of the lions but the sun was so bright I couldn't see thru my camera and ended up with a picture of trees.  But the male and female lions were out posed just like in the movies.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

May WIPocalypse

I have hit a stitching slump.  I was going gangbusters on Little Fairies at Play and should have finished page 5 by now.  But I haven't pulled it out since the end of April.  I have been working on my new start a little on and off.  Again this project normally would only have taken 2 weeks and it has been a month since I started it.

So not much to report for WIPocalypse.  I love big solid stitch projects and I don't really have anything I want to see designed.  I just stitch whatever catches my eye.