Wednesday, March 25, 2015

This past week I worked on Little Fairies at Play.  800 stitches complete this week for a total of 1,200 done on page 7.

The flu bug came and visited me.  It is throwing off my stitching time.  I am now scrubbing down the house to kill all of the germs so no one else gets it.

Monday, March 16, 2015

I have been working on Butterfly Fairy Night during my last rotation.  Some of the colors are so light that I have trouble seeing them.

This week I will be back to working on Little Fairies at Play.  Since it is so large I am going to work on it every other week and hope to make some good progress on it.

Our snow has melted and the temperatures are warming up.  My tulips are starting to come up.  I planted almost 30 bulbs in the fall in my back yard and in some large pots.  I am just starting to see them poke their heads out.  I guess the squirrels did not get them all.

With the warm weather returning I am back to walking.  I hope to walk off some of the weight I put on over the winter.  My sister and I hit the trails in May for a trip and I need to keep up with her.  She has been doing tri-athilons and I will have a hard time keeping up with her.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

WIPocalypse March

I only worked on two projects this past month. 

 Little Fairies at Play.  I have made a start on page 7.  About 400 stitches.  I still have this one out to work on some more.
Folk Santa is moving right along.  It will be finished this year!

The topic this month is what would you do with unlimited funds for stitching.  Well I think I have plenty of projects to stitch on.  I just need time.  So maybe I would use the money for a cleaning lady.  lol  Then I could sit and stitch and watch her clean.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

I have been working on Folk Santa.  I made some good progress.  Now time to move on to another project.  I used to switch on Sundays but now it is whenever.  I am moving back to Little Fairies at Play.  The start of Page 7!

Bitter cold here.  Wish I could just stay inside and stitch!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

I finished my Fizzy Moon on 2/5/15.  I used beads instead of french knots.  The kit included this card to put him into.  My first finish of 2015.  Small yet it took me a while.  I have pulled the free kits that have come with magazines and put them in my stitching bag.  I will pick another one to work on at lunch or have with me when I am sitting at my Dad's taking care of him.  Maybe I will have another finish.

I am now back to stitching on one of my WIPs.  Will post progress next week.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

WIPocalypse Feb

Since last month I have only worked on this little free kit that came with a magazine.  I can't believe how long it is taking me to finish this.  But I am getting close.  I am going to attach beads instead of doing the called for french knots.

Fizzy Moon from World of Cross Stitching #187.  It does look alot better with the back stitching.  I hope to finish this up this week and move on to another project in my rotation.

This month we are supposed to tell how we deal with a stitching rut.  When I lose my stitching mojo it helps to go to my local needlework shop and browse around.  Or I look at stitching blogs to see what everyone else is working on.  Sometimes that gets me kick started.

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.