Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I worked on Butterfly Fairies Night this past week. I am working on a wing so more colors should be appearing.  I am getting more comfortable working on even weave.

I am going to start a small freebie kit that came with one of my magazines.  I need something to work on while sitting in waiting rooms.

Hope to have lots of progress to show next week.  If I don't have to rake too many leaves!

Monday, October 20, 2014

This week I worked on Little Fairies at Play.  Page 6 is moving right along.  I hope to finish this page before the end of the year.

When I went to the Tulip Festival in May I bought 20 tulip bulbs to plant.  They were to be shipped in October for planting.  Well my package showed up this week and along with my 20 bulbs they included a free package of mixed bulbs.  The package said 15 bulbs but I counted them and there were 19.  I have given some away but still have almost 30 bulbs to plant.



Wednesday, October 8, 2014

WIPocalypse October

 I worked on Little Fairies at Play this past month and got quite a bit stitched.
I also started a new project - Butterfly Fairies Night.  So I now have 2 projects in my rotation.  Since these are both large pieces I am going to work on just these 2 until the end of the year.  I am making a list of the projects I want to start next year and kitting them up.  I will try and have a mix of small and medium projects added to my rotation.

This month we are to answer the question "Are you a Halloween or Christmas stitcher".  I have not stitched any pieces that are either Halloween or Christmas themed.  I have made some Christmas ornaments in the past but not for the last few years.  I have seen a few projects that are Halloween and/or Christmas that have caught my eye and I would like to stitch.  I am sure one will jump into my rotation sometime.  I also don't stitch Christmas gifts for anyone as my family doesn't really appreciate them.  They do like the ornaments I have made in the past and I might try doing some again.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

 This weekend I went to a big car show in Gas City, IN.  Ducktails.
 We spent the whole day there.  Thousand of cars to look at.
 Saw this one driving down the road.
And I had 2 days off this week so I got quite a bit done this week.  1000 stitches done.  I had to have a colonoscopy so I spent Thursday not eating and stitching and then Friday after the procedure I kept stitching.  I still have 14 vacation days to use up before the end of the year.  I am thinking about just taking days here and there and staying home and stitching on this project.  I want to finish page 6 before the end of the year.

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

WIPocalypse

 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.