Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I worked on Fairies at Play this past week.  I really enjoy stitching on this one.  It is like working a large jigsaw puzzle.  You put in one stitch at a time and when you stand back to look, you can see the picture.  I have finished 4,700 stitches out of 146,700.  I am still on page 1 out of 28.  I am thinking about revising my rotation to work on this one at least twice a month.  I want to keep one slot in my rotation for small items as everything else is large.

I have this one on scroll rods that are 38 inches long. I didn't know how I was going to store it when I was not working on it.  A pillow case (that I use for my other projects on scroll rods) was just not big enough.  So I bought a large (48 inches) canvas garment bag that I have hanging in my closet.  This slips inside of the bag very easily and I can put my other scroll rod projects in there too.  I still keep the other projects in pillow cases so the scroll rod hardware will not rub on the other projects in the garment bag.

Monday, January 23, 2012

 Here are my orts.  I decided on one larger container this year and I am off to a good start.  I have an even bigger jar if this one gets filled up.
 I started this smaller project to take with me while I was in Rochester.  I thought I would get it finished with 3 days of stitching time.  But I was so tired at night from standing in my booth that I didn't get as much done as I thought.  I will get it finished up next time it comes up in my rotation.  I am stitching this one on one long skinny piece of fabric with the aim of making this a wall hanging.  I have Trust God and Pray Often also stitched on this piece with plenty of room to add more.
I was working on Wintertime by Cathy Livingston the week I left for Rochester and was so close to a finish that I kept working on it when I returned.  I finished it up Friday night 1/20/12.  My first finish of 2012.  I have now stitched all 4 of the seasons by Cathy Livingston.  3 of them are framed.  This one is now in the pile waiting to be framed.

This week I am back to working on my HAED.  I love working on this one.  Will post a progress picture next week.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Here is my progress on Autumn Angel by Joan Elliott.  I only worked on one of my projects on my Wipocalypse list.  By the next full moon I should have worked on a few more.

My DD left for college early this morning.  It is back to just me and the boys.  I am getting ready to head to Rochester NY for a trade show next weekend.  I hope the weather remains good so I can fly there and back with no problems.  I will be taking a small project to work on.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

 Here is my progress on Butterfly Fairy Day.  This one is close to being done.  It will definitely be finished in 2012.
This year we did not put up a Christmas Tree so I did not lose my stitching chair.  We used my DD's Charlie Brown tree.  It did the job.  Maybe next year I will be back in the Christmas spirit and put up the big tree.

I will be participating again in the TUSAL and I have signed up to participate in wipocalypse.  I also hope to read more books than I did in 2011.  I will also continue on my weight loss journey.

Books read in 2011:

1. Caitlin's Guardian Angel by Marie Fenarella
2.  A Perfect Stranger by Terry McLaughlin
3.  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
4.  Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
5.  The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
6.  Fantasy in Death by JD Robb
7. Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill
8. Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris
9. The Mischief of the Mistletoe by Lauren Willig
10. Love Mercy by Earlene Fowler
11. Magnolia by Diane Palmer
12. The Cold Moon by Jeffrey Deaver
13. The Scarpetta Factor by Patricia Cornwell
14. Corsair by Clive Cussler
15. Swimsuit by James Patterson
16. Dark Lover by J.R. Ward
17. Creation in Death by J. D. Robb
18. Deeper than the Dead by Tami Hoag
19. City of Night by Dean Koontz
20. Will of Steel by Diana Palmer
21. Marrying Daisy Bellamy by Susan Wiggs
22. Sweet Revenge by Lisa Jackson
23. Deand and Alive by Dean Koontz
24. The Aloha Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini
25. The Bear and the Dragon by Tom Clancy
26. The McKettrick Legend by Linda Lael Miller
27. Loving the Enemy by Pat White
28. Infamous by Suzanne Brockmann
29. The Ravenscar Dynasty by Barbara Taylor Bradford
30. Killer Takes All by Erica Spindler
31. The Christmas Quilt by Thomas Davis
32. Rogue Stallion by Diana Palmer
33. Buttons and Bones by Monica Ferris
34. Don't Blink by James Patterson
35. Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward
36. Daughters of Rome by Kate Quinn
37. Port Mortuary by Patricia Cornwell
38. Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich
39. Skein of the Crime by Maggie Sefton
40. City of Dreams by William Martin
41. Kiss of Darkness by Heather Graham
42. Full Bloom by Janet Evanovich
43. Shadow Music by Julie Garwood
44. The Defiant Hero by Suzanne Brockmann
45. Charade by Sandra Brown
46. Hot on Her Heels by Susan Mallery
47. Force of Nature by Suzanne Brockmann
48. Catch a Shadow by Patricia Potter
49. Doctor's Orders by Jessica Andersen
50. A Mommy for Christmas by Cathy Gillen Thacken
51. The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress by Beryl Bainbridge
52. A Taint in the Blood by Dana Stabenow
53. The Gilded Shroud by Elizabeth Bailey
54. The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
55. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
56. Tall Dark & Fearless by Suzanne Brockmann
57. McKettrick's Choice by Linda Lael Miller