Monday, November 24, 2014

Little Fairies at Play is moving right along.  I had hoped to finish page 6 before the end of the year. I am at the half way point of page 6.  But today I am starting another project, a quilt square that needs to be finished by mid January.  I hope that mine will go fast so I can get back to Little Fairies at Play.  I will post progress on my square next week.  I am stitching it on 18 ct antique white with variations DMC.  The chart called for a silk in variations color which I don't have.  So I am switching the color to something I have in my stash.  This is my first time changing colors totally from what the pattern calls for.  I hope it comes out ok.

When I was uploading my progress picture I noticed I had taken a picture of Little Fairies at Play a year ago on 11/23/13.  Here is my progress as it was then several pages back.  Nice to know I have made some progress in a years time.

If I can get page 6 done before the end of the year I will have completed 3 pages this year.!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Last week I worked on Butterfly Fairies Night.  I think I am getting more comfortable stitching on evenweave.  I made alot of progress.  Of course it helps not working on Mondays as I stay up late on Sunday night stitching and stitch on and off during the day on Monday depending on what I am doing.  I had planned on raking leaves again today but the 2 inches of snow we received last night has halted that plan.  I am sure I will find something to do. 

I do want to go thru my stash and pull the patterns for the projects I want to start in 2015.  I have made a list.  That way I can slowly kit them up from what I have on hand and then slowly buy whatever is missing.  I am trying to put in some small projects so I will have some finishes once in a while.  But most on my to do list are large.

Monday, November 10, 2014

WIPocalypse November

 Little Fairies at Play is coming along.  Half way done with page 6.
 This month I also worked on Butterfly Fairies Night.
And I had a new start Folk Santa from Cross Stitch & County Crafts May/June 1988.  I think I got alot of stitching done this month.

We are to talk about our favorite things.  Well I enjoy stitching on Aida.  I know I am in the minority.  Butterfly Fairies Night is being stitched on even weave.  And it is ok but I really have to think and need good lighting to work on it.  I have tried stitching on linen.  My UFO Pinecone Sampler is on linen.  I just enjoy stitching on Aida as I can sit back and enjoy the design coming to life without thinking about it too much.

I also enjoy backstitching as it brings the project to life.  And I like large projects that fully cover the fabric.  I have started adding some smaller projects to my rotation because I do like having finishes occassionally.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Little Fairies at Play had more progress made on it.  I now have 40,424 stitches complete.  About 1/2 way finished with page 6.

I was getting my fabric ready for a new start.  Fixing the edges, making sure I had enough border when the next thing I knew I had started stitching on it.  I made pretty good progress and will post a picture next week.  It is Folk Santa from an old issue of Cross Stitch & Country Crafts.