Saturday, December 26, 2015
So looking back on my stitching journey for 2015. I did finish a few small pieces:
I have 6 active WIPs in my rotation. Since I am working on Little Fairy at Play every other week, some of my pieces do not get very much attention. This is slowing down my progress. I want to start more projects but need to re-think how I will handle a bigger rotation.
I will update my pictures on my WIPocalypse 2015 page at the end of next week. I might make some progress on one of my wips before 1/1/16.
I appreciate all of the nice comments everyone has made throughout 2015. I also enjoy reading everyones blogs. Looking at everyone's stitching progress inspires me to keep going.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Sunday, December 6, 2015
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Garden of Faith Hope and Love
Little Fairies at Play
I only worked on 2 projects since the last full moon. I finished page 7 on Little Fairies at Play. I joined the facebook HAED group and they have a challenge going to stitch 400 stitches by 11/28/15 on a HAED project. Since I had just finished a page I thought this would give me a good start on page 8. I have 3 more days to put some more stitches in. Then I will go back to my regular rotation.
This month we are to answer the question which designer has inspired us to stitch the most designs and why. I think the designer for me would be Joan Elliott. The first design of hers that I stitched was Angel of Cross Stitch. It took me 4 years.
Link for my flickr album with all of my stitching photos. Some I cannot find anywhere on my thumb drives.
I forgot to mention that I have a Joan Elliott in my rotation now - Freedom.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Somehow I hurt my achilles tendon. I am going to rest it today (stitching time) and Wednesday I will go back out to finish raking my leaves.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Monday, October 26, 2015
This month we are to talk about if there are any fibers or fabrics we are afraid to try. I don't like stitching on linen. Most of my projects are on Aida. Butterfly Fairy Night is on evenweave. I am doing better this time than when I stitched Butterfly Fairy Day. But I go slow to make sure I am stitching in the right place.
I have not tried very many specialty fibers.
Monday, October 19, 2015
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
|Garden of Hope|
I get home so late that by the time I get dinner fixed and eaten, there is only an hour before bed and I don't get my stitching out.
This month we are to talk about where we get our stash. I am lucky I have an LNS here in town - Stitch N Frame. I don't go very often as I have plenty of stash. I was trying to get a piece framed every year. Maybe I will start that again next year.
We also have 2 Michaels - one by where I work and one by where I live, a Hobby Lobby and Walmart is now carrying floss again. I mostly buy more floss from any of the stores that have the number I need.
This past weekend we went to the James Dean Festival in Fairmount. So again not much stitching got done.
Sunday, September 20, 2015
The weather is beautiful here. Low 70's and no humidity. And the weekly forecast calls for that all week. I am going to try and walk every night this week. I did 2 miles with my sister today at a local park.
Sunday, September 13, 2015
This week I am back to working on Little Fairies at Play. Still hoping to finish page 7.
Monday, September 7, 2015
Sunday, August 30, 2015
The topic this month is to pick one of the projects we worked on this month and tell about our stitching journey. I am picking Little Fairies at Play. I had been watching everyone stitching on HAED's but never saw one that really made me want to start stitching it. Then while browsing at my LNS one day I saw Little Fairies at Play. I knew I had to stitch it and thought it would look great hanging in my future granddaughter's room. My daughter was not married at the time. I began stitching this in 2011. I decided to use scroll rods for the first time and went to the lumber store to get 2 rods long enough. I quickly fell in love with this project. It is 28 pages long and 146,700 stitch es. After 4 years I am just about to finish page 7. Since my first HAED purchase I have purchased several more. 2 are larger than this one. One would look great in a future grandson's room. I have 2 HAEDs in progress and will start my 3rd one in 2016. My new motto is If I never start I will never get finished. Still no grandkids so I am ahead for the moment.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
I am working on kitting up another HAED for a future start in 2016. Unless I lose the urge to start new projects. I do like to have finishes and because I have so many large projects I might not have alot of finishes very often.
I really want to finish Little Fairies at Play in my lifetime. So I do work on that every other rotation. I am working on it this week and hope to make some good progress.