|New Years in the Village - AAN|
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Sunday, August 27, 2017
|Aladdin - August Block|
|Little House - June Block|
Then I moved on to Shepherd's Bush Howl, originally it was my train piece, but I am just not feeling stitching on the train with this new job, I am feeling more of the reading vibe. At the end of the day I don't actually sit on the train as long as I used to so I technically don't have as much stitching time as I did before, as well I am racing to the train so some times my seat isn't really conducive to stitching.
|Howl Musing by Shepherd's Bush|
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Here is Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery's Happily Ever After SAL. I don't think I posted progress photos of the previous months so I am doing it now. I had to restart this project in March when I realized I had made a huge mistake, but instead of starting at January I opted to complete the entire border and then just work on the blocks as they were being released and then I would go back and finish the earlier blocks later. So here is March - May. I have completed June but my hoop is in the way of a good photo so when I move my hoop I will take a photo.
I still need to complete January, February, July and August. I am about 30 stitches away from finishing August so perhaps I will have another post this week when I finish it. I didn't get around to doing the July block since we were knee deep in a heat wave and I had no interest in stitching. My goal is to be completely caught up by the end of September, if the weather cooperates and my stitching mojo sticks around.
Another project I made good progress on is June Flower of the Month pattern from Stoney Creek. I would say I am 75% finished the design and have just recently shifted my q-snaps to get more of the design on the left done. Since the Frosted Pumpkin design is priority right now I don't know when I will get back to this design but it will definitely be before the end of the year, I definitely want to be finished this project before the end of the year.
If all goes according to plan I will have 6 finishes this year.....not the greatest since I picked 10 to finish. I am still hoping I can fit one or two more finishes in before the end of the year. I have 2 small designs and a medium sized one that could potentially get finished, I just have to allow myself to have at least 1 hour of stitching time a night, and with the weather turning coldish and fall just around the corner I can see that happening :)
Well thanks for listening and hopefully I can have another post this week with some more progress.
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Hello everyone, so sorry for the long absent.
A lot has changed in my life and I am still trying to adjust back into things.
First things first......I have a new job. I started a temp assignment at this law firm right before Easter and by the end of April it had turned into a permanent placement. I am really happy with this job, there are still some bumps as it is a new type of law and some days I feel like an idiot because of that but on the whole, it is perfect. I am still on my 3 months probationary period until July 11th. But I had an informal meeting with the HR manager last week who told me the lawyer couldn't stop raving about me when she asked him how I was doing so I am pretty confident at this point that I am here to stay.
I have to say this whole experience still pisses me off and I still have blue days about the old firm but realistically I have to remind myself that if they had decided to lay off the other secretary instead of me I don't think I would have felt secure in my job anymore and would have started looking for a new job anyway. So yes the path was bumpy but it was meant to be.
Anyway, the new job is an extremely busy firm and most days the time flies by and by the time I get home I literally fall into bed so my stitching has really suffered. I would say in the past 6 weeks I have probably only stitched 10 to 12 days and probably for only an hour, so I really and truly have no progress on any of my projects except for maybe Happily Ever After from the Frosted Pumpkin. I am currently working on the June block and am about halfway done, so hopefully by the end of the weekend or Monday it will be complete.
I am going through a bit of startitis right now too and I really want to start something new but since I am not stitching much and have about 17 WIP, I told myself I couldn't LOL. I did kit up one of my mini WIP to be taken on the train next week......I was getting bored with reading on the train so I figured it was time to bring my stitching.
So hopefully in the next coming weeks I will get back into a better groove with my stitching and blogging and have photos and progress to show.
Thanks for listening.
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Next I did a little work on Woodland Goddess. I thought I would get more work done on it but I just wasn't feeling it.
I have now moved onto Sweet Treats by Country Cottage Needlework block #3 which is the Tart block. I think I will stick with it until it's done.
Thanks for listening.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Anyway, on to a happier note, I was able to finish one more project at the end of 2016 then I thought I would. So in total I finished 11.
|Afraid of the Dark by Blue Ribbon Designs|
on 32 ct Bay Rum
My plan for 2017 is to get some long lingering WIP's completed. First up is Woodland Goddess by Joan Elliott. I am working on the fairy wings right now and the newest SAL from the Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery which started today. But before I really started working on Woodland Goddess I was able to start and finish a quick little design from Lizzie Kate called June Flip it.
|June Flip it by Lizzie Kate|
Thanks for listening.
Friday, December 16, 2016
So here are my finishes for 2016 in no particular order:
|ABC Christmas by Lizzie Kate on 32 count Bay Rum|
|July Birthday Fairy on 18 count aida|
|Keys of the Kingdom by Rosewood Manor on 18 count Bone Aida|
|Mill Hill Downy Dove|
|Mill Hill Merry Ornament|
|Once Upon A Time by Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery on Rustico 18 count aida|
|Peter Pan by Bothy Threads on 14 count aida|
|Postcards of the World by Cloudsfactory on 18 count spice by Picture This Plus fabric|
|Tiramisu by Glendon Place on 18 count Mesa by Picture This Plus fabric|
|Winter Silhouette by Imaginating on Victorian Red 18 count aida|
Now I haven't officially finished the Mill Hill kits because I haven't built them yet but until I known what I am going to do with them I won't build them. As well with the Downy Dove I haven't used the fuzzy thread yet as it is used to attach the pieces together.
Thanks for listening. Hopefully 2017 will be better for me all around.