Sunday, July 1, 2018

Flip Flop stitching

I can't seem to stick with one project right now. So instead of forcing myself to stay with anyone project I am stitching until I get bored and then moving on.

This past week I worked on Reflections of Cairo by Ink Circle

Reflections of Cairo by Ink Circle on 32ct Dried Thistle by Hand dyed fabric by Stephanie

and then I put about 500 stitches into Tribal Owl by Heaven and Earth design. I am bound and determined to finish page 3 & 4 by the end of the summer and finally get to the actual owl in the pattern.

I have now moved onto Summer Mandala by Ink Circle (no picture this time). I am hoping to finish all of the black border  this long weekend before moving on.

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Stiching, stitching and more stitching

I have been very successful with my stitching this past month LOL.

I did re-evaluate my projects for the year. I know I wanted to finish 9 of my lingering WIPs but as the year has progressed some of them I have lost interest in stitching so I have decide to remove them from my stitching schedule. I also decided that I didn't have enough smalls, so I added a few onto my list....there are probably a couple more I could fit in this year.

Here are the progress photos of the few designs that I have worked on. First up is Merry Christmas, my deer by CCN

32 ct raw/white Belfast

 Next up is a UK magazine design called Paisley Box, I just love how it's coming together.

Paisley Box on 32 ct Quartz by PTP

and finally I have given some love to my Heaven and Earth design.

QS Queen of Hearts from Heaven and Earth Design, Hannah Lynn

I am going to continue to work on the 2 smaller designs in a very loose rotation for the rest of the summer but I have decide to switch out QS Queen of Hearts with Tribal Owl instead. My goal is to finish the blue background on page 1 - 4 (I have already finished pages 1 & 2) and actually start working on the white owl of the design :).

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Finally have progress

I have been at my new job for over a year now and let me tell I have never been so busy and so tired in my life. I am not complaining......much LOL.

But I have to say if this is how a busy law practice is suppose to run then my old job was a hot mess and I am truly thankful now to be away from them.

I usually come home and after having dinner I do 20 - 60 mins of stitching before I am too exhausted to be able to see straight. I has gotten better in recent weeks once I have gotten into a rhythm but man oh man has my stitching suffered. I had a couple days off recently so I was able to stay up long and get a finish done and come up with a better plan to get progress done on more projects. I was also having a hard time deciding what project to work on next so I flopped between about 5 projects before settling on my current WIP.

I am still determined to have 9 finishes by the end of the year. I am just unsure if they will be the ones I originally picked at the beginning of the year.

Without any further ado, here is my latest finish.

QS Lady Bug by Heaven and Earth Designs
18ct Simply Sunshine by Silkweaver

As I said above I flipped and flopped on various projects before settling on Seasons in Chalk - Summer by Hands on Design and Priscilla Blain. I am loving this design. It is coming along quite nicely so I hope I can finish it before the end of June.

Seasons in Chalk - Summer
18ct black Aida

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Progress of sorts

Here I go again, neglecting my blog.
Work has been super busy and it takes me a bit to relax once I get home and I would rather be stitching then blogging.
Anyway since I last blogged I have had 1 finish and am trying to work on all of the 9 projects I want to finish this year. On average I seem to be able to work on them at least a week and a half some times 2 weeks before I get bored.
Currently I am working on a monochromatic HAED but I really want to work on one of my bigger HAED but they aren't on my list this year to make progress on. Actually there are 4 HAED I want to work on. I am contemplating making June/July a mini HAED rotation where I work on each of them for a week so I can get some progress.  But before I can do that I feel I should have one more finish. I am also thinking about trying to work on the project on the train again, something small and easy. I do have one in mind but I need to do some prep work first. It is a mandala design and I am trying to do the border before I take it on the train so that I just need to do the inner colors.
Here is a photo of my finish and various progress photos.
Shimmering Mermaid
18ct Blueberry Delight by Silkweaver
Cirque des Triangles - Ink Circle
20ct white using Carrie Creations - Spring Delight
Tea shelf - UK magazine
28ct Chime PTP
QS Lady Bug - Heaven & Earth Designs
18ct Simply Sunshine Silkweaver

Woodland Enchantress - Dimension Kit
16ct Grey

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Almost Finish

Got to love the Olympics. I have been able to stitch an abnormal amount of time while watching/listening to the Olympics. Even before the Olympics I knew a finish was not far off. My Shimmering Mermaid from Mirabilia has been calling my name and I have been giving it a lot of my time.

Here is how it looked this afternoon.

Shimmering Mermaid
18ct Blueberry Delight by Silkweaver

My goal is to finish by the end of the month, if not sooner and then moving on to another of my older WIPs. My goal of getting long linger WIPs finished this year is working out great so far.

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Monday, January 22, 2018

First Finish of 2018

My needle has been smoking to get my first finish of 2018. Even though this month it was a bit of a struggle. I caught the family cold just after Christmas and it really kicked my ass. But I was finally able to put in some solid time and eventually had a finish.

Disney Sampler by StichLine on Etsy
on 32 count Sunshine by Picture this Plus

Then I have some love to one of my WIPs. I was hoping to stick with it till the end but since its on black fabric I find that I can only work on it for a couple weeks before having to move on. I made good progress though

Season in Chalk - Summer by Hands on Designs & Priscilla
done on 18 count Black

I have now moved on to my QS Lady Bug from Heaven and Earth Designs, design by Ching-Chou Kuik. I am doing it on 18 count Simply Sunshine by Silkweaver or Needleworker's Delight, I can never remember which one.

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Finishes for 2017

Here is a look at all my finishes from 2017. I was hoping for one more finish but I was hit by a nasty cold/flu and I just don't have the energy to finish my current WIP before midnight.

Stoney Creek - June Monthly flower (Iris)

The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery - Happily Ever After

Shepherd Bush - Howl Musing

Lizzie Kate - June Flip It

Imaginating - Let's Be Frozen

Ink Circle - RYO Eq orchids - Darkside Nebulas

Country Cottage Needlework - Sweet Treats

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