Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Current WIP

Wouldn't you know it the moment I say I am going to post more often it gets super busy at work.

Better late then never, here is my WIP from last week Grab Life by hand on design. This week I am currently working on Part 5 from the Grimm Fairytale SAL. I will post a WIP once I finish the section.

Once I finish Part 5 of Grimm I will return to Grab Life unti it is finished. I haven't decided yet whether I will return to Shades of Orange and finished the final 5 pages or if I will work on another WIP that is close to being finished, which is Purple Paisley

Purple Paisley
I am really wanting to finish off some projects that are close to a finish, which is both paisley and shades of orange but paisley is like 1/2 a page left to do whereas shades is 5 more pages and they are big pages. I am really leaning towards paisley.

Shades of Orange
This is the photo I took before I started working on page 5, which is the blank space on the left side on the second row.

I got a call from HR on Monday and apparently the 2 partners of the law firm I work at were chatting recently, currently we are alternating staff in the office but the 2 partners are going into the office everyday since there offices are on opposite sides of the office. My immediate boss commented that he could really use me in the office more so the other partner asked the HR if she could talk to me and see if I am comfortable coming back into the office. Truth be told I really enjoyed my time in the office in April when it was my rotation and working remotely from home is getting to be a pain. Of course it's for the health and safety of everyone but we have done such a good job of flattening the curve in my province that our health officials have announced that we can start to loosen some of the restrictions.

So I told HR that I would me more than happy to come back into the office. It also was a bit of a pat on the back to hear that my boss "really needs me". I go back to the office Wed and Friday this week and then next week I am full time going forward. Unfortunately the transit authority has scaled back on buses and train because of everyone staying at home so my hours will be a little wonky until they are back to normal.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Let's try this again

I can't believe it has been almost a year since I have done a blog post.

I usually post my WIPs and Finishes on Instagram so in a way I am not surprised I haven't posted to my blog.

Since I have been stuck at home working remotely for over a month now because of COV19 I think now would be a good time to revive my blog. Hmmm where to start...I think I will start with posting pics of my 2 finishes so far in 2020.

Let's Breeze into Autumn
18ct Nude by Fabric Flair
Reflections of Canada
32ct Sassenach by Hand dyed fabric by Stephanie

Tomorrow I think I will post my current WIPs LOL. I just need to collect them all and take photos.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Finish No 5

Yet another finish for the year!!!

This particular finish I am super happy about. I of course am happy about all my finishes but this one is in a different level. The reason is because it is one of my long lingers WIPs, for some reason this WIP took forever to become a finishes and I have no idea why, perhaps I just needed a better size q-snap or maybe I needed to put it on my Lowery stand.....I don't know, either way it is finally finish and it looks fabulous. It is Cirque des Triangles by Ink Circle on 20 ct white aida using Carrie's Creations thread Spring Delight.

I seem to be on quite the Ink Circles kick this year as well.

I finished this at the beginning of the month but only now remembered to post the finish. Since finishing it I started working on Shade of Orange by Northern Expressions. I am using DMC threads on 18 ct Champagne Cocktail by Enchanted Fabric (loved this hand dyed company). I am currently working on pages 7 and 8. I worked on it for 2 weeks before I just ran out of steam. So I put it away Saturday and started working on my Paisley Box pattern. When I get some progress done on it I will post a new photo.

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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Finish No. 4

I forgot to post this before the end of April.

Finish number 4 for 2019 is Chalkboard Mandala by Ink Circle done on 18 ct Echo fabric from Picture this Plus. I can't stop looking at it I just love this design.
I have moved on to Cirques of Triangles also from Ink Circles using Carrie Creation threads Spring Delight. I have about 3 triangles left and then I will be finished so hopefully by the end of the weekend, I am binge watching a bunch of my tv series so that should help in getting a lot of stitching done. LOL
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Saturday, April 27, 2019

progress is being made

I am currently working on 2 WIPs at the same time trying to finish the both of them before the end of April, as of today there is a possibility I can finish one but definitely not both.
The first one is Chalkboard Mandala by Ink Circle. This is the one I will probably finish before the end of the month.
Second one is Circle of Triangles also from Ink Circles. I apparently am in a IC mood of late. I run hot and cold with this design for the longest time I could only do a few triangles at a time before I got tired or bored with the design so it became a long lingering WIP. But when I picked it up again last fall I really enjoyed it and have been able to stick for all this time so I alternated it with Chalkboard since I couldn't decide which one was going to be the priority piece.

I have no idea what I will work on after these to project, I guess I will just play it by ear.

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Finish Number 3

My latest finish is Summer Mandala by Ink Circles. In theory this project should have been a quick finish once I did the black border but unfortunately I was working on this project when I fell in November and as we all know it took awhile before I could comfortable stitch. By the time I was ready to stitch again I needed a new start to get my mojo going. So it had a bit of a time out. But without further ado here is my latest finish

It is just so gorgeous, in my opinion.

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Saturday, March 2, 2019

Two finishes so far this year

I have been plugging along with my stitch this year trying to finish off some older WIPs. I think I have been doing a pretty good job at it LOL. Since I have two finishes now.

The only thing that is stopping me from being more successful is the cold, some days it is so cold my fingers and joints have told me that stitching wasn't going to happen and that has really ticked me off.

Now I shouldn't complain too much since the west coast of Canada hasn't gotten the bad winter weather nearly as bad as the east coast of Canada and the US.

Here are my finishes.

The Hobbit by Cloudsfactory

Seasons in Chalk - Summer

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