Sunday, September 27, 2015

Productivity this weekend

Very productive weekend for me  - Dentist, cooking work lunches, laundry, cleaning up my craft table and working on QS Lady Bug which is another of my WIP.

Here are some progress photos

Tiramisu - Glendon Place

QS Lady Bug - HAED

I am stuck in the office all day tomorrow so I think I will bring July Birthstone Fairy to work at lunch. The funny thing about the fairy is it truly is a quick and easy project I just have to be in the mood and not get frustrated at all the color changes and 1/4 stitches.

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Seasonal Maintenance

Well I decided since I am trying to get my butt in gear with stitching that it was time to do some maintenance on my blog. I was no longer feeling the baby blue background, since its now Fall so there needs to be some fall colors LOL.

While I was at it I realized that the photos needed to be updated so when I get home tonight I will post some current WIP photos.

I noticed as well that since creating this blog my cross stitch likes and dislikes have changed, which also means the blogs in which I read have changed as well. So I have perused my reading list and removed the blogs that no longer hold my interest, some are because the ladies have stopped posting, some have switched to quilting or knitting and some work on a style of designs that just don't hold my attention anymore. I've got to say it was really hard to do that, I love looking at every one's WIP and finishes and hope I don't offend anyone but I read over 50 blogs at any one time and that takes a lot of time to do while on a tablet or mobile device so if I am not loving the content why am I still reading the blogs?

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Summer is finally over

So I don't know about you but this summers heat wave we had for about 3 months killed my stitching mojo. Usually by this point in the year I have completed at least 6 projects and sometimes I have gotten up to 8. But not this year. Not only did summer come early in my neck of the woods but it was extremely hot, so the thought of picking up a needle or touching fabric was not happening.

I have this cute birthstone fairy design that I could probably have banged out in 2 weeks but it has been sitting and lingering for at least 2 months now. I even started to bring it with me on my commute to work on the slim hope I would feel in the mood to stitch, or feel the need to pull it out during my lunch hour while in the air conditioned office, but alas neither of these situations happened.

It is quite embarrassing that with the amount of money I have put into this hobby that most of it has been sitting in various boxes, bins and bags doing nothing. Silver lining is that it started getting a little chilling in my neck of the woods about 2 weeks ago and I decided to get my butt in gear and start stitching again. To get my mojo started I started a slight monochromatic design (Tiramisu by Glendon Place) as a little warm up and it has done the trick I am getting quite jazzed to stitch again, it also helps that the fall TV schedule is coming back on which is prime stitch time for me as I relax for the night.

So hopefully by Monday I will have gotten quite a bit done on my birthstone fairy and can post a nice photo. At this point in the year I don't think I will get my 10 projects done but if I can finish off the 8 I have picked as priority pieces I will be very happy.

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