Wednesday, February 14, 2018

WIP Wednesday 2-14-2018

Happy Valentine's Day to all!  It's Ash Wednesday too!  I spent the day stitching and finally got the houses in the snow done on this stocking!  This part has taken me longer than the rest of the stocking, mainly because of all the white on white and my eye issues.  Just the blue bubble on the top and the name and then all the backstitching....but the end is in sight!

Monday, February 12, 2018

And We Have a Finish!

I finished stitching Afternoon in New York by Country Cottage Needlework in the wee hours of the morning......

I am glad it's done!  This is the fourth and final piece of this series that I stitched, and now I have to decide how to frame them.  Will wait for the framing sale at Welcome Stitchery this May.

This one was not as easy to stitch as the other three.  The chart is fine, I am the one who caused all the issues.  Lots of reverse stitching because I forgot how to count correctly.  I also ran out of WDW Grapevine, and then couldn't find the DMC substitute 3031 anywhere in my house or stitching room.  (I have at least two or three of every DMC color - except this one!).  After working on another area and making a trip to Michael's for the floss, I found a bobbin of it right in the stitching bag for this piece.  Why didn't I look in there? 

Well, it's done! 

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

WIP Wednesday 2-7-2018

This Wednesday's WIP is Afternoon in New York by Country Cottage Needleworks.  and am about 2/3 finished, but it has not been an easy road.....lots of visits from the frog, running out of colors, substituting and then running of the substituted threads.....but it will be finished soon!

Friday, February 02, 2018

....and we have a finish!

Finished Forest Snowfall.  I must admit, I had trouble with this one.  I didn't like the Deep Fennel that was listed for the words....the color just bothered me.  So, I pulled it all out and replaced it with Weeks Blue Jeans.  Then my needles started smokin' and it was finished in no time!

Thursday, February 01, 2018

January Progress and February Goals

I finally feel like I got a lot of stitching done in January!  I had 20 new starts for the Crazy January Challenge, and of those 20, 17 have been finished!  I will continue to start a new piece on the 18 of each month for the rest of the year, and probably also do a number Maynia starts in May. 

January 2018
WISPS:
10 hours on Rocky Mountain Christmas  
Antique Map and Needlebook
Heirloom Christmas Sampler
Oveture II 

In Progress
4 person RR Marguerite’s
Landon’s Stocking 
Pacific Heart 
Merry Bells #1 

Crazy January Starts
10 stitches for ANG
                Greek Key #1 finished
                Greek Key #2 finished
                Framed Bricks finished
                Cloud Swirls finished
                Sequins & Waste finished
                Diagonal Wave finished
                Large Willow finished
                Leopard Spots finished
                Paved Bricks finished
                Byzantine Pieces finished
Gingerbread House #10  finished
Gingerbread House #11 finished
Gingerbread House #12  finished
Peppermint Pine finished
Busy Bee Bag finished
Grand Hotel worked on it
Forrest Snowfall worked on it
Plaid Spider #4 finished
Plaid Mitten  finished
Afternoon in New York  worked on it

Future New starts
Perpetual Calendar
                #5
                #6
                #7
                #8
                #9
Candy Corn #2
Ambrosia Honey
Scissors case
Flower of the month
French alphabet
Large Bargello Ball #2
Small Bargello Ball #2
Candy Corn Heart
Gingerbread Heart
Winds of Grace (6 of them)
Towmater x 2
Lightning McQueen x2
Cupcake ornaments:
                Logan
                Natalie
                Owen
                Peter
                Justin
                Nathan
Spring
Summer
Winter
Crystal Violets
Peter’s stocking
Mark & Karen’s wedding sampler
Tony & Melissa’s wedding sampler
Carnival
Walking on Water’s Edge
 
February 2018
WISPS:
10 hours on Rocky Mountain Christmas  
Antique Map and Needlebook
Heirloom Christmas Sampler
Oveture II 

In Progress
4 person RR Marguerite’s
Landon’s Stocking 
Pacific Heart 
Merry Bells #1 

Crazy January Starts
Grand Hotel
Forrest Snowfall
Afternoon in New York 

Future New starts
Perpetual Calendar
                #5
                #6
                #7
               #8
                #9
Candy Corn #2
Ambrosia Honey
Scissors case
Flower of the month
French alphabet
Large Bargello Ball #2
Small Bargello Ball #2
Candy Corn Heart
Gingerbread Heart
Winds of Grace (6 of them)
Towmater x 2
Lightning McQueen x2
Cupcake ornaments:
                Logan
                Natalie
               Owen
               Peter
                Justin
                Nathan
Spring
Summer
Winter
Crystal Violets
Peter’s stocking
Mark & Karen’s wedding sampler
Tony & Melissa’s wedding sampler
Carnival
Walking on Water’s Edge
 

 

 

 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

WIP Wednesday

....in which we build a house.....

That is all that is left to stitch and Forest Snowfall will be finished.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

International Hermit and Stitch Weekend


This past weekend was the third weekend of the month which is International Hermit and Stitch Weekend.  I really wanted to be a hermit and sit in my happy chair and stitch all weekend, but alas, it was not to be.  Lots going on in German School and other errands that needed to be run plus dinner out with John, didn't leave much time for stitching.
I did however, get the plaid mitten finished and started on Day 20 for the Crazy January Challenge.  Next month might be better.