Monday, December 11, 2017

School of Dolphins update

I was able to finish the first column on page 1 and start the next column. So, not a lot of work but a little, which is better than none, right?

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season, and some wintery weather. Stay safe out there! And as always, thank you for stopping by, and also for all your lovely comments!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Progress on my problem child project! Winter Rose...

Ok! So, I started this project on Sept. 22. I RE-started it on Oct. 29th.   Remember how I said this was a plethora of newness for me? 25 count fabric, 2 over 1 tent stitch, working on q-snaps/hoop? Wellllll....apparently THIS old dog? Cannot learn new tricks!

I HATED it, at first! but I pressed on....I was just getting in the groove, working on it at a good clip, when I found a ginormous counting error....and that was when we had to say our goodbyes, and go our separate ways!

However, I really want to work on this project, and it is a project for one of the SAL's in the Full Coverage fanatics group on FB, so, I started it again....And I'm enjoying it a little bit better now...I'm still having a hard time trying to figure out how to slip this one into my rotation, but as you can see....I have done a little work on it, so...there's hope!

Thank you for stopping by, and Joyful stitching to you all!

LET THE CHRISTMAS CRAZY BEGIN!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Autumn Peace....More progress than most!

This is my primary focus piece, because I am stitching it as a gift for my mom, so I tend to pick it up almost daily, while the rest of my projects languish in the background crying for my attention. Not only is it a gift for my mom, but I truly DO love working on this one! So, that also probably plays a part in the fact that I have no trouble working on it for the amount that I do every month!  I have less than a quarter left of this page, then it's onto the next one!! I hope to have a finish on this page by the next time I post, but we shall see how that goes, as we are sliding into the end of the year, and holiday time is upon us. So, busy, busy times! But, I will still see a good chunk of work on it, no less, I'm sure!

I hope all my American readers enjoy Thanksgiving on Thursday, and that we can all find something to be Thankful for. Enjoy eating until your seams groan in protest, and hopefully enjoy lots of good time with family and loved ones!

Thank you again, for stopping by, and as always, Joyful stitching!!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

DS2N Update



Wow! I really need to pick this one up more! I should be so much further along! I know! I feel like I say this about every project I post! Oh well, at least I got a little but of work in on it!

Thank you for taking your time to look in on my progress! And thank you for all your lovely comments!!

Til next time-Joyful stitching!

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

School of Dolphins update

I have no idea why, but I am having a hard time picking this one up.  I LOVE the fabric, since it's dyed (by me! ) but that's about all I love about it! It's stiff and hard to work with, so I find myself having to really push myself to pick this one up, not to mention that I STILL have not quite figured out how to rotate 4 projects sufficiently to my liking. I'll get there....one of these days, I'll have my beans straight and things will get done, but for now.....here we go!


The gray blob growth larger!! Ta-da! But not by much! I feel as if I should be MUCH further along with this, but....what can ya do? There are only so many hours in a day! But I'm glad I was able to get at least a little stitching in on it.

I hope everyone is having a great day! It's cold and rainy and generally feeling like fall today, so I'm loving it! And Friday will be my FORTIETH birthday!! GASP!!! Wow!! I don't feel "that" old, but there it is staring me right in the face! Ha! Ha!  So, I think we will be having a fun weekend full of gifts, and hanging out with my family for the weekend.

Thank you for reading! and I hope you all have a lovely rest of your week!!

Happy Fall!!!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

WHAT is happening?! Another new start?!

For the most part I like only rotating about 3 projects at a time, since most of my projects are full coverage, I feel the less amount of active WIPs I've got going, the more progress I see on each one. However, I joined the "Full coverage Fanatics" stitching group on Facebook, and Septembers challenge was new starts. I couldn't pass it up! So, I started:
Winter Rose By Heaven and Earth Designs.
and here's how far I was able to get on it:
This is a project that has a plethora of firsts for me: first time stitching on 25 count lugana. (I usually opt for 18 count aida) first time tent stitching, (2 over 1) and first time stitching with a hoop. (I am an in-hand stitcher) I had to use a hoop, as number one: those holes are SO tiny, I thought if I stretched out the fabric I would be able to see the holes better. And Lugana is a very soft fabric, not as stiff as the aida that I'm used to stitching on, so it was flopping all over the place while trying to stitch in hand. I started off using Q snaps, but because the those pipes are so big around, I was having a hard time handling it, but the hoop is much better, so going with the hoop.  I had a hard time getting used to this, but now I'm in a groove with it, and loving it!! doing that tent stitch really makes the progress go fast!!  SO! Now I have 4 active WIPs going! (insert look of shock here) I'm trying to figure out the best method for rotating, but I'll get it eventually. 

Thank you stopping by!! If you celebrate, I hope you have a great and fun Halloween! And I'll see yah next month!!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Autumn Peace Update....

Boy! Crazy confetti! but it's been broken up with large chunks of the black in the trunk of that huge tree, so I go back and forth between confetti heavy parts, and solid black parts, it's coming along.