Saturday, May 20, 2017

Autumn Peace update

Well, I am finally seeing some real progress on this one.  As just recently I have switched up my rotation to better suit me (

My old rotation I stitched two hours a day: I worked an hour on Autumn Peace everyday, as it is my focus piece, and then I alternated the other hour between Ornaments (3 days a week) and Day Surrendering to Night (4 days a week)  However, so many times, I would end up just working on one project and never switch over to the other one, or I wouldn't find a full 2 hours a day or with my stitch bug being what it's been the first of the year, who knows? For whatever reason, I just never seemed to get as much as I wanted to and I was getting very frustrated.

So, now I still work on the 2 projects a day, but instead of an hourly amount, I have a stitch amount. Except for the Ornaments, they still just get an hour on their 3 days. The other two full coverage pieces, I try to get a full 10x10 block done everyday that I work on them. Which can sometimes take a while, depending on the amount of confetti or whatnot. Sometimes it doesn't take much time at all, it just depends on if there are large chunks of one color, or a lot of confetti. But I have been doing so much better with keeping up on my goals this way. I think being able to SEE the amount put in every day is really helping me be motivated, as apposed to saying "Ok, I've got an hour, lets see how much I can get done", and then sometimes feeling very frustrated if I run into a large amount of confetti and not seeing as much progress as I'd like.

This time I was able to finish over 3 columns worth of stitching, and I've got less than 2 columns left and I'll have finished this page, AND! the entire top row of pages (p.1-5)  So, I'm very excited about that!! So, I am really hoping to be onto the next row of pages by the time I post again, next month! Wish me luck!

Sorry for the rambling! Thank you so much for reading, and until next time....happy stitching!

Friday, May 12, 2017

April Ornament

Here is the little cutie for April!! And he is the last Snowman in the series.  The next series in the book is a "Noah's ark" theme,  so, looking forward to those. I have got a small start on the First one in the series, but it was such small progress, I decided I'll wait to share it next month.

So, still staying on track with these! Even if I get very little stitching done overall,if I am still able to get these little ornaments done (one each month), I'm happy!

Thank you all for your lovely comments on my last months postings. It means so much to me that you take time to stop in and read and say hello. So, thank you from the bottom of my heart!

I have been able to find more time for stitching lately, and that makes me so happy! I am really starting to see some significant progress on my larger pieces, especially, so that makes me feel accomplished.

Well, next up will be an update on autumn Peace. Thank you for reading, and I hope you all have a lovely weekend! See yah next time!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Day Surrendering to Night Update

Well! I did it!! I finished page 3, and moved down to page 6....sounds like a great feat, right? Nope, not when the last time I posted I was on the last column of page 3 to begin with, and I haven't even finished the entire first column of page 6 yet....

One day soon, I hope I can break out of this stitch's hopin'.

That's it for now, I am keeping my fingers crossed I may have a finish on page 6 of this one by the time I share again next month! We'll see how that goes!

Thank you for reading, and until next time....Happy stitching!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Autumn Peace, a little progress, but progress none the less!

Things really have not changed in the stitch slump area of things, so I am STILL working on page 4 of this project!  I think every month so far this year, my goal for this one has been to finish page STILL hasn't happened yet!!

Where you see my needle parked there at the top is where I was the last time I shared progress on this....2 months ago! so, in 60 days, I've not even finished three entire columns!! Good news is I've only got a tiny bit of one column and one whole column left to see a page finish on this! MAYBE just MAYBE I'll actually reach that page finish goal by the time I share this again.   I really miss my stitch bug!!!

Well, I hope you all had a lovely Easter (if you celebrate it) or are enjoying some nice spring weather wherever you may be!

Well, that's it for now, I'll be back in ten days to share progress on Day Surrendering to Night.  So, until then, happy stitching!!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Ornaments update

I am back!!! So sorry for missing my posts for last month! I have seriously been in a huge stitching slump!! Still not stitching much at all this year! I just am not feeling it! I've just been busy doing other things, I guess. But, enough about all that, I'm back with a new update, so lets get started, shall we?

First up was my ornament finish for February:
He's such a cute little guy, and I thought it befitting for me to have stitched that pattern in February, since It's all about Valentine's and Love. I love the little mouse sitting up on top of the sign too! he was fun to stitch!

Next up was my March Ornament finish:
So! although I've been in a huge stitch slump, I have been keeping up with my ornaments...Thus far!  I have yet to start my April Ornament, but I will, soon....ish....I hope!

Thank you so much for reading! I appreciate that you take the time to stop in and see my meager progress(as of late....) I will be posting my update on Autumn Peace next, in about 10 days! See yah then!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

DS2N Progress

Gah!! again with the slow progress! I finished one column on this plus a little tiny bit up the on the upper right. However! That is the last column for this row of pages! so when I'm done with this column, I can move down to page #6 My goal for the month is to finish this page and get at least 1 or 2 columns done on the next page. We'll see how that goes!

I'm hoping that progress picks up next month! Wish me luck!

Thank you for stopping by! Hope you all have a lovely day! See yah next month!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Autumn Peace...progress.

Well, as I wrote in my last post, very little got done by way of stitching last month due to my husband returning from a 6 month deployment, so I did not make it to my goal on this one! Not even half way to my goal! Which is sort of frustrating, but oh well, what can yah do? Family comes first! So! here's where I'm at with this one:

I finished one and maybe a half of the second column on page 4....pathetic...oh well, better luck to me this month. I am hoping to have a finish on this page by the time I share it again in March. Keep your fingers crossed that I am able to accomplish that goal!

Thank you for reading! Hope you have a wonderful day!