Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sea of Roses- she's got a face!

So! First off this morning, can I just say: Did anyone see that Stanford VS. UCLA game last night?! I'm all about UCLA, and I'm still seething this morning!! We had it.... And then, well... We just... Didn't. UCLA was up 13-9, there was 2 1/2 minutes left on the clock, and Stanford showed up and final score was 22-13, Stanford's win!!!
Sigh...
Ok! But enough about that ! You're here for stitching!
So this is how she looked last time:

And I am really excited to show this picture  because for the first time in a long time I actually unfolded the entire piece, and this is how she looks:

Her entire face is completely finished!! Isn't she gorgeous?! I am SO close to finishing her!!  I'm guessing (hoping) that I can get her finished by my birthday. (Nov.10). That would be an amazing birthday gift to myself! So keep your fingers crossed for me!
My mom will be coming out to spend 2 weeks with my daughter and I. She arrives on Thursday evening. So not sure how much stitching or blog posting will get done while she's here. But I'll do what I can to keep yah updated.
Hope you're all having a great weekend. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Autumn Peace Progress

Last time I posted (Sept. 5th)

Today:

It's coming along. Got another column finished. I'm really enjoying this project, still, and now that we're almost into Autumn, it's making me excited for the season to change. I've had enough of this sticky, hot , humid summer. I'm ready for fall!!!  Anyone else feel this way too? 
Thankyou all for reading, hope you all have a lovely week!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Christmas Ornaments Finish and some progress !

I was able to finish up this little snow dude:

I finished him on September 3rd, and now I'm working on this one:

He's holding up a sign that says Merry Christmas over his head and looking up at it. And as I say with all these ornaments, I think he's super cute!!

That's about it for now! Hope you all have a great weekend, thankyou for stopping by! Until next time: Joyful stitching to you all!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

SOR progress

Last time I posted: 

Today:
I finished the column I was working on and moved onto the next. Slow going, but at least it's going!
Hope you're all having a lovely weekend!
Thankyou for stopping by!

Monday, September 05, 2016

Autumn Peace progress

Last time I shared (Aug. 20th):

Today:

And! I started doing minimal parking. It's ok. I think part of it makes it go faster, but I still have to work around all those threads and that's tedious. So, my mind isn't totally made up on this. I think it'd be easier if I worked on a frame, but I work in hand, so... Yeah.
Still really enjoying this piece.
I have (yet again!) made a change to my rotation. 
It was looking like this:
Autumn Peace- focus project (work on everyday)
Sea of Roses- secondary piece(work on 4 days a week)
Ornies work 3 days a week 

But! I am SO close to a finish on SOR, that I just want to focus on it and see if I can't get it finished by years end. So, I'm just gonna switch SOR and AP so SOR is my focus piece, and AP gets worked on 4 days a week. Then focus on AP, and then bring in a different WIP near the beginning of next year (probably Day Surrendering to Night, as I Love that one so much!)
I really want to get a finish this year, and I think I can do it! So we'll see how it goes! Wish me luck!

As always, thankyou for dropping in and reading. I really appreciate it! 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Little faceless snowman dude....

Here's where I am with my latest ornie:

Just got to finish up back stitching and he'll be done!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Sea of Roses Progress

Last time I posted: (Aug.12)

Now:

It's hard to see it, but I worked a lot on her forehead, there's a very light peachy color there, and that's what I worked on. 
Here's a close up maybe you can see better:

I hated working with this light color, I can't wait to get further down into the corals, and reds and pinks of her hair, and more rose petals. 
That's it for now. 
Hope you all have a great weekend! Happy stitching!!