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.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

DS2N update

I'm working on page 7, now I have less than 2 full pages left to do on this one! I'm getting so excited for a finish!!

Saturday, October 07, 2017

School of Dolphins update






I've been plugging away at this one, and it's now a larger blob of  gray! LOL....

Hope you all have a great weekend.  my mom is out visiting us for two weeks, so I doubt much stitching will get done this month, but what can you do? I've considered living in a cave and become a hermit, but...I don't think I'd get enough light in a cave to do the stitching I love to do, do you? LOL


Saturday, September 30, 2017

DS2N....I'm on a roll!

I was able to "finish" this page (page 9) and I now only have two full pages left to finish this piece!! So exciting.  Oh I say "Finished" because there is some white I still need to put in, but I ran out of the color, so for the most part, it IS done, but since I couldn't do anything more, I decided to just move on
 to....this:
Page 7.  Just a small start, but I'm so excited, this project is almost done...sorta...2 huge pages is still ALOT of stitching left to do, but when compared to the 9 I started with I say I'm gettin' close! LOL
 thank you for reading! Hope you had a great month of September, and I will see you next month!

Happy Stitching!