Saturday, August 01, 2015

Bye bye July!

Happy August Every one! Oh man, was July a crazy crazy month.... But lots of fun! 
So in the midst of all the celebrating and traveling and fun with the fam time, I was able to get a little stitching in. I have 1 finish and 2 WIPs to share, so let's get on with it, shall we? 
First off I finished this guy (although I JUST realized, I still need to add his French knotted eyes) 
I think he came out pretty cute! That poor teddy bear in his pack looks very sad, though. Lol
Next up is Santa # 7, and here's the progress I was able to make on him:
I need quite a bit of work on him still, but there are large chunks of the same color in this one, so seems to be sailing along at s good clip. 
Next is DS2N progress. And I'm trying not to feel too disappointed with the progress on this one. But there is tons of confetti in this one and I obviously was not able to stitch as much as I normally would in a months time. So here it is:
I was able to get 4 full columns completely done and started the fifth one. Where you see my needle parked is the far right edge of that page. I am really still enjoying this one, despite the ridiculous amount of confetti in it. But! The result of all that confetti is phenomenal! So I'll just keep on plugging away at it. 

So that's all I was able to get done stitchy wise while I was on my blogging hiatus. I did have an awesome month, busy, but awesome! And now we are into August, and all I have to say about that is Roll on Fall! I am just through with this southern heat and humidity! 

Anyway, thank you all for spending a small portion of your day with me. I hope you all have a great weekend! 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Santa ornament #7 progress

Last time I showed this:
After the past 5 days:
I was able to get a bit done. 

So! Let's talk July...

July is always a very busy month for me, as my husbands birthday is this month as well as our wedding anniversary, then there's 4th of July and... Wow! 

So! We will be traveling quite a bit this month. We will be out of town for 4 days for the hubs birthday, and also 4 days for our anniversary... (10 years! Wow! We made it to the double digits! ) 

While I'm traveling I like to work on smalls, so will be toting along my ornies while I'm traveling. And the days I'm home and can stitch I will be working on Day Surrendering to Night. So my rotation is going out the window basically this month. Since I finished my HAED page I was to finish 1 page of ornies (there are two ornies on the page I'm working on currently) as they are next in my rotation, but because I want to take them on my trips I have just decided to put them away for now and just work on DS2N, on the days I'm home this month and work the Ornies while I'm gone. 

Also! I have decided to take a blogging break this month. Seeing as how much of the month will be celebrating holiday and birthday and anniversary and traveling I don't see myself with a whole lot of time for posting. So! I bid you Happy July for now and I'll be back in a month (hopefully with some progress on my two WIPs I'll be working on this month!! 
Thank you for reading and all your lovely comments on my last post! All my readers are what makes this blogging experience so awesome! Thank you! 
Joyful stitching to you all! 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Flower Bride...page 1? Done!

Last time I posted:
Today, 5 days later:
I love that you can really see the sparkly kreinik in this photo! I can't believe I finished page 1!!! This is really only the product of two days of stitching. As Sunday was Fathers Day, so was busy and didn't touch it. Then Monday and Tuesday I never picked it up as I had to have some tests done at the clinic and was there for two hours both those days then had headaches afterwards so was unable to work on it then! 
So! My 2nd HAED page finish for the year! I'm knocking them out! I'm really happy/proud of my progress so far! 
So! 7,840 stitches done, 19,520 more to go!!! 
Thank you for reading and especially for all the encouragement and lovely comments spuring me on throughout my journey on these BAPs! 
Oh! I almost forgot! Alyssa wanted to model my stitching for me, so here she is!
Wow! I really need to hit this thing up with an iron! (The stitching, not the kid!)

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Flower Bride Progress

Last time:
Today (5 days later)

She's coming along. Still kinda slow but I had some doctor appointments this week so they cut into my stitching time. I did finish her left eye, and i think it looks funny. Too dark somehow. What do you think?
I really wanted to have this page done by months end, but not sure that's gonna happen, we will see. Wish me luck! 

Monday, June 15, 2015

Flower Bride Progress

Last time I shared it:
Today, after 4 days work:
I had a really busy weekend so I only got about 45 mins work in on it on Friday and no work on it on Saturday, but not too bad. It's getting there! A lot of what I worked on was the pale areas above her head, so it's kind of hard to see the progress there. The halo of flowers that her veil is attached to is a pain in the neck to work on! Lots of confetti. But press on, I will!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

I did it!!

I finished the page!! Right now, at 10 pm the 10th of June! Cutting it close, but I did it!

You know what that means? It's time to pull out HAEDs "Flower Bride". Yippee!!! 

I wonder if I can get a page finish on it by months end? Hmm... We will see! Wish me luck! 

See yah in about 5 days with an update on Flower Bride!

Friday, June 05, 2015

Cats- progress

Last time I posted:
Today:
I've only got to finish back stitch and the black and white cat will be done.
Where my needle is parked marks the page end, so I really don't have much more to go.  This cold has just been kickin my butt so not getting as much stitching in as I would like.
So! I'm really going to try hard to have a page finish by the next time I share this, in 5 days. Wish me luck! 
Hope you all have a lovely weekend!