Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Autumn Peace progress!

Well!! I did it!! I finished page 5 of this monster!!! 5 down,10 more to go!!!  I finished my first row of pages on this, it feels so good!! It took me nearly a year to finish this row. I started it June 1 of 2016 and finished May 28 2017.  I always love page finishes, and row finishes, as it kinda feels like a milestone reached, a little finish, you know? That there is 19,688 stitches done!!

And!! Not only did I finish page 5, but I got a GREAT start on page 6!!
Here's that progress:

So! I guess you could say my stitch bug is back!!! I am hoping to have a page finish on 6 by my next post, and I'm pretty sure its gonna happen!

Thank you for stoppin' by!! Happy stitching!!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Another little finish!

I love this little ornament!! I live in the Louisiana Bayous, so we see lots of gators around here.
 I think this one will be on my parents Christmas card this year, cause ever since we moved here, lots of times when I talk to my dad on the phone, he asks, "So, you catch yah an alligator yet?" LOL....

I have a good start on the next ornie in line as well.  May was a GREAT stitchy month! My stitchy bug came back, full force!! I stitched 48 hours!!! And I think Jan through April I only made it to like 20 something hours in each of those months.  I feel like I'm back!!  It feels super good!!

Hope you're all having a great June! And enjoying Summer!! I can't believe the year is almost half gone already!!

Thank you all for the lovely comments on my posts for last month! I read and love every single one, and really appreciate that you take the time to leave me a note, so thank you! I appreciate everyone who drops in to read my blog, even if you're just a lurker. Thank you for taking the time to read about and look at my stitching.

I hope you all have a wonderful day, full of stitches, and sunshine!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

DS2N Progress

Here is the progress on page 6 that I was able to get finished, I am making some good headway on it, and feel really good about it, due to my new rotation, which I explained in my previous post.

I hate working with all the creams and light colors and I think it was slowing me up a bit, but I'm on a good roll with it now, so I'm hoping, maybe for a page finish on this one by the time I post again next month.

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you all had a wonderful month of May, I will see yah in June!! (oh Lordy! June already?!?!?)

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 (again....lol)

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 slump....here'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 4....it 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!!