Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Autumn peace more progress!

Last time I posted:

Now:

So! I've finished half of page 4, now onto the bottom half! I really wanted to finish this page this month, but that's not gonna happen, I'm sure. But oh well! My stitchy bug just has been so elusive lately. So... Anyway.
But I have decided to work in a rotation once again. Stitching on Autumn Peace, Sea of Roses, and ornaments. Autumn Peace will get an hour everyday. SOR will get 4 hours a week and ornies 3 hours a week. That way they are all moving forward. I hate thinking that any of them are just sitting, and not getting any progress on them at all while I'm finishing a whole page of a project before moving on. That also means there will be more to see on my blog, not just the same piece over and over for weeks. Change of scenery so to speak!  
Also! Is it just me, or is that brown splotch actually starting to look like trees? Like the dark branches, and areas of sunlight peaking through the leaves? I'm starting to see it, but maybe it's just me! 
Hope you have a great week! Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Slow, but steady...Autumn Peace Progress

Last time I shared on Saturday:

Today:

I was able to finish column 4, and move onto five, so there's some progress. I hate that you can't tell what this picture even is! Just a big brown blob. 
I'm still enjoying this, my stitchy bug is still hit or miss, but I try to push through and stitch even on the days I really don't feel like it. I really would like to finish this page by the end of the month. We will see about that.
Hope you're all having a lovely week! Until next time- Happy stitching!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Autumn Peace Do- over!


Thank you everyone who commented with good advice on what to do with this project. So! What I decided to do was I started page two on 18 count off white Aida.  I am really enjoying working on this now! This is a little over 1200 stitches, I believe. 
Although I am truly enjoying working on this, I must admit I seem to have lost my stitchy bug, sooooo... I would really liked to have been so much further along with this but it's slow going. Not because the stitching is slow, when I work on it, it works up quickly, I just haven't been wanting to stitch much lately.  But every stitch is progress, so I keep chugging along, slow and steady.
Hope you all have a great stitch filled weekend! 

Monday, May 30, 2016

I did it!!

Page 4 of Sea of Roses is finished! So I've stitched 22,986 stitches and I have 9,519 more to go!! One more full page (7,315 stitches) and then 5 very partial pages. 
Now I will be bringing out Autumn Peace, the project I'm stitching for my mom. But I have a dilemma. 
I am currently working it on 22 count hardanger fabric two over one in tent stitch. I HATE the fabric! It's stiff and sometimes the stitches slip under the threads of the fabric, which I hate. 
I've been playing with the idea of just starting over on a piece of my beloved 18 count, but! I would need to recopy page one of the pattern for my working copy, and I'm out of ink in my printer. Grrrr.... So I don't know if I should just press on with the dreaded 22 count crapfabric which since it is 15 pages of full coverage that is A LONG time to put up with crappy fabric. And knowing me, if I'm not comfortable with what I'm stitching, I won't work on it.  What should I do? Please leave me any tips in my comments please! 
I hope those in the states are enjoying their long Memorial Day weekend. Which sounds dumb, considering this is a time of remembering and reflecting on those who died in service to my country. How do you "enjoy" that? It's sad... 
My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who paid the ultimate price, and a heart of thanks is lifted to those who gave their lives.
Thank you for reading.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Sooooo close!!


I have possibly less than 400 stitches left to finish this page. I REALLY want to finish this page this month! 6 days left!! Can I do it? Stay tuned....

Friday, May 20, 2016

Just a small finish

I made this card for my daughters teacher as a end of the year gift. 
The red piece that the stitching is attached to, is removable, and can be used as a bookmark. 
Here's my little preschool graduate:

I can't believe she's going to kindergarten!!! Where is time going?!

Monday, May 16, 2016

SOR update

Last time I shared (April 30th):

Now:
She now has some more hair. Which is made up almost entirely with confetti!!! Yup... It's been a long road through confettiville. UGH! I'm finally seeing the light. I've only got a quarter of the page left to stitch and it looks like larger chunks of color, not so much confetti. 
Maybe next time I post, I'll have a finish on this page! Let's hope! 
Thanks for stopping by! Happy stitching!!