Monday, June 26, 2006
Ok, I am off to get to my list of things to do. Bye!
And, ladies....here's what we have all been waiting for!! Ok, so what I've been waiting for! The completion of November Quilt, by Paula Vaughan.
And now I can stretch it and get it ready for framing. Maybe just maybe I will have it done for my mother's arrival. It took me 68 hours to complete! and I started it in September I believe, I want to say the 25th, so it took just about 9 months to finish! But that is because I didn't work on it all the time, much of the time I was working on other projects! So, anyway, now it is on to my father's gift. hmmm...wonder if I can get it done before Christmas? For now though I am going to reward myself with some stitching of my own. Thank you everyone for the comments, and inspiration and encouragement I had while stitching this piece! You are all a part of it!
Thursday, June 22, 2006
I am actually motivated now to work on it because I am so close to finishing. I think my little slump had to do with that. The fact that I was so close and yet so far away, I kept working on it, and I burnt myself out on it, so then I worked on something else for a bit, and now I have a renewed vigor for Nov. Quilt. So it is coming along. There is a lot of back stitch though, right now I am working on the Quilt itself, which is basically putting the detail on the different patches, so that is fun, but tedious. So, anyway, I am still here, and still stitching and I am hoping to have this done soon.
Monday, June 19, 2006
well, I just got done reading a bunch of blogs,ans can i just say there are so many beautiful finishes out there! How come i don't have one? is it because i keep choosing to work ont hese Big ole' projects that have no end? or is it because (And i think this is much more likey...) as soon as I get close to the ending of a project, I loose interest and toss it aside...such as I have seemed to do with November Quilt. I have spent I think two solid weeks on Dare to Dream. In that time I could have probably finished up the back stitching for Nov. Quilt, and maybe even had it framed by now!!!! No wonder I don't have finishes. I have to actually finish something first! So, tonight, away goes dare to dream and anything else except for Nov. Quilt, and I will finish it! My mom will be here to visit in a week and three days, and I am going to have the next two days off, and I will plop my behind in my stitching chair and stitch on it until it is finished! I must! The sooner I finish this project the sooner I can stop feeling guilty for still working on it! well, then I can feel guilty for not finishing my father's gift in time! I am such a bad obligation stitcher!
Sunday, June 18, 2006
So, anyway, that is how my day started and I just sat around like a lazy sloth all day watching tv. finally around 7:30 I decided to get up and do something productive....reading blogs IS productive...right? =P I was such a lazy bum that I didn't even want to get off the couch long enough to come into the computer room to retrieve my stitching that I had left on the scanner from the last time I scanned a photo of it. so, there I sat. I could have been stitching, but no, I just SAT and watched tv show after show...until right about 7:30 I finally decided I was disgusted with myself for being such a slug and got up to do something, but now I am in the mood to stitch so I will probably make some dinner and go back in and sit infront of the tv and stitch. Yes, that is how I will finish up my day.
Friday, June 16, 2006
Can you guess what I've been working on? Yup, I'm still very stuck on this one. Which frustrates me because I know I could finish my mom's Nov. Quilt in a few hours, but I haven't so much as even looked at it lately. Maybe tonight I will work on it. Work has been hectic lately, pulling full shifts, which is a major cut in my stitching time, and yet, in the end will be alright because it is a major "not" cut into my stash money. Now if I can just figure out how to stay out of Target. does anyone else like that store? It is such a fun store, isn't it?
Well, seeing as how i have to go to work in 2 hours (And for once it is a short shift, yippee!) I am going to get off the computer and do some stitching.
Sunday, June 11, 2006
That seems to be the one project I am stuck on right now. see? This is just why a rotation doesn't work for me. I worked on Dare to Dream for two days and got quite a bit done, but none of my other projects got very much work done on them. No work got done on Snow Valley Express, Patchwork Bears or Dolphins. But here is the picture of progress of Dare to Dream. Sorry it is sorta wrinkled. That is the lower left hand corner of the project. I am almost done with that area of the border, and a small part of the wolf that is right inside, the paw is outlined in yellow/cream there with the bottom touching the border. Do you see it?
Well, today is sunday November Quilt day...I am thinking I really need to get itdone SOON, as my mom will be here to visit for about a week, and I would like to have it done by then. Hmmm...? well, I am off from work today so I think I will be doing lots of stitching and housework and reading. what should i do first? Should I do the housework, and then reward myself with stitching and reading? Hmmm...of course not, afterall "Needlework forever, Housework whenever!"
Friday, June 09, 2006
My friend, D, keeps telling me that I don't feel well because I'm depressed about hubby being away, but I'm not. Who can be depressed with stitching close at hand? Just kidding! I have had a few days that were bad emotionally where I miss him, but then I just move on, pick up some stitching or go play with the puppy, and I leave it behind, and then everyone keeps asking me if I am pregnant! I took a test last night just to make sure-nope. So...I am feeling sorta normal today but only after 12 hours of sleep last night, and I am going to go into work today and hopefully feel better. I only have to work two more days until I get a day off. Oh yay, and I took yesterday off, so anyway. i am going ot go sit in front of the TV and stitch for a few hours until it is time for work. bye!
Monday, June 05, 2006
Sunday, June 04, 2006
Well, this is what I worked on yesterday! mostly just more grey! All that light grey that is in the face area of the larger dolphin here, that is pretty much it. Plus a little bit in the dolphin up at the top. I think I only got about 1 hour in on this one so not much got done, but a little can go a long way if I keep on working on it, right? well, today is Sunday and it is Nov. Quilt day. We shall see how much more backstitch I can get in today before and after work, as I don't go into work for another 4 hours and get home fairly early this evening (6:30, as apposed to 9) And I have Tomorrow and Tuesday off. And tomorrow is also Nov. Quilt day as well, so I am hoping to get lots done, but it always seems that whenever I say that nothing gets done.
I have actually been really tired lately, sleeping in later than normal for me then wanting to take naps and go to bed early, maybe I need to do more exercise. Well, I guess I will go do that right now!
Saturday, June 03, 2006
Oh man! WHERE did this week go?! I was supposed to ost a picture everyday of my progress of my rotation...well, I think a few days I didn't even stitch. yesterday being one of them. However, on Thursday I did work a bit on Snow Valley Express, and here is that photo. I worked mainly on the green in the trees. I really need to start concentrating on the train itself, but haven't been, there is a lot of detail in it, and quarter stitches and ugh, I am just frustrated with it, I think. anyway. So no work got done on Dolphin Domain, or Dare to dream, or The Abbey, or Patchwork Bears. I think I worked on November Quilt one of the days. well, it is Saturday and that means it is Dolphin Domain day, so I think I will go try to get something done on it. Actually, since it is a new month, I think I will switchout some of my rotation projects. Hmmm... I think I need to go root through my stash drawers and see what I can come up with. I should be looking into the WIP's drawers. But some new stash may need to come out, just as a motivation factor, what do you think? well, hope you are having a good summer. If you stop here and read my blog, could you leave me a comment? I like knowing people actually read this, and i am not just blogging to cyber-nothingness. Thanks!