Monday, November 05, 2007

The Abbey and Dare to Dream

I don't know what it is, but I guess with my not blogging here for so long, and only posting a mere 110 times this year I have really wanted to write here. Plus having a scanner that works really helps! I can show photos of my progress.

Having said that here are some more progress photos: of The Abbey and Dare to Dream:


This is Dare to Dream a few months ago on the 3rd of August:











This is Progress done since then:














I have filled in the wolf a bit more, his hind leg/hip area, and the border on thr right side is a bit more filled in. So there is the tiniest bit you can see there. I know I spent some time doing some frogging, and recounting and what not, because of a boo boo I'd made I had to do some modifications.Anyway, so that is that one.

and here is The Abbey on March 11th (the last time I shared progress on this one):







And here is the Abby now:
I am especially proud of this one...because it is a 9 page pattern, the largest project I have ever taken on and I have finished page 1 and have moved onto page 2, (well really finished page 5 of the pattern and have started page 4.) So, this is the center of the project. I was afraid I'd make a counting error if I tried to start on page one, so I did the sensible thing and started in the middle. Anyway, I think it is really looking great! I can't wait to get the back stitch in, then it will really look awesome!

Well, I am not sure how much stitching will be done today as my mom is coming out to visit tomorrow and I have a million things to do to get ready for her arrival, and that also means I may not get on here very often this week because I will be busy entertaining, but I do hope to stitch a little bit today and a little while she is here.
But if I do get any stitching in today it will probably be on Snow Valley Express! My father's gift that I have been working on FOREVER!!! I really want to get it done, and i think i have worked out a sensible rotation so I can. We shall see. Happy Monday!

8 comments:

tkdchick said...

Lana thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment. Its comments like that which keep me blogging... to know that I have folk who stop by to read and that what I'm posting is of interest! I do try to keep a lively mix... but not too much personal life. I mean who wants to hear about my day to day life! Get on with the stitching!

Both of your projects look beautiful and will sure come alive with the backstitching. Tip for the multi paged designs : I always backstitch each page as I finish it that way I know I'm truly done with the page and I don't groan about going back to it later!

Keep stitching and keep blogging!

CritterLady62 said...

The Abbey looks great! Like Dani, I always backstitch a large project as I go. It makes it easier to keep my place.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

That is some really nice stitching! i like it all!

Deanne J said...

Great progress !!!

Hazel said...

Ooooh so much progress. Well done. xx

Lauren said...

Oh, you've gotten a bunch done!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Very lovely stitching, Lana! Thank you for visiting my blog and for your sweet comments. It was good to get to know you. Keep on blogging!
Hugs,
Deb

stitcherw said...

Congratulations on finishing November, you are so close to being done with this series. Also, Dream and Abbey are both looking great, nice progress.
Sue