Friday, January 30, 2009

Slow progress...

This week hasn't been a good for stitching. We had our house recarpeted, to start getting it ready for selling it. So we had to move all the furniture out, and then back in, and then yesterday we had the realitor in to assess it and let us know what she thought we could do to the place ot make it more saleable. Now we have a long list of "To do's"

So, this has not allowed for much stitching time. However, I have gotten a little bit more progress on snowman #6, which was slowed down even more by the fact that I had to frog three times!!! The same area!!! Grrr...So, now it should be good to go. Today I don't have anything planned, so, I am thinking I should get some stitching in.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Progress Photo and a Finish Friday!

I did it! I finally finished Snowman #5! I am sure you are all probably sick and tired of looking at my lil snowy guys here, sorry about that! The good news is, I am now onto the last and final one of the series of six so you will soon no longer be bored by having to see their cheery lil' faces here. LOL! I do love and appreciate all the wonderful comments I have recieved as I have worked through these lil guys. They encouraged me greatly to push forward.

So here are my photos:

Snowman #5 finished!
Here is progress on #6

And here is the whole collection thus far!

There is one odd ball there in the center done on dark blue Aida, I was going to originally do them on dark blue and light blue fabrics, but ran out and wasn't patient enough to wait for any to be ordered, so just decided to stitch them on white and stitch in the background colors.

These lil' guys kept me busy for the better part of 2008. I have enjoyed stitching them, although at times stitching in the background colors got a bit tedious and monotonous, but they are really cute, and I think they will look cute next Christmas adorning my new home in Japan.

However the ending of a project gets me thinking of what I want to work on I start a new project or do I pull out a WIP? Hmmm...I will have to think on that! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Almost done!

Well, I have been steadily working snowman #5. He is almost done, and want to share a photo but my batteries are dead in my camera, so have decided I will just wait until I actually finish the entire thing to post a photo. I have worked a tiny bit on #6, but you know how it is when you get close to the finishing of a project it seems like that is all you want to work on, pushing forward to the finish line. I am anticipating a finish by Wednesday night on #5. So I have not been around to blogs and leaving notes or writing here much, I am trying not to be on the computer so much, using my time for more productive things. So, I am still stitching and still around, just not here in cyberspace. Maybe I should try to be here at my blog sites more...hmmm...I just always seem to get caught up on sites and then there I sit all day playing on line then I get up and feel like I have wasted so much time. So, in my next post I promise photos!!! Promise, promise Promise!

Today hubby and I both have the day off work, so we'll finally be going to see Marley and Me. I wanted to read the book before seeing the movie, but don't think that will be happening!

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day for my readers in America!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Hello out there...

I sure didn't start the year off srong with blogging, did I? Oh well...I have been stitching, as well as reading, but I have not been feeling well either, I have been down with a bout of depression lately, but I feel that it has been lifted so I will be posting here more often I hope, as I said I am still stitching alot just have not had the energy to post here. Soon, though. I have progress on Snowmen 5 and 6, as well as "Howling at the Moon" to share. in my next post maybe!