Thursday, June 24, 2010

Progress Photo Friday!

Ok, I REALLY needed to show some progress photos, since this month I have posted all of 3 times so far, and I talk about the fact that I have been working on this or that, or that i finished this or that, but you probably are thinking "Yeah right! where's the proof?!" So, here I am with my photos, and I apologize if they look a little grainy, its bright here so they kinda look funny.

First: Here is "The Abbey". My goal in May was to finish Page 1 on this one and I actually finished Pages 1 AND 2. Now when I say "finished", I mean with the cross stitching, because O man but do I have a lot of back stitching to do here! I cringe to think of it!! Very detailed all over the house, I suppose I could get a start on that next month, but I have sorta been enjoying the easy stitching of the sky and the clouds here. I thought I would wait until I finished Cross stitching the whole thing and THEN do the backstitching, but I don't know as I want to wait and save allllll that back stitching for last....hmmmm....decisions, decisions....


Second: here is a photo of my progress on Howling at the Moon. Page 3 is coming along pretty Quickly. Most of what I have been working on here is all that dark blue back ground, but every so often I get bored of that and trickle down and work some of the gray in the wolf. I think it is starting to morph into something recognizable...what do you think?
And lastly here is Petal, the 4th piece in my 5 piece lamb project. I guess it is coming along pretty well. I was hoping for a finish on this one this month, but I really just don't think that will be happening! I have actually been setting this one aside WAY too much, I think I am starting to get tired of this project...oh no!!! Not now when I finally have a reason to finish it!!! UGH, I am actually thinking of taking a break from this project next month, and pull out another WIP to take it's place, just for July, just to mix things up a bit. I'm sure you are all sick of seeing the same 3 projects going on too! My little monthly series are the only thing that really changes form month and that is still working on the same overall project, just different scenery. We shall see. I am starting to get a little burned out on these same projects, so it is time for a change....

Well, my dear stitchy friends, I am off to enjoy the morning's sunshine as I am thinking rain will be here this afternoon. I want to go for a walk, it's very humid here this time of year, but it doesn't seem to bother me much! Although after being out in it for awhile, it sure feels good to be back in the cool A/C of my home again! Well, I hope you all have a lovely weekend!!

12 comments:

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

It all looks really very pretty!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Holy smokes, Lana! That is a lot of intensive stitching you've been doing. The Abbey is my favorite of the three - really beautiful but if it were me, I'd have to do at least some of the BS while in process rather than waiting till the end. I doubt I'd ever finish it all if I waited. Anyway.... You've made awesome progress young lady. Well done! Hmmm... my word verification is foxyledi (I read that to be foxy lady). Must apply to both of us (I'm just the much older one)!

Vonna said...

Everything looks GREAT! That's a lot of stitching in all those pieces....YOU GO GIRL!

Lynn said...

They're all looking great Lana! I stitched a project with a lot of BS where I left it until last and guess what? It's still waiting to be done, 10 ys later!! Next time I think I'll do it as it comes up.

Blu said...

Great progress on all of them!

Jennifer Burch said...

that is great!! You are so creative!

Meredith said...

Looking good! Wow - you are working on 3 big projects in addition to all your smaller ones! Have a great day. Meredith

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Progress is progress and each piece is coming along. Sometimes it seems to take forever and then all of a sudden it is ready to be finished.
Be always in stitches.

Kajsa said...

All your wips look wonderful! They all look like really big projects too!

Daffycat said...

All three look fabulous! I never get tired of WIP photos...unless they are posted about EVERY SINGLE DAY for weeks on end!

Meari said...

Great job on the stitching!

MommaInStitches said...

Howling at the Moon is the same pattern I have as a UFO! You have done alot more than I have. It looks so nice, great stitching! You have a very nice blog!