Tuesday, May 27, 2014

So now what?

Well, you know that feeling after you have a huge finish? You know the one. The empty one? Or am I the only one who has that? Sure, I'm proud and excited and glad that I finished, but there's an underlying sense of sadness and emptiness that this huge project that I've  spent tons of time with is done. So, now I have to ask "what now?" So! The answer to that is " Finish Web of Life". That us my next big goal, and I was able to get some work in on it over the long holiday weekend. I really need to finish up page one. All I have left is back stitching left on that page. But, I did work on page 2 a bit as well. I haven't shared this project since January!!! I was sure I had shared it since then, but I guess not. Well. I am off to work a bit on my next ornament. I think I will just go back and forth between my ornies and this piece until it's done. Hope you all have a great week!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Oh My Goodness!!! The Abbey is FINISHED!!!!

I can hardly believe it!!!!! After all these years!!! Of course! I wasn't stitching on it exclusively and consistently since I started it, but it has had a spot in my rotation consistently since 2011. I just want to sit and stare at it!!! And let me assure you! That IF I ever do another Marty Bell piece again, I will NOT be saving all the back stitching until the end!! Torture!!!! But the end result? Worth it!! Thank you to all my readers who encouraged me on my journey to this amazing finish! Your comments mean so much to me!!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Abbey....

Lots and lots of back stitching going on here! I finished up the windows on the bottom floor by the patio, did the outlining of the top of the patio. The trellis in the railing in front of the patio. The gate, and the branches in the trees to the left of the patio. I still have some to do to the right of the door, and the sidewalk, and that's it!!! So I'm betting the next update on this one will be a BIG fat FINISH!!! I'm getting so excited now!!!!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Another small finish!

I finally finished this little guy!! I feel like it took way too long! But probably because I've been busy with other things. This is before back stitch. Here's with:
I love seeing the difference!! The back stitching really bring the piece together!! Well. I hope all my readers are enjoying some great stitching of their own! Next I REALLY am going to try to finish the Abbey! Wish me luck!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Chaotic craziness!

I haven't been posting a whole lot, just been too busy with the hubs back home from deployment. We took two week long road trips the past few weeks. One to visit friends and one to Disney World Florida. We just got home from Florida last night. We had a great time, but it was anything but relaxing!!
I have only managed to get a tiny bit of stitching on this guy:
I want to get going on the Abbey and finish it up, but the small project was easier to cart along on my travels. 
While at Epcot center I was able to buy some stash! Imagine that! Here's what I got:
One of the bloggers I follow finished stitching the first one just here not too long ago!! It is super cute! The second one I will be doing for Alyssa as she loves  Tinkerbell.  That's all that's been going on here. This first half of the year has been crap when it comes to getting things done hobby wise! I seem to be losing hours, and have no idea where they go!! It's really frustrating me!!! I hate feeling like I'm not getting things done. Oh well. It's life. Happy Mother's Day to my readers in America! And Joyful Stitching!!!