Saturday, May 20, 2017

Autumn Peace update

Well, I am finally seeing some real progress on this one.  As just recently I have switched up my rotation to better suit me (again....lol)

My old rotation I stitched two hours a day: I worked an hour on Autumn Peace everyday, as it is my focus piece, and then I alternated the other hour between Ornaments (3 days a week) and Day Surrendering to Night (4 days a week)  However, so many times, I would end up just working on one project and never switch over to the other one, or I wouldn't find a full 2 hours a day or with my stitch bug being what it's been the first of the year, who knows? For whatever reason, I just never seemed to get as much as I wanted to and I was getting very frustrated.

So, now I still work on the 2 projects a day, but instead of an hourly amount, I have a stitch amount. Except for the Ornaments, they still just get an hour on their 3 days. The other two full coverage pieces, I try to get a full 10x10 block done everyday that I work on them. Which can sometimes take a while, depending on the amount of confetti or whatnot. Sometimes it doesn't take much time at all, it just depends on if there are large chunks of one color, or a lot of confetti. But I have been doing so much better with keeping up on my goals this way. I think being able to SEE the amount put in every day is really helping me be motivated, as apposed to saying "Ok, I've got an hour, lets see how much I can get done", and then sometimes feeling very frustrated if I run into a large amount of confetti and not seeing as much progress as I'd like.

This time I was able to finish over 3 columns worth of stitching, and I've got less than 2 columns left and I'll have finished this page, AND! the entire top row of pages (p.1-5)  So, I'm very excited about that!! So, I am really hoping to be onto the next row of pages by the time I post again, next month! Wish me luck!

Sorry for the rambling! Thank you so much for reading, and until next time....happy stitching!

Friday, May 12, 2017

April Ornament


Here is the little cutie for April!! And he is the last Snowman in the series.  The next series in the book is a "Noah's ark" theme,  so, looking forward to those. I have got a small start on the First one in the series, but it was such small progress, I decided I'll wait to share it next month.

So, still staying on track with these! Even if I get very little stitching done overall,if I am still able to get these little ornaments done (one each month), I'm happy!

Thank you all for your lovely comments on my last months postings. It means so much to me that you take time to stop in and read and say hello. So, thank you from the bottom of my heart!

I have been able to find more time for stitching lately, and that makes me so happy! I am really starting to see some significant progress on my larger pieces, especially, so that makes me feel accomplished.

Well, next up will be an update on autumn Peace. Thank you for reading, and I hope you all have a lovely weekend! See yah next time!


Sunday, April 30, 2017

Day Surrendering to Night Update



Well! I did it!! I finished page 3, and moved down to page 6....sounds like a great feat, right? Nope, not when the last time I posted I was on the last column of page 3 to begin with, and I haven't even finished the entire first column of page 6 yet....

One day soon, I hope I can break out of this stitch slump....here's hopin'.

That's it for now, I am keeping my fingers crossed I may have a finish on page 6 of this one by the time I share again next month! We'll see how that goes!

Thank you for reading, and until next time....Happy stitching!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Autumn Peace, a little progress, but progress none the less!



Things really have not changed in the stitch slump area of things, so I am STILL working on page 4 of this project!  I think every month so far this year, my goal for this one has been to finish page 4....it STILL hasn't happened yet!!

Where you see my needle parked there at the top is where I was the last time I shared progress on this....2 months ago! so, in 60 days, I've not even finished three entire columns!! Good news is I've only got a tiny bit of one column and one whole column left to see a page finish on this! MAYBE just MAYBE I'll actually reach that page finish goal by the time I share this again.   I really miss my stitch bug!!!

Well, I hope you all had a lovely Easter (if you celebrate it) or are enjoying some nice spring weather wherever you may be!

Well, that's it for now, I'll be back in ten days to share progress on Day Surrendering to Night.  So, until then, happy stitching!!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Ornaments update

I am back!!! So sorry for missing my posts for last month! I have seriously been in a huge stitching slump!! Still not stitching much at all this year! I just am not feeling it! I've just been busy doing other things, I guess. But, enough about all that, I'm back with a new update, so lets get started, shall we?

First up was my ornament finish for February:
He's such a cute little guy, and I thought it befitting for me to have stitched that pattern in February, since It's all about Valentine's and Love. I love the little mouse sitting up on top of the sign too! he was fun to stitch!

Next up was my March Ornament finish:
So! although I've been in a huge stitch slump, I have been keeping up with my ornaments...Thus far!  I have yet to start my April Ornament, but I will, soon....ish....I hope!

Thank you so much for reading! I appreciate that you take the time to stop in and see my meager progress(as of late....) I will be posting my update on Autumn Peace next, in about 10 days! See yah then!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

DS2N Progress



Gah!! again with the slow progress! I finished one column on this plus a little tiny bit up the on the upper right. However! That is the last column for this row of pages! so when I'm done with this column, I can move down to page #6 My goal for the month is to finish this page and get at least 1 or 2 columns done on the next page. We'll see how that goes!

I'm hoping that progress picks up next month! Wish me luck!

Thank you for stopping by! Hope you all have a lovely day! See yah next month!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Autumn Peace...progress.

Well, as I wrote in my last post, very little got done by way of stitching last month due to my husband returning from a 6 month deployment, so I did not make it to my goal on this one! Not even half way to my goal! Which is sort of frustrating, but oh well, what can yah do? Family comes first! So! here's where I'm at with this one:


I finished one and maybe a half of the second column on page 4....pathetic...oh well, better luck to me this month. I am hoping to have a finish on this page by the time I share it again in March. Keep your fingers crossed that I am able to accomplish that goal!

Thank you for reading! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Ornament finish and progress!

Well! I was able to finish my first ornie of the year for January! He looks like this:


I think he came out super cute!

Next I started this one:
It's a snowman holding a sign saying "I love Snowmen" I was able to get most of the sign done, but still have a long ways to go! So! even though I only finished 1 ornie so far, I'm on track on my goal to finish 1 a month, and I'm hoping to be able to keep up with this trend.

Progress on Stitching as of late has been a lot less than normal, due to the fact that hubby is now home!! so, we've been spending time together as a family, and such, which totally cuts into the stitching, but that's alright...stitching will always be there, but I got 1/2 a year of time with him to make up for!

Thank you all for reading, and I hope you all have a lovely weekend! Thank you all for the lovely kind comments!
See yah next time!


Monday, January 30, 2017

Day Surrendering to Night Progress


I have been working on page 3 of this one, it's only a partial page, so it shouldn't take too long, and I hope to be done with it, and down to page 6 (directly under 3) by the time I share this one again. I would really like to finish this piece this year, but something tells me I will get close, but won't quite make it. But that's alright. Then I should have two Full coverage piece finishes to celebrate next year!  (Autumn Peace and this one) But I will push on! There are only three partial pages (3,6, and 9) then two full pages (7 and 8) and some fill in on page 5, and this one will be DONE!!!  I'm super excited!

Thank you for reading! Hope you are having a great day! See yah next month!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Autumn Peace....Another Page Finish!


So! Pages 1,2, and 3 are now finished! And page 4 has a tiny bit of a start. There is a ton of black in page 4, so I hope that 1) it goes fast, all those large chunks of the same color, and 2) I don't get bored of stitching black for what will seem like forever! 

My goal for this one for this month is to finish the first 4 columns of page 4, so we shall see if I do it by the time I post again! 

I hope you're all having a great day! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Happy New Year!!

I know, we're already 11 days into the new year already, so I'm a bit late on that greeting, but close enough.
I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas,(Or whatever holiday you celebrate!) and New Year.  Me and my daughter had an amazing time, visiting my family in Southern California. Got to see a lot of family, and enjoyed lots of fun.

However! I was not able to get much stitching done, which is fine! Hanging out and visiting with family was more important. I only took my ornies with me to work on while I was there. I never trust myself to take any of my full coverage projects with me when I travel, afraid I'll lose them, or components of them, and then I'd be broken hearted, so, I took my faithful traveling companions....my ornies.
This is what I got done:
I have been working on him a tiny bit this month since I've gotten home, but, my goal for this one this month is to finish this one. I would like to finish one ornie a month this year. So, hopefully I can do so. I don't know why, but they always seem to get shoved out of the way so I can work on my big projects. I guess because in my head I think that they aren't as big so don't need as much love, so I put them off until it's later in the month, then I just end up running out of time, or something? Who knows?  But I do want to try to finish 12 during 2017, or one a month.

I was going to post an end of the year wrap up post, but I just never got around to it, sorry. Now that I'm having to post on my computer it's just such a pain, so I put it off, and now here it is the 11th of the month, and I'm just ready to move forward. I can say, however, that I WAS able to complete one of my major goals for last year...finishing Sea of Roses. My first Heaven and Earth design finish! And I am SO proud of it, and totally looking forward to more full coverage finishes very soon....possibly by the end of 2017? We shall see!

I hope the first of the year is treating everyone good so far, and you're all well on your way to meeting those New Year goals, and resolutions, and enjoying lots of stitching.
And hope everyone is safe from all the crazy weather out there!

Thank you for reading, and I'll see yah soon! Have a great week!