Sunday, February 12, 2017

Don't look outside

It is very white outside today.  

It started snowing this morning and expected to still be snowing tomorrow morning.  I am not looking forward to going to work.  

I realized that I didn't blog finishing stretch!  I finished him last weekend.

I have been working on the net on the main border; the top and right side are done.  

I have also managed to get two Red Threads by Rosewood Manor stitched.  I still have to assemble them together - I didn't like the way it was working this morning and took it apart.

Epiphany and Wild orchid

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

February Goals

January has flown by.... I don't know where it went but I currently didn't get as much done as I was hoping.

January Goals

Finish Fortunate traveller - I laugh... it was going so well... stretch still needs a head

Start Canada Sampler by Stitchrovia - barely; just enough to say I did
Start Cougar Kitten (Sue Coleman) by Stitching Studio - yes

Start Merry Ho Ho by Lizzie Kate - yes - this is going to take longer then I thought

Do an ornament - yes

February Goals

Work on Fortunate traveller

Work on Cougar kitten

Work on Merry Ho Ho

Stitch an ornament

Saturday, January 28, 2017

January TUSAL

TUSAL is back!

After not doing TUSAL last year, I decided that I would do it this year.  It was actually yesterday but I didn't get a chance to post last night after I got home.

Most of the orts came from FT

I am hoping to get Stretch done this weekend and do some work in the stash zone.  It is getting really close to being done, I have one more bookcase to straighten and some filing to do.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Having fun is exhausting

This weekend was a wonderful stitching retreat weekend.  
16 stitchers, 3 days, stitching, laughing, eating.  
It's no wonder it was so hard to go to work this morning.

While I was at retreat I started a new project. Clearly I needed a new project (not really)... but this has been calling my name for over a month.  

The fabric is water cress, I decided on green instead of the blue I originally thought I would use.

The pattern is Cougar kitten by The Stitching Studio

And now back to Fortunate traveller - the end is in sight and I want to get it done.  

Thursday, January 19, 2017

It's a scene

Things have been super busy the last couple of weeks.  

Last week at work, I was drafted to be a training instructor and spent the week developing and presenting instructions for our new software.  Ack!   I am not a public speaker... though it seemed to go ok; we haven't gotten too many questions yet.

I have been working away on Fortunate Traveller.... and have finished the dragon scene including all the back-stitching.  I even have started Stretch.  


Sunday, January 08, 2017

A mile of back-stitching

At long last stitching progress!

On January 1st when I got up I started Canada Sampler by Stitchrovia. I only did a bit before going back to Fortunate traveler.  I am hoping to get some more stitching on it later this month.

There has been much progress on Fortunate traveler!  

First, the verse is finished - after having to frog the bunny and two lines.  I was out by a thread.  

Then I started on the top left of the dragon scene and started filling in any missed stitches and added the back-stitching.  Lots and lots of back-stitching.  I still have to finish the dragon's eye, but will do that once the rest is complete.

As of this afternoon (and the taking of the progress picture) I have five of six pages done, there is a little left on page five where I want to complete page six to make the back-stitching easier.  

Once the dragon scene is complete I still need to do Stretch the dragon, finish back-stitching the border, add eyelets and lazy daisy and then bead. 

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

The Best Laid Plans

A friend and I were chatting today and she mentioned she had set goals for the year.. reading, sewing, knitting, stitching and other. 

Then we talked about how there's not enough time to get everything done.  

This has got me thinking about what projects I would like to get finished (or a good chunk done).  There are so many that it is hard to pick.

Fortunate traveller which is getting close. Hopefully no later than April as we are starting another TW SAL (Fantasy triptych) on May 1

Cougar kitten mostly because it will be a retirement gift and I don't want to have to rush it

Bees knees it's almost a quarter done

Canada sampler 

If I can make some good progress on Tour des marques that would be great - it's my oldest project that isn't finished yet.  I do need to either find where I put the threads or re-kit it.  

Of course this is subject to change; but I think it will at least be a good place to start the year.  

I would also like to blog more often.