Monday, June 24, 2019

Sigh, No Finishes

I had grand plans of finishing something this past weekend. Something...Anything! But it wasn't to be. I could not find backing fabric. Nothing was the right size. Oh well. I did get some stitching done.
I would love to have this stitched by my birthday in July so I can start a new project, but I have serious doubts that will happen.
Here is where I last showed it:
 And here is the little I did:
I managed to get a little backstitching done along with starting a new color of sand.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Hat is Ready to be Finished and IHSW

Well, I finished stitching everything on this piece. The stars are not on straight, but they are staying!
Now I need to figure out how to make it into the hat. I have the directions from Margaret Bendig, but it is a little daunting.
Today is the beginning of the International Hermit and Stitching Weekend. Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching is going to try to stitch on all her WIPS today for the Longest Day SAL. I am not that brave. I will try to get something finished over the weekend. Maybe.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Ready To Bead

I was able to get most of the stitching done on this piece. I need to put my initials on it, but it is ready to bead.
The beads will really make this sparkle!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

I Finished a Project!

I finally got something stitched! It isn't a big project, but it is stitched.

I think I will be finishing it Pricilla fashion, in some sort of tray. I want to put it where I can see it, but want it be versatile. I will be looking around this weekend for a way to finish this.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Gifted Gorgeousness June

Well, I missed the real date, but Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching host a stitch-a-long where you post photos of things you received as a gift or are giving as a gift. I didn't think I had anything but I realized Reptiles was a Christmas gift in 2016!
So here is where I showed it last:
And where I am now!

 As you can see, I have made it to the other side of this piece!
I still have a few more stitches to make 1200 for the Full Coverage Fanatics May challenge, but I am happy with my progress.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

WIP Wednseday

I have been plugging along on this piece and I hope to have it stitched soon.
Here is where I last showed it:

I took this piece with me to London and so I stitched a little every day on it.  It has been a fun stitch.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

What Day is It?

I think I am in vacation mode as I have no clue what day it is....
First, thanks for all the lovely comments. That sand is wearing me down, but I just heard a tip on Fiber Talk. Patricia Goodson  suggests stopping every 20 minutes or so and doing something different for 5 minutes. You will be more productive if you try this. I am all for being more productive, so I will have to try this.

See if you can see the difference Cheryl :

June 6

June 10

Hope you can see I am a little further on the sand. I really want this stitched and hanging by Christmas. There is sand all the way to the bottom of the shepherds crook on the left. Sigh. But a lot of it is half crosses. That should help, right?

I also worked on this piece to give myself a break from all my cross stitch. A long way to go before it is finished. Maybe by Labor Day?