Wednesday, May 24, 2017

What I Have Been Doing

I think I told you that my guild is stitching Tall Year Squared by Betsy Morgan and I am helping make kits. Why? Because I am crazy! Even more so as I volunteered to dye the linen and the silk. The first batch came out very blotchy.
The colors are lovely, but too dark by a little bit and not even. They will work for other projects and I will sell them for the guild at the region workshop we will have in 2018. I have reordered both the silk and linen and will try again next week. I think I need to do one shade at a time, add more water and stir! I also need to change one of the colors as it does not match the threads we already have.
Do you all think I am crazy?

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Christmas Stocking- 15 Minutes a Day

I have been stitching on this piece consistently since the beginning of May. I know it won't be done before Christmas, but I like seeing it progress. As you can see, I have made it to the other angel. Most days I only did 15 minutes a day, but on some days I did an hour or so.

To answer some questions: last post was a Mill Hill bead kit that a friend gave me. Not sure what I am going to do with it when I am done, although I am thinking of gifting it my mother-in-law as she loves winter, Santa and Christmas. We shall see.

Monday, May 15, 2017

May Gifted Gorgeousness

It has been awhile since I posted my North Pole design. I am excited, because I have started on the beading. I try to work on it for a few minutes at least 5 times a week. It doesn't always happen, but it gives me a goal.
Jo is hosting Gifted Gorgeousness over on her blog.  If you want to see more projects from other stitchers, look here.

Thursday, May 11, 2017


I decided to work on the backstitching as I go on my stocking. If not, it might sit in an incomplete state forever. Anyway it is fun to see the piece come to life.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

What I am Stitching this Month

There are a lot of crazy people on the internet, well on Facebook in particular, who are starting 15 new projects in May. I am crazy, but trying to behave myself. I decided I need to start finishing some projects. I am working on another pilot project (which I can't show you), but I also want to make progress on my Christmas stocking. So I am going to try to work on it 15 minutes for 15 days this month. Somewhat sane, I hope.
Here is what is looked like when I last showed it to you:
 Here is what it looked like after I stitched on it on Monday.
That is not one session, but I hadn't taken a photo of it in a while. I hope to make some serious progress it show you in a few weeks.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Malachite Heart Finished

For some reason my tablet would not let me post this when I finished it Monday. And yes, I ordered Eleanor from Gay Ann Rogers
Hey! I finished something!