Saturday, February 27, 2016

All Done Except for the Beading

I know it doesn't look like much, but all the stitching is done on this heart. I just need to add the beads which really makes these hearts sparkle.  But that will have to wait as I need to work on the project for my guild, the doodle drawn thread sampler and the next crazy quilt block that has come may way.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Another Band Started

I do love this white work piece.  I just don't think I am doing the greatest job at it.  But since this is just the doodle sampler and there is another larger sampler ahead of me,I try to keep plugging along.  I am also anxious to start one of my Scarlet Letter samplers, but have too many things in my rotation right now.  How does Linda keep up with all her new starts?  I would go crazy!  Or crazier than I already am!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A Bit More Done

I continue to work on this piece off and on.  I try to get 12 stitches in a day, but that doesn't always happen.  It is really close to putting the beads in but I have so many other priorities right now.  Anyone else in the same boat?  I figure if I get the pilot class stitched, I will be able to finish some other projects up.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Some More Heart

I haven't made much progress, but I am making some.  Hopefully I will have some time this week to get the stitching finished on this piece so I can get to the beads.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Snow Dyeing-Photo Heavy

We had a good snow on Valentine's Day so I took the opportunity to dye some fabric.  Not sure I like all of it, but some of the pieces are fabulous!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Drawn Thread Band Done

I did my first row of drawn thread on my doodle sampler.  It was fun.  I still have to do some pulled stitches around my squares and of course, I did have miscounted, but I don't think anyone will notice in the long run.
I need to go stitch on my pilot piece that I am doing for ANG.It is lots of fun and I wish I could show you photos.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Ripping Out my Heart

I gave myself permission to work on my heart yesterday and I thought I was zooming along. And I was....incorrectly!!! I probably should have left it alone and stitched the right side like the incorrect left side, but I removed the stitches.  Now I have holes in my canvas where there shouldn't be(congress cloth is very unforgiving) and I have more stitches to take out.  Sigh.  I think it will be fine no matter what and my mother has offered to take it off my hands when I am done.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

A Year Long Project

This is the project that I am teaching my local EGA. It is an old ANG Stitch of the Month from 2011 by Ro Pace.  I used some ribbon floss and Flair that I found in my stash for the waffle stitch.  Lots of angel wings left to do around the outside....

Friday, February 12, 2016

Some Whitework

Here is my large project.  It is Gay Ann Roger's Drawn Thread Sampler.  This is the doodle or practice one.   I hope to do both.  The plan is to cut threads on this today.  Makes me nervous!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

A Little Heart Progress

Thanks for your comments.  They made me laugh as I can tell you are all dedicated stitchers and love new projects as much as I do.  But I really need to make a dent in my stash before I add more.
Having said that, my "goal" was to have this heart done before Valentine's Day.  Why?  Besides the obvious fact that it is a heart,  Gay Ann Rogers
is having a sale starting on Thursday.  I think she will have at least one new heart that I will have to add to my stash.  So much for will power and self-control.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Heart Update

The other day a friend asked about projects and starting new ones.  It made me think about the projects I am currently working on. First, there is the year long project I am teaching my local EGA.  Next is my large project which right now is  Doodle Drawn Thread Sampler by Gay Ann Rogers.  Then I have a small project to work on which is usually a Mill Hill bead kit or one of those Stitch N Zip Projects. And I usually have a medium easy project going which currently is this Cameo Blue Heart by Gay Ann Rogers.  When I finish one of these projects, I start a new one(either a WIP or a totally new project) in the same category. So when this heart is done, I will start a new one or work on a Santa by Janet Zickler Casey.  How about you?  How do you decide to start a new project?

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Crazy Quilt Round Robin

I finished working on my section of this crazy quilt.  The dragonfly came out ok.  I would fix him, but I am not sure how.  His body isn't as pink as it looks on my screen. It needs to be shipped out next week and then I receive someones square.  Fun!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

WIP- A little stitching

It has been a bit since I posted.  My dd is taking driver's ed and it is taking a lot of my time too! I gave up starting more pieces although I will be starting at least two, maybe three more projects this month.  But all those starts were getting to me.  I can't imagine starting a new one each day for a year!  I am trying to finish this Mill Hill bead kit.  I work on it a little every evening.  Tomorrow I will show you a finish,kind of.