Friday, September 30, 2016

While Watching a Movie

The movie was very dark, but I got a little stitching done. The movie was Man with a Golden Arm.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Boring Stitching

I am trying to get some of the background done before my next guild meeting. It is great to do while watching the debate....

Saturday, September 24, 2016

A Sort of New Mill Hill Kit

 I started Sugar Skull in January and I decided it was the right time to pull it back out.
I would love to get it done before the end of the year, but it is fairly solid.  It will make a nice gift for my sister.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Background and Lists

I decided that I need to work on this a little every day. It is slow and hard to see since I painted the canvas.
It was interesting that some people don't like lists and some do. I like lists. It keeps me on task and helps me to feel like I am making progress. I don't worry that I don't finish everything on my list. I just keep moving it forward until I have to do it or it no longer is important to me. As for my stitching list, it SOMETIMES keeps me from starting a new project....

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

A Finish!

Ok. This wasn't hard to do since all he needed was about 2 dozen beads, but he is done! I can start( or shall I say restart?) a different Mill Hill bead kit...

Monday, September 19, 2016

Bullet Journal Stitching List(Long with photos)

My dd  introduced me to Bullet Journals and I thought it might actually work for me. I do keep lists and journals and I needed a way to keep a calendar and my lists together. If you want to find out more, try . It was where I looked.

Here is my list: 
 I like having a spot to mark when I have completed a task which is why there is a little box to the left of each project. (Why I put one in front of Reptiles is beyond me as that won't be done anytime soon!) These are just projects that I currently have started and want to see completed.
Joseph just needs some white beads and then he goes to the finishing pile.
 Blue SOTM(Flowers of Italy) needs two squares redone and the background stitch put in. The background is a pain and takes a bit of time. Good thing to do while watching tv.
 ANG is a totally new project that I can't show you. It is for the Chapter Project Book, maybe....ANG Chapter Project Books

The next two are Drawn Thread Sampler (DTS). If I would just do the smaller one, I would be close to finished. But nooooooo! I needed to do the large one too. And I can no longer meet with my stitching friend to work on my piece. Hopefully we can regroup and find a time to meet. This is too pretty to live in my basement.

 This is my felted bag. DD started it ages ago and did make it into a bag. I am redoing it.
 This is Reptiles. I have almost finished a page of it. I find it quite addicting once I start working on it. Do you think I can finish it in three years for my son's college graduation?

Several of these projects have hard due dates. The most pressing is the ANG project as it MUST be done by November 1. Blue SOTM should be worked on before the second week in October and I am supposed to have the felted bag finished by October 6. Drawn Thread is to stitched by March 2017(lots of time) and I want to get Joseph ready to hang for Christmas.
Sorry for such a long post, but this stuff has been rattling in my brain and I needed to get it out!  Do you all make lists and prioritize your stitching? Or are you one of those stitchers who only works on one project at a time?

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Big Birthday Blog Hop

Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching   is having a Big Birthday Blog Hop. She is giving each of us an year and some information to post about her and ourselves. So here it goes!
1970 - Jo was 4.  She was living in Singapore with her Mum, Dad, her little sister and a whole menagerie of animals.  The dog had puppies, the cat had kittens, there were tame Java Temple Birds in the house as well as the chameleon in the garden and no mention of the enormous spiders!  For her 4th Birthday Jo got a bright red pedal car which she loved driving around the garden.

1970- Beth was older than Jo. She lived in Beaver Creek, Ohio with her 3 brothers and two sisters.  We had a cat and a beagle named Charlie Brown. She loved to play in the woods with her brothers and the creek that ran by our property. Don't remember what she received as a birthday present that year, but it probably was a Barbie doll.

Here are some stitchy projects I think Jo would like:
The hearts are Gay Ann Rogers designs. (She is having her sale in October!!!) But I can't remember  who designed the dragon and the R Fairy....

Hope you have a great birthday Jo!!!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Joseph has Some Beads

I have only been working on the beads for about 45 minutes, but have made some progress. Too bad I need to vacuum and make supper.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Joseph Needs Beads

I am almost done with this little kit. I have two more from this series started in my stash, but I want to do a different on. Will show you my work on it soon.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

More on my Blue Flowers Of Italy

I finally finished the Sprats Head on my piece that I am leading for my guild. I have to reach Reverse Sprats Head on Tuesday so I need to catch up. I also need to change my photo for the header of this blog...

Monday, September 5, 2016

Doing Some Mindless Stitching

Joseph is easy. I don't have to think or count too much right now.
As far as Starburst is concerned, I will have to rip it out. If I leave it, the wrong section will stand out more as I add the rest of the stitching. But no work on Starburst until I catch up on the year long project that I am teaching for my local guild. I did eat the chocolate bar though.....

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Well Fudge!

If you thought this was about chocolate, you would be wrong. Although I may go grab a bar and eat the whole thing after I post this...
I thought I would try to finish Starburst as it is so close to being done. I pulled it out and tried to figure where I needed to stitch next when I notice a mistake. A HUGE mistake! See the bargello flame on the far left? It is in the wrong place!!!!
Sigh. Do I rip? Do I ignore? Do I throw the whole canvas away? It is congress cloth and has a memory....Or do I just go find that bar of chocolate that I hid in the frig and eat the whole thing and forget about this for tonight?