Monday, October 31, 2016

Hallowee'en Trick or Treat Blog Hop

I am not much of a Halloween person and I don't do much decorating, but I love seeing everyone else's stuff so when Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching hosted this blog hop, I had to join in!

Here is my little Halloween corner, although Elizabeth is not strictly Halloween!
 I stitched the banner ages ago. My oldest was an only child at that point.
 And look at my Sugar Skull progress!
 My letter for the blog hop is:

To get to the next blog  Oubiette

Friday, October 28, 2016

Almost to the Beads

I think I just have to add a little more white and then I can add beads. A fun project!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

I'm having fun with this project.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

No Stitching

I have been busy with our bees. I miss my college boy when I have to extract and bottle this stuff. I love the honey and the bees, but it is a lot of work...

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

What I did Yesterday Afternoon

My local guild had their monthly meeting and I am leading it. Only a few showed up for the day meeting so I had time to sit and stitch. Not too bad as I did visit too!
Loved all the comments about how you track your stitching. Most of the time I don't care, I just stitch, but some projects require me to find a way to motivate. Since Sugar Skull is a gift and has a deadline, I  pretend I have a plan.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

30 Minutes a Day

A friend and I were discussing a blog we found where the artist works for 30 minutes every day on a painting or page and is done. Her husband commented that she does that every day-she exercises 30 minutes every morning. So she is going to start working on a stitching project for 30 minutes a day.
It made me think, "I stitch 30 minutes most evenings on a single project."
Here it is  at the beginning of my session:
And after 30 minutes:
Not a huge difference, but progress. I was counting stitches and trying to get about 30 done a night on this piece, but minutes are easier for me to keep track of.
What about you? Do you stitch for 30 minutes on one project? Can you see progress on it?

Monday, October 10, 2016

Midnight Star

I finished this a while back and had it framed. Now I need to find a spot to hang it.
Gay Ann Rogers is having her annual sale October 20-26. Right now she has a story running on her webpage which I found kind of cute.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Drawn Thread Sampler Some Progress

The top photo is the real Drawn Thread Sampler. I had hoped to get some work done on it, but I needed to finish the bottom row on the Doodle Drawn Thread Sampler. I managed to get it done before it started storming.
 Next week is my local guild's meeting and I need to be ready to teach. That means that I probably won't work on this for a few days, but it has moved back upstairs and back into my rotation.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Flowers in the Fall

I have gotten back to work on the felted bag. I was waiting to stitch on it as I was unsure where to go. Finally just started stitching and these cast on flowers seemed to work. Need to find some beads for the center.

Monday, October 3, 2016

A (Sort Of) New Project

 I needed a small project to carry around and I knew Sugar Skulls would get messed up if I put it in my bag. I think these little projects are so cute. The above picture is what I did in January. Here is the few stitches I put on recently.
I have finished a project, but I can't show it to you. So sad as it is lovely. I have promised myself that I must work on Drawn Thread Sampler this week...