Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Ever Feel a Little Obsessed?

I do. Right now all I want to work on is Reptiles. Here is the last photo I took of it:

 And this is where I am today:
I am ALMOST done with that stinking first page! I want to work on it all the time. Especially instead of stitching on Drawn Thread Sampler! And the Eleanor class starts tomorrow. Guess who isn't ready?
My boys are back in Ohio for internships and graduate school. I miss them, but am eyeing their room as a place to escape from the cat to do some stitching. Now you can't walk in their because of the disaster they left, but I see possibilities!
Will try to do a stash diet report tomorrow. It will be bad is all I am saying.

Friday, May 26, 2017

My Little Project

I am getting tired of Mill Hill kits. Yes, I am fickle. I want to work on my big projects but time and life issues do not allow. So Mill Hill bead kits follow me to doctor visits and when I have 10 minutes before bed.
This is where I left Benjamin in March.
 He tagged along on quite a few places so he is looking a lot better.
I think when he gets to the beading stage I will look for a different small project. I have plenty of Mill Hills to do, but I think I need a canvas piece to relieve the stress of all those little x's.

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!