Thursday, 31 December 2009
But, I do have an update. Here is my dragons so far:
I just want to say welcome to a few of our new members to this board. We are growing and it's great! I look forward to many more UFO finishes in 2010 from everyone!
This is a UFO I am doing alongside the TW. It is one of the kits I am stitching in Yoyo's Christmas SAL. It became a UFO some year's ago because I just got tired of it. The kit has been brought out again and I have now finished the first Santa and I have started the second. Considering that they are so small there is quite a lot of work in them. I want them on the tree next Christmas so that will spur me on. Happy New Year to my fellow UFOers.
Sunday, 13 December 2009
When I started this I couldn't figure out how to hold it so it's a case of taking it out and working it from a different angle.
It could take a bit of doing as it's 42" long although only 9" wide. On the plus side it's just straight colours.
Wish me luck.
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
Thought I'd let you see the small amount of progress that I've made on Christmas Trees. I need to add the backstitch to the gingham tree & thats the 2nd of 5 trees complete. Slow going but at least it's going in the right direction :-)
Sorry about the blurry picture, not sure what happened there!
Lisa's Stitching Life
Monday, 7 December 2009
I'm joining the group as yet another Teresa Wentzler pattern addict. I have a few of her projects which have fallen into UFO-land, and your little community seems like a nice one to share with. :)
I'm focusing on two of the projects at time in my rotation. They both fell off the wheels due to a combination of life insanity from planning my wedding two years ago followed suddenly by DH's mother passing away (and our house becoming cluttered as we went through her things). Both of these have been in UFO land now since 2006. I just started stitching again in October, and I've managed to do 10 hours on each of them so far. Here's the current status (I'll post them individually after this):
Floral Bellpull: (everything above this square is done... so I'm on the 4th of 6!)
I'm planning on putting 10 hours of each of them per rotation. Hopefully I'll do them both each month, but in reality, I'll probably get 10 hours done on one or the other every month, as my rotation seems to be a 2-month plan.
Nice to meet you all!
Monday, 30 November 2009
Saturday, 28 November 2009
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
This is the first of five to complete.
Here is an updated pic:
Yes I am excited about one row. Cause it seems like it's been so long since I started this! But it's coming along. One stitch at a time.
I have finished my Carousel Horse. I completed all the back stitch and then went back looking at it closely and discovered quite a few missed back-stitches(probably where I'd finished a thread and gone on to a different part), so I had to sort them out. Next came the blending filament(Still not keen).
I can tell you all I have breathed a big sigh of relief. Now I can start on my next UFO.
Before I do that though I've got to sort out the threads and hopefully finished a Christmas piece that I've nearly done. Then of course there's all the other things to do that seem to crop up at this time of year.
I really do thank all of you that have sent support via this site, I can say that without you the Horse would still be in the cupboard.
My next big decision is the framing of it but that will not be until the New Year as I live some considerable distance from the framer. When it is totally completed I'll post a picture then as well.
Looking forward to seeing the next finish. Happy stitching to you all
Sunday, 22 November 2009
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
This is what the finished design will look like:
This is where I'm at so far:
I started this in December 2006, progress was good right up until christmas itself & then it got shelved. The intention then became to finish it for the following christmas but by then the "to do" pile had more than doubled.... the pros & cons of owning your own stitching shop, you get all the new stuff but not enough hours in the day to stitch any of it!
An update will follow in a week or so, happy stitching.
Lisa's Stitching Life
Monday, 16 November 2009
Having a bit of a hard time getting this last bit done as, while it's easy, because it's only two colours left in this section, it's also really boring.
But slowly but surely it will get there. And then I get to go back to the left side and start a new row!
In the meantime here is the progress pic:
Here I am again with yet another post. I've been working quite a lot on my TW . Back stitching takes such a long time doesn't it? While plodding along I discovered that I had missed out a flower completely and a couple of leaves, not to mention the 1/4 stitches. What a horror. Still not to be daunted I have put in the missing bits and straightened my shoulders, taken a deep breath and kept stitching.
I know it is probably very difficult to really see exactly what I have done so I'll give you a quick run down. The blending filament is completed on the horse's head and saddle area, also on the bottom left and top right fans. The Horse's tail and mane are now fully backstitched and I have redone some of the ribbons in the mane because I was not happy with their appearance.
I've completed a little more of the outer frame and have backstitched the majority of it (thank goodness). There is one big flaw in all this there is a part of the ribbon section of the frame(on the top towards the right) that I used the wrong blend in so I have to unpick that colour and redo with the correct blend (wish me luck).
Once again I can only say THANKS for all your support.
Keep stitching out there.
Saturday, 14 November 2009
Monday, 9 November 2009
I can't get it framed just yet as I have another to do for my little boy Robert & although his one won't be so pink it is about the same size so they'll be framed at the same time.
Now to decide on my next UFO..... so much choice LOL
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
Here is my progress. I'm really pleased with how it's going. All the pink flowers and leaves are now done( I think). The outer frames still need completing and then it's all the remaining back-stitching(Argh). After that is the blending filament (another Yuk), when that's done I'll be exhausted.
I have been on the hunt for my next UFO. I can tell you all now that it is nothing like the Carousel Horse. The pic (I know it's not a good one) is to whet you appetite and make you wonder What in the World is that? You'll have a surprise when you find out.
Anyhow thanks again for all your support with my UFO and Happy stitching to you all out there.
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
Monday, 2 November 2009
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
I couldn't wait until the end of the month to post my latest update as I was excited by my own progress. The backstitch has done it's job & really defined the design. There isn't much to do so I just need to stick with & I'll soon have a finish on my hands.
My main stitching day has been a Monday, its the only day that twins are at nursery but next week is half term so they'll be at home & we also have house guests that week so I'm afraid my progress may slow somewhat.
I'm looking forward to picking out my next UFO to tackle.
Happy Stitching All
Lisa's Stitching Life
I did these over the weekend. I'm pretty happy with them -- they are my first attempt at this. I have a whole stack of these and I figure if I can get one done every week or so, I'll have little things hanging all over my house. Wish me luck!
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
(we'll just not talk about the other four or five rows to still do :))
Here is the whole piece:
And here is the section I am currently working on in a bit more detail (forgive the blurriness).
A few people have asked what this looks like as a whole. On my blog there is a picture of it at the top of the left sidebar. You can check it out here:
Thanks for all your past and future comments!
Monday, 19 October 2009
Saturday, 17 October 2009
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
The thread arrived from Janlynn so I've been back stitching like crazy. The horse body is now finally completed just some back-stitching on the mane and tail. I've been catching up on the border as well so that it will all hopefully finish together. When all the main pattern is completed I have to go back to do the blending filament on all the fans (I really am not looking forward to that bit.)
Thanks again for all your support it's helped such a lot. Happy stitching to you all
Monday, 12 October 2009
The person who it is intended for is making my worklife quite difficult at the moment, so I have very little incentive to finish it.
I will add a picture tomorrow.
Just when you are unhappy in a place, you don't work on related things as they make you more so.
Thursday, 8 October 2009
I think I've maybe finished just an inch on this piece in the last month. I've been busy working on my Christmas stitching, so this poor piece has sunk to the bottom of the stitching basket again...SOMEDAY I will finish this! (I hope, I hope!) :)
Sharon in FL
Wednesday, 7 October 2009
Here is dragons to date:
And here is a close up of my latest stitching closer up on page 4:
Slow and steady wins the race. Or so I keep telling myself (and my uncle who I'm stitching it for). ;)
Thursday, 1 October 2009
I'm really enjoying getting back into stitching. One week today & I'm off to Ally Pally... can't wait!
Lisa's Stitching Life
Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Well after one or two (or maybe more) drastic days I seem to have got back on course. One poor leaf was done three times at least you know the system -right place wrong colour, right colour wrong place finally right place right colour. Next disaster was the realisation that I'd run out of a thread. Now to contact Janlynn. Thread on the way-Yippee-. Anyhow it's not as thought there isn't much else to do so I've battled on regardless. Huge amounts of backstitching done and also the border is growing . Any way my mind is now definitely drifting towards framing and also finding out my next UFO (perhaps this is wishful thinking for a while yet but HOPE springs ETERNAL. Happy stitching to you all and keep the good work with your own UFOs