Friday, 23 November 2012

A finish

I finally finished HAED QS Fragile Heart.
25 ct 1x1

Saturday, 17 November 2012

I have been stitching

I pulled out S is For Stitcher and finished the top half

I pulled out Rocky Mountain Christmas and finished page 4

Next to work on was HAED Fragile Heart. She will be done this month.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Only 6 Pages to go on Dragons!

Forgive my exuberance but I am very excited to announce that I only have 6 pages to go on Dragons. That's a row and a half.
I finished the sixth page tonight and it seems like the most exciting finish of the year. I'm not sure why... maybe because it took me twice as long as usual or maybe because 6 seems like a manageable number.

This piece was started 4 years ago (nearly to the day) and I have gone from loving to hating it and back and forth. I love it currently and am very excited to show you Dragons... to date. :)

Friday, 20 July 2012

HAED SK Sunny is finished

Took me a little longer to finish than I would have liked but this summer has been hot and humid, even with the a/c on it doesn't help. So I read books instead of stitching.
She is done on 25 ct evenweave, 1x1.
7/5/10 - 7/17/12

Sunday, 24 June 2012


I picked Sunny back up this year and am hoping to finish her in the next week or 2.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Dragons update

Hello to all my UFO friends. I know it's been awhile. It's because sometimes those UFO's become, well UFO's again. LOL.

However I do finally have for you all the next dragons page complete since Christmas. A bit behind my "hopeful" schedule but I'm hoping I can catch back up later in the year.

There is a ruler this time around on the whole piece to give you an idea of proportions/size. A few people have told me it's so hard for them to really picture it in their mind at full size... so maybe this helps?
Hope all are doing well! 

Monday, 5 March 2012

SK Sunny & RMC progress

I am still stitching on HAED SK Sunny. I finished page 1, gridded page 2 and started stitching it. There are 3 pages to this.

I also stitched a week on Rocky Mountain Christmas by Marty Bell.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

A Finish and a WIP

 I haven't posted in some time (can barely keep up with my personal blog!) but I have been stitching.  I finished Grace Mason (Of Female Worth), a WIP since November, 2006 (or maybe 2005). 
Now I'm working on Lizzie Kate's ABCs of Aging Artfully.


Monday, 20 February 2012

HAED progress

This was a UFO that I pulled out this week. It is HAED SK Sunny and will be my main focus til it is finished.

Friday, 17 February 2012

A Colonial Garden finished

This is from Elizabeth designs and was started March 19, 2010. I hadn't touched it since. Last week I pulled it out to finish it.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

another UFO done

This is The 1892 Pledge by SamSarah Designs. Done on WDW 30 ct Havana Linen with Crescent Colours floss.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

WIP The Pledge

This was a UFO that I pulled out 2 weeks ago. It is The 1892 Pledge by SamSarah Designs. It was for a retreat in March 2010. It should be done this week.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Christmas Angel finished

I must be on about 4 blogs geared to UFOs lol.
I forgot about posting on here when I pulled out Christmas Angel to finish.
Anyways here she is. Joan Elliott's design from The Cross Stitcher 1996 done on 28 ct Antique White cashel linen. Started in 2005.

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Dragons... finished...

Okay it's not finished. Just another row but it's still very exciting. Only three more rows to go!!!
Doesn't add much from the last time you saw the design as his head is there and such, just filled the space in around. As I work on the next page you'll start to see the second dragon come into view better (the blue stuff on the left side is the beginning of that dragon).
I think that a bunch of the rest of this pattern is going to go much faster as the scales are no where near as elaborate as on the green dragon and there is sky over water which is much more solid.
I'm always excited to make progress on dragons. Here they be so far:
And from an angle:
I need to remember to put a coin or something next time I take a photo as it helps with the sizing. My MIL saw it in person for the first time a few weeks back and commented on how she really wasn't sure what it's sizing was or how tiny the stitches were from just seeing it on my blog. Noted to myself to do that next time.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Hi all!  I'm back working on one of my oldest UFOs, now an active WiP! I started this in 2001 for my DSIL down under in New Zealand. She bought the pattern and asked me to stitch it. I should say that this was a very large project for me at the time (pre-TW and pre-Chatelaine). I got it out early this month, and within a week I had finished the South Island!  After years of "training" on other BAPs, now it seems much easier!  All I had done in 2001 was the outline shown...(sorry about the picture quality-older camera!)
And here is my first week's progress.....
I have been working on the North Island and just have to finish the coat of arms (which is off shore to the west) and it will be done.  I'm going to make it into a door banner because DSIL is coming for a visit this spring and that way it will be easier for her to take it home.  Hope to have more pictures soon!

Monday, 2 January 2012

I'm Back!!!!

After a year of not stitching on the Peacock Tapestry (Teresa Wentzler), I finally picked it on December 31st and added a few stitches to the left hand border.   I am determined to finish this one in 2012.

This is where I was at after I stopped stitching on it.

This what the section looked like before I began stitching again.

This is what I managed to stitch on New Year's Eve.

Hopefully, I will be back soon with more updates.

Take care and happy stitching!!!!!!!!!!!