Monday, June 18, 2018

IHSW Report




I stitched quite a bit this weekend.  Aside from having lunch with my Dad for Father's Day, I was truly a hermit and stitched and watched soccer all weekend.  You might think I would have made lots of progress on my focus piece.....but no.  I had to do some emergency model stitching!  Remember that project I did last month?  You can see it here.  Sadly, the Sue had some issues with the supplier and could not get the oval box she had been promised.  She had to change to a round box, which meant that the Alphabet Band that I had stitched was too short.  I quickly stitched up a new band for her, as well as a small scissors fob and got them in the mail to her so she can do the finishing and be ready for her classes. 

Sunday, June 17, 2018

We Interupt Our Stitching......

for World Cup Soccer! 


Whenever the Olympics or World Cup Soccer happens, I  usually choose a piece to stitch during the event.  I have a bunch of projects specially picked but never even started!  I am too busy watching the action to stitch!  This time I didn't pick anything special as I have a model to get finished yesterday, and a focus piece that needs to be finished soon.......Go Germany!

Friday, June 15, 2018

International Hermit and Stitch Weekend


I am not planning to go anywhere except lunch with Dad on Father's Day, so I hope to get lots of stitching done.....but there is the World Cup.....hard to stitch and watch soccer at the same time.  Go Germany!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

WIP Wednesday 6-13-2018

Another week has gone by, and it is now 3 1/2 weeks since I started on this piece.  I am happy with the progress but still have a long way to go.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Wedding Gift

I went to a wedding today.  Victoria is the 1st grade teacher at German School, and she married Brian today.  It was a lovely wedding, and I hope they like the gift I made for them.

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

WIP Wednesday - 2 for the price of 1!


Sigh..... I started this piece on May 25th, but after two solid days of stitching, I discovered that I was using the wrong amount of strands!  (the patches outside of the arched bricks should be done in one strand of floss over 2 fabric threads and I had done them with two strands, which wouldn't give the proper shading to the finished piece so I had to frog two full days of stitching!  I restarted the piece on May 27th, about 1 1/2 weeks ago.  After just a few days here is the WIP as of May 30th.
 
 
 
Here is the same piece on June 6, after 1 1/2 weeks of stitching.  It is coming along nicely! 
 
 
I will be concentrating on this piece instead of doing my usual screaming rotation because this is an intended 50th anniversary gift for some friends and the big party is in the middle of August.  I will need lots of encouragement to stick to the piece and get it finished!  



Friday, June 01, 2018

May Progress and June Goals

Well, by now you might have figured out that my 'finishing mania' didn't go so well.  It actually never happened.   I did get everything organized for it but that's as far as I got.  Why?  Well, a designer friend needed some model stitching in a big hurry and I just couldn't say no, so I stitched three pieces for her and will be doing one more as soon as more fabric arrives.   I also had a wedding sampler to stitch so that it could be taken to be framed in time for a June 10th wedding.  Rocky Mountain Christmas isn't finished either.  Just a little more backstitching, but the frame is ordered, and I hope to have it finished by the time the frame molding is in.  I also have a piece to stitch in time for a 50th Anniversay in August.  It needs to be finished to get it framed before the party, so that will become my focus piece for now.......finished all the things I have ready to be finished will come later.....


May 2018
WISPS:
10 hours on Rocky Mountain Christmas  worked on it
Antique Map and Needlebook
Heirloom Christmas Sampler
Oveture II 

In Progress
4 person RR Marguerite’s
Merry Bells #1 

Maynia starts
1.       #5 (perpetual calendar)
2.       #6 (perpetual calendar)
3.       #7 (perpetual calendar)
4.       #8 (perpetual calendar)
5.       #9 (perpetual calendar)
6.       Candy Corn #2
7.       Ambrosia Honey
8.       Scissors case
9.       May flower of the month
10.   June flower of the month
11.   July flower of the month
12.   French alphabet page
13.   Hardanger runner
14.   Hardanger ornament
15.   Snowman Heart
16.   Marnee Ritter Heart
17.   Gingerbread heart
18.   ANG Blue Tree
19.   journey bag
20.   Snow Sampler
21.   Fox Embelishment square

Future New starts
Alphabet band for Sue  finished
Box top Model for Sue  finished
Pin Cushion Model for Sue  finished
Wedding sampler  finished
Linen & Threads 2017 Part 5 worked on it
Dreaming of Tuscany  worked on it
Hardanger Heart  worked on it
Large Bargello Ball #2
Small Bargello Ball #2
Winds of Grace (6 of them)
Towmater x 2
Lightning McQueen x2
Cupcake ornaments:
                Logan
                Natalie
                Owen
                Peter
                Justin
                Nathan
Spring
Summer
Winter
Crystal Violets
Peter’s stocking
Mark & Karen’s wedding sampler
Tony & Melissa’s wedding sampler
Carnival
Walking on Water’s Edge

June 2018
WISPS:
10 hours on Rocky Mountain Christmas 
Antique Map and Needlebook
Heirloom Christmas Sampler
Oveture II 

In Progress
4 person RR Marguerite’s
Merry Bells #1 
Hardanger Heart
Linen and Things Sampler part 5
Dreaming of Tuscany

Maynia starts
1.       #5 (perpetual calendar)
2.       #6 (perpetual calendar)
3.       #7 (perpetual calendar)
4.       #8 (perpetual calendar)
5.       #9 (perpetual calendar)
6.       Candy Corn #2
7.       Ambrosia Honey
8.       Scissors case
9.       May flower of the month
10.   June flower of the month
11.   July flower of the month
12.   French alphabet page
13.   Hardanger runner
14.   Hardanger ornament
15.   Snowman Heart
16.   Marnee Ritter Heart
17.   Gingerbread heart
18.   ANG Blue Tree
19.   journey bag
20.   Snow Sampler
21.   Fox Embelishment square

Future New starts
 
Large Bargello Ball #2
Small Bargello Ball #2
Winds of Grace (6 of them)
Towmater x 2
Lightning McQueen x2
Cupcake ornaments:
                Logan
                Natalie
                Owen
                Peter
                Justin
                Nathan
Spring
Summer
Winter
Crystal Violets
Peter’s stocking
Mark & Karen’s wedding sampler
Tony & Melissa’s wedding sampler
Carnival
Walking on Water’s Edge