Wednesday, September 02, 2015

WIP Wednesday, 9-2-2015

Silly me, I thought I could stitch one square per day......that didn't happen, but I did get 3 1/2 more squares done.  This stitching over 3 threads seems so unnatural to me.....but I must persevere and get it done! 

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

August Progress, September Goals

So much to stitch and so little time!!!  Traveling, work, family obligations and getting ready for the start of the new school year has left me with little time for stitching in August, and September promises to be much of the same.  I did manage to finish the Heart of America Sampler, and I stitched all four of the seasonal scissor fobs by Lizzie*Kate, and made good progress and a Christmas Table Runner, but had a disastrous stitching weekend on the Autumn Leaves project.  The Christmas Table Runner will have to be my focus piece as I need to have it done by the latter part of September.  It will be a donation for a raffle. 

August 2015

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

In Progress
Heart of America  finished

Future New starts
afghan pillow bear
afghan pillow moose
Crystal Violets
French Alphabet block sampler
Silent Night (CCN)
Around the World in 80 Days
Peter’s stocking
Mark & Karen’s wedding sampler
Tony & Melissa’s wedding sampler
4 person RR Marguerite’s
Carnival
Landon’s Stocking
Justin’s Ornament
Justin’s Birth Sampler
Summer Fob finished
Autumn Fob finished
Winter Fob finished
Spring Fob finished
Christmas Runner worked on it
Autumn leaves worked on it

September 2015
WISPS:
10 hours on Rocky Mountain Christmas  
Antique Map and Needlebook
Heirloom Christmas Sampler
Oveture II 

In Progress
Christmas Runner
Autumn leaves

Future New starts
afghan pillow bear
afghan pillow moose
Crystal Violets
French Alphabet block sampler
Silent Night (CCN)
Around the World in 80 Days
Peter’s stocking
Mark & Karen’s wedding sampler
Tony & Melissa’s wedding sampler
4 person RR Marguerite’s
Carnival
Landon’s Stocking
Justin’s Ornament
Justin’s Birth Sampler

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A Finish of a Different Kind

Today is John's birthday.  To commemorate the day, I took the day off of work and we drove to Milwaukee to tour the Pabst Mansion.  I had been there a number of years ago and I was anxious to see the rooms that had been restored since my last visit.  John had never been there.  It is truly a wonderful place, and well worth the visit if you are in the area.







 We stopped for dinner on the way home, but went back to my house for dessert.  I had baked John's favorite cake, a spice cake.  This recipe has been in his family for generation, and I bake it for him each year.  It was yummy, but quite big for just the two of us.  John will be eating cake for quite awhile!










Wednesday, August 26, 2015

WIP Wednesday

I started on this Christmas table runner on Monday (I had purchased someone's UFO, but instead of continuing on I had to rip out everything that was done because the stitcher had used some unidentified floss colors)  I stitched merrily away on Monday and Tuesday, only to discover I had used the wrong poinsettia motif in the square and had to pull it all out, but I did manage to finished one square by late Wednesday evening.....I hope to stitch one square a day until it is finished.

Monday, August 24, 2015

IHSW Results

Hello blogging buddies.  I bet you expected to see a picture of what I stitched this weekend.....well, I have nothing to show you.  I spent a lot of time stitching, and a lot of time ripping out said stitches, so I've got nothing, nada, zip!

I had decided to do a 4-seasons leaf piece over one on 25 count, and had ordered a lovely piece of hand dyed fabric especially for this piece, but as I was about to start I realized there were lots of blended threads.  No problem, I thought, I will just use two strands.....well, after quite a bit of stitching, I realized I didn't like how it looked so I pulled it all back out again.  On Sunday, I thought to myself, since the two strands looked to bulky, I will just do a tent stitch instead of a full cross, and stitched merrily away for most of the day, but......again I didn't like how it looked, so I pulled it all out again.  At the end of the weekend, I was left with a blank piece of fabric and a massive headache.  I ordered more of the same hand dyed color in 32 count and 28 count, and will start over on one of those when it comes.......hope your weekend was better than mine.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Another IHSW!


The second International Hermit and Stitch Weekend this month!  What a bonus.  I have folk dance rehearsal to run on Friday evening, and have to meet with the electrician at German School on Saturday to work on the placement of the flat screens that are being installed, but then I have plans to stitch!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Another Finish!

I know, it's WIP Wednesday, but I finished the current WIP this morning, when I quickly added the beads before heading off to work.   This is the Spring Fob by Lizzie*Kate and it completes all four seasons! 

They will be 'finished' eventually......