Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Fire and Ice

I've been working on Lust since I finished Woodland Wonder.  Here's where she is now.


Last weekend ended up being a three day weekend since there was a major ice storm that came through the Midwest US over the weekend.  Here are some of the pictures I uploaded.













Wednesday, January 11, 2017

First finish of 2017

I put the last bead in last night.  Sadly, this is the best picture I got even directly under the dining room light.  I won't see the sun at home until the weekend.


Lust is back out on the qsnaps.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Woodland Wonder, new starts

I've almost finished Woodland Wonder!!  I just have to finish the beading and I'll have my first finish for 2017.

Here's all the stitching complete

First tree beaded

Here's as far as I got on the second tree before it got too late.


The beads definitely change the look of the trees.  They were kind of drab before the beads were added.


On January 1, I was still obsessed with Woodland Wonder.  I had a couple of kits on the coffee table waiting for my New Year's start, but I didn't manage much.  I put a few stitches into He Came With the Rain by Unconventional XS

I also put a few more stitches into The Forgotten by Charting Creations






Sunday, January 1, 2017

2017, plans

I think I'm going to change up my rotation a bit.  Over the last several years, I've not really focused on any of my projects.  I think this year, I'm going to make Lust my focus piece and after my New Year's start, I'm going to work a page on her, pull another project and work a section or page (whatever works best) and go back to Lust for another page.  I'm ready to have another HAED finished especially since I have been starting other full coverage pieces.  

After my New Year's Start, of course!

Here are all my projects for 2017.

New start
1/1/17
The Forgotten by Charting Creations
2x1 tent 28 ct Monaco
goal:  page 1

Sea Witch by HAED
started 1/1/16
2x1 tent 28 ct Monaco
goal:  page 2

Coat of Arms
started 3/12/12
1x1 full x 40 ct from HDF
before:
Goal:  next row of pages and decide which row to skip

Love Thy Thread
Lonliness of Autumn
started 9/6/14
2x1 tent 28 ct Monaco
before:

Goal:  Page 5-6 to finish row

Lust
started  10/1/09
1x1 full x 28 ct Monaco
before:
Goal:  Page 22-24

Earth Song
started 3/2009
1x1 full x 25 ct Lugana
before:
Goal:  next page

Loara Standish
started 1/1/13
1x3 50 ct Kingston
before:  
Goal:  Band 3

HAED's Nightshade
started 10/31/13
1x1 full x 28 ct Monaco
before:
Goal:  page 6

The Master (Tilton Crafts)
started 5/5/13
2x1 tent 28 ct Monaco
before:
Goal:  page 4-5 to finish row

started 4/11/15
DMC 16 Color SAL
1x1 full x 40 ct from HDF
before:
goal:  finish

started 5/10/15
Eclectic Bloke Designs Warrior Alice
2x1 tent 28 ct Monaco
before:
Goal:  page 3

started 6/1/15
HAED's Her Private Garden
2x1 tent 28 ct Monaco
before:
Goal:  page 2

started 7/25/15
Chatelaine's The Heritage Sampler
2x2 28 ct Monaco
Goal:  3rd section

HAED's SS Daybreak
started 10/31/15
2x1 tent 28 ct Monaco
Goal:  page 2

Star Spangled Banner by Northern Expressions Needlework
started 5/30/16
Goal:  finish short red/white bands

Chatelaine's Hawaiian Garden Mandala
started 7/31/16
Goal:  finish part 1

Tilton's Feathers in the Wind
started 10/1/16
Goal:  finish page 2

Woodland Wonder by Glendon Place
started 12/12/16
Goal:  finish















Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016, review

This shows my progress for 2016.  Some of my projects didn't get any attention and I hope to change that in 2017.  Others saw lots of progress and I even managed some finishes.  

I started 2016 with 13 WIPs.  I had 9 new starts, 5 finishes and ended 2016 with 17 WIPs.

I hope you enjoy seeing my progress as much as I do.

Sea Witch by HAED
started 1/1/16
2x1 tent 28 ct Monaco
goal:  page 1

Goal met!
page 1 finished 1/23/16

started 11/4/15
Glory and Honor (second time)
2x2 full x 28 ct Monaco
goal:  finish

Goal met!
1/27/16

Coat of Arms
started 3/12/12
1x1 full x 40 ct from HDF
before:
goal:  finish next row of pages

goal met!
3/27/16

Chatelaine's Medieval Octagon
started 1/27/16

finished 5/1/16

HAED's Nightshade
started 10/31/13
1x1 full x 28 ct Monaco
before:
goal:  finish 5th stitched page

goal met 5/18/16

started 7/25/15
Chatelaine's The Heritage Sampler
2x2 28 ct Monaco
goal:  finish row

goal met 7/9/16


started 5/10/15
Eclectic Bloke Designs Warrior Alice
2x1 tent 28 ct Monaco
before:
goal:  pages 2-3

pages 1-2

Love Thy Thread
Lonliness of Autumn
started 9/6/14
2x1 tent 28 ct Monaco
before:
goal:  pages 3-4

goal met 10/26/16


Lust
started  10/1/09
1x1 full x 28 ct Monaco
before:
goal:  finish pages 21-22

page 21 9/12/16

Earth Song
started 3/2009
1x1 full x 25 ct Lugana
before:
goal:  finish column - one full page, one partial

Loara Standish
started 1/1/13
1x3 50 ct Kingston
before:  
goal:  finish third and fourth bands

The Master (Tilton Crafts)
started 5/5/13
2x1 tent 28 ct Monaco
before:
goal:  finish pages 2-3

Goal met 10/1/16


started 4/11/15
DMC 16 Color SAL
1x1 full x 40 ct from HDF
before:
goal:  finish!

started 6/1/15
HAED's Her Private Garden
2x1 tent 28 ct Monaco
before:
goal:  page 2

started 10/31/15
HAED's SS Daybreak
2x1 tent 28 ct Monaco
goal:  finish page 2

10/29/16


New start! 5/30/16
Star Spangled Banner by Northern Expressions Needlework


New start!  7/31/16
Chatelaine's Hawaiian Mandala


New Start!
Tilton's Feathers in the Wind
Started 10/1/16

page 1 finished 10/17/16

New Start!
Satsuma Street Designs Halloween Cat
started 10/29/16

Finished 11/20/16

New Start!
Nora Corbet's Zenia
Started 11/20/16

finished 12/7/16

New Start!
A Stitcher's Heart by Sekas & Co.

Finished!  12/11/16

New start!
Woodland Wonder by Glendon Place
started 11/21/16

I'd hoped for a finish of this one too but that finish was elusive, even with a week off work.  Next year!