Monday, June 19, 2017

Heritage Sampler

I finally finished the first third or so of the second set of bands I'm working on.

Then I moved the snaps and finished all the loose threads before starting any new.  Here's my progress through last night. 



Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Heritage Sampler progress

In between ball games and practice, I am making progress on Heritage Sampler.

Since this picture, I've finished the top band (at least what fit inside the current qsnap opening) and moved down the page.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Garden Verses to Heritage Sampler

I finally hit a wall with Garden Verses Friday night.  I just couldn't do any more.  So I finished the 10 stitches or so in the color I was working in and put her away.  I made more progress on her in the last two months than I have in the last 10 years so I'm happy.  I'm hoping the next time I pull her out, she'll get finished.


I had trouble picking my next project.  I pulled out several and even thought about a new start but Chatelaine's Heritage Sampler won.  I didn't make a huge amount of progress this weekend since we had a baseball tournament but overall, I don't think I did too bad.

My kiddo is the runner in this picture.


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Garden Verses and 2 FFO's

Over the last week, I've continued to make progress on Garden Verses.  Here's a picture from Saturday when I moved my qsnaps.
I've since almost finished the purple, but I don't have another picture.

I also decided to frame a couple of pieces.  I started out with four but didn't like the frames for two of them once I brought them upstairs.  But two is better than what I had.

So, here is FFO #1
A Stitcher's Heart from Sekas & Co

and FFO #2
FoF 79.  Artwork by Jasmine Becket-Griffith, charted by HAED

Both were frames purchased from Michaels, probably during a sale.  I tend to pick up square frames even if I don't know what I"m going to use them for.  The mat for FoF 79 started out white but I didn't like it with the stitching and the frame so I painted it black and speckled it with some silver.  I think it turned out pretty nice.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

An update and an anniversary

Garden Verses is still out.  I need to rotate.  I brought Feathers in the Wind upstairs but that is still sitting on the coffee table.  Garden Verses is still making slow progress.
There was enough room at the bottom for that ribbon.  There isn't a huge amount, but enough.


Thirteen years ago, May 22, 2004, my little village was hit by the widest F4 tornado recorded to that point and almost wiped us off the map.  Thankfully, my son, who was almost 2, and I were not home at the time and my husband and pets made it through with only a few scratches.

We rebuilt our home right back on the same foundation and moved back one year later.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Slow progress

Since the last time I posted, I've made some pretty good progress.  Thursday, while at baseball practice, I needed to move the qsnaps so I took a picture


Since then, there was an all day state track meet that was three hours away.  My kid took 5th in his event!  Then there was frogging of everything I'd managed to stitch on the way to said track meet.  Then there was a baseball game last night.  It was too windy to stitch so I had a book out instead when my kid wasn't playing.

Here's a picture from yesterday when I was stuffing things in my bag to go to the game.


I get weird looks from some of the other parents when I stitch a game away but I don't know most of them well enough to just shoot the sh$% with them.  I'm just an introvert at heart so I bring something to occupy my brain while I watch my kid practice or during games.

Tonight, I get to go straight home after work, do a couple of chores, cook supper and STITCH!!  It's been a while since I've been able to go straight home and not spend so much time in the car.

Monday, May 8, 2017

First rose

I'm still plugging along on Garden Verses.  I'm kind of surprised she's been out this long but I'll take what I can get.  I've also realized how big a girl she is.  I've been working on her again for a little more than three weeks and still have A LOT to go.

I'm going to keep working on her while the bug is happy with her.  Here's where she is now.