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.


Monday, May 1, 2017

What's in that blue bag?

Garden Verses by Mirabilia still has my full attention.  This is definitely another Mira that the photo on the front doesn't do it justice.  There is lots of metallic to give it an extra something, especially since this one has zero beads.  

I took my qsnaps off yesterday morning to take a picture for something else so here is everything I had stitched to that point.


Last night had definitely seen more progress.  I'm starting to wonder if my fabric will be big enough though since there is another drape of gown/cloak/whatever that goes lower than the point I am now.  I definitely need to check that out!



Monday, April 24, 2017

Garden Verses

I wish I could say I've been stitching all the things but I've only been making slow progress on Garden Verses.


Monday, April 17, 2017

Page finish and an OLD WIP

Friday, I finished page 1 of Old European Sampler.  I really like the colors in this with the pops of color in the browns.  


I moved the qsnaps and threaded my needle to start page 2 and lost interest in this for now so I tried The Forgotten by Charting Creations.  Zero progress on that one too.  So I dug around in my WIPs and found one of the two oldest WIPs I have.  I still need to dig the other one out.  I don't think it has very much left on it.

Anyway, Here is Mirabilia's Garden Verses when I pulled it out Friday.  I was using DMC metallic in this and hated it which may be why I haven't made a lot of progress in the last 10 years.  That and the fabric is not good.  I remember pulling it out since I had it and the chart would fit.  I'm going to stick it out though.


Friday night, I frogged the metallic and I've since restitched with PTB and made some nice progress on the left side.  I'm really looking forward to getting into some of the richer colors and away from the ecru and browns.





Monday, April 10, 2017

That may have worked

Starting Old European Sampler may be entertaining my stitchy bug.  I've made some great progress over the last week.


Hopefully that continues and I see a page finish soon.