Sunday, January 21, 2018

A finish!

The last time I worked on Irish Chain I had started the backstitched green vine.  This time, I decided I wanted a simpler work and the green vine and the yellow flowers, while pretty, were too much.  So I frogged the green.  This left me with a very simple, pretty quilt.  I don't know what I'm going to do with the rest of the Kreinik silks that came in this kit, but I'm sure there will be something, someday.

This is the picture from the kit.

and here is my finish.

Garden Verses is up next.


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

1.16.18 update

I'm still working on Polar Mandala.  When I quit for the day last night, I had completed 3056 stitches out of 28,900 stitches in part 1 which is only 10.57% completed **gasp**  


I think I'm going to give this one a break for a bit.  I brought Irish Chain and Mirabilia's Garden Verses back upstairs last night.  I think I'm going to pick out the green vines in the border since it looks too dense on 28 ct 1x1 and I think I like the simpler look without it.

We'll see how it goes.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Polar Mandala

Since tax season has started at work and I'm already working 55 hours plus per week, my stitching time is suffering.  But I have made progress on Polar Mandala.

I'm starting to feel a little burned out on over one stitching so I may be rotating to something else.  But for right now, I'm going to stick with this.

Monday, January 1, 2018

2018 preview and goals

This year, I've decided to start another Chatelaine for my New Year, New Start.  Last weekend, I pulled Polar Mandala out of my kitted projects and made sure everything for my conversion was there along with all the DMC.  I was missing three DMC.  I've picked up two of them, but Michaels didn't have one in stock.  I'm sure I have the last one somewhere but tax season approaches so I'm not sure how much time I'll have since I work for a CPA firm.

Here's my floss toss and the screen shot of Polar Mandala.

I would just like to finish the over one center of this this year.

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

Started 1/1/17
He Came With the Rain by Unconventional XStitch
2x1 tent 28 ct Monaco
goal:  finish page 2

Sea Witch by HAED
started 1/1/16
2x1 tent 28 ct Monaco
goal:  finish page 3

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

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

Lust by HAED
started  10/1/09
1x1 full x 28 ct Monaco
goal:  finish page 25-26

Earth Song
started 3/2009
1x1 full x 25 ct Lugana
goal:  finish column

Loara Standish
started 1/1/13
1x3 50 ct Kingston
goal:  finish band 5

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

The Master (Tilton Crafts)
started 5/5/13
2x1 tent 28 ct Monaco
goal:  finish page 6

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

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

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

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

goal:  next row

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

Star Spangled Banner by Northern Expressions Needlework
started 5/30/16
goal:  finish

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

Tilton's Feathers in the Wind
started 10/1/16
goal:  page 3

Started 3/10/17
Chatelaine's Beaded Dragonfly Tile
goal:  finish

Started 4/3/17
Steve Rousseau's Old European Sampler from Needleprint 
goal:  page 3

Mirabilia's Garden Verses
started 2007
goal:  finish

Chatelaine's Blue Moroccan Lace Mandala
Started 7/5/17
goal:  finish inside of blue border

Irish Chain 
started 9/15/17
goal:  finish




Sunday, December 31, 2017

2017, review

I think I've had a pretty productive 2017.  I've had 9 full coverage page finishes and 7 other page finishes.  I finished two bands of Loara Standish and finished 3 pages of Chatelaine's Heritage Sampler.  Not bad!  I'm hoping next year sees more progress since **knock on wood** there will not be a job search to get in the way.

Last night, I finished page one of The Forgotten, which you can see below.  After I put that away, I pulled Irish Chain back out to see how far I could get today.  I think I did pretty good for one day.  I'm debating leaving some of the viney green out though.  Let me know what you think.

Here's my progress from 2017 in pictures

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

Goal met 12/30/17!


New start!
1/1/17
He Came With the Rain by Unconventional XStitch
Goal:  page 1

Goal met!  8/18/17

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

Goal met 12/10/17

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
Goal met 3/6/17

I've decided to just stitch until I get too close to the edge for my taste and skip the rest.

Love Thy Thread
Lonliness of Autumn
started 9/6/14
2x1 tent 28 ct Monaco
before:
Goal:  Page 5-6 to finish row

Didn't even pull this one out.

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

Goal met!
Page 24 8/12/17

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

Didnt' pull this one out.

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

goal met 8/31/17


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

Didn't pull this out.

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

page 4 finished 11/25//17

page 5 12/2/17

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

Didn't touch it.  Thinking out frogging it all.

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

Didn't touch this either.

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

Didn't happen.

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

Goal Met 7/2/17

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

Didn't touch it.

Star Spangled Banner by Northern Expressions Needlework
started 5/30/16

 7/4/17
Goal:  finish short red/white bands

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

Didn't touch this one either.

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

goal met 8/26/17

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

Goal met!  Finished 1/10/17

New start!
3/10/17
Chatelaine's Beaded Dragonfly Tile

9/1/17

9/13/17


New start!
4/3/17
Steve Rousseau's Old European Sampler from Needleprint 

page 1 completed 4/14/17

page 2 11/15/17

Mirabilia's Garden Verses
started 2007
photo from 2017 pre stitching

After: 6/2/17

New Start!
Chatelaine's Blue Moroccan Lace Mandala
7/5/17

7/18/17

Irish Chain from Kreinik
started 9/15/17

 12/31/17

 Nora Corbett's Santa's Sleigh
started 9/23/17

 finished 11/6/17