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
The Forgotten by Charting Creations
2x1 tent 28 ct Monaco
Goal:  page 1

Goal met 12/30/17!

New start!
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

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
Goal:  Page 5-6 to finish row

Didn't even pull this one out.

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

Goal met!
Page 24 8/12/17

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

Didnt' pull this one out.

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

goal met 8/31/17

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

Didn't pull this out.

The Master (Tilton Crafts)
started 5/5/13
2x1 tent 28 ct Monaco
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
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
Goal:  page 3

Didn't touch this either.

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

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!
Chatelaine's Beaded Dragonfly Tile



New start!
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


Irish Chain from Kreinik
started 9/15/17


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

 finished 11/6/17

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Creeping ever closer

I'm slowly working my way towards a page finish on The Forgotten.  The one little stitch at the bottom left is where the bottom of the page is.  Will I make it before the end of the year?  I certainly hope so.  

I've also taken a picture of my floss toss for the Polar Mandala.  I'm using plain white 28 ct Monaco but I think there is going to be plenty of sparkle to make up for any shortcomings.


Monday, December 18, 2017

The Forgotten

I've made pretty steady progress on The Forgotten over the last week.  There were a couple of days where I didn't pull it out of my bag but I'm almost a third of the way done with page 1.  Right now, all I'm doing is dark blues and greens.  I'm looking forward to other colors.

I've also been talking to a friend about New Year's starts.  She's planning on starting Caribbean soon and I've been kicking around the idea of starting a new Chatelaine as well.  Polar Mandala has been high on the list.  I even bobbinated the DMC for it this weekend.  Now, I'm debating about pulling a different one out.  I need to go spend some time with my kits and make a decision.

Until next time...

Monday, December 11, 2017

Sea Witch

Last night I finished page 2 of Sea Witch.

I almost kept her out since most of the next page is black and would not have taken long to do but there are lots of other things to stitch!

The Forgotten from Tilton Crafts came out next.  It was one of my new starts this year and only had a few stitches in it.

As it turns out. Those were the wrong color so I frogged them and restitched them in the correct color.