Monday, October 14, 2019


M. Woods is at a stand still right now.  I'm debating on the color used for the H.  It's also used on the red flowers.  It's not really visible.  I'm debating just leaving it since it is a reproduction sampler, or above that top, green border, I've auditioned three different colors, one in two different weights.  It's just a couple of stitches in each one.  Tell me what you think.

Earth got some love over the last week.  I'm almost to the half page point in the 939.  The rest of the center bit is pretty much all black then there is some more light blues on the right.

Monday, October 7, 2019


I forgot to share progress on a couple of WIPs last week

I've been struggling a little bit to pick a WIP and stick with it.  I don't know if it's because I decided I needed to touch all my WIPs before the end of the year, because I want to finish Earth Song next year or because I've finished kitting up Sarah Braizear and want to start her, or a combination of those.

Anyway, here's the progress I made on Chatelaine's Blue Moroccan Lace over the last couple of nights.

And I've made a little more progress on Charting Creations Wolf Totem
but I've miscounted in a couple places so there is frogging to be done.

I've made progress on Earth Song, but I think I spent more time looking at it over the last week than I did actually stitching on it.  So, it's taking a break.  I have made it to the edge of the page so progress has been made, I just can't stay focused on it.

Yesterday, I pulled out M. Woods 1759 by Milady's Needle.  I've had this kitted with a custom HDF conversion since 2013.  I originally kitted it with three different shade of white in Kingston linen.  Since 46ct linen has hit my radar, I have a piece from xJuDesign that I decided to use.  

Here's how far I got yesterday.

The linen might be a little dark, but I like it.

Monday, September 30, 2019


Not a lot of progress this week.  I've been spending more time with an assortment of books.

But, there was progress

Monday, September 23, 2019


I finished three stripes of Star Spangled Banner this week.  For some reason this one is super slow going for me.  It took all day yesterday to finish stripe 6.  But I love the result!  One more new band then they repeat.

Once I put Star Spangled Banner away, Blue Moroccan Lace came out.  I haven't worked on a Chatelaine for a while and it was time.  Here was my progress last night.

I'm still happy with my fabric choice even though it was way different than my normal choices.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Page finish!

And another 2019 goal met!

He Came With the Rain from Unconventional X Stitch

Then I pulled out SS Daybreak from HAED and put in a couple hundred stitches.  I had no intention of a page finish, I just wanted to add a few stitches instead of just letting it sit in my WIP basket without any attention this year.

Not a huge difference, but better than nothing.

Star Spangled Banner was next up.  I don't have an after picture, but I was working on the white stripe I started last time it was out.  I discovered my stitches were a thread off so all of that stripe came out and I started over.

Monday, September 16, 2019


A little progress last week.  I didn't get as much stitching done as I would like.

I had a page finish of Sea Witch Tuesday then I pulled out He Came With the Rain from Unconventional XS.  The pages are much smaller and I'm probably within 600 stitches of another page finish which will complete another goal I set at the beginning of the year.

Sea Witch page finish

Starting point


I'm hoping to finish this page in the next couple of days and move onto another WIP.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Page finish!

I finished page 3 of Sea Witch last night and debated about keeping her out.  Love the shading!!  But I'm still working my way through my 2019 stitchy goals.  Maybe after they're done...

 Instead, I pulled out He Came With the Rain from Unconventional XS and put in a few stitches.