Tuesday, September 23, 2014

I am back after a long absence.

Once again I have been a very bad blogger.  Time passes way to fast.  Much has happened since the last time I post here....We are new grandparents and Abram is growing way to fast... gee he is 9 months old already.. and grandchild #2 is on the way!!  due the end of Feb beginning of March.  Can't wait.. We are so blessed!!
On the stitching front...
I have finished and framed Dutch Beauty
Finished and framed Ann Medd
Finished Abe's Birth sampler... it is also framed and given to him

Other finishes include
Frances Poole
Isabella Fox
Need to take pics and will add them later

Have done a bit of housecleaning when it comes to started projects.... Was getting way to many and it was making me crazy!!!  Ok I admit it was a short trip.  For a one at a time kinda girl to have over 10 more like 20 started projects was more than I can handle so I decided it was time to make some decisions.
First I went through all of them and decided .... is this a project you are interested in finishing.. if the answer was no .. it was unkitted, threads saved and linen salvaged... The yes pile was then gone through again... and the question asked ... are you happy with the way this project is progressing or do you want to change anything?  This time if the answer was Yes I want to change something... it was unkitted to be restarted at a later date...(these were ones I wish I would have chosen to stitch over 1)... So now this list is narrowed down to just a few projects to be completed one at a time in no particular order.

Manifesto - stitching over 1 on 28 ct lugana with DMC
Hannah Carter - stitching over 1 on 28 ct Lugana with DMC
Sarah Elizabeth Brookes - stitching on 40 ct Graziano linen with DMC
His Eye is on the Sparrow - stitching on 40 ct Frosted Cafe from Sassy's Fabbys with DMC ( this will be grandchild #2's Birth Sampler
Charlotte Clayton - stitching on 40ct Meadow Rue with DMC

I am currently working on Manifesto so here is the progress as of Saturday morning

Since saturday I have finished the background down to the bottom (sround that pretty flower) and am now working on the blue background in the area of the birds and trees... Will be working this project from right to left.  found tht it is easier to bunch up the unworked fabric in my hand rather than that which has already been stitched.... I really am enjoying working on Manifesto and hope to share my weekly updates with you.

So that is my plan.. hope I can stick to this and my vow of NO NEW STARTS until these are finished.  we shall see how it goes... I hope to post weekly updates here and mend my ways.  I am hoping this will help to keep me on track and get these projects finished.

thanks for stopping by and Happy Stitching 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Plan for 2014

Once again it has been forever since I posted here...At the end of the year I looked at what I have stitched in 2013 and was pleasantly surprised...
2013 Finishes
Dutch Beauty
Mary Moteshed
Matilda Ann Charles
Anna Roennecke
Sweet Adeline
Mary Hart 
Mary Bunce

Works in Progress
Ann Medd
Scarlett Ribbands
Hannah Carter
Hannah Lancaster
all of which have seen some stitching time but not completed

Now what I am about to tell you.... I am sure you will say.. "Good heavens she has lost her mind"... and that may very well be the case  :)  I spent alot of time working on Manifesto this past year.. In fact I am at about the half way point...A friend of mine is working on Hannah Carter and I had this uncontrollable urge to start Hannah.. so I did.. over one on 28 ct Lugana.... and she is beautiful... the over 1 really brings her to life.. soooooooo  I got to thinking and on a whim decided to stitch the sun of Manifesto over 1 on 28 ct just to see what it looked like.... Can you see where this is headed??  OMG it is gorgeous.. really makes the colors pop.. it looks more like a tapestry... OMG I love it!!!!!!  So crazy me... has just jumped off the deep end and restarted Manifesto on 28 ct over 1. Once I saw the results of my stitching over 1 I just knew there was no way I was going to be happy with the 40 ct piece.  And if I am not happy I will not finish...

All of that being said Here is the plan for 2014

My main focus during the week (Monday through Thursday)will be Manifesto (until it is completed)

Fri,Sat, Sun are the days I work on my projects with my stitching buddy Donna
Those projects at this moment in time will be 
Hannah Carter
Hannah Lancaster 
Permin 1830
We will be rotating between all 3.. working on whichever one screams the most for attention.
as one is finished another project will be added in its place.. either another work in progress or a new start

So that is my plan for 2014 and I am sticking to it  :)  knowing me... how long this will last remains to be seen but I am gonna try..

Here are pics of my current progress on Hannah Cater and Manifesto..I am totally having a love affair with stitching over 1

thanks for stopping by and hope everyone has a great stitching year!