Friday, May 6, 2016

Tapestry Pillow Update

The new plan is working well.  It really was what I needed to do.  I didn't realize how much the wolf restart had depressed me.  I've made good progress on the Tapestry Pillow.  Here is how I left if for now:

I know I keep saying it, but I love the colors!

I've made some progress on the wolf.  I hope you can tell....sorry about the wrinkles.

This rotation I will work on Owls Galore.  Here is a reminder of the finished piece:

And here is where I left off in January:

Not much of a start.  I'm hoping to make some progress, but we have hit the busy season at work.  That means working late and shorter lunches.

I will continue to work on the wolf in the evenings and on weekends at home.  My son has finally discovered that's what I'm working on.  He is anxiously waiting on my progress.

I hope everyone has a great weekend and Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms!!!

Thursday, April 21, 2016


I'm so behind!  I'm so sorry I haven't been able to visit or update.  I find myself in a position of having my own family but then having to care for parents also.  Recently my Dad has suffered some illness and they need a lot more help right now.  I know many of you are in the same place.  I think my sisters and I have finally worked out a rotation (I hope!)  Thankfully my parents only live about 30 minutes from me.

But enough about that, this is a stitching blog.  Let me catch you up because I have stitched some.

I finished Down Jinglepot Road.  Here's a picture:

I've worked on Hope.  Here is where I was before:

Here is where I am now:

And as a reminder, the finished piece looks like this:

So, I haven't told you yet about my disaster.  Thankfully it has been some time since the disaster and I am much calmer now.  You would not have wanted to see me or talk to me when this first happened.  What happened you ask?  I had a terrible, no good, rotten day and had a disaster with The Guardian.  I have had to start over.  I know it almost killed me!!!!

I'm trying to look at the good points:  1.  I restarted on a different fabric that is much softer than the original (it came with the kit and was very stiff).  2.  Since I changed the fabric I made sure I had enough so that I could restart in the top left hand corner and not in the center.  3.  Thanks to Rachel I estimated the time I would need to finish the project by the time I want to have it complete (May/June 2017).  What I discovered was that I need to step it up or it would not be done by then.  So I changed my rotation plan.  And that really didn't work out.  So I have changed it once again (just last night as a matter of fact).  We will see how this one works out.  So here is a picture of the restart:

And that's my update for now.  I'm going to try this new rotation and see how it works.  I'm going to start working on this at home.  Yes, I know he will see it, but he knows I have it.  I worked on it last night and he didn't even ask me what I was working on.  This way I can work on the smaller projects on my lunch hour.  I really wasn't getting much done on The Guardian just stitching on my lunch hour.  For my lunch hour I will start working on the Winter Tapestry Pillow for a couple of weeks.  I love the colors in this design and can't wait to stitch some more on it.  Here is a reminder of what the finished piece will look like:

This is where I left off after my January start:

I'll try not to let it be so long before I post again.  And I will be visiting your blogs this week!  Thank you for hanging in there with me.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Fall Owl Finish

Wow this has been a crazy busy week!  I planned to get this posted on Monday and it just didn't happen.  I have finished Fall Owl.

I might get a few stitches in The Guardian (at least I'm hoping).  Sorry this is so short, but I really wanted to get the blog updated.  Be back as soon as I can.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Frosty Snowflake update

I worked away on Frosty Snowflake but didn't finish.  Here is where I left off after January 2nd:

And after this rotation he looks like this:

Here's another look at a picture of the finished piece:

I really don't have a lot more to go.  It is very tempting to stay on this piece, but I will move on. 

That means I'll be working on my Day 3 start Fall Owl.  This is a picture of the finished piece:

I'm not planning to stitch the year.  Hopefully I can get this one finished in this rotation cycle.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Update on The Guardian and Back to Day 2 Start

Thank you so much for your kind comments about my health.  I'm doing ok right now.  It's so nice to have so many visitors and I'm trying to visit everyone.  Thank you so much for encouraging me.

I have left The Guardian and am back to stitching on my Day 2 start. 

Here is where I left off on The Guardian:

It's a slow go with the blended needles and the color changes.  But I think the end result will be stunning.  I'm feeling more comfortable with the pattern now so that's a plus.

And my Day 2 start was Frosty Snowflake. Here's what the completed project looks like.  I'll be stitching on this for the next two weeks.  We'll see how far I can get!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Test Results

Just wanted to let you guys know my test results came back pre-cancerous.  So it was caught early enough.  The doctor will keep a check on me to make sure I stay ok.  That was such a relief.  I just wanted you all to know that I'm ok.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Joy Banner Finished

First let me say thank you for your response about my rotation plan.  I have to admit I'm already tempted to slide the owls or the tapestry pillow in.  Oh well, they will come up soon enough.

Second, surprise!  I'm not sure who is more surprised, me or you, but I have a finish!!!!  This is my first finish for 2016.  So 1 down 14 more to go.

Here's a picture:

The plan is to pick back up on the Guardian until the two weeks are finished.