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.