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.


  1. I'm sorry to hear things have been so busy, and that's so heartbreaking about Guardian! I'm glad Rachel was helpful in estimating time to complete and great restart. Fingers crossed all goes better this time.

  2. I hope things get better! It took a while for me to get my hubby to accept my stitching but now he's gotten me my own stitching space and is a lot more accommodating. Sometimes it just takes running them down some lol. I'm sorry you had such trouble with guardian but your restart looks great! I hope your dad gets better soon

  3. Such a lovely little finish. And nice progress on Hope.
    So sorry to hear that you had to restart the Guardian project. But it's good the you manage to look at the good side of this new start. But it's always disappointing when you have to restart a project after having spent much time with the old one.

  4. Oh no. So sorry about your problem. I think we've all had a restart though. I'm glad it has some positives at least. Love your other works. The truck one is adorable! Congrats on the finish!!

  5. I like the way you are stitching Hope by doing the outline then colouring him in!
    Shame about Guardian but hopefully you are enjoying it more with the new fabric.