Sunday, September 30

Finally A Small Finish

I completed a small finish and it has made me feel accomplished.

I finished the stitching and and almost all the the running stitch last night:

And then I spent most of today turning it into this:

Friday, September 28

So Close To A Finish

I am actually so close to two finishes that I can feel it.

This is Autumn Flowers with a before and after pic.  I only spent 2 days on her so not much progress but enough.

This has to get done asap because it's my MIL's birthday on the 27th October and it still needs to go to the framer.

 Here is what Celtic Wheel looked like on the 24th.

I have spent another 1 and a half days on it and I am on the third panel already.
I couldn't finish the backstitch on the second one until today due to the fact that I took the black thread outside with me while we had a braai last night, and when it got dark I took it all into the house.  But later that evening I realised that I didn't have my bobbin of black.  I searched all over and it's just POOF gone.  So I had to buy myself another one today and it bugged me because threads here are not cheap.  R9.00 a skein which is over $1.

My daughter is going to a sleep over in a bit so I will continue working on it in hopes of having lots of TV and stitching time tonight.  I may even have a finish to show next time I blog.

We had a special event this week.  My daughter has been going to cub scouts for awhile now but on Tuesday she finally got to wear her uniform and got all her official badges that have to go on the shirt.  Next month they will get their first interest badges.

Friday, September 21

Stitchy Update

I can't believe its been so long since I did a post with an update.

I have worked on Autumn Flowers but I forgot to take a pic.

Here is Summer Fairy so far.... please excuse the wrinkles and the hoop mark.

I am really enjoying working on her as I love the colours and she is so fun to stitch.  I am glad that I started with her skirt first because boy is it alot of stitching.  I got a bit bored with it so once I got about half of it done I moved onto the left side of her dress.  It is almost done and then I will complete her skirt and then do the right side next to her skirt.

I plan on doing the backstitch once all of her skirt is done and then move onto the top of the design and that way I won't have a lot of backstitch in the end.

I veered off of my rotation a bit and started a small design.

It's JE's Celtic Wheel... It's suppossed to be a lot smaller but I am doing it on 14 count.

It has been so long since I had a finish and this won't take too long and then I will at least feel accomplished.

My plans for this year are big and I hope that I can complete them.

1.  Finish Summer Fairy
2.  Finish Autumn Flowers
3.  Finish Celtic Wheel
4.  Start and finish Santa Stocking
5.  Finish Mythical Muse
6.  Finish Fairy Hill

Most of these are at least half way or more so maybe it's not so mad after all.

Tuesday, September 18

TUSAL September

I am one again late this month. Though this time id was due to the fact that we were out of town this weekend and so my TUSAL jar stayed at home.

Last month I had very little in my jar and I think that I have more then made up for it this month.