Monday, February 5, 2018

Week 5: Quick Update

I don't have much to show this week. I pulled out Fragments In Time 2017 and worked a little on it but didn't make much progress. I had hoped to finish the block I was working on. Maybe next week. 

I had a new start, Valentine Wishes by Blue Ribbon Designs. A set of six ornaments for my Seasonal Stitching list.  Stitching is on 32ct Touch of Pink by Wichelt. So far I have 2 sides of the border for one pillow/ornament done.

The snow on The Sweet Shop in done. I have temporarily pinned the project to some Styrofoam, in anticipation of a cube finish. I think I will like this series as a mini town. I will wait till I have at least one more complete before I start the finishing. In the meantime I'll be looking for some fabric for the back and some ribbon for the sides and bows.

The Sweet Shop
Little House Needleworks

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Week 4: A Few Finishes

I've 2 almost finished and 2 fully finished to share.  There are a few stitches needed on the swan. I plan to substitute beads on this piece, as I've done on a couple others in this series. I need to change my stitching location to the table so that  I'm not spending a lot of time retrieving beads from the carpet. 

Hands On Design
!2 Days

The shrubs are in and the tree in the window has some leaves. It's hard to tell (picture is a bit washed out) but there is some snow on the left side of the shop as well. The flakes are scattered and I hate skipping all over, so it took a few days to get started on the snow.  Hope to finish up this week. Ready to move on the next one in the series. 

Littlehouse Needleworks 
Hometown Holidays
Sweet Shop

From one of my favorite poems, The Raven, Nevermore by Lizzie Kate. Not sure how I will finish this one.

Lizzie Kate
Anchor 403

My Fully Finished Objects:

Country Cottage Needlework
Merry Merry! 
Christmas Cookies

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Week 3 Is A Wrap

My stitching over the weekend was focused on the Sweet Shop. My next sit down with this piece and I should be able to finish the snow.
Little House Needleworks
Hometown Holiday
Sweet Shop

My other stitching was on Swan. Not finished but my swan now has a head and the top swag is almost done.

Hands On Design
12 Days

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Week 2, 2018 Un-Snapped

I removed Sweet Shop from the Q-Snaps in order to stitch the tree. There's about a 1-1.5 inches on the left side. Whether an ornament or a cube, this still gives me options for finishing.  In addition to the tree I stitched the wreath and started the door. One more session on this piece and I should be able to finish the stitching and move on to the next one in the series.

Little House Needleworks
Hometown Holiday Series, Sweet Shop

Swans is also getting close to a finish. It would be nice to have that one stitched up this week as well.

Hands On Designs
12 Days. Swans

As part of my Project Organization 2018, I spent a good portion of last week sorting through floss. My extra floss had out grown its boxes and it was hard to determine what colors I had. They are now sorted and bagged, just need to update inventory list, and then my tackle charts and kits. This is going to be a sloooooooooooooooow process! 😉🤞

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Week One 2018

Day eight of 2018. One week as passed already, have to get the stitching elves back on the job. Thus far I've started the last six of my Hands on Designs 12 Days ornaments, a 2018 Mystery SAL;  worked on my LHN Hometown Series and, had a finish.

I decided to have a go at Linen and Thread's 2018 Mystery Stitch a Long (MSAL). I will be stitching it on a piece of 36ct Vintage Light Examplar. For this project I took a trip to the store and picked up some grays, DMC 318,413,414,3799, a  color I seldom stitch with. We will see how this develops. I don't have enough to stitched to warrant a picture but hopefully soon.
Vintage Light Examplar
DMC floss

My first Fully Finished Object (FFO) was Peace on Earth by Little House Needlework. It's one less in my Box of Shame (BOS). Hope to make a dent in the BOS by taking part in Fully Finished  Friday led by Vonna. Most of my finishing will most likely take place on Saturdays, but I'll be making an attempt each week to finish something (fingers crossed)
Peace on Earth 
Little House Needleworks

This weekend was the first of WIP-It Weekend. I'm working on the LHN Hometown Series. First up is the Sweet Shop. I'm stitching on 40ct. with the intent of finishing them as cubes/boxes and making a mini village. I'm not sure Ive left enough of a margin on the left side, so I may have to switch the tree with the sign. Once I'm finish with the shop I'll count it out and decide.

Little House Needleworks
Hometown Series 
Sweet Shop

Head on over to Blogger of the Week to read about Sally. She is Jo's first featured Blogger of 2018.

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Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy 2018!

Happy New Year!
freebie Rosa E-sub
WDW Candy Apple, CC Steamed Broccoli, MH 40123

I started the New Year with a new knitting project, then I worked on my goals for the year. For 2018 plans are to continue  working through my WIPs, and the SALs from last year. To decrease the size of my WIPs I want to make really update my projects and set focus projects each month. I While I had some finishes last year my WIPs, list is still very long. There is a new series coming from Little House Needleworks that I want to work on as well.

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