Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Meari's Japanese Garden

I attended a retreat a couple weeks ago and worked exclusively on JG.   Here's what it looked like at the start of the retreat:


 My goal was to finish the 6 o'clock branches.  Tada!


I also finished the left and right bridges, the blue border, and started the gold metallic.  Woo Hoo!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Meari's Japanese Garden Update

The lower right corner ornament is finished!  I was able to move the fabric up two inches... and I can see the bottom!! 

 

Monday, February 22, 2016

Busy stitching weekend

Hi Everybody!

Just a quickie update on Aurora Cabin...here are before and after pictures and one close up of the cabin (after HOURS of backstitching).  I'm so excited to show what I've accomplished this weekend!


I hope you all had a productive weekend!   I just want to congratulation Meari on the progress on her Japanese Garden.  It's just lovely, Meari, you must be so excited at how much you've gotten done!

 

Friday, February 19, 2016

Meari's Japanese Garden Update 2/18/16


I know what you're thinking:  "She *just* posted 10 days ago. What's up with that?!"  I realized I hadn't taken it off the scroll frame since 2013.  So it was time....


Figured out why it's not been off the lap stand. I have to dismantle the entire thing to get the scrolls off!  I probably won't be showing another full photo until I'm finished with the stitching.
 

Monday, February 15, 2016

Jumping on the Bandwagon...

First of all I want to thank Meari for posting again in this blog.  I don't mind carrying on this year if the rest of you would like to.  I still haven't finished Aurora Cabin, but I hope to finish this year!  I'm hoping to stitch on this on Sundays, so here is what I've done so far.



I've also added another project I hope to finish this year.  Here is a Needlework Casket I found in this book of Sampler and Antique Needlework volume one.  There are 5 panels, and so far I've only worked on the top portion.  Here is what I've done so far. 



Thanks again, Meari, for giving me a nudge to get started being "accountable" again!  

Monday, February 8, 2016

Meari's Japanese Garden 2/8/2016

Last time, I had finished the lower left corner.  I've moved to the lower right one.  Slow progress, but progress nonetheless.

 

Thursday, December 31, 2015

It didn't get 'done' but progress was made.

During the latter part of 2015, work and family commitments meant that stitching had to take a back seat so I didn't achieve my 'Get it Done SAL 2015' goal but as the two pictures below show, some progress was made.

Alpine Seasons Garden - Chatelaine
as at 31 December 2014

Alpine Seasons Garden - Chatelaine
as at 26 April 2015