Saturday, February 28, 2015

Just over an hour left of February here in Michigan so just time to squeak in with a post of (a small amount) progress......on Anniversaries of the Heart, my 2015 GetItDone project.....

The above was where it was abandoned back in the mists of who knows when.....most of January completed and February halfway done......

.....and here is May, not as far along as I would have liked but have set myself a challenge in March  of finishing this block then the little bit of January and the rest of February.  Think I can do it?

Friday, February 27, 2015

End of February Update

Wow!  It's been three weeks since I posted!  Here's my end of month update pictures.  



I'm glad that I'm backstitching as I go.  It takes extra time, but it sure adds life to the piece!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

In the homestretch...

I'm pretty close to finishing Midnight Watch.  I had to reconfigure the last line of letters to make it 2015 instead of 2009 and to include my initials.

Monday, February 23, 2015

The Stitcher's Alphabet Brooks Books

This is a freebie from Brooks on her website. I decided to stitch it on an afghan. I have now finished the letter "H". A few more letters(I-Z) to go.

Stitching by Joyce

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Better late than never!!!

This is a very late update I know but better late than never. I have changed one of the two projects as I was getting very behind with it trying to solve light box problems and then being inspired to use my IPad. Anyway, this is me so far.

One of the original pieces.

And the new piece.

Get It Done SAL 2015: Congratulations!

Congratulations Meari. Xx

Look what the wind blew in....

Hi Everybody!!

I hope you are having a good weekend!  Mine has been interesting to say the least!  LOL  With snow and windy conditions, I've been hunkered down today and hoping my husband can get out soon, he's got cabin fever really bad!  I offered to teach him a hobby, cross stitching, so he could occupy himself, but he politely declined...silly man!!

Anyway...on with the show!  I've made a little progress on both of my "Get it Done" projects!  I think this may be all I get done this month, but at least it's a step in the right direction!

Here is my Bent Creek Red Thread, I am now at the halfway point!  Whoooeeee!!

And here is my progress on Aurora Cabin, a Dimensions Kit.

I'm thinking I will finish up the Bent Creek project sooner than expected, then hopefully I can devote more time to Aurora Cabin.  

And that is my update on my project so far.  I'm so excited to see how much progress so many of you have made!  I'm sorry I haven't commented on everyone's posts (I hope to get back to doing that again very soon...we all need encouragement don't we?)  I've been incredibly busy lately getting ready for surgery at the end of this month.  I've also had a few new projects thrown into the mix...hopefully I'll be back with a vengeance once I get things sorted out...and then maybe we'll have another give away.  Here's my little cheer to keep you guys on track!  Rah Rah!!  Goooooooo stitchers!!


The moment you've all been waiting for!  Drum roll please!!

Meari, you are the winner this month of our giveaway!  I used a random number generator, and your number was chosen! If you e-mail me back channel at getitdonesal at gmail dot com with your address I will get your chart in the mail as soon as the roads are passable!

I am hoping to announce another giveaway soon, so watch this space!  And thank you to those who participated.  I sincerely hope this has given you incentive to Get It Done!!


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Joyce's WIP "Snowman and Friends"

Today, I am stitching on another wip from my rotation. It is Snowman and Friends Christmas Stocking,  a Gold Collection Kit. I seem to be really slow on it for some reason, but I am still plugging along on it.

Friday, February 13, 2015


I am making good progress on Chocolate Chocolate and More Chocolate this month. I had a page finish on Wednesday.  Please excuse the wrinkles.

Thursday, February 12, 2015


Here is where I am on A New Day.
I would be farther along, but I stopped to stitch this ...
Little Heart Swirl by Northern Expressions.  Sorry for the craptastic photos.  I am lazy and using my tablet. 😊
Terri P.

Monday, February 9, 2015

finally an update!

I'm about 2/3 done with the first page of this design (Quaker Christmas II)
Thanks for the encouragement from this blog!
I'm looking forward to seeing everyone else's progress!


Today's stitching "My Garden of Joy"

As all of you know, I rotate 16 WIPs on a regular basic. Today I will be stitching on a Friendly Stitchers SAL from 2009. I will be adding square number #46 of 52 squares. Here is what I have stitched.
This has been a fun piece to stitch.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Not a lot but some

There isn't a lot done on my mystery sampler but at least it is gridded

Friday, February 6, 2015

Slug Report

Everyone is just flying along and I have been avoiding my GID project..... apparently like the plague.  It hasn't come to the point that I have chosen to do something silly like dust or sort socks rather than stitch on the flag, but it may come to that.

Since my last update I think I've added a couple stars and I started Connecticut.   As of last week I had made it part way through that second "N" --

It sat there languishing until last night when I forced myself to spend some time (not much mind you) getting to here--

It was actually farther along in the "T" but someone got off a thread...... don't know who that could have been.

And, just for the sake of argument, here is the star field.

I fervently pray that flag-stitching-excitement overcomes me this weekend and I make GREAT progress.

O Holy Night Progress

Hi everyone!  Isn't this fun to keep us going on our projects??

When I checked in 2 weeks ago I was here...

Now, after two weeks of stitching 1/2 hour in the morning (or so... there were a few days I didn't because of some shoulder issues...) I'm now here...

I am SO glad that I decided to work on it this way.  I usually go "whole hog" and then burn myself out really quickly, and I can't believe that just by working on it steadily day after day after day I've gotten so much done since the beginning of the year!!


Thursday, February 5, 2015

January progress

I have been doing a lot of stitching on a design of my granddaughter's horse "Cochise" I created the pattern on the PC stitch software. It is a birthday gift for her. Her birthday was Jan. 30th, so it is a little late, but she has seen it and is looking forward to me finishing it. I will put it on a pillow using brown corduroy fabric for the pillow.
Here is also the picture I used.

I have been stitching this week and hope to have it almost finished by this weekend.


Almost forgot to post my progress for January. I accomplished a lot on The Universe in a Jar.

This has now been put away & I am working on Chocolate Chocolate and More Chocolate which is the one I am doing for my oldest daughter.
My starting point on Feb 1 and progress I have made so far this month. Love stitching chocolate chip cookies.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

What I did in January

Well here is a little progress on my chatelaine

Beginning of January

Beginning of February

So another house done and made a start on another one - it's getting there!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Kate's February Update

Well January just sailed by and here we are in a very cold February.  If you're suffering with adverse weather please stay safe & warm.
I've managed lots of stitching since I last reported:

Kates Flossbox 2015

I finished this cushion for my oldest DS's birthday ~ I was delighted with how it turned out and he loves it!  This design is by Tiny Modernist and is called Espresso Yourself.  Stitched with DMC threads on 36ct Cream linen.  More pictures on my blog.

Kates Flossbox 2015
I have almost finished the iStitch Designs Advent SAL ~ I just need to find a suitable charm and decide on a motif for the last box as I am not keen on the bird that is charted.  Stitched with Needlepoint Inc Silks on 35ct Edinburgh Linen from Sparklies - linen colour is Parchment

Kates Flossbox 2015

And finally my New Year's Day start - Blackbird Designs Summer House Pincushion stitched using the recommended fabric & threads

I have also finished a bookmark for an exchange but as the reveal day is tomorrow I am not able to share that finish with you currently.


Monday, February 2, 2015

Midnight Watch Update

Zipping right along on Midnight Watch.  I'm thrilled that I have the side and top borders done.

February Follies

Hello Ladies! it is February!  I thought it would be fun to have some incentives along the way.  I see that Dorrie has already posted in February, so her name will be first to be thrown into the hat.  What am I talking about?  Well....I was looking through my stash a while back and found a chart that I have two of.  WHAT???  You've never done that before?  I salute you then!  LOL!!  I chalk it up to my boys sapping the brain cells out of me!  Any's the scoop...

For those who post a progress update on a project during the first two weeks of February, your name will go into a "hat" and on February 14th, one person's name will be drawn.  What will you be drawing for?  It's "The Work of Christmas"  chart by My Big Toe.  Even if you aren't overjoyed with the sentiments written on the chart, the Quaker motifs patterned here are nice individually and would make nice little "ornaments" for someone who liked Quaker designs.

I'll try to be back around the 15th and post who the winner is.  You have until midnight on February 14 (East coast US time) to post your progress!  How's that for incentive?  I'm hoping to offer surprises along the way to make sure you keep checking in!  Good luck!!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

February Update (with pictures)

Well, now that it is a new month, I can dig out the next project in my rotation - yeah!. But first, an update on what I accomplished in January. I was working on finishing the Gingerbread House by Victoria Sampler. I had all the stitching done, except for the beads on the biscornu. This is what I started with at the beginning of the month:

I finished all the beading on the biscornu, as well as getting the four sides of the house and the two sides of the roof glued to mat board. I even got a start on the templates for the inside walls of the house. Here is what this project looks like now:

Aren't the house pieces cute?? Even my husband had to smile when I showed him the finished pieces. While working on this project, I had a few "technical" problems. The brick that I use to make sure the pieces lie flat while the glue is drying was only big enough for one piece at a time, and I have a limited supply of straight pins. So I would be forced to stop work on the construction until the piece drying was dry and I could take the pins out to use them on one of the other pieces. During this forced stop, I decided that I would work on another FUPpy (since I was in a finishing "mood") - Victoria Sampler's "12 Days". I finished the bell pull some time ago, but still had to finish the ornaments. The ornaments were stitched and finished, except for the cording around the outside. Here are the finished ornaments that I was able to complete this month:

And now it is another month, which means a different project. After spending so much time finishing stuff, I want to get back to the fun stuff - the stitching! So this month, I'll be working on "Count Your Blessings" - another design by Victoria Sampler. Guess you could never guess how much I like Thea's designs, huh? Here is where I left off the last time I worked on the project. Let's see how far I get by the end of February - only 28 days long!

Hope everyone has a very successful stitching month!