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

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Get it Done Update!

Well, my project from the beginning of the year just hasn't worked for me, because I've been focusing my attention for the last two months or so on my HAED Nativity piece.  I really, really, really want to get the top row of pages done by the end of the year and I'm SO close!

So... pretending that THIS was the piece I had chosen in January, here is my beginning photo as of January 1st...

and here is where I am now!!  Just one more half page to go to meet my goal!!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Well, looks like I'm not the only one who has lapsed with this SAL. However, I think I have a good excuse. I've been in transit and trying to get resettled. Plus, I did try to post last month but couldn't get my pictures downloaded from my camera for some reason. Decided to try again this month and the camera download worked this time. Go figure. Anyway, here are the projects I've worked on since returning to the US in late July.

This is from the "Hearts of America" series from Victoria Sampler (of course, who else! ha ha). Being born and raised in Michigan, I had to do this one. Don't know how I'm going to finish it yet, but I'm sure I'll think of something.

This is "Count Your Blessings" from Victoria Sampler - all done except for some minor beading since I don't feel like doing french knots. Need to wait until I get reunited with my stash so I can find the right size and color of beads. But the stitching is all done. Looking forward to putting this together. The second picture below is the smalls that go with the etui - a scissors case, pinkeep, and scissors fob.

So that's my progress over the past couple of months. Hope I don't run out of projects before I get reunited with my stash.