Wednesday, January 27, 2016

WIPocalypse 2016:January


My update this month includes 3 of my WIPs. Fist up is Hark, one of my January starts. Hark is being stitched on the 40ct silk gauze that came with the chartpak. Fibers used are the called for Crescent (Classic Colorworks) Colors and Gentle Arts Floss.   I've also made some progress on Christmas at Hollyberry Farm and I'm working on my first ornament for the year, Angels by Country Cottage Needleworks.

Hark
Erica Michaels

 Christmas at Hollyberry Farms
Stacy Nash

Angels
Country Cottage Needleworks

Thanks for stopping by,
Gwen



Monday, January 18, 2016

Making Progress in 2016


Projects for 2016:
WIP : Margery Dean - Scarlet Letter
WIPStrawberry Lace - Diane Clements
WIPJosephine: Porcelain Doll Pincushion - Rae Iverson
WIPFinely Finished Folio - Jackie du Plessis
              Part 1
              Part 2
              Part 3
              Part 4
WIPTulip Tray - Sherri Jones
WIPChristmas at Hollyberry Farm - Stacy Nash
New Starts: Hark - Erica Michaels (1/1/2016)
                     Monica-GPA
                    My Son - Catherine Strickler
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My new starts for 2016





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First update of 2016. 

Christmas at Hollyberry Farm 

January progress 

Gwen




Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year 2016!


My goal for 2015 was to cross off at least one item from my SAL/WIPocalypse list. I managed to cross off two items and finish a few smaller projects. Reading has distracted me the last few weeks, but I plan on getting in some stitching today. I am starting a SAL, Hark by Erica Michaels with a friend, and hopefully at lest one strand of thread on a few others. My goals will be showing up on a later post.


SAL/WIPocalypse 2015:
WIP: Margery Dean - Scarlet Letter - no progress
WIPStrawberry Lace - Diane Clements

February, 2015

My progress as of Dec. 20115

WIPJosephine: Porcelain Doll Pincushion - Rae Iverson (Moss Creek Designs)- no progress
WIPFinely Finished Folio - Jackie du Plessis (It's Fine-ally Finished)

Part 1: Pinkeep
stitched, not assembled

WIP: Tulip Tray - Sherri Jones ( Patrick's Woods)- no progress
WIPChristmas at Hollyberry Farm - (Stacy Nash)

February, 2015

As of December, 2015
My Son - Catherine Strickler (Indigo Rose)- did not start
"Growing Love" Stitcher's Wallet - Nan Lewis (Threadwork Primitives)

A Christmas Doll Pincushion Doll and Thimble Purse Giulia Manfredini




Thanks for stopping by,

 Gwen



Friday, December 25, 2015

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

December: Final Gifted Gorge0usness Update

December 15 and the last check-in for Gifted Gorgeousness 2015. Jo has been hosting this SAL and plans to continue in 2016. It's a good thing because I have enjoyed this SAL and I still have a lot of projects in my stash. The GG project that has gotten the most needle time in the last few weeks is Christmas at  Hollyberry Farm

Christmas at Hollyberry Farm - Jan 2015


Christmas at Hollyberry Farm - Dec 2015

My other GG project was Strawberry Lace.  I started the year with the back and front of the pincushion stitched. I have made quite a bit of progress but I don't have a current picture to share. Hope to get a picture soon.

Thanks for stopping by,
Gwen





Wednesday, December 9, 2015

10th Day Online Advent Calendar Bloghop

Jo is hosting the 2015 Online Advent Calendar Blog Hop. If you have missed the previous days hop on over and check them out.

Today I'm sharing an angel ornament. I found this pattern here while looking for a quick-to-stitch ornament for Kaye's Christmas Ornie SAL. My little angel is holding a candle that is made up of a bugle bead and gold seed bead; her halo is stitched with Krenik braid.




One of my fondest memories of Christmas Eve is hearing carolers. Growing up, civic groups, churches and other choirs/singers often could be heard caroling in the neighborhood, To this day when I return home for the holidays I make it a point to attend the Challenge of Carols. After a night of caroling, many choirs converge in the main square for a sunrise Christmas Concert. 
At home I usually spend the night watching Christmas movies, It's a Wonderful Life is one of my favorites, as is the Charlie Brown Christmas. Vickie has a clip of my fave part of Charlie Brown Christmas in her post. 

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoy the rest of the Online Advent Calendar Blog Hop

 Gwen

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

November into December

My stitching progress has slowed down a lot the past few months. I am looking over my list that I started the year with and not much has been crossed off. Boo!

I didn't finish the spooky tree that I intended to stitch last month for the Halloween Ornie SAL but I took a hint from Jo and finished this tree from Blue Ribbon Sampler.


Jo stitched hers from the 2015 JCS Ornament book while mine is another block for my Behind the Gate, A Halloween Calendar. This is also my finish for the Smalls SAL 2015.
Jo and Heather plan to continue both SALs next year and I am looking forward to taking part in both. Thanks Jo and Heather for hosting!!

Behind the Gate 
Blue Ribbon Designs


I am finally put the stitches on page one of Christmas at Hollyberry Farm on my fabric. Yeah for me. I have seen several that have come back from the framers and I am even more anxious to get mine done. When I finish the border at the bottom I will officially be halfway through. Just 2 more pages to go.
Christmas At Hollyberry Farm
Stacy Nash Primitives

Thanks for stopping by,
Gwen