Sunday, April 29, 2018

Update: April 2018


I finally manged to collect all of the Word Play charts. These charts by Brenda Gervais have been out for awhile now.  I'm a little late to the game.  After seeing some finished pieces I caved and started collecting the set. This is my progress on the May Word Play.  I wouldn't have it done by the First, a mere 2 days away, but hopefully by the end of the Month.

My Winter Wonderland trees has some more leaves. Hoping for some fully grown trees by next update.

I put the final stitches on "The Needlework Shop". My second Hometown Holiday Series finish. The stitch count is 78w x 45h so I'm counting this as my Smalls Finish for April. I have about 5 stitches in on "The Diner",  the next on my list.

My SALs are suffering this month as last month. Hope I'll have some more energy and get back on track soon. I did get some ornaments Finally Finished but I forgot to take pictures. I want to get this post up so I'll share pictures next time.

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Week 12: Happy Easter

April Stamp
Lizzie Kate, Flip-It

April Stamp Flip-It is stitched! It's pinned to foam core board in a frame from Hobby Lobby. Ive left the back open; I think I may want to use this frame to swap out some other monthly finishes.

Another visit of Hare's Easter. My Spring seasonal finish.

Needlework Shop

Little House Needleworks 
My Series stitching didn't get much love.This is my progress on Needlework Shop.
My plans are to finish the stitching this week, so that I can move on to the next.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Week 12:

Over the weekend I FFO'd three eggs from my basket-of-shame.
The center egg is by Prairie Schooler , Farm Fresh, Book 108; the others are two online patterns that I stitched last year. I can't find the source now but will edit if I can locate the sites again. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Week 11: A Fully Finished Object (FFO)

Posting a little late for last week. It's the first full day of Spring , according to the calendar. Someone forgot to tell Mother Nature. A large portion of the country is still experiencing Winter weather. Some are blanketed in snow, with no end in sight.  Here the temps have dropped at least 20 degrees from last week. I'm fortunate that I have only had to deal with cooler temperatures and not the tornadoes that touched down in my area over the weekend.

Over the weekend I rummaged through the box-of-shame and found some Easter/Spring stitching that I want to FFO. I haven't gotten to them yet but I did manage to finish Hares' Easter as a flatfold.

Hares' Easter
Plum Street Samplers

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Week 10: Waiting for Spring

I'm so ready for Spring. The weather has been a tease the last few weeks, we had temps in the 80s for a few days only to drop back down to the 30'splum s each morning. I'm ready for the dreary gloom of Winter to go away.

To lift my spirits, I worked on a freebie from Plum Street Designs. And wonder of wonders I have finish. I left off the words at the bottom to make it a general seasonal piece. Hare's Easter is stitched on a piece fabric from the stash pile. I changed out most of the called for colors, starting with the color of the hares. The called for color was too close to the fabric and didn't stand out enough. Then I brightened up the colors for the clothes as well

Hares' Easter

 The other stitching that I managed last week was on The Needlework Shop. I've added the upper portion of the shop and the awning.

The Needlework Shop
Little House Needleworks

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Week 8: The Beginnings of a Building

My Needlework Shop has some snow on the roof and the beginnings of a building. Reading and knitting took up most to my spare time. I'v working on a scarf that I started in January. While I'm anxious to welcome Spring, I really would like to finish this scarf and so I've been spending a lot of time with it. Time to get it off the needles and concentrate on something lighter

Meanwhile here is my progress so far on the Needlework Shop.
Hometown Holiday
Little House Needleworks
Needlework Shop

My only finish was an altered Altoid Tin for a friend. 

Motifs from:
Summer House
Little House Needleworks

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Week 7: Hometown Holiday Bldg 2

The only stitching I have to show from the past week is The Needlework Shop. 
I managed to get the roof done and little else. 

The Needlework Shop
Hometown Holidays
Little House Needleworks

I need to get busy if I'm going to get any kind of a finish this month.
Only 8 days left. EEK!!