Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016, review

This shows my progress for 2016.  Some of my projects didn't get any attention and I hope to change that in 2017.  Others saw lots of progress and I even managed some finishes.  

I started 2016 with 13 WIPs.  I had 9 new starts, 5 finishes and ended 2016 with 17 WIPs.

I hope you enjoy seeing my progress as much as I do.

Sea Witch by HAED
started 1/1/16
2x1 tent 28 ct Monaco
goal:  page 1

Goal met!
page 1 finished 1/23/16

started 11/4/15
Glory and Honor (second time)
2x2 full x 28 ct Monaco
goal:  finish

Goal met!

Coat of Arms
started 3/12/12
1x1 full x 40 ct from HDF
goal:  finish next row of pages

goal met!

Chatelaine's Medieval Octagon
started 1/27/16

finished 5/1/16

HAED's Nightshade
started 10/31/13
1x1 full x 28 ct Monaco
goal:  finish 5th stitched page

goal met 5/18/16

started 7/25/15
Chatelaine's The Heritage Sampler
2x2 28 ct Monaco
goal:  finish row

goal met 7/9/16

started 5/10/15
Eclectic Bloke Designs Warrior Alice
2x1 tent 28 ct Monaco
goal:  pages 2-3

pages 1-2

Love Thy Thread
Lonliness of Autumn
started 9/6/14
2x1 tent 28 ct Monaco
goal:  pages 3-4

goal met 10/26/16

started  10/1/09
1x1 full x 28 ct Monaco
goal:  finish pages 21-22

page 21 9/12/16

Earth Song
started 3/2009
1x1 full x 25 ct Lugana
goal:  finish column - one full page, one partial

Loara Standish
started 1/1/13
1x3 50 ct Kingston
goal:  finish third and fourth bands

The Master (Tilton Crafts)
started 5/5/13
2x1 tent 28 ct Monaco
goal:  finish pages 2-3

Goal met 10/1/16

started 4/11/15
DMC 16 Color SAL
1x1 full x 40 ct from HDF
goal:  finish!

started 6/1/15
HAED's Her Private Garden
2x1 tent 28 ct Monaco
goal:  page 2

started 10/31/15
HAED's SS Daybreak
2x1 tent 28 ct Monaco
goal:  finish page 2


New start! 5/30/16
Star Spangled Banner by Northern Expressions Needlework

New start!  7/31/16
Chatelaine's Hawaiian Mandala

New Start!
Tilton's Feathers in the Wind
Started 10/1/16

page 1 finished 10/17/16

New Start!
Satsuma Street Designs Halloween Cat
started 10/29/16

Finished 11/20/16

New Start!
Nora Corbet's Zenia
Started 11/20/16

finished 12/7/16

New Start!
A Stitcher's Heart by Sekas & Co.

Finished!  12/11/16

New start!
Woodland Wonder by Glendon Place
started 11/21/16

I'd hoped for a finish of this one too but that finish was elusive, even with a week off work.  Next year!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Woodland Wonder

I tried my hand at making a project bag this weekend.  I keep seeing them on etsy and everyone is ordering them in their floss tube videos.  I'm too cheap to do that.  So I picked up fabric and interfacing and tried to make my own.  The first one didn't turn out too bad but it feels huge.  I'm going to have to scale any future bags down.  But here's my first one.

I've been using a pillow case to stuff everything into for years.  This will be an interesting change.

I've been working on the deer in Woodland Wonder for the last week.  So. Much. Brown.  But he's done and I finally got started on his antlers.  Love them!

I'm hoping to finish the antlers tonight so I can move onto the trees.

Monday, December 12, 2016

A Stitcher's Heart

So this chart has been in my stash for years.  I bought it at Hobby Lobby on clearance years ago.  I don't even remember whether it was here or with my MIL in Oklahoma.  If I would have realized how fast it stitched up, I would have done it sooner.  But it is done now.

And the picture from the front of the chart

I'm pleased with how it turned out.  

After I put this one away, I pulled out Woodland Wonder by Glendon Place.  I didn't get very far, just a few stitches so no picture today.

This weekend, I bought some fabric and fusible fleece.  I'm going to attempt some project bags to keep my WIPs in instead of a pillowcase.  I'll let you know how those turn out.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Zenia is finished!

I finished her last night about 12:30am so there was no new start since 6am waits for no one.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Zenia update

I'm hoping this will be the last update on Zenia.

Here's a pic of the whole thing yesterday afternoon.

And where I left her last night.

There's a little bit of dress, a little beading and a bunch of over one skin but soon!

I've already been thinking about whether to pull out a WIP or start something new.  Over the last couple of weeks, I've been going through some of my stash and I found this.

A Stitcher's Heart by Sekas & Co.

I bought this from Hobby Lobby years ago on clearance.  It's charted for 11 count Aida with pinks.  I'm not buying 11 ct Aida so I shopped my stash and found a piece of opalescent fabric I think I bought from ebay.  I don't know what count it is but I think it is probably at least a 28 ct.  I converted the pinks to blues to match my taste and here's my floss toss

I haven't decided on bead color yet.  I need to figure out if I have enough of the blue since I like them better in the picture.

I also have Glendon Place's Woodland Wonder that is kitted and ready to go too.