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I love it all: embroidery, canvaswork, quilting, crochet. So much to do, so little time.





Sunday, January 15, 2017

The 2017 List - Part 13

I've finally reached the end of the road
with my 2017 to-do list.
Here are the last two.

It's hard to see in the photo, but the bottom tree is done in hardanger stitches.  This is an old design, from the 1990's, and I may have a hard time finding the two gold tree charms that you see in the bottom third of the piece.  I can always stitch a couple of trees in, though.

The name of this piece is Funky Bird.  

Obviously, both projects are kitted up and ready to go, but I can really only handle four to five active WIPs at once.  The ones I'm working on right now are the Prairie Schooler Alphabet (G is proving to be quite fiddly), Spring Logs (needlepoint), Wandering Star (blackwork) and my small quilted wall hanging.  The quilt should be my next finish.  Something on this extensive list should hop in to replace it, but I do have a lot of cute valentine designs in my stash, and February is just around the corner...

That's it for a little while.
Hope you had a great weekend,
and thanks for stopping by
and staying with me while I
meandered through this crazy list.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The 2017 List - Part 12

Today I have an almost-start to show you.

This is Blackwork Journey's Wandering Star design.
It was named after a song from the 1970 movie
"Paint Your Wagon."
I had ordered this design 
about a week ago, and I've spent
the time since wondering why I didn't receive it.
Then it dawned on me:
my Paypal account is under a different 
email address that I don't check too often.
It's sad when you get old and the mind goes...


I got the fabric cut and colors chosen.
They are not the recommended colors,
and my computer screen is making the
burnt orange a lot redder than it is IRL.
But I just didn't have the time to start it.
Tomorrow it will see its first stitches.

That's it for today.
Thanks for visiting!
See you tomorrow.

Friday, January 13, 2017

The 2017 List - Part 11

Greetings from the icy Midwest section of the United States!  Everything outside that hasn't been salted is covered in 1/4 inch of ice.  It makes stepping out in the yard with your dog somewhat hazardous.


I can cross an item off of my list today...


Here again is Permin's Two Horses.
The only change I made was outlining
the horses in black instead of DMC 3371.
I wanted them to stand out a bit more from the gloom.
I overestimated the finished size in my other post;
the piece measures 2" by 1.5."
It wasn't nearly as difficult to stitch as I had expected,
since there were no confetti stitches to deal with.
I plan on finishing this as a tiny picture.

That's it for today.
Happy Friday the 13th!
Thanks for visiting,
and I'll see you tomorrow.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The 2017 List - Part 10

Here is another small project...

This is an EGA class that I took in 2011!
The designer is Marsha Papay-Gomola.
It's funny how you have to take a photo of something
to notice various things.  For instance, I just now
noticed that there is a second "r" in the word Forest.

Anyway, here is my progress so far...
It's basically what I got done in class.
I had this on my to-do list last year,
and I had high hopes of finishing it.
It's not a large piece.
I never even took it out of its bag.
It's on my list again this year,
but my hopes are somewhat dimmed.
We'll see.

That's it for today.
Thanks so much for visiting,
and I am thrilled that
so many of you are taking the
time to comment.
See you tomorrow!