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

Sunday, May 11, 2014

May Turtle Trot Update

Hey Blog Buddies,

The Turtle Trot, in case you're not familiar with it, is a stitch-a-long hosted by Claudette at BAP Attack wherein the participants choose 10 WIPs at the start of the year to work on at their own pace, often slowly, sometimes not.  We report on our progress on or about the 10th of each month.  I threw in that "or about" to give me a little leeway 'cause it's the 11th today.

So, on to the progress updates!

This is what Needle Delights Originals' Winter Logs looked like last month.  I was a little behind my schedule.

Here it is this month.  You'll notice that I belatedly decided to add the optional border.  It's a wee bit busy, but adding the border will make it the same size as the other seasonal log designs, and I intend to stitch all of them!  (The intervention didn't work...)

Here's Debbie Stiehler's Autumn Pumpkin Patch as of last month.
I wasn't happy with my progress on it,
so I promoted it to the Vitamin Designation (once-a-day).

 And here it is this month.
The Vitamin Designation is working!

 Photos of the project as a whole can't show detail
and are very boring, so here are a couple of close-ups.

The partially completed section in the middle of the photo
is stitched, as you can see, with metallic ribbon
that is couched down with orange DMC as is it laid down.
(That's not the tricky part!)

 After all the ribbon is couched,
the sections between each ribbon are
backstitched with two strands of embroidery floss.
Light green and dark green are alternated.
Those little holes are very hard to see!
But it makes for an attractive section.

Last but not least here is Ink Circles' 99 where I left off in March.  I had just finished frogging a good part of the second bottle on the second row, and believed I had fixed the problem. I was blissfully unaware that the neck of the bottle was lopsided...
...a fact that I discovered after I had stitched most of the bottle on this go-round!

Here is my progress this month.
Yes, I did fix the neck on that second bottle!

I worked on only three of my Turtle Trot projects this past month, 
but I'm happy with the progress on them, even the "bottles."

That's it from here.
Hope everyone in the US is having a wonderful Mother's Day,
and everyone else, a fun weekend.
Thanks for visiting!


Fidike said...

Nice progress on your WIPs!

CalamityJr said...

Great progress on all of them. Your hands must have been moving very quickly this past month!

Rachael said...

You had a drunk bottle there! Nice stitching though!

Linda said...

Nice progress on all the pieces.


cucki said...

Wow they all so beautiful x

Julie said...

Lots accomplished, well done. Winter Logs is stunning.

Chris said...

Great update! I love Winter logs. The colors and stitches look like so much fun!

Anonymous said...

Wow...Logs and Pumpkin are nearly done! I realize how long it takes and I am impressed with your progress! Great stitching!
All are beautiful pieces.

Angie said...

I love winter logs

Anonymous said...

gorgeous stitching

Carol said...

I am loving Winter Logs more and more each time I see it--those colors are fabulous together... That beer WIP is so cute--only 82 more to go?

SoCal Debbie said...

Your needlepoint is so beautiful! The bottles look great! We're stitching the same parts but you're ahead of me. Thank goodness you noticed the neck of the bottle was crooked and fixed it before the whole thing was finished and framed!

Sally said...

Lots of lovely progress in your Turtle Trot update!

Shebafudge said...

Wow! Brilliant progress on all of your projects. xx