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

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

June Turtle Trot--More Turtle than Hare

Hey Blog Buddies,
Claudette over at BAP Attack is hosting the Turtle Trot SAL.  At the beginning of the year, we were to choose 10 of our WIPs, and then do progress reports on them on the 10th of each month.   This year many of the WIPs that I chose were BAPs that I really wanted to make significant progress on this year.  I worked on five of them this month which, for me, is really good.  We'll start with the "Turtles":

 Here is Ink Circles' 99 as of last month.

And here's my progress this month.  Yes, only one bottle!
And it's the simplest bottle so far.
I'd love to get the second shelf finished by next month,
but I make no promises.

The wolves are back!
Here's where I was last month with Cross My Heart's Mates.

 And here's my progress this month.
His second eye is started,
hiding in plain sight among all the confetti.
I didn't get much time to stitch on this piece this month,
hopefully more substantial progress will be made next month.

 Here is Cindy Valentine's Pristine hardanger table topper
as of last month.
This is actually white, as is the background of Mates, above.
The eyelets in the triangle on the right
were all I did last month.

Here's the progress this month,
another small triangle of eyelets...

...and a start on one of the large triangles of eyelets.

Here's the entire piece, to give you a sense of scale.
There are over 1,100 eyelets in this piece!
If all I do is finish stitching the eyelets by the end of this year,
I'll be happy.

Ah, yes, our old favorite Needle Delights Originals' Winter Logs.
I was pretty close to a finish last month.

And I did finish it.  Woo hoo!
No surprise there, as it's already been documented.

Last but not least, Debbie Stiehler's Autumn Pumpkin Patch.
Here's where I left off last month.
A month ago I decided to spend
the vast majority of my time and effort
on this piece and went straight into "Hare" mode.

Yay--another finish!
I'm really glad this one is done.
All of the smaller sections were 
repeated five times,
and there was so much laying of
4, 5 and even 6 strands of floss
that it was driving me crazy!
If you've never had to lay threads,
I'm here to tell you that it really slows you down!

One last close-up.

It's at the finisher's as we speak.
Hopefully I'll have one more photo, that of the finished pumpkin,
to show you next month.

That's it from here.
Hope you're getting some stitching time in.
Thanks for visiting!


Joyce Clark Frank said...

Looking good. Even one stitch is progress.

cucki said...

Wow they all looking so lovely...
Big hugs x

Anonymous said...

great work, I am working on the 99 bottles too

Linda said...

Wonderful progress this month. Congrats on the gorgeous finishes.


Rhona said...

Looking good! Progress is always progress, no matter how slow :)

stitchersanon said...

I think you have made lovely progress...great projects and finally, an explanation of the Tutle Trot lol

Fidike said...

Wow, great progress on your stitchings!

Mouse said...

well I can see a lot of progress in everything :) well done you on the finishes too ... love the orange colours and can't wait to see it made up :) love mouse xxxxxx

Pat said...

Love the finishes and you made great progress on the others.

Pull the other thread said...

Well done on your two finishes, they look fantastic. I absolutely LOVE Winter Log, the colours are beautiful. You have made wonderful progress on all your projects.

Carol said...

Just look at all those gorgeous finishes--Winter Logs is absolutely stunning!! You've been one busy stitcher!

Anne said...

Can hardly wait to see your finished "finished" pumpkin!!! Beautiful stitching!

Julie said...

Winter Logs is so very beautiful. Looking forward to seeing the pumpkin all completed.
WOW ... that hardanger is amazing!

Giovanna said...

This is all lovely - congrats on the finishes!

Sally said...

They all look wonderful. Even just a few stitches are better than none :)

Catherine said...

They all look good!!

SoCal Debbie said...

Your Hardanger and needlepoint designs are amazing! I'm right behind you on "99" and am happy if I get one bottle done each month! LOL. The Wolves are incredible. Great progress this month!