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

Thursday, September 11, 2014

September Turtle Trot

Hey Blog Buddies,
It's time once again for the Turtle Trot update.  Claudette over at BAP Attack hosts this SAL.  We chose ten WIPs to work on at the beginning of the year, and post before and after photos of our progress each month.  This update will be short, since I worked on only two pieces since last month.

First up, we have Ink Circles' 99.
Here's my progress as of last month:

And here's where I'm at now:
As I was working on "The Bottles" this month, I couldn't help but think of SoCal Debbie, who was working on this piece for Turtle Trot, too.  For those of you who don't know her, Debbie was a stitcher and blogger who passed away suddenly at a very young age last month.  We all miss her bubbly personality and cyber-friendship.

And the other piece that I worked on this month?
Of course, it's Cross My Heart's Mates.
Here's where I was last month.

Here's the latest.
I feel like I've just been trudging along
on this piece this month,
but progress is progress.

The rest of my stitching time
has been taken up with some small pieces.
More on those in another post.

And as if I don't have enough to stitch,
I've enrolled in Tanja Berlin's
which starts this Friday.
This should be fun--I'll keep you posted
on my progress.
By the way, Tanja's blackwork elephant 
is to die for!

That's all from here.
Hope you are enjoying your September.
Thanks, as always, for visiting!


cucki said...

Beautiful projects xx

Claudette497 said...

Well, those were some links I shouldn't have clicked on! It looks like a wonderful class, I'm looking forward to seeing the project come to life. Congrats on a third row of beer!

Linda said...

Awesome progress. Such pretty designs.


Julie said...

Wonderful progress, the bottles are growing well and the wolves look amazing.
For me, Debbie will always be the Cut Thru igloo, I loved watching that one grow and we had lots of fun emailing as she was stitching it.

Pull the other thread said...

Beautiful progress on both projects. You are right that elephant is truly amazing!

Pat said...

Great progress! As soon as I seen the beer bottles I thought of Debbie.

Anne said...

Great progress on 99 bottles and the Wolves! I too think of Debbie sometimes. I started a new project and thought of her.

Anne said...

I think you're doing a great job on all your projects! Is the blackwork project something from EGA?

Eugenia Maru said...

Lindos todos tus trabajos, me han encantado.
Si eres zurda, yo también lo soy.
Un beso