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

Monday, November 10, 2014

November Turtle Trot

Hey Blog Buddies,

How was your weekend?  My quilt guild had its annual giant boutique (think a rather large gymnasium overflowing with thousands of items), and I sold four embroidered items.  The items for sale don't necessarily have to be quilted, just handmade.  And no, I didn't price them to compensate myself for any time involved, just the materials.  It was a fundraiser, and I wanted them to sell.

What does this have to do with the Turtle Trot, you may wonder.  Well, it's leading in to the excuse I have for only working on one piece this month.  The four boutique items did take a bit of time to make after all.  I've also been diligently keeping up with the lessons in my blackwork cyberclass (photo coming soon), leaving little stitching time for anything else.

Yes, the day has finally come when I have ignored everything in my Turtle Trot list except for one (and we all should know what's coming next):

I'm sure that regular readers of this blog knew that it would be Mates.
Here is where I left off last month.

This is where I am now.
Hey, most of the white holes in her head are gone now!
For the past couple of weeks, the theme song
from the 70's comedy series "The Jeffersons"
has been playing in my head:
"Well we're movin' on up (movin' on up)
to the East side (movin' on up).
I'm already on the east side!   Ha!
I'm spending entirely too much time
with Wolfgang and Wanda!

This is a good example of a
no-matter-what project.
I work on it a little bit
every day before breakfast
no matter what.
And I'm getting results, albeit slowly.

To see what the other Trotters have been up to,
check out Claudette's blog, BAP Attack.
She's our Head Turtle.

 That's it from here.
Thanks, as always, for visiting!


Keebles said...

Even when I stitch all weekend, it sometimes doesn't feel like any progress, but pictures really show the truth!

Barb said...

It looks stunning. Nice progress on them.

Emma/Itzy said...

Its looking lovely! Still did better than me - I didn't work on any of my turtle trot pieces! x

Linda said...

Awesome progress. I really love this design.


EvalinaMaria said...

It looks fabulous! Great progress.

Pull the other thread said...

This piece is so lovely and your progress is amazing.

Anonymous said...

As you say...a little each day goes a long way. I can't believe it is nearly done! OMG! Lovely!

Melody said...

You are coming along with this piece!! Way to go! It is getting much closer to being done.

Anne said...

The wolves are just so stunning Pat and you did made a lot of progress this month on them. I remember the Jeffersons...that man, forget his name, was so surly and grumpy!