Friday, September 30, 2016

Renee's Fractal White Tiger September Update

I almost met my 900 stitches per month goal on my Charting Creations Fractal White Tiger cross-stitch this month. It is based on artwork by Ricky Barnard.

I really love watching this one come together! This is how it looked last month. 

Wishing you all wonderful stitching time in October!

September --no progress

I haven't picked it up this month.  I have kept up with my Randje per Week alphabet.  And I have a Quaker SAL I am working on.  So there was stitching.  Eye is just to big to take anywhere.  One of my sisters (I have 4) had open heart surgery for 3 bypasses unexpectedly.  Went home to recoup and got pneumonia.  She is finally starting her cardiac rehab this next week(4 weeks post op).  She has finally turned the corner and should progress quickly.  I have stayed with her quite a bit so her husband can get out and do his chores and farm work.  They just started corn harvest last week.  She is finally able to get up out of a chair with out help.
Hope to have a picture next month with a lot more done!
Hello October!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Love with a Capital L August progess

Hello!  August was a great stitchy month for me, made lots of progress during the Olympics, with the SAL event on Stitch Maynia (Facebook group).  I also visited a LNS and picked up some variegated cotton thread for the big capital L at top left (Valdani "terra cotta").... haven't tried it yet though.
Previous progress:

 I finished page 12 and set up my personalization section at the bottom, including some of the left border.  After I placed the first letter of each line (they are centered), I realized a few extra motifs would help fill out the space.  Some people commented on my Flosstube video and offered suggestions: entwined wedding rings and cupid with an arrow- I like both.  Does anyone have recommendations for books with sampler motifs?  I am looking forward to working on this project next weekend... maybe I'll try the Valdani thread.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Wow I'm Late!

Ha I totally didn't realize it was the end of the month lol.  I'm still chugging along and I'm hoping to finish soon.

Here's last month:

And now:

I decided to do all 9 pages at once so no page finished but I "think" I've made good progress?  It's hard to tell.  I'm still hoping for the end of September but don't think I'll make it.  I have a cruise coming up which will eat up time.  But I'll get there!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

August Updatej

No picture today.  I am a day late.  Sorry.  Just been too busy and the month has slipped by!  Family health issues have taken up most of my time.   I have 4 sisters and a brother.  Sister #2 had a knee replacement end of June with heart complications.  Three of us took turns staying with her for a couple weeks at home.  Just got her back on her feet and allowed to drive and sister #3 had news on the Aaugust 26th she was having triple bypass on the 29th!  So past couple days have been spent at hospital.  She is doing great but has a few more days in the hospital.  I will be spending tomorrow with her.

I only got a few stitches in my BAP.  I did however finally get caught up with my Randje per Week.  Some days there is just not enough time to stitch or the desire!  Hope you all are having better luck than I!  Here's to a September with lots of stitching for everyone!