It always blows me away how fast three weeks can go!
I have been doing a lot of knitting but have gotten some sewing and stitching done. My mom was in town so I got my last little stitch project made into a bookmark and sent off for my friend’s birthday and two project bags made for another friend’s birthday.
Right now I am busy stitching on Hello Summer by It’s Sew Emma and trying to get it done before June 21st. Last night I actually sat down and counted up stitches as it seems to be taking forever when it looks so small. I found out there are about 2300 stitches in the project and I am done 692 of them so I have a ways to go. I just need some brighter days so I have the light to stitch on Navy fabric! It has been grey, rainy and cold here.
This is where I am so far- not very exciting so please check out everyone else’s projects!
Oh my I almost forgot! I have been busy stitching and knitting away. I finally made a list of the projects I have coming up and their timeline and this one happened to be next on the list. It didn’t take long to stitch but now I have to fully finish it and that always takes longer. First I have to get up the courage and then I actually have to do it!
It will be made into a bookmark and sent to my oldest friend for her birthday in June.
This is my second small piece in a row and I do have one more small piece kitted up. I’m hoping that if I get the project bag made with my last bigger piece maybe I’ll start another bigger piece!
Make sure you check out everyone else’s beautiful projects.
Oh my, I almost forgot! It’s probably because I finished my most recent stitching project and have nothing other than my temperature tree on the go right now. I will share a picture of my recent finish which was a birthday present for my dad.
This is from a very old copy of the Cross Stitcher Magazine. If you are wanting to know which it is, ask in the comments and I’ll go looking. I used the called for DMC and the only changes I made were to leave the bow off of the top of the head and to change the placement of the words so it would fit in the frame.
Woah I almost missed posting because I had a goal before I did so. Note to self: don’t make goals 🤣
I am working on Real Comfort by Modern Folk Embroidery. I am really hoping to have it completed by this Sunday and I think it is possible. I have altered the pattern by leaving out all the alphabet at the bottom and by leaving out the death dates.
My friend has already stitched this and I am happy with how it is coming along on 32 count ivory Lugana.
This is where I was last time:
And here is where I am this time:
I have two rows of words left and a double border, but the border is just a single row of stitching so it shouldn’t be a problem.
I already have another project in mind so I need to get going and get this done!
Make sure you check out all the other stitchers as there are some wonderful projects!
Unfortunately I don’t have an FFO to show you as my mom is only coming this weekend and I need her moral support for turning my previous stitching into a bag. She doesn’t need to do anything- just be present🤣
I have already started my next project, well actually I’m about half way through it.
This is Real Comfort: Jane Austen Sampler by Modern Folk Embroidery.
I am not really a sampler type so I am modifying this to be just the cute houses and quote as that quote is seriously me!🤣
I am using the Silk app to stitch this and am really loving it for being able to make the pattern really big and being able to see my progress tally at the bottom. I’m a numbers girl so I find that highly motivating!
I keep hearing about pattern keeper and it sounds wonderful, but I don’t have an android device so I will need to enjoy this experience before it is back to paper and highlighter for me.
I also needed to include my recent knit for Kathy. I had been wanting a big black, soft cardigan forever and Kathy very kindly sent me some black mohair. As you can see it has been put to good use! I can’t wait for this to be dry so I can wear it in the cold weather we are getting this week.
Make sure you check out the other projects as there is a great variety of beautiful projects in this group!
I finished my January Quilt for All Seasons by Paula Vaughn on December 31st. Well, I finished the stitching. I am now working on the backstitching- a little each day. I know I could probably get it done in a day or two if I did nothing else, but I really don’t like doing backstitching! However, I do love what it does for the stitching so I will keep persevering on it.
Here is where I am:
There are mistakes galore, but I’m happy with how it turned out!
I have started a temperature tree and am doing some of the tree and a leaf a day.
I am actually on the lookout for a stitching project that could go in my kitchen. That will probably be my next project once I find it.
Make sure you check out everyone’s projects as there are some amazing ones!
Sorry I’ve been quiet, but there hasn’t been much to say.
I was so excited to have two weeks off and to have my mom visiting for one of those weeks. I should have known not to get excited!!!
It has been either snowing or -15 for the past two weeks. My mom and I couldn’t even do anything fun:(. She couldn’t even come over to my house and just hang out:(. What a waste of a holiday!
It has led to a lot of crafting time and I will be going into the new year with a lot less projects.
3 project bags were made- two were gifted to the ladies I knit with and I kept one. I really love the fabric that it is made of!
2 advent cowls were completed with my Wool Interrupted advent calendar. I really wasn’t sure about this calendar and yet it turned out to be my favourite. I love how it created a rainbow so the colours go together. I am finding the advent calendars that seem completely random to be difficult to knit up. I have enough yarn leftover that both of my sisters in law will get a cowl for their birthdays this year, though I think I’ll leave the white stripes out.
A cowl that I am not super happy with, but that will go into the gift basket. I just don’t love how it fits on me. I like them more drapey than this!
I redid my nephew’s Musselburgh hat for his Christmas present and hope that I now have it the right size. After knitting this toque three times, I’m done with it!
My oldest nephew has requested a scarf in his school colours. He went to the store and picked the yarn with me and he was amazed when he had a scarf for Christmas less than a week later. I didn’t enlighten him that with worsted weight yarn, it really doesn’t take long to finish a simple scarf!
The final project that had to be knitted got finished today. This is an Afghan for my close friend. It is meant to be her housewarming, birthday and Christmas presents. It was super simple to make, but absolutely ate yarn!
This was the end of my gift knitting and I have to admit I’m sitting here happily imagining all the things I am going to knit for me😀
I will have one more big finish to show for this holiday, but it won’t be done until tomorrow.
Wow three weeks can go quickly! At least I once again feel like I have made visible progress on this project. I’m not sure if I will be done by the end of the year, but I will certainly be close. I definitely won’t be done the back stitching so that doesn’t even count!
Here’s where I was last time:
And here is where I am this time:
The pattern in the hoop is seriously messed up. There are so many mistakes it probably doesn’t even look like it should, but oh well is my attitude towards this right now. I know that there are also mistakes towards the left side under the hoop so I think I’ll start with the right side where it was all correct and work my way left.
Here’s hoping I get lots of stitching time!!
Oh and just to share another type of stitching I did today:
Make sure you check out everyone else’s progress. There are many remarkable projects and stitchers in this group!
I had all these plans for my day, but nothing went as planned.
It was pouring rain so I had no ambition to go running since my running buddy is out of commission.
I decided to head to Michaels to get more yarn for my friend’s afghan, but though they said they had some, they didn’t:(. The store also didn’t have any pompoms or even pompom makers:(
I went into Pomme instead and spent way too much money. I was looking for some appetizers, but didn’t find any:( I guess I’ll have to add those to my list to make over the holidays.
The best part of my day was when my nephew texted me to go for lunch. I grabbed him and we went to Red Robin. I had the Tuscan salmon burger with fries and it was wonderful! I rarely get to have fries so this was a nice treat.
We then carried along to two different ice cream stores to get the ice cream for Christmas dinner. I spent way too much on ice cream and now really want to try making eggnog ice cream!
We also stopped at Michaels on the way home so I could get some red, white and black yarn to make G a scarf for Christmas. I’m glad he finally wanted something!
I came home and made myself go for a run! I really didn’t want to and probably shouldn’t have gone as running on burger and ice cream didn’t feel very good:(. It got done though!
I finally got my advent knitting done. I have been opening and knitting the advent from Wool Interrupted into the Land of Sweets cowl. I didn’t realize until today that I had opened and knit the wrong day yesterday so today I had to take yesterday’s knitting out and redo it with today’s. I am finally caught up.
I really need to get going on sewing a bag for my friend. I’d better get off the couch and get going.