|See those tell-tale stitch marks at the bottom.....|
yep, frogging been happening
First - my SAL from my Delaware Stitching Guild. We do three rows each month. I am really struggling we Row 7 - the colonial knots. It is 'knot' that I can't do them....I just can't do them in even rows as the chart and photo indicate. I need to see how the others handled this at our next meeting. I moved on and I stitched Rows 8 & 9 last night and ripped it out Row 9 with my morning cup of tea.
|So hard to see the white on white even in person!|
|Row 9 - Insertion Stitch #1 - What the heck! I finished it great but seems |
I miscounted the first series and there was no way to correct without starting over.
|The all too familiar evidence. Guess I am having trouble counting to two.|
Next, Victoria Sampler's Christmas Tree Farm. This has been about 3 dozen stitches away from being finished for at least 6 weeks. Oh the shame of that statement! I've run amuck again and went off to start something new and left things nearly complete in a heap. I need to put in the ole stitching key and get a move on. I ordered the frame from Joanne's but I will stretch, mount and frame myself.
|Really pleased with this project. I was intimidated to start |
this one for so long. Glad I got past that roadblock.
|Poor little featureless snowman.....I need to give him a face and arms |
and put the bow on the wreath.
Fourth, a new venture......I have this darling all cut and ready to stitch. I picked this out when I re-did my dinning room and wanted some black accents. This should be a piece of cake to stitch up.....all blanket stitched. Might be a good one to take to stitching night so I don't ended up frogging much of what I stitched while chatting.
And last but not least, my current main stitch is from Raise the Roof. I started this April 26th and should have been finished by now but that is a whole other story that I have put to rest already. I think I want to finish this as a wall hanging instead of framing it. Hmmm, I see a list starting for the quilt show in September. I have a bit more stitching to do before I have to decide.
|There's a second tree and birdhouse to the right |
to be added and of course, the basket to finish.
So that's me and my stitching update. For today, trip to Costco, more mulch moving, lamenting over a pool that is leaking and an evening of needle and thread time. Happy stitching all.