Sunday, November 21, 2010

Turning the corner

Pumpkins on the Hill little pillow
 Literally........I have been dedicating little BURSTS of time to this project and that and can report progress on all fronts.......well maybe not all fronts.......but at least on the crafting fronts.   I did the finishing on my bent Creek Pumpkins on the Hill.

Turning the corner on the inner border

Here is my progress on my Drawn Thread Love and Wisdom. This is the quild project that I got fed with because I felt like it was all I was working on and put in the WIP pile for 2 years. WOW! now that I have picked it up again, I feel like I am flying through it. Maybe it is the scroll frame I have it on. I have worked in hand for so long and still believe on some projects it will be my preferred method but I am learning to love the scroll frame again. I have several stitching friends that swear by the scroll frames so I thought, what the hey! see if I can work with it. Wow-wee Ca-zow-wee! I just love loosening those wing nuts and rolling the linen up to advance the fabric.

Loving these little features of my scroll frame
A place to keep threads ready for the needle

Oh boy! Don't even want to think about framing costs!

One thing about the scroll frame.....less wrinkles

Another way I am grabbing little snippets of time is to go into my sewing room each night before I go to bed and lay out the pieces for my next (machine) sewing step on my Hokey Pokey quilt.   I am amazed at the progress I have been able to make in a week's time by spending 20 to 30 minutes in the morning cutting, piecing and/or trimming.   84 squares down and 84 to go! 

I have alternated the morning sewing with stolen minutes wrapping Christmas presents.   I refuse to get myself caught up in the "Oh no, too much to do, too little time and now I am wrapping on Christmas eve" again like last year.

I really think a lot of us probably put things off with the disclaimer there is not enough time......well there may not be enough time to wrap ALL the presents but if I can knock out a package here and half dozen there, just like a stitch or 50 here and there, there is no way I won't be making progress on all fronts!  Yeah me!  Just like the tortoise and the hare.....I am just plugging along little bit by little bit.   I will just keep that handy kitchen timer nearby so I get in the shower and off to work on time........enjoy your week everyone!  Happy Stitching and Safe and Happy Thanksgiving.


Chris said...

Beautiful stitching Robin! You are almost done the DT piece :)
Sounds like you are getting ready for Christmas. I had better start soon :)
Have a great Thanksgiving

Denise said...

I'm with you! There is enough time IF you use it wisely! My packages are almost all wrapped. It's the cookies that always get me! Couple batches per week! Oh, and the stitching I have been dragging my feet on!

Your stitching is beautiful! Hopefully, you'll find a 50% off coupon for the framing.

Smiles - Denise

Daffycat said...

Your little Bent Creek pillow is perfect. What an adorable finish, Robin!

Wow ~ the Drawn Thread WIP is huge! And very lovely too.

diamondc said...

Lovely stitching, I was wondering if it is possible to buy a burst of energy? I really need a couple this time of year .
Any help would do.
Happy Thanksgiving to you.
I love your blog site.

Catherine said...

I can handle the wrapping - it's the cookies I can't keep up with - my boys eat them just as fast as I make them!

Love all your stitches!

Susan said...

Wow! I haven't even thought much about Christmas and certainly haven't done any shopping! One of these years I'm hoping to have the wrapping finished before Christmas Eve.

Love and Wisdom is looking great! Did you do the rug stitch or sub another one that starts with 'r'?

Elaine said...

Your Bent Creek pillow is so pretty and the wip is stunning!!
Look forward to seeing your quilt.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Melanie said...

Beautiful stitching!!! :)

Kimmie said...

I LOVE your pumpkins on a hill!!!!!

Meari said...

Pumpkins on the Hill is adorable!!