Wednesday, January 28, 2015

WIP Wednesday

Goodness Wednesdays roll around quickly! Not a huge amount of stitching done even though I was involved in a stitching marathon this weekend. Just feeling "Blah". However, here's what I did manage -

Pack of Cards on the 21st:

and today.

Back to the border, right hand side.

Wedding Sampler on the 21st:

and today - close up of the section worked on. And yes, that really is how old this UFO is!

All the cross stitches and half cross stitches are done - back stitch, long stitch, satin stitch, Lazy Daisy, Elongated Smyrna, French knots and beads still to come. All the capital letters have vines and leaves twined through them - that will be my focus next so all the letters will be completely finished.

In January I decided that this would be the year to focus on completing some WIPs, but I forgot I had signed up for a "New Year, New Start" challenge. This week I did just enough to complete the challenge - here's what I chose.

This will get a little more attention in February as part of a "Stitch An Animal" challenge, but it will definitely take a back burner to my older WIPs.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

It's WIP Wednesday!

Managed to get a few more stitches in both my pieces.

Want to get the left border finished so I can do the next row of text.

Trying hard to get in names and date. Then the cross stitching will be done and it's on to back stitch, specialty stitches and beads.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

TUSAL January 2015

What is TUSAL? It stands for Totally Useless SAL and it happens every new moon when we post pictures of that month's ORTS. Interested in learning a bit more? Check out It's Daffycat.

Here are my ORTS for January.

I must have been very cheap with my ends, because that doesn't really seem to represent my month's stitching (or maybe I'm having delusions about my stitching time!!). I've been working on these two projects.

How's everyone else doing?

Sunday, January 18, 2015

First IHSW 2015 Is History!

It's been a good weekend. I got to work on two projects.

#1 - Friday night:

Sunday night:

#2 - Friday night:

Sunday night:

And now I get to see what everyone else did this weekend.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

It's WIP Wednesday!

Not a whole lot of stitching time this week, but I think I made good use of the time I had.

Where I was last week:

and here's where I am this week - the hearts are charted to have no stitching.

Once I get the top border finished I want to add the next row of words.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

IHSW Is Coming!

What's coming?

And what is it? It's the third weekend of the month when stitchers concentrate on their favourite pastime and then have people come and look. Check out Random Ramblings to sign up or just see what it's all about.

Come and join us - and discover new blogs and new charts as well.

Monday, January 12, 2015


You know you have the right craft partner when she empties her craft bag so your cat can enjoy it.

Thanks Cynthia!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

WIP Wednesday - First Of 2015

Well, not a lot of progress since Sunday, but I have managed to put a few stitches in "Pack of Cards".

This is where I picked it up again on Sunday:

And here I am after a couple of stitching hours yesterday.

I'm hoping to alternate between the border and the words just so I don't get bored.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

2015 First Finish!

And the towel is finally done! I thought I had finished it Friday night, but as I was putting it away I realized I had forgotten all the backstitch bubbles. And as it was then midnight, I just said some rude words and went to bed. LOL

So here it is, REALLY finished this time.

Now I just need to wrap it up and get it to baby Orin.

And what's next? Well, this will be my "take with me" piece

and this will be my "at home" piece - my oldest UFO which just has to be finished this year.

Terrible lighting, sorry!