Oh Look, There’s a Corner of Border

I am convinced that I have turned into the slowest stitcher on the planet. I used to be able to finish a medium sized project in two weeks or less, now it takes me forever to finish anything.

I am determined to create more stitching time for myself somehow. But, here’s a little bit of progress on the quote I’ve been stitching and you can see a corner of the border…

stitching up a quote
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Progress is Happening Slowly on These Two

I haven’t had as much time to stitch as I’d like to, but I’ve made some progress this week nonetheless. I did a little bit of stitching on Pirate Treasure over the weekend…
pirate treasure progress

I love this pattern and it’s coming along nicely, but I think I’m going to put it away for awhile and come back to it later on. I’m itching to dig into some new stash that I bought [Read more...]

Working on Stitching Something

found-stitched-wordI can’t say exactly what that something is just yet, but here’s a little bitty piece of it. I’ve got some time scheduled into my day for the next few days to work on this and hopefully finish it up within the course of the week so you can see the rest of it ;)

In addition to this little project I’m also doing some stash shopping and some stash reorganization this week. It feels great to be fully immersed in my stitching again, the past few weeks I’ve been neglecting it and I’ve missed it.
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I Will Not Go Into a Stitching Slump!

It’s been awhile since I posted any progress photos on my stitching, because there just hasn’t been much progress. It’s been a hectic few weeks here in the Oliver household. Noah (my 12 year old) broke his collar bone, the school year finally ended, I had some dental surgery done, then Lucas (my 14 year old) had his last four baby teeth pulled because the permanent teeth came in and he had double teeth in his mouth, and then my husband aggravated his sciatic nerve last Monday – never a dull moment around here I tell you. I should buy lots of stock in Motrin the way the summer has started off!

I’ve put a few stitches in here and there and I purchased If Nothing Ever Changed (the chart of the week a few weeks ago). Ornament Club Pattern #5 at Stitching the Night AwayI managed to pick a fabric out of the stash cabinet to stitch that on once the chart and threads came in the mail. I consider that stitching progress, even if I haven’t made a stitch in the project yet ;) I refuse to fall into a stitching slump no matter how hectic life gets this summer.

Today I finished up stitching Ornament #5 from the Ornament Club… I used a Silkweaver Solo mini that was in my fabric stash already and decided to go with a slightly darker version of the original colors from the chart. [Read more...]

Pirate Treasure Stitching Is On a Roll

I got pretty far along in stitching Pirate Treasure this week from where I left off last week.

stitching Pirate Treasure progress as of May 29 2012

I found a good reference point when I was stitching the letters so I ventured onto page two of the pattern with those so I can build from there when I’m ready to do the surrounding area. [Read more...]

Good Progress on Pirate Treasure and a New Start

After a lengthy stitching slump I feel extra productive this week after making some good progress stitching Pirate Treasure and starting a new ornament…

Pirate Treasure Progress:

stitching away on Pirate Treasure

Started Stitching Ornament Club Ornament #5:

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Picked Up Pirate Treasure to Test Out My No Baste Scroll Bars

This WIP has been sitting in the stash cabinet for awhile. It always seems to get set aside for other projects, though I really do enjoy working on it. After I finished stitching The Raven I wanted to put something on the no baste scroll bars to test out with my E-Z Stitch lapstand from American Dream Products. I’m working on Pirate Treasure: Oak Island Mystery by Lynne Nicoletti…

Working on Pirate Treasure again....

The no baste system uses strips of velcro to attach your stitching to the bars, very inventive indeed. It only took me a few minutes to get my project attached to the scroll bars and I spent a few minutes fidgeting with the tension to get it where I wanted it to be. [Read more...]

Finished Stitching The Raven!

YAY! I’m very excited to have a stitching finish this week. (Here’s my previous progress on this project.)

I finished the border on The Raven Sunday night and here it is:
Finished Stitching The Raven by La D Da

I hope you can see the sparkly effect from the opalescent fabric in the picture, [Read more...]

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