Loretta’s Annual Report of the Stitching for 2012

Last year I didn’t have a lot of finishes to share at the end of the year, or even a lot of progress to share. Fortunately, 2012 has shaped up to be a nice year of stitching for me. Let’s have a look…

2012 Ornament Club Snowflake – My own design

Status: Finished January 31st. 2012 Ornament Pattern Club Cross Stitch Snowflake
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Almost There on Paisley Pumpkin

I had hoped to stitch *two* of the fall Mill Hill kits this month, but things have been busy lately so it looks like I’ll only get one stitched up. I just realized I haven’t posted an update on this project recently, I’m such a slacker. But there is progress and I’m well past half way now.

progress on Mill Hill Paisley Pumpkin [Read more…]

Unhappy with the Floss Toss ~ the Woes of a Stitcher

gaelic-banner-dracolairA little over a month ago I finally broke down and bought the supplies for the project that keeps me up at night wanting to stitch it – Gaelic Banner from Dracolair.

I’ve been drooling over it for the longest time, having all these mental conversations with myself about whether or not I could tackle such a big project. In fact, I bought the kit for Paisley Pumpkin that I’ve stitching in the same order as those supplies.

But you’ll notice I haven’t posted a start on Gaelic Banner yet. I’m having fabric issues. I just can’t find the perfect fabric. I’ve gone through several pieces of amazing fabric already and once I put them with the chart and the threads I decide they’re all wrong. Kelly at Stitchnmomma even created a piece just for me, which is beautiful and awesome and going to be used for another project. [Read more…]

Stitching Paisley Pumpkin by Mill Hill

Paisley Pumpkin kit from Mill Hill was my Labor Day weekend travel project… Not a lot of progress to see so far.

Working on stitching Paisley Pumpkin by Mill Hill

I didn’t get as much done as I wanted that weekend and I haven’t had much time to stitch since we got home and school started either. [Read more…]

Oak Island Mystery Starting to Take Shape

I made some good progress on Pirate Treasure the past few nights stitching a little at a time. You can see the top of the hidden pirate’s hat being outlined here in the lime green color. (I didn’t realize the lighting was weird on this photo until after I uploaded. I blame the stormy weather.)

Progress on Oak Island Mystery! [Read more…]

Happy Dance! Dream is a Wish

Lately I’ve been stitching on bigger projects and suffering from that blah feeling you get when you haven’t celebrated a finish in awhile. I’m sure you can relate to what I mean, that moment you want to finish something, anything at all. So I took a few minutes to dig through my stash and pull out some small charts that I keep on hand for just such a stitching emergency.

Dream
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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…]

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