Monday, April 14, 2014

Catching up...

It just seems that I've been running like crazy since I got back from New York in February...trying to catch up.  I'm behind in my stitch a longs, behind  in house cleaning, behind in Bible studies, and behind in my New Years promises to myself.  We have a partial season ticket plan to the Orioles and though we've had two games from our plan already, I haven't attended any games yet.  I'm afraid to make any plans because things seem to keep getting in the way...LOL!!

However...I did catch up on two SAL's this week.  That doesn't mean I'll stay caught up...but for right now, it feels pretty good!  AND...I even had a finish this past week as well!  Yay me!!  

I was able to finish Spread the Love by Lizzie Kate.  She has some wonderful sayings!  I think this is one of my favorites though...don't you just love the little buttons!?!?

Gillie very kindly signed me up for this SAL by Maryse.  I was behind in getting the patterns and by the time I got them, they were on part four.  I've been stitching like crazy to catch up in this one...and here they are....all four parts!  I'm LOVING this stitch!!  I'm using the recommended DMC floss and stitching it on vintage light examplar 40 count fabric over two.  Thanks again Gillie!!

I'm also stitching on this SAL from Au pointe de croix.  She is also up to part four...and I was able to catch up on this one this weekend.  I'm stitching this on white lugana 28 count over one, and I LOVE the way this is coming out!!  I'm using fabric I had laying around and excess floss from a SAL I did a long time ago.  I'm feeling pretty good about using up some of my stash!

I had to grab something quick last night and picked up Sheep in the Meadow by Country Cottage Needleworks.  I'm stitching this on 32 count over one.  I'm hoping to surround this with the sheep virtues by Little House Needlworks.  Yes, I'm copying something I saw online!!  LOL  I didn't get far, but love this pattern so much!!

I started the mystery SAL from Passione Ricamo, then re-read the directions before the second part came out and realized I was supposed to be stitching using one strand of floss.  Ooops!!  So I hemmed and hawed trying to decide what to do.  I asked around...then decided I wouldn't have enough floss if I kept using two strands so I'm going to frog and restart.  I haven't had time to do that yet, but will get to it soon (I hope).  The second part has been sent, and's going to be pretty neat I I need to get moving!!

I came across another SAL.  I checked, and I have know...glutton for punishment...I went out over the weekend and bought the floss for this one.  It's so pretty I just couldn't pass it up.  If all goes well I may get this one started today.  There are only two pieces out so far so I don't think it will be too hard to catch up.  Here is Marquoir de Francoise offered here on Tresors de boites a couture.

I was partaking in a local round robin.  I can't show much of it yet, but will be able to show pictures in a few weeks after I've given it away.  It is a thank you gift for someone from a group of ladies, and after stitching they sent it to me to finish up.  Wish me luck!!  It's going to be interesting for me to finish, I have a few ideas, lets see how they work out...

I have a confession...I was supposed to be working on Quaker Diamonds with Gillie as a SAL.  We were supposed to stitch on it on Wednesdays, and try to finish one motif a week.  I didn't work on it last week.  Fifty lashes with a wet noodle!!  Sorry Gillie, but hopefully this week I'll put my nose to the grindstone and get another one stitched!

I have another game this week...hoping the weather stays nice, I stay healthy, and everything else works out ok, and I will get to go!!  Wish me luck!  Even better....wish the Orioles luck..they did great in spring training, but haven't done so well since.  Let's GO O's!!

Off to get some stitching done!  Maybe a finish of the RR...Till next time...happy stitching!



Linda said...

Lovely stitching DJ and congrats on the finish.


Pam in IL said...

Congrats on the finish! You sure have lots of stitching to keep you busy.

Blu said...

Very cute finish and lots of lovely stitching.

Gillie said...

Not to worry......sigh......nothing has been done here.......
Nice finish.......!