Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Tooooo Busy!

I sound like a broken record, but where has the time gone?  It just seems like that time is marching on at a more fast and furious pace as the months go by!

I will admit that I've been quite busy lately, trying to get the Matzah cover finished and then taking our trip to Long Island to attend Passover with a former roommate from college.  I literally stitched on it until the 11th hour, but finished it 3 hours before dinner time!  LOL  Nothing like a little procrastination...huh?

It took me 9 hours to sew it together, then I realized I probably should add some trim. 





That took an additional 4 hours, as most of the sewing was by hand.  I wasn't able to shop for the trim until the day we left, and all I could find was 4 inches wide....much to wide for the piece, so I had to trim it down to 2 inches.  I envisioned a "bad haircut" and said so to the person selling me the trim.  She suggested a roller cutter, and BOY!!  did that work GREAT!  It was trimmed and ready to sew in a few minutes!  We left shortly after I was finished cutting the trim for Long Island, so I couldn't sew it on until the morning of the Passover Seder.  Talk about cutting it close...



The Seder was so interesting (our first one so everything was a learning curve...LOL) and we were even asked to participate.  The food was amazing!  Here is a picture of the tables ready for us to sit down.  You can see the Matzah cover I made on the table in the foreground.  She actually used it at the table we were sitting at!!




I was able to finish up my "Red Thread" piece...






And added a little bit to my "Aurora Cabin" piece...




I worked a bit on a Round Robin through Friendly Stitchers.  It was Sally's piece I had this month, and I just love this piece.  I had stitched it in English a little while back, but Sally is stitching it in Italian.  Here is my part...



And THEN....I pulled out a piece I haven't stitched on since last October.  It is a SAL from this website http://www.tresorsdeboitesacouture.fr/and I had put it on the back burner trying to finish other things.  I finally caught up yesterday.  Nearly there....just waiting on the last two pieces!  I can't wait to finish!




So much going on here...but hopefully I'll get back to stitching in earnest on Aurora Cabin so I can finish before the end of the year.  I still have to get two Christmas ornaments stitched this month, and the Garden Journal piece as well.  I'm going to search through my WIP's and see if I can finish up a couple of them along the way too.  Wish me luck!  See you next time!

5 comments:

Linda said...

You have been busy DJ. Such gorgeous stitching and finishing.

Linda

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

A lot of stitching DJ. Your Matzah cover looks great.

Clare - Aimetu said...

Lots of beautiful stitching, you've certainly been busy which is probably why time has flown by :-)

Barbi said...

WOW! All amazing pieces. Congrats on the finish.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Gosh, you have been busy!
I really like the Red Thread design, that would make a perfect design for a Round Robin too.