Sunday, March 26, 2023


It's been a few days since I thought I would give you a little peek of Gloria that I have been working on.  Prior to working on Gloria this past week, it had been since September 25, 2021 that I have put any stitches in it.  Here are pictures from 2021 and then last night when I put my needle down for the night.  

This was a SAL from Tempting Tangles that I was participating in.  I was keeping up until I hit those little houses on the left.  UGH!  I'm working on white Opalescent, and I've heard the same complaints from others who have worked on Opalescent fabric, it catches on the floss and creates knots more frequently, also you have to work with shorter strands because it kind of chews the floss up.  I love the final effect, but working on it under a bright light drives my eyes crazy...I WILL finish, but sheesh, I wish I could work faster.  Keep your fingers crossed I finish it this year, I would love to enter this one in the State Fair.  So there are 25 pages, and I'm working on page 18.  I have other stuff I should be stitching, we will see how it goes.  I REALLY want to get this off the hoop!!  

I'm off to put some stitches in today.  I've been kinda busy lately, and the next two weeks are going to be a bit nuts as it's Spring break and I'll have my granddaughter here a few extra days a week.  Her personality is beginning to shine and I just love being around her.  So it will be fun,  just crazy busy and NO Stitching...   I hope you are safe wherever you are and healthy.  This tornado outbreak in the south has broken my heart.  They are in my prayers daily.  Take care!


diamondc said...

Hi DJ: I have never seen this design it is beautiful; I can understand the fabric problem, I have used this type of fabric in the past.
Have a great week.
Pray for the tornado victims.


Clare-Aimetu said...

It's beautiful. I can fully appreciate your fabric dislike but it sure gives a great look to the design. Happy stitches as you move on.

Robin in Virginia said...

You have made awesome progress on Gloria, DJ. Enjoy your week and the time spent with your granddaughter!

Shelly said...

Gloria is so pretty. I can't stitch on the opalescent fabric, the sparklies do things to my eyes! Have fun with your grand daughter!

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

Gloria is glorious! I can see why all those little houses are tricky but they are so cute.