October 9, 2006

Weekend Stitching Progress

We had a glorious weekend weatherwise but in between raking leaves and taking long walks with Cowboy, I managed to get a little bit of stitching done. As of today I'm going back to a rotation but here's what I worked on over the weekend.

The left is obviously CHS Dainty House Wren and I'm almost done the bottom half. I just need to complete the green outside border and I can move on to the top half. The project to the right is a house from the Trilogy's Trilogy Square chart which I've had for ages. It will become part of a quilt of houses created by members of the yahoo group I belong to. Everyone who contributes a square will have a chance to win the quilt. Pretty neat huh? Sorry the photo is so lousy but it's coming along nicely. I hope to finish it up this week and get it in the mail finally!

As I mentioned, I'm going back to a rotation in order to keep myself organized. I'm hoping it will keep me motivated to be successful at the 10/25/50 project challenge that is buzzing around the stitching blog world. I will be committing to completing 25 projects before buying any new stash with the exceptions of buying fabric or threads I just can't find in my own stash to complete a project (hard to imagine) and buying something for an exchange partner. I've got a list of 50 projects made already so I will chose 25 and list them here later this week.

So far my weekly rotation looks like this:

  1. Monday - Exchange stitching (this includes my yahoo group house for now)
  2. Tuesday - PS Autumn Winds SAL with Cathy and Joanie
  3. Wednesday - CHS Alphabet Series
  4. Thursday - CHS Dainty House Wren
  5. Friday - Scrapbooking or exchange stitching
  6. Saturday - Sock Knitting and stitching anything on my current rotation
  7. Sunday - HAED The Storey Keeper

I'm off to stitch on my house!


Joanie said...

Don't go to the store for 3012...I have 3 skeins, I'll pop one in the mail to you tomorrow.

I am doing that 10-25-50 challenge too, except instead of charts, mine is WIPs.

I've made good progress on Autumn Winds..I won't get a chance to work on it tomorrow, we've got dinner company so I worked on it yesterday as I watched the Steelers LOSE again!

I miss stitching with you.

Barbara said...

Good luck with your new rotation. I can't seem to stick to one. And very best wishes with your 25 projects challenge!! :)

Karen said...

I just love the Dainty House Wren. Good luck with keeping to your rotation and with the challenge. :)

The Queen's Stitch said...

I am so jealous of your weekly rotation. I'm lucky when I get to stitch at all! Someday, I'll get back to stitching every day. I like Joanie's WIP version of the challenge - that may be a good idea for me.

In reference to your post from Friday - Cowboy is just TOO CUTE!

Michelle said...

You've made some great progress. Love the Housewren. And I love the idea of the house quilt. I may have to make one for myself!

Karoline said...

They both look lovely, good luck with the new rotation and the challenge

Jenna said...

Welcome to the bandwagon. I just jumped on yesterday, as well. Hopefully having a specific goal to shoot for (other than just stitching from stash) will help us all work through our never-ending piles of goodies!

Patti said...

Joannie, that would be great about the 3012 - I've forgotten to look for it in Walmart twice now.

And Jenna, I will rely on you to help me stay on the wagon! LOL

Joanie said...

3012 is winging it's way to you...put it in the mail this morning! Happy stitching!

jo said...

Just catching up on my blog reading and I noticed CHS's Dainty Housewren. Are these your color choices? If so, would you share? The pattern I see online doesn't look nearly as pretty as yours does!

jo said...

A few quick questions about your Dainty Housewren. Are you using the alternate colors as given? DMC or Needlepoint silks? Are you using the Ink Spot R & R?

I saw this here on your blog last month and ordered it through my LNS and picked it up today. Along with CHS's Strawberry Blonde and Fall's Gifts and I ordered The Gingham Dog and Calico Cat Sampler. That's the most stashing I've done in forever. Thanks for the inspiration!