March 16, 2012

Another Do-Over

After finishing the stitching for my two exchange pieces, I thought I would get back to finishing my BBD Anniversaries of the Heart #1 as it was about 1/2 way stitched.  But when I picked it up again, I was just not happy with the colors.  While I loved the WDW Kudzu, the challenge to make the called for threads work with the fabric and the design was just not something I was up for.  So I did a fabric dive and came up with 30ct WDW Straw and restarted the piece.  This is the 2nd piece I've decided to restart.  I'm beginning to wonder if the issue is the 30 ct part as I do prefer working with 36-40 count. 

At the rate I'm going, I'm never going to get anything finished this year!  I also started the process of frogging the Kudzu piece as I do like the fabric.  I finally picked out the rest of the design last night while watching a Steven Segal picture on AMC.  Both were truly mindless - the movie and the frogging!

I believe it's a Hermit weekend and although I didn't sign up and it's going to be a busy weekend, I'm hoping to get as much stitching time as possible. 

March 13, 2012

WIPocolypse Update - or Not

Hello again!  I have let my blogging lapse more than intended over the last two weeks as a result of not really being able to show what I've been working on because it's been for exchanges. 

That means i have no progress to show this month on anything on my WIPocolypse list unfortunately.  However, that does not mean nothing was happening around these parts. 

My exchange stitching is done and waiting to be finished this week.

I visited my family in NH and spent a really nice day junking with my sister.  We didn't find much but it was nice to be together.  She didn't spend a dime and I spent less than $10 for these vintage baking tins.  I thought they'd be great just to display or even turn into a pincushion if I get really ambitious.

I also started another pair of birthday socks which are nowhere near to being finished on time but I got a gift certificate to hold the birthday girl over while she waits for her socks.  The pattern is butterflies and is one of my favorites to work on. It's really easy to work and the finished result is great.  I think the recipient will be pleased.

And then there was some stash that arrived - Sergie who I forgot was back ordered and thus a wonderful surprise when he flew into the mailbox and then my first Scarlet House pattern which I just thought was so cute. 

And then of course there was time spent with this attention hound!  Who could resist that face?  Gotta go play with my pup!