Monday, October 16, 2017

Things moving forward

Lady - October 9
This week I decided that I was going to try and focus on only a couple projects again to see if I could make some progress on them. I started the week with a focus on a couple of projects but as you will see things didn't work out as I first thought they would.

Lady - now this was the project that I decided that I was going to focus on to see if I could get the cloak finished and then I might be able to start working on the face and hair.
Lady - bottom section - October 13

Lady - top section - October 13
I finally was able to sit and get some time to work on the cloak and finally got it finished. It feels great to know that now I just have the face and hair to complete and this project will be finished.  It won't be finished quickly as there is still a lot of stitching to do but at least I am seeing that I am going to make some progress quicker on it now.

Halloween Biscornu - October 13
Halloween Biscornu - this project was one that I thought that I was going to be able to make lots of progress on this week but it didn't work out like I figured. I took this project with me to a stitching get together that I go to and figured it was going to be the project that got all the attention.  I started working on the piece and when I went to thread my needle with the thread I discovered that I had left the thread at home.  It was frustrating but that is why I always take a couple of projects with me in case I don't feel like working on a specific piece or if there is a problem with it.

I did get a few stitches added into the piece after I got home and now to see if I can get at least the stitching completed before Halloween.

Tiger Lily - August 17
Tiger Lily - this piece hasn't had much attention for a while so when I couldn't work on the Halloween Biscornu this piece was pulled out and I got a bit of stitching done on it.
Tiger Lily - October 11

This is a full coverage piece so it is taking me a little longer than I had hoped to see some results.  I would like to be able to spend some time stitching on this piece so that I might be able to at least get the top top over to the right edge and then I would be able to see how big this piece really is.

Schlock with Dice - this is the new start for me this week and I wasn't going to start something else but then other things happened so now this piece is getting some attention.  Schlock with Dice is by Howard Tayler and I have stitched this piece before as it was done for an Art Show a couple of years ago.  This year the piece was given to Brandon Sanderson with the condition that he showed it to Howard Tayler.  Well, I found out that Howard hasn't seen the actual piece yet so now I am stitching a version of the piece for Howard so he can have his own copy.

Schlock with Dice - October 15
Schlock with Dice will also be stitched for the Art Show next summer so I figured if I could get a start on Howard's copy I would be happy so that is why I have yet another start.

I haven't had a lot of time to actually sit and stitch this week so now to see if I can find some time this week in the evenings.  I also would like to see if I can get a little bit more done on the Fluffy Meringue Shawl because it didn't get any attention this week either.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Projects moving forward

Bluebell - October 1
This week I decided that I was once again gong to try and focus on only a couple of projects to see if I could make some progress on them and I am now happy with some of the progress that I was able to make.

Bluebell - now this was a project that I wanted to try and get moved forward even if I didn't get much done.  I decided that I am going to try and work on the top section of the pattern and maybe that will help me see some progress over the next little while.  I have been able to get the arms and your face outline done which is great.  Now to see if I can continue to make some progress on this piece.
Bluebell - October 5

One of the things that I have been thinking about is when am I going to be adding the metallic to the design and also when will the beads be added.  Part of me wants to get them added now and then another part of me is thinking that I should wait until I have finished will all of the regular floss.

Lady - September 24
Lady - I decided that this was going to be the project that got the most attention this week and part of that is because I wanted to see if I could get the dress and cloak finished.  As I was only working on one colour at a time and didn't have to do any counting this was something that I could work on when I was trying to get caught up on some videos that needed my attention.  I also worked on this when my computer was getting worked on as I was getting a new hard drive installed.

Lady - October 9
I am happy with the progress that I was able to make on this piece this week because now I just have one more area of the cloak that I need to finish up before I am onto working on her face and hair.  I hope to have the cloak finished before the end of this week but will have to see how much time I have to stitch.

Fluffy Meringue Shawl - September 24
Fluffy Meringue Shawl - the other project that I worked on was my shawl.  I wanted to see if I could get some of it done because I knew that once I got back to stitching on it I would be able to see some progress.

Fluffy Meringue Shawl - October 9
The shawl didn't get a lot of attention this week but it was something that I could pick up when I had a few minutes to just do something.  I normally did a few stitches on the shawl at the end of the day as I was wrapping up as it gave me a sense of accomplishment.  I also worked on the shawl when I was listening to a meeting.  It was a phone meeting so I was sitting and stitching while listening to everyone else talk.  I didn't have to participate much just be there so it worked very well.

This week I am not sure how much progress I will be making on things. I have a couple of projects that need my attention so will see how things go.  I hope to be able to spend some evenings stitching but will have to see how the rest of life goes. 

Monday, October 2, 2017

Slow progress this week

Lady - September 24
 This past week hasn't been a week where I have had a lot of time to sit and stitch.  I have been able to make a bit of progress on a couple of projects but again not very much at all.

Lady - October 1
Lady - now this is the first project that got some attention and part of that is because I am working on filling in some of the areas and it is easy to pick up and work on it even when i don't have a lot of time.  I have been trying to get a bit of this done each evening when I have had the time and been able to sit and stitch.

I have now finished the grey park of her dress so now just have the burgundy of the cloak to finish before I can get back to working on the face and hair.  I figured seeing if I could at least get the dress done would make me feel a little better and it has.  Now to try and see if I can get the cloak done soon.

Bluebell - September 14
Bluebell - October 1
Bluebell - so this project finally got a bit of work done on it as I haven't picked it up since I started it on the 14th of September.  I didn't spend a lot of time on this piece on Sunday but at least I was able to get a more more of the dress completed and will see how things go this week.

I am going to try and work on Bluebell for a while this coming week and see if I can get a bit more of it finished.  I have figured that this is going to be the project that I work on the first week of the month as it is going to replace Quotes to Live By now that it is finished.  It does feel good knowing that I have a project that I know that at the beginning of each month i will focus on it and then it may also see some time at other times of the month but will see what I decide.

This past week I didn't have a lot of time to stitch as I was at a conference so that was 4 nights without any time to stitch or in some was even relax.  The conference was busy so it meant early mornings and then late evenings so not a lot of time to do anything while at the hotel.