I forgot to mention in the first post that this is the Mini version. That’s why it will be 4″ X 13″. I could never get the larger version done by July.
Here is the first 8 square completed (except for about 5 individual stitches that I’ll fill in this coming week. Each column is 8 squares tall plus 5 stitches. So I’ve done 41 rows of the 85 so far. There are some sections where they are a lot of stitches in the same color and they help me move along a little faster.
The green book will be easy to complete this week (down the first column) and then I can start on the rest of the section. My hope is to get 8 squares done every two weeks. We’ll see how that goes with stitching 5 afternoons each week – 1 or so hours per day.
I haven’t completed a lot on this project since last time I showed it to you. For the last week I’ve been trying to overcome my inability to count correctly in order to make progress. LOL
I did the narrow ribbon floss section without any problem. I did the new border on the left over several evenings. But those two trees got stitched and ripped out 3 times! I finally got them done correctly and the cabin too, and then discovered that I had stitched them 10 threads lower that they are on the chart. So out they came again. So this section is only half done right now.
Tonight I’ll finish the cabin and start on the new border on the right side. Maybe tomorrow I can get the other two trees done on the first try. Then there is the grass to stitch below them – half #5 perle cotton and half ribbon floss. I’ll post again when that much is done.
Then it will be time to take it off the stretcher bars and move it so I can do the bottom half of the project. So I am making progress – slowly.
I’ve also had to deal with computer problems over the last week. I wasn’t able to do anything on the computer since the weekend – constant messages about being out of application memory. We tried everything we could think of (including downloading a clean copy of the operating system) and nothing helped. So yesterday we went off to the Genius Bar at the Apple Store and came home a half hour later with a fully functioning computer. No viruses – but malware was discovered and dealt with. Whew!!!!
Now, happily, I’m back to stitching.
Here we go again! I’ve finished stitching for my family and up pops a list of things for DH’s family. There will be 2 weddings this year – I’ll stitch Wedding Records for them.
And at age 75, DH will be a grandfather for the first time! So I’m stitching a piece to be framed for the baby’s room – The Train of Dreams from Heaven and Earth Designs (HAED). I’ve had this in my stash for years. I love it but didn’t have a reason to stitch it.
Since it’s an HAED piece, you know there is a lot of changing colors so progress will be slow. I have until July to get this done.
Here is my first progress, a very small section of the red and green books on the left. I’m working two columns at a time. It’s only 8.5 squares tall and I’m working the top half right now. It’s one strand of floss over 1 thread and will be 4″ X 13.5″ when it is done.
I decided to post one more progress report on this rug before the end of the year.
The middle section of the rug is now complete and I can turn it to work across the bottom of the rug to get it finished.
I’ve started the outline part of the keyhole medallion on the left. I’ll be able to alternate between filling in the keyhole and doing the outer border. Once a week I’ll work on the variegated background – it goes fast now that I’ll be working on narrow areas to get it finished. I hope to have it done some time in February.
Finally finished the second part of this design.
Lots of Scotch stitches in 3 colors, diamonds are slanted stitches in #5 perle and ribbon floss with the crosses done in Kreinik. It took some time since I only worked on it about 45 minutes at a time. The border on the right side is done and will change as I stitch the next section. I just started the narrow band below it in ribbon floss Monday night and hope to get more of that done tonight.
I’ve had this little ornament in my stash for at least 3 years.
I started it just before Christmas since I had another week before the end of the year. I finished the cross stitching yesterday. So today was adding beads and cutting it out. Here he is all finished.
I completed 22 projects this year. Not a bad year at all.
I saw this on another blog earlier today. I guess he is a popular fellow.
I finished this last Monday and forgot to post it. Guess I’ve been busy with other things. LOL
This is the 11th piece from this series to be completed. I have one more, but do not have enough fabric to stitch it. It’s been moved to the 2017 list.
I love the little red truck!!
On to other projects, including two new cross stitch projects that I will show you when I’ve made some progress.