Norfolk Diligence Sampler – Progress 16

Finally finished Page 6!

I’ve pulled out Pages 7-8 and will work on the top half of these pages to finish the manor house, the steps leading to the front door, and the grass across the bottom of this large band. The rest of the plant on the left has been started – just need to finish the flowers. I’ll alternate stitching the border on the left with the first section of the first floor of the manor below the small roof on the left. The bottom of the manor is even with the bottom of the plant. That’s my goal for this week.

When the manor house is complete, I’ll be able to start the final band and the bottom border. Still quite a ways off – 6 pages done and 4 to go.

Norfolk Diligence Sampler – Progress 15

It’s been a couple months since you saw this piece, and I still haven’t finished Page 6.  The top floor of the mansion is finished. I have backstitched the three chimneys and added two rows of light brown from Page 7 so I could outline the first window and its shutters. I just couldn’t wait to see how it would look. The rest will get done when the house is finished – when Pages 7 and 8 are done. I’ve also stitched most of the flowers on the right side border. I have one more white flower to stitch. I have to put the white petals on another one as well.

I’m working on the night sky and moon too. The moon is done and I hope to get the rest of that done this weekend.

Besides finishing the night sky and one more white flower, there are still a couple more little details to the right of the small roof – plants, but a little different from the ones on the left. This panel with the house is all I’ve worked on this year so far and I can’t believe how slow it’s going. I just don’t have as much time to stitch right now.

Norfolk Diligence Sampler – Progress 14

Page 5 in now finished! I did all of the rooftop for the manor house, even though part of it was on Page 6. It was just easier this way.

You can see that I have a LOT to do on Page 6, starting with the outer border. I’m hoping I can get it all of Page 6 done by this time next month.

There is a lot of backstitching to do on the manor house, but the instructions say not to do that until the entire manor house is complete. Onward!

Norfolk Diligence Sampler – Progress 13

After putting Father Christmas away, I pulled this project out to finish this year. I haven’t worked on it since December of 2015. Here’s where I had stopped at that point:

 

NF Sampler 11

Actually, there was a little more done on the side borders. I’m now working on the large band with the manor house which has the roofs on pages 5-6 (what I’m working on now) and finishes with pages 7-8.

NF Sampler 13

The middle of the design runs through the beige section of the chimney. The sky on the left side is completely done. When the rooftops and chimneys are done on these two pages, I’ll stitch the night sky on the right side and continue the side border on that side. It’s good to be working on this again. I’m enjoying it a lot.

WIPocalypse 2016 – December

This month we show where we started the year on projects and the progress or finish of each. I’ve had a good year with 13 finished projects and 1 that was added and completed.

I finished 1 the train stocking and then stitched 2 more stockings –

Train St finale

stockings finale

 

 

 

 

 

Polar Express when from this:

Polar Express 5

to this completion:

Polar Finale

The Persian Iris Garden Mandala went from this:

Persian Iris 3rd corner-4

to this finish:

PIG framed

I wanted to get 4 more pieces done from Hometown Holidays. They are now done and I have two more from this year to do. I’m working on the Tree Lot now and it will be finished before Christmas.

Fire Station 3

Pet Store 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

School 2

Florist Finale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I finished the ornaments for my granddaughters – their last set (and one for myself too).

2016 ornie finale

Patchwork Serenity Sampler – I wanted to finish the first 3 pages (actually 2.5 pages)

It went from here:

Serenity-2

I almost finished page 2 and didn’t get to the small section on page 3. It’s here right now:

Serenity 4

Father Christmas and Cats – It’s 4.5 pages across the top. I’ve gotten 2.5 pages done – only half of page 3, but at least his face is almost complete right now.

It started here this year:

Father C 6

to here today – with all that background done!

Father C 11

The Delta Queen Paddleboat was added this fall and is now complete:

Paddleboat finale

Norfolk Diligence Sampler – no progress. I’ll pull this out again next month and will get it completed.

NF Sampler 12B

Chapter Tiles – no progress this year.

Chapter 2-3

Bright Sea Express – no progress this year.

Express 5

I’ve enjoyed being a part of WIPocalypse for several years, but I won’t be joining for 2017. I’ll keep working on projects at my own speed and post my progress – just not at a specific time each month.

I hope 2017 will be a super stitching year for everyone!!

 

WIPocalypse 2016 – Introducing My Projects

I started a lot of cross stitch projects last year, so this year is the year to try to get some of them completed and off the list. There are also a couple of new pieces that need to be done this year. So here is my list and my goal for each project:

  1. Batman stocking (adapting from a cross stitch design) – start and complete this year
  2. Elephant stocking (adapting from a cross stitch design) – start and complete this year
  3. Persian Iris Mandala – My goal is to completely finish this one by the end of the year

Persian Iris 3rd corner-44. Father Christmas – complete pages 1-5 out of 30

Father C-75. Gossamer Fractal – finish – it’s half done and I haven’t touched it in over a year

Gossamer-76. Norfolk Diligence Sampler – would love to finish it this year

NF Sampler 117. Continue working on Hometown Holiday pieces – currently I have finished one this month and still have 3 in my stash – finish all 3 by the end of the year

8. Bright Sea Express – finish 2 of the 4 cars of the train

Express 59. Chapter Tiles – finish the one that is started

Chapter 2-310. Train stocking – finish and make into a stocking – The train is completed and I’ve started the village at the top.

Train St 10

11. 2 sets of ornaments for my granddaughters

12. Polar Express – finish

Polar-413. Patchwork Sampler Serenity – completes pages 1-3

14.  2 Mill Hill bead kits, maybe

15. Hopefully start the first of the 4 Stoney Creek seasonal banners

I enjoyed being part of this last year and I hope it continues to encourage me to get things finished this year and slowly decreases my stash of projects and threads.

WIPocalypse 2015 – December

The year is ending and  I’m looking over my progress for the year. I didn’t complete a lot of projects but started or worked on a lot of mainly large projects. Many of them will continue on to the 2016 list for completion. So here is a review of my projects for 2015.

  1. Persian Iris Mandala – it started here:

PI-Prog26

Progress now:

Persian Iris 3rd corner-4

2. Gossamer Fractal – no progress at all

Gossamer-9

3. Father Christmas – I restarted this after advice from all of you (thank you!). This is where I left him this year:

Father C-7

4. Norfolk Diligence Sampler – here’s where I started in January:

NF Sampler - 5

Progress to date:

NF Sampler 12B

5. Hometown Holidays – I started with 2 waiting to be stitched and it’s grown to 4 during the year. I completed the Village Church and started the Fire House. More to be stitched  next year.

Church-2

Fire St-2

6. Bright Sea Express – Started, but not even one car of the 4 completed.

Express 5

7. Chapter Tiles – I started the first of the two tiles. There is a mistake somewhere around the middle, so I’m going to do the border all the way around and then slowly work toward the center, hoping to find and correct the mistake. Here’s my progress:

Chapter 2-3

8. Frosty Forest – not started

9. 2 Mill Hill Bead ornaments – not started

10. NOEL Quadrille – not started

Pieces that were added during the year:

  1. My own design – Hearts & Flowers was designed and stitched.

Hearts Finale

2. 3 ornaments for my granddaughters – Playful Snowmen are not done (one is almost done)

Snowman 1-3

3. Polar Express – started. Here is my progress:

Polar-3

4. Train Stocking for DH – Here’s my progress. I finished the first car full of trees, added two more cars and started a third one. I’ll continue to work on it until it is done and made into a stocking for next year:

Train station 9

5. Patchwork Sampler Serenity – started ( to be worked on next year)

Serenity-1

Summing up:

2 completed

2 WIP made some progress

7 started

4 no progress

I hope I can do better in 2016. I want to complete the projects that have now been started so I’ll have more than 2 completions for the year.

WIPocalypse 2015 and DESIGN  both helped me make progress on some projects and start some wonderful pieces to work on next year. Looking forward to seeing everything the rest of you have worked on this year! Happy stitching!!