Mini Train of Dreams – Progress 4

With several sections of solid colors, I was able to get the next 8 squares done in just 10 days. Wish there were more like that. šŸ™‚

Dream 4

The blue at the top is the beginning of a bell lying on top of the trunk. On the trunk, you see the beginnings of the tassels and the locks.

Now on to the next section – the bottom half of these two columns. I’m working on it an hour every day and average about 10-12 colors each time. This will be back at the end of the month.

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Mini Train of Dreams – Progress 3

The first two columns are complete and I realize that there is no way this can be done by July for the baby’s birth. It will have to be for Christmas.

Dream 3

There are 30 more columns to go to finish this. I’m still going to try to do half of 2 columns every two weeks (the equivalent of one column) and see how that goes. Being an HAED design, it is very slow going – changing colors every 3-4 stitches. I am determined to get it done. The colors for the next two columns have a lot of blue, so off I go…

Sorry for the bad photo. I don’t know why that happened. I tried twice for a better photo.

Mini Train of Dreams – Progress 2

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.

Dream Train 2

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.

Train of Dreams – a Start

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 Ā 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.

train-of-dreams

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.

Dream Train 1

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 moreĀ 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!!

 

Train Stocking Finale

I started this on May 23, 2015 and I finally completed it today!!

I added the beads to the wreath this morning.

Beaded wreath

I finished the sky during the Super Bowl yesterday. It’s stitched with a single strand of 4 shades of blue in Half Cross. I added the name this morning.

Stocking Top

And here is the finale – Train Stocking from Stoney Creek Magazine.

Train St Finale

Another finish for 2016! Now what’s next on my list to complete this year….