Tuesday, June 17, 2008

“Stitching Update” -- June 17, 2008

I was trying to post a new entry on Sunday but our camera decided it did NOT want to talk to our computer. After a lot of sweet talking and some muttering we were finally able to load up the pictures from my camera. Sigh…

School ended last Tuesday and I was hoping to get a lot of stitching completed in the evenings. Well, that didn’t happen. Oh well. We still had a lot of odds and ends to wrap up, our son went “downy Ocean” and back and we’ve had some large storm systems come through Windy Meadow in the last week including Monday night!

This is what I’ve accomplished in the last week or so.

1. Large Project: “Holiday Patches” by Susan Krendt
I was able to finish stitching the one green section towards the top and to the right in the picture. I also started the two sections in the center which are about halfway completed.

2. Medium Project: “Candy Swirl Santa” by Janet Zickler Casey
No progress.

3. Small Project: “Peppermint Stripes” stocking by Joan Lohr
April, 2008 Canvas of the Month Club
No progress.

4. Charity/Teaching Needlework
No progress.

5. Organizing Needlework Stash
I was able to purchase a lot of storage containers which I’m going to use to reorganize my beads. I’ll have a picture of them soon.

6. Household Stitching
Fixed a dining room cushion.
Sewed on lots of Girl Scout badges on my daughters vest. This took a long time as I realized when I started stitching that I was ummmm three years behind (she says while ducking). I’m the leader of the troop and of course like most troop leaders I spend a lot of time advising the girls and I guess I kind of got behind on her patches. Well I was finally able to stitch on the important ones for the Community Bridging night. Now we have to wait for a few important ones to arrive as they were out of them at the Council store. We then have to decide what to do with the three baggies of fun patches that she’s received over the last three years. These will probably go in a binder.

7. Beaded Project: “Moonlight Ghost” (2008) MH188205
2008 Autumn Harvest Pins Collection
I’ve finished stitching all of the white. These are always quick and fun stitches. When I stitch these I absolutely don’t worry about laying threads. I took two pictures. One on a white background and one on a dark green background as I wasn’t too sure which would look better on screen.

8. Gift Stitching
Great intentions on working on a project for Dear Son but ran out of time and

I appreciate everyone visiting and especially those who comment! Thank you!!!

Windy Meadow


Coni said...

Hi, Cyn! Love your blog and all of your wonderful projects! Thanks for all of the nice comments on my blog, and yes, I've checked out your recommendations -- fabulous!

Love to Stitch 99 said...

I really love Holiday Patches. The colors used and designs are very beautiful.

You are putting me in the mood to stitch some really Christmassy project(s):-)

Cute little ghost you made!

Pierrette =^..^=

Miss 376 said...

The Holiday Patches is a beautiful project. I keep looking at my pile of mending and thinking I should do it but it's not really inspiring

NCPat said...

Thanks for all the updates! I really like the Holiday Patches too! But for now, I will stitch some more birds!

Stitch Wizard said...

Hi Cyn: It is just so nice to meet you!! Thank you so much for stopping into my blog and for your really sweet comments!! Wow your needlepoint is just gorgeous!! That is one thing I haven't done a lot of but seeing yours makes me think it must be fun to do and not just doing the continental stitch that I have only done. The colors are beautiful as well! Please do come back in and I am going to bookmark your blog here!! Debby :)

Jeanne said...

It looks like you're making great progress on all of your projects. I love Holiday Patches! I'm really intrigued with how the fabric sections are attached. Do you finish the edges in any way or just turn them under and stitch the patches down?