I haven’t had much time to stitch lately. I’m not especially busy, I just lost my routine and things keep piling up (like dishes, cleaning… everything).
But I did go for quite a nice walk the other day on Red Hill. It’s called Red Hill because, well…
It’s a red hill.
I saw a few birds, a blue tongue lizard and these lovely fellas.
I hope to get some stitching done tonight, so look out for a progress pic soon! 🙂
What should arrive in my mailbox today but the Fox Collection catalogue. Temptation! Can my newly forged Stitch from Stash resolve resist this glossy-paged enticement?
Luckily, my little girl Watson whispered an idea in my ear. The catalogue was shreded to gaily coloured strips and playtime commenced. 😀
Filed under life, Stitching
It’s January again, how did that happen? I swear it was like August just last week. Welcome everyone to 2014!
I have a rotation listed over at Rotation Stitchers. My focus WIP for this month is The Witching Hour. This will also be my WIPocalypse project for Jan.
I also plan to have a few small projects on the go for couch stitching, travel, stuff like that. At the moment I have Funky Felt Owl, a kit from CrossStitcher number mumbledysomething.
And I plan to start the last finish in a tryptic I’ve been working on for… oh, years. I’m actually a little reluctant to start this, because I plan to finish it as a wall hanging. Buying fabric for this will put quite a dent into my Stitch from Stash budget. But avoiding stitching it is silly, because this is is stash!
What’s everyone stitching on in the New Year?
This is my list of WIPs for 2014, all of which will be part of my WIPocalypse challenge. I always feel like I have many, may WIPs but then I see some people’s lists and my jaw drops. How do you keep track of 50 odd WIPs? I struggle with more than five.
The Lookout – Jayne Netley Mayhew
Started April 2008 – 60% complete
I’ve been working on this stitch most years since I started it, five years ago (*gulp*). It’s lovely to stitch and I adore the fabric. I just had a heavy frogging session this year and it dampened my enthusiasm. But I’m determined to make progress on this in 2014.
Autumn Dragon – Patricia Allison
Started 2010? – 30% complete
This is the most difficult stitch I’m working on. Blending and metallics and beads, oh my! I really love the design though. It’s just a slow, slow plod.
Northwind Owl – Dimensions
Started 2012 – 50% complete
A lovely design, lots of half cross stitch which makes it easy. The rest of the design is mainly background, so this should progress fast once I give it some love.
The Witching Hour – Heaven and Earth Designs
Started December 2013 – 5% complete
A recent start and the stitch currently in my frame. I love it! Absolutely adore stitching this and I’m going to be a little heartbroken when it rotates off my frame at the end of January. I’m making good progress and should see this done in a few years.
I’ve joined a few stitching based challenges to help keep me motivated, and hopefully meet some of the lovely bloggers out there. The first is
A great idea started by Mel of Epic Stitching; spend no more than $25 a month on stitching stash, stitch what you already have! As an extra bonus there’s prizes every month that you meet your budget. 😀
The other is
run by Melissa at Measi’s Musings. I don’t need too much motivating to finish my WIPs, but I like the idea of the month themes to discuss.
Wish me well on my challenges! Is anyone else out there participating in these?
In an attempt to get my stitching mojo back I spent some time finishing off projects. I made up four in total, but this is the one that I really wanted done so I could hopefully get out of my stitching slump. My own design, Ducks Don’t Need Satellites.
It’s inspired by this song, which I really like:
I’ll let you know if finishing off this one has gotten me out of a stitching slump. 🙂
The silly season begins. I’ve already had my girlfriend on the phone in tears. This is such a stressful time of year, everyone is so frazzled.
I hope you and yours stay safe and sane during the holiday period. I’ll see you on the flipside.
I should post a picture of a christmas ornie here, but I haven’t even dragged mine (yes, all two of them) out of storage this year. It’s been that kind of month.