Monday, December 26, 2005
I spent some time today playing a bit of catch up with An Open Heart. I am pretty disappointed that this legacy linen really fluffs as I was drawing out the cut threads. It is not as smooth as when pulling threads on belfast linen. I hope it will work out OK when the satin stitching goes over it later. But I plan to move on to something different for later on. This one is too complex to stitch while watching football :-)
I worked for a bit on Little Wings again tonight while the football game was on (Patriots 31, Jets 21)... but not for long at all, the light was bothering Mike. That is a dilemma we have to work out as we decide how to arrange our new family room in the basement...
OK, I think that now is as good a time as any to review my Stitching Goals for 2005 that I had posted back on December 11, 2004.... how did I do??
Houses of Hawk Run Hollow: Well... I did get it started, and maybe I will even get through the second of the twelve blocks before this year ends...
Legends of the Dragons: Yes, Nicki and I stitched it as a SAL and we both finished!
Convent's Herbal Garden: I did put it back in my rotation, and it is averaging one to two days a month right now...
Angel of Love: Yes, I started it and am moving along well
Little Wings: Yes, I started this one, took a six month break from it because I had thought I wanted to switch to 36 ct, but have now chosen not to change anything... just got back into my rotation last week :-)
Celtic Band Sampler: Yes, Katrina, Dani and I stitched it as a SAL and all three of us finished - it is at the framer's right now!
Kingdom Sampler: No, but Nicki and I plan to do it as a SAL in 2006
17th Century Irish Garden: I have this as my at work project - and there has been almost no at work stitching time for a couple of months now... however, I am down to the outer garden borders now - one down, one half done, and two to go!
Rebecca's Sampler: No, not at all
Elizabethan Sampler: No, not at all
My Stitching Treasures: No, but Becky and I plan to do either this one or Jeannette Douglas' Autumn Stitches as a SAL in 2006
Roma's Garden: No, not at all
Anything by Brightneedle: No
Anything by Birds of a Feather: No
Anything by Just Nan: Yes, I stitched Peacock Cypher in a SAL with Karen K.
Anything by Long Dog Samplers: No, but plan to do Paradigm Lost in 2006 in a SAL with Jo
Anything by Drawn Thread: Yes, started An Open Heart as a SAL with Karen K. and Tannia - slow going but getting there!
Anything by Indigo Rose: Not really - I started Catherine Agnes, miscounted and cut the wrong set of threads... sigh... will restart in 2006!
Anything by Elizabeth's Designs: Yes, I stitched Green Old Gardens!
Finish Mermaid and the Sea: No
Finish Gathering Eggs: No
Finish Beneath the Stars: Yes!
Finish Harvest Moon: No
Finish Bag Ladies: No
However.... I did also stitch The Orchard by Shepherd's Bush, Judy's Garden by Dreams of Stitches, Mirabilia's Fairy Flora, Mirabilia's Petal Fairy, Valerie Pfeiffer's Story Time, Passione Ricamo's Miracle Butterfly, and L&L's Earth Angel - my finishes can be seen here :-)
I also started and have actively going in my rotation: PINN's Mermaid Heaven, Lanarte's Girl with Cat (resurrected UFO), L&L's Celtic Winter, Garden Spot Sampler by Samplers and Such, and Chatelaine's Medieval Town Mandala.
Mike and I braved the day after Christmas traffic, in the pouring rain, and picked up Dark Water - the DVDs came out a day early this week... holiday commercialism at its best. I hope we can find time to watch it this week :-) That traffic was ridiculous out there today!
Stitched on today: An Open Heart and Little Wings
Posted by Carol at Monday, December 26, 2005