Monday, January 10, 2011

Update on challenges...

So, these challenge pieces are coming along. Some are more fun than others, which you can tell by my progress.

Day 5 New project is Gingerbread Stitching House by Victorian Sampler. I don't have a picture because it is just white at this point. Eventually I will have something to share, but it is quite boring now. The WIP for day 5 is also quite boring, so no picture: Bent Creek Halloween The Branch. Needless to say, I wasn't much in the stitching mood on January 5th.

Day 6 New Project: Shakespeare's Peddler I Love the Birds. I am really enjoying this one. I made a bit of progress, but I also had some distractions. I spent the day at my sister's house and my nephew, Tyler, wanted my undivided attention. The WIP for today got a lot more attention. This is Bent Creek Christmas Mantle. I stitched quite a bit on the second stocking. Now, if you are familiar with this pattern, you will notice it is not like the original. I have 2 sisters and 2 brothers. When I saw this pattern, I was so excited. There would be a stocking for each of us. The only problem is the second and last stocking were out of order for my family, so I switched them. I am also personalizing the stocking, as you can see I added my sister's name to the first one. Very cute!!!

Day 7 New Project: Little House Needleworks Winter Band Sampler. I LOVE THIS PATTERN. I am stitching it on a piece of Forest Glade from Silkweaver and it is beautiful. I didn't have a lot of time to stitch, but this pattern is wonderful. The WIP is an old project from Leisure Arts: Mistletoe Ball. I have to stitch the same piece three times! It is a bit slow going right now.

Day 8 New Project: Little House Needleworks Sunflower Inn. Love the colors on this one. The WIP is A Quaker Christmas. It doesn't look like it but I have made some progress since I put this one down.

Day 9 New Project: Blackbird Designs Rose Garden. I really thought I would finish this one today, but I spent the afternoon at my parents' house, so I still have some work to finish. The WIP is Blue Ribbon Designs Autumn Leaves and Sunflower Seeds. I stitched three of the five squash on this day.

So, I am plugging away and hope to have some finishes soon. Today, I am spending the day with a friend, but we will be stitching. Maybe I can get one of the projects completed today.


Vonna said...

Does school start back up for you soon?
IU started today...back to the streets being clogged with student vehicles! LOL!
LOVE all your progress on your gorgeous projects! I'm rooting for you! Hugs!

Carol said...

You sure have some darling projects started for the challenge, Jen! I look forward to watching them grow :)