Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Another Wednesday update

Plugging along, and doing a fairly good job at keeping my emotions under control.  I find myself anxious to complete each motif, but dreading completing the entire sampler.  I don't know if that makes any sense...

Mayhem was a good boy this time and stayed away from the camera.  But, in case you missed him, 

And his equally handsome brother Mischief,

Together, they are best buds!

I just love that shot!


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Another Wednesday update

Here is where I am with Mom's sampler.  I may have messed up on the left side border - for some reason, I thought it was going to be a tighter fit, so I am a wee bit close to the left edge.  I'm confident my framer will be able to work with it - he's excellent!  Here's a pic:


Better, but a bit wrinkly.  I love the tiny little butterflies!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Memorial Wednesday

Here is my progress on "In Memory"

I'm using Vicki Claytons HDF, and I am really liking the conversion.  It's not EXACT, but close enough for my taste.  This is 11 days progress, and I am really enjoying it so far.  My biggest challenge, of course, is the extra fabric.  I don't have a scroll rod or a stand, so my hoop tends to be quite heavy.  I don't dare cut the excess until I have reached each corner so I will know for sure where to cut.  I'll plug along for now.

A very nice lady out there in blogland (BeckySC) announced recently that she is hosting a BAP SAL, with certain requirements (found here), and if you finish by December 31, 2012, you will be entered into a drawing for a $100 GC for stash!  I figured since I met the requirements, I may as well enter.  She has over 100 participants, so winning a GC is a long shot, but it's nice to know I have lots of company stitching large projects!

I am also posting progress on the Remembrance SAL thread on the 123 stitch message board.  I am kind of co-hostessing this SAL with another very kind lady who is a member of the board.  We encourage anyone who wants to stitch a piece in memory of a loved one to join in and post progress.  It's nice to be able to share memories and stories about my Mom.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

In Memory

Here is the sampler I am stitching for my Mom.  It was supposed to be her Christmas gift this year, but she passed away 3 days before I was going to start it.

I started it on 1-1-12, and here is my progress as of today:

I am missing her so much I really thought it would be hard to work on, but I am thinking of her with every stitch, so it is the closest I come to spending time with her.  I will post updates on Wednesdays.