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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Snow Day Stitching

I had a bit more time for stitching this week than anticipated due to Tuesday being a snow day from work.  Well it wasn't really a snow day it was a "2 hour delay or telework or leave" day.  My road hadn't been plowed so two hours was not a feasible option and as I had been out of town the week before, I didn't have my work computer with me, so I took the day off and stitched and shoveled and chipped ice.

On the frame for the week was Three Tulips from With Thy Needle and Thread.  I was able to go from here: 


To here:
Stitched on 30-count Weeks Dye Works Parchment Linen with Weeks Dye Works, Gentle Arts Sampler Threads and DMC
I am close enough to a finish that I thought about continuing through today on it, but decided it was best to keep with the rotation plan. 

I also put a few stitches in Snowy Pines from Little House Needleworks.

Stitched on 30-count Natural Northern Cross Linen with DMC

I made one change to my WIP list.  I am participating in the Stitching Bandits' Chatelaine Challenge and after some deliberation and gentle coaxing I replaced Serengeti with Secret Victorian Garden.  SVG is much closer to a finish than any of my other Chatelaine WIPs and I thought the challenge would be just the thing to push it to a finish or at least closer to a finish.  Here is where it was when I last stitched on it:

Stitched on 32-count Silkweaver Carol's Meadow with recommended materials
Just Nan's Strawberry Summer is on the frame for this week.  I am not sure how much stitching I will get in today as daylight savings time started this morning one of the more ridiculous ideas that anyone has come up with and I do not adjust well to the change.  Unfortunately, I never fully adjust so I will continue feeling off until the switch back to standard time in October or November.

10 comments:

Michele Hebson said...

Very good progress for a 'snow' day. You should have them done in no time flat. And I do understand your feelings about the time change...I had recently been wondering exactly what it is really for. (yeah, I've never actually looked it up to understand it before, I just accepted it for what it was.) Surprisingly I slept the same amount of time I normally do, just waking up an hour later so I don't feel like I lost anything.

Chris said...

Good Morning Susan.
Great progress on 3 Tulips, you are getting very close to a finish. Your other projects are looking great too.
I hate leaving the house when it is dark out...ugh to this early Daylight savings.

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

Gorgeous stitching. :-D

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow you used your snow day well!

Von said...

You accomplished a lot on your snow day! Yay!

Erica said...

Lovely stitching!
I just adore Three Tulips!

We are snow weary here in New York too!
Just walking out to the chicken coop is a risk with all the ice we have here!
Spring can't come soon enough!

Theresa said...

All of your stitching is lovely, I particularly like the Chatelaine - I've never stitched one of those myself.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Good choice for your Chatelaine design, this really is a lovely one.
I have signed up for the SAL but I only intend to stitch a small freebie or two. I just can't decide on which knew of the larger mandalas I love the most!

Maureen said...

Love your choice of chatelaine! Thanks for the link for the Sal. I've joined up to inspire me to do some more of mine.

Gillie said...

I do like the three tulips, I have a couple of her charts waiting in the wings. So tired of the s word - we came back from San Diego to another wet dollop on Wednesday.