Wednesday, July 27, 2016

On the Road Again

I finally got my bag unpacked and all the laundry done from my St. Louis trip last week and am packing it up for a trip to Michigan starting tomorrow.  This trip is for fun so packing will be a little different than last week's which was for work, but still takes a bit to figure out what I need (of course if I forget anything, there are stores nearby...).  A bit of stitching has happened but nothing that will win me any speed awards.

First up, Christmas Presence.  I spent a good chunk of a morning working on it and got several colors completed.  It went from here:

to here:

I think I will work on him this afternoon as the blank spaces are big blocks of color and should fill in fairly fast.

I pulled out a semi-oldie for my small piece this week, 12 Days from Plum Street Samplers.

I finished the vertical between 9 and 10 and started the bottom line on 9.  Oh yes and started 10th day.  I think the black bit is a hat, but I am not 100% sure.

To Have and To Hold had the most progress and is here now:

More backstitching.  This band also has three Rhodes hearts which I am looking forward to.

I am just waiting for clothes to dry so I can pack my bag so while I'm doing that I think I'm going to work on Christmas Presence and then put To Have and To Hold back on the frame for tonight's stitching block.  I have a small piece I found in my stash drawer that I may take with me in case I get tired of reading.


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

You are quite the traveller this Summer! Lovely to see the 12 Days out again, hopefully a finish in time for this Christmas, along with Santa?

Robin in Virginia said...

Your WIPs look good, Susan! Have a good trip north to Michigan.

Von said...

Good progress and have a lot of fun on your trip!!

Suz said...

Great progress! especially with all of that travel.


Heather said...

Have a fun trip! You've made lovely progress :)

Leonore Winterer said...

Travelling for fun is always so much more - well, fun! than travelling for work. Hope you're having a good time!
Your stitching is coming along so nicely, if slowly, I can really see a focus on Christmas Presence soon-ish and To Have and To Hold looks more lovely everytime you show it :)