Monday, September 12, 2016

An attempt at regular posting

Maybe this schedule will help me get back into the habit of blogging.  The weather has taken a definite turn towards fall, we're supposed to be in the mid- to upper-80s this week with low humidity rather than the mid- to upper-90s with matching humidity.  I do love this time of year.

After running around and doing errands on Friday, I thought I'd have the weekend for uninterrupted stitching and a chance to settle back into my rotation.  That didn't happen and I had another weekend of being unable to tell you where the time went and what exactly I did. 

Some stitching did happen though and I had a column and page finish.

The column finish happened on Santa and the Mouse.

If you look really hard you can see a bit of Santa's face. As this is an ornament, there are only a few blocks on the second page, so it's not a lot bigger than this. I'm stitching this one-over-one on 28-count antique white Jobelan.

The page finish was on Shakespearean Fantasy (two down 58 more to go)

I also did the 3 stitches in the column that were on the next page, so have a little bit of a start on page 3.

It's About Time had a square finish (but I also finish a square whenever I stitch, so that's not as big a deal)

I did get some graph paper and have graphed out the names for To Have and To Hold but didn't do any stitching on it.  I also didn't put a single stitch into the tiger on the Smalls SAL.  I did spend a lot of time trying to figure out what happened to the other pages I had up to there, but have almost given up on that one.  The other thing I tried to figure out was this:

We have two very comfy beds, lots of chairs, a cat bed, and fluffy blankets set out so the cats can be comfortable when watching the birds, but Spot has decided to sleep on the scratch pad (the computer and monitor cords are only there on days I telework).  I know, it's a cat thing and I wouldn't get it even if she could tell me... 8-)


Xeihua (Sara) said...

Great progress on all of them, I can totally see Santa's face :) and go figure about cats. They always choose the oddest option xD

Linda said...

Awesome progress on all of your projects Susan. 58 pages to go. YIKES!!!


Pull the other thread said...

Great progress Susan. Fantastic that you got a page finish on SF. Cats are weird!

Mii Stitch said...

Great progress on all your projects :)

Robin in Virginia said...

Spot looks quite comfortable though. Nice progress on your pieces although 58 pages to go sounds rather daunting.

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

Santa's nose is very noticeable!
Cats are weird, you've got to love them though!

Leonore Winterer said...

Great progress! I do see Santa's face already on the new chart, and is that half a fairy I spy on the Shakespeare one?

Joysze said...

I'm with ya on the "dunno where my weekend went" deal, Sue. Why can't we just have weekends all year long? ;)

Love Santa's Peek-a-boo! I see him!!!! So gorgeous. Those greens in It's About Time has my heart a-quiver. Can't wait to see more of it.

I'm trying to post more often too... trying being the operative word there... LOL.


Justine said...

Gorgeous stitching! I can see Santa and like Joysze above I love the greens in It's About Time. My absolute favourite though is Shakespearean Fantasy - my tidy brain is happy now the black is joining up with the green fairies!

mbroider said...


I will be you latest follower!! I stitched yesterday after almost a month, you inspired me LOL


Heather said...

Aww lol cute kitty. Great progress!