Saturday, November 1, 2014

Another Month Gone

Happy November!  After the wonderful weather of the last couple of weeks, today's is rather a shock.  Cooler (predicted high of 50F which is downright cold for central Virginia this time of year), windy and wet - a wonderful day to stay inside and stitch.  The reports that I've heard/read are all saying colder than usual on the east coast this winter.  So there may be many more opportunities to snuggle in with the stitching and be thankful for central heating!  The heat hasn't come on yet, but I do have it turned on and set at 60 - if the house gets that cold, it needs to come on.

As the last day of the month, yesterday was the check in for the Just Nan SAL.  Zeb at Keep Calm and Cross Stitch started this SAL.  I have really enjoyed going through my stash, becoming reacquainted with all my Just Nans and actually stitching on a few.  While the official SAL has fallen apart, I am continuing with my postings and have created a Just Nan slot in my rotation. Spring in the Air is my current piece. It took me longer to stitch the over-1 pansies than I expected, but I am happy with the results and have moved on to the other bands now.

A few more stitches and band three will be completed.  This one is on the frame for the rest of the day so I may be able to finish not only band three but also band four (or at least make a good start on it).

The first Saturday of each month is YOTA check-in.  Pull the Other Thread hosts this SAL and just asks that we stitch on WIPs/UFOs from the list we posted the beginning of the year and post an update on the first Saturday of each month.  Since the first of October, I have stitched on:

Elegant Doily:

and Santa's Magic:

from my 2014 list.

I am already thinking about my 2015 stitching plans.  The goal will be the same as 2014 - work through that WIP list there on the right side. Not sure of the details just yet, although I suspect they won't be too much different from this year's. 


Linda said...

Wonderful progress Susan.


Leonore Winterer said...

That pansies were well worth the time they took to stitch, they are just lovely!

Pull the other thread said...

Great stitching on all your pieces. Your YOTA stitching looks wonderful.

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

Those pansies are absolutely stunning! They remind me of the pansies from Alice through the Looking Glass, you can imagine them talking to you!

I'm continuing with my themed SALs where they are happening. I also like the idea of stitching on at least one Just Nan per month. I have two on my list right now.

Suz said...

Those pansies are very lovely.

Getting back into stitching has been a lot of fun, especially with finding the SALs to help me along. I'm hoping next year will be more WiP carnage, so I'm hoping for a continuation of the WiPocalypse SAL. Most of mine are more than 10 years old!