Sunday, January 31, 2016

What a Difference

In this case, it is what a difference a week makes. Saturday a week, it looked like this
 soon after this picture was taken, we couldn't see the treeline, which you can barely see in this photo.  Sunday morning it looked like this 

 and today it looks like this

The forecast is for temperatures close to 60 with rain tomorrow, so except for in the shade and where the snow was piled, I don't expect the snow will last for much longer.

The other difference is in my stitching.  Lots of progress, for me, on my HAEDs.

Christmas Presence  and Its About Time each had 300 stitches added and now look like this:
Christmas Presence
Its About Time

I also finished the Heaven and Earth Designs Facebook challenge on Shakespearean Fantasy

Once I finished the challenge, I moved back over to my regular stitching area and put in another 100 stitches 

I started The Sampler Life SAL January block this morning.  It is called Welcome Spring by Jardin Prive 

I love the colors in this piece, but I don't care for the color chart. I have stitched a number of charts that are done in color, but there is also a symbol. This chart is just colors.  Because it is a small piece, it isn't horrible, but I would not want to stitch a large piece from this style pattern.  

The last piece I worked on this week is Christmas Soldiers from Just Nan.  I finished the cuff portion, the tassel and am now working on the perle cotton "white work" section. There is quite a bit of perle cotton on this piece which while it gives a nice texture it is not one of my favorite fibers to use. 

I'll be heading back to the office tomorrow so not as much stitching this week, but will try to make up for it on the weekend.


Kate said...

They all look great! :D

Kate said...

They all look great! :D

Jan said...

Yay! You finished the challenge. Everything looks great.

Linda said...

Awesome progress on all of your projects Susan. Love the snow pics.


Heather said...

Wow you've made great progress! I know it drives you nuts but I love how Christmas presence is coming along! I couldn't stitch from a color chart either. It would be too difficult discerning colors I think. Or even worse remembering colors if the don't match the chart. It reminds me of the game where you have to say what the color is by the name when it's written in a different color. Like "orange".

Leonore Winterer said...

Great progress! It's fun to watch all of your HAEDs grow at once. The stocking is coming along nicely as well - I've never used Perle cotton on a cross stitch project before, but I sure like the look of it!

Sherry said...

Wonderful progress on all your stitching! I love watching the progress of everyone's challenges and WIPs.

Kerryp77 said...

The Jardin Prive one sounds familiar looking forward to seeing if it's the one I'm thinking of. I've just added up all the HAED stitching. That's a lot of progress.

Terri said...

Beautiful stitching! I especially like Christmas Soldiers. I did that one for my oldest GS. It was a fun stitch!

Robin in Virginia said...

Lovely progress on your projects, Susan! I enjoyed seeing your snow transition pictures. Have a great week!

Suz said...

Very nice progress on your stitching!

I was so excited down here, after a day and a half at home (I had a wicked cold), I got to drive to work to see no more snow and ice! yay!!! I'm hoping for that early end to winter the rodent prognosticated ;)