Friday, April 15, 2016

I took pictures!

Yes, pictures were taken last week of my stitching, but the blog was not written.  I am also behind on my blog reading and commenting - staying off the computer is giving me lots of time for stitching but it is putting me so far behind on what everyone is doing.  

The plus side of my blog slump is that I am right on time for the Gifted Gorgeousness check-in.  Jo at Serendipitous Stitching created and hosts Gifted Gorgeousness as a way for us to thank the people that gifted us with something stitching related.  I have three pieces this month that I fit into this SAL.  First up is Christmas Presence.  I count this one because it was a freebie from Heaven and Earth Designs for their 2015 SAL and therefore, a gift.

I am a couple of columns away from a page finish and then just a small page away from a finish.

The next piece is It's About Time:

The pattern for this piece was gifted to me by Kate at Needle and Haystacks. Another couple of column on this one and I will have a page finish.

Shakespearean Fantasy's pattern was gifted to my by Pull the Other Thread:

There are some single stitches in the green area to finish off before I have a column finish on this one.  It's on the frame for its regular Friday night stitch so another column finish is very possible.

I have been spending the majority of my weekend time stitching Chatelaine's Secret Victorian Garden.  Before ordering more dark blue beads, I decided to go through my beading supplies and was thrilled to find a large box of them. So the most heavily beaded part, the center, is done (except for the bicones and cubes).  All that is left is the rest of the border, one corner, and all the big sparklies.  

Speaking of a weekend.  It is  this weekend.  Head over to Random Ramblings to sign up.  You haven't participated before? You are missing out.  IHSW is the one weekend a month you are encouraged, by stitchers around the world, to sit and stitch all weekend. I don't know how much stitching time I will get in as the weather is supposed to be beautiful and I will want to be outside, but I am aiming for a finish on SVG, so I do have an incentive.


Robin in Virginia said...

Glad you had the needed beads and didn't have to wait on their arrival! You have made nice progress on your projects. Enjoy your weekend, Susan!

Linda said...

Your HAED's are gorgeous Susan and awesome progress. I can't believe that you're working on that many each month. Secret Garden also looks great.


Heather said...

Beautiful progress on everything!

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

Thank you for taking part in GG this month.
Nice to see a blog post and so much stitching too!
Great progress on the HAEDs but the Chatelaine is mind-blowingly gorgeous!

Mini said...

Hi Susan, Hopping on from Jo's GG Post . Wow you stitch some big projects . The Chatelaine is breathtaking.

Aurelia Eglantine said...

Your Chatelaine Garden is gorgeous, glad you were able to find the beads you needed :)

Lynne Frankham said...

I have enjoyed my visit to your blog. Your projects are all lovely, but my absolute favourite is Christmas Presence. He is beautiful!

Lynne Frankham said...

I have enjoyed my visit to your blog. Your projects are all lovely, but my absolute favourite is Christmas Presence. He is beautiful!

Justine said...

Gorgeous huge projects! I love seeing It's About Time, the detail is amazing. As for your Chatelaine, it is incredible to see it almost finished. Great work.

Leonore Winterer said...

Great progress on your HAEDs, and lovely beading as well :)

Stitching Noni said...

Great progress on your HAED's and Chatelaine! Christmas Presence is such a beautiful design and so close to being finished! :o)
Hugs xx

Kaisievic said...

Susan, wonderful progress on your HAEDs and your Chatelaine - you must be so thrilled to be so close to finishing a couple of them.