Monday, June 4, 2012

Techincal Difficulties

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it! Seriously, though, the difficulty was getting my stitching together with a camera. I was stitching all the way through the last post, so I hope I'm not disqualified from the WIPocalypse list! It's not that I don't take posting seriously; it's just that I tend to let other things rule my life: my job, my pets, etc. LOL

I have been working on several pieces at once. I'm striving to do two strands a day on each. And I actually have a finish in the group!

The project on the left is a Bent Creek Zipper from a few years ago. It's perfect for a patriotic challenge that's coming up. I want to finish it at a GIGANTIC pincushion with red.white, and blue cording. The project on the right is a Handblessings Ort Box Top (for the same challenge). It's working up very quickly. All I have to do is paint the box (I've chosen a Martha Stewart Navy Blue Glitter Paint) and glue (ugh!) the finished piece on top.

Here are a few more things I'm working on: clockwise from upper left, Blackbird Designs' Christmas Garden (I'm leading our Guild in this as a SAL), February Cottage by Country Cottage Needleworks (I'm in Vonna's Cottage SAL, and doing quite badly, I must say -- LOL!), and prestitch work for an upcoming Getaway Weekend. The piece is a needlebook designed by Jodi Ferrini. Below is a closeup of the Christmas Garden. I'm just amazed at the range of colors I'm getting out of only FOUR skeins!

One of the newer projects I'm working on is a new teaching design by Ellen Chester/With My Needle. It's called A Lady's Worke Box, and it is stunning! I hope to post my progress on that very soon.

I have to take a moment to thank Bobbi for being my photographer, and to Rose for hostessing a marvelous stitch-in weekend. It is so good to get together with a group of people with the same goal. And the creative stimulation is outstanding. I usually get overwhelmed/fatigued from all the ideas. I have got to find a way to keep those juices flowing -- without falling asleep! LOL

'Til our stitches meet again!