I know it’s been more than a month. Like every other stitcher out there, been busy. It’s like you have a choice. Blog or stitch. I’ve been stitching. Well, not true, I’ve also been updating two of my other blogs as well as this one. (Relatively Ryan and Site Sniffing) Sadly, my favorite blog is the one that gets the least attention. That may be about to change though. Thanks to the Stitchers’ UFO Challenge.
Followers know that I have been very busy with Take A Stitch Tuesday, the Pin Tangle sponsored weekly challenge. In spite of this, I have been very actively working on two UFOs and a Pilot Project that I’m completing for the American Needlepoint Guild. Although I’ve done all that I really need to for the Pilot evaluation, I’m enjoying the piece so much that I want to complete it. I don’t need another UFO to add to the stash! I’m writing the designer to see if I can post pics of the piece because it is such an incredible design, I think people would be excited to see it.
I am close to completion on my Blackwork Chess Board! When it is complete I will get back to my Mystery Blackwork Sampler designing. At this point all I have to do is launder the piece and fringe it. Jeff plans to actually use the chess board, so I’ve personalized it to his specifications. He’s as excited to see it nearing completion as I am!
The other piece that I’ve almost completed is a Shepherd’s Bush Christmas Stocking. I was going to make it for my new grand-niece, but decided to make it for her mother instead. Of course I had to purchase another stocking pattern for my grand-niece! The stocking front is complete except for adding hair. I will do that when I add the other embellishments. Before I add the embellishments, I want to stitch the front and back together, so it lays flat as I push it through the sewing machine. As soon as it stops raining here I can do that as I use the picnic table for my sewing machine wherever we are camping. Not a lot of room in this travel trailer!
Do you like the gallery type of photo display or the slide show in a previous post?
So, by next month I will be able to cross these off the list and mark another UFO as picked up again! Look at the list. Is there something you’d like to see in its completed form? Tell me, help me make up my mind what to pick up next!