Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I've been so busy stitching...

...I've been neglectful of my blog updates. My apologies for my temporary disappearance. Now that my wonderfully relaxing stitch-filled weekend is over, I can take a minute to check in with everyone and let you know where I've gotten with my current projects. Thanks to everyone who has taken time to comment, drop by and visit, or give a follow. I appreciate each of you so much!

For those of you asking/commenting on my last post: Yes, my DH does stitch. I taught him a couple of years ago after he noticed how much it relaxed me and because we have similar tastes in patterns. He really liked the wizard I was stitching at the time and asked me to show him how to "do that". I did. He's a super-fast learner and is already a phenomenal stitcher. His first 'real' project? TW's Celestial Dragon...and it looks GREAT!! He has that one put away for now because he's working around the house a lot and mainly stitches smalls when he as free time, but I'll have him pull it out so I can take a photo of it and share with you all. If he'll let me. (He thinks he's no good, lol).  

As for my updates, I restarted Cabriolet. For some reason, it wasn't feeling right to me when I started so I frogged the few stitches (like 20, or so) that I had done and began again. In the exact same place. With the exact same Q-snap placement. But, somehow, it feels 'right' this time. Does this happen to anyone but me? Maybe it's my OCD rearing its head... Anyway, here's a progress pic:

I also picked back up on Wondrous Works of God and put in several hundred more stitches on it over the weekend. Saturday was the first day in months (!) that we haven't had to be somewhere/do something/clean up something (dumb storm)/etc. so I enjoyed every minute of sitting on the couch, footstool up, and stitching away. Unfortunately, that usually means another weekend like that won't come around again for another half-decade, lol! Here's where WWoG was before the weekend:

And here's where I left off last night:

We watched The Hunger Games last night and I tried to get some stitching done during the movie, but I kept finding myself with needle frozen in midair, staring intently at the screen...sometimes for what felt like an eternity. Needless to say, it's a good movie to watch, but not to stitch through :) 

I'm looking forward to having more time to stitch during the week now that Whitney's softball season is over. Next comes volleyball (since she elected to pass on cheerleading this year), but that doesn't start up until December. Then it's back to work all day, sports all night. I'm sure many of you can relate!

For those of you that have made it to this point in the post, REMINDER: My HAED Appreciation Week Giveaway ends tonight at midnight, CST. If you haven't entered yet, and would like a chance to win a pattern of your choice from HAED, here is the original post. Simply leave a comment on the original Giveaway post and tomorrow, September 12th, I'll be drawing a single winner.

Good Luck to all who enter and have a wonderfully productive stitchy day!!


  1. Amazing progress! Well done ☺ Glad you enjoyed your stitchy weekend... I love these too but as you say, they are few & far between!!!

  2. It is a wonderful thing your daughter enjoys softball and volleyball - I have four daughters, active in sports - I think it is a great way to keep them fit, excited about something active, and sometimes too busy and too motivated to make bad choices...

    Loved the Hunger Games.

    Glad to see post.

  3. Your stitching is so beautiful.
    Liebe Grüße Grit

  4. I cannot watch TV at all when stitching; my brain just can't handle two things at once, LOL! WWoG is truly stunning. Great progress!