Saturday, January 26, 2013

Weekly Progress and Heather's SAL

Hello All and Happy Saturday!! I should have posted Thursday night at the end of my rotation week, but it's been a hectic few days and I just haven't had the time/energy to sit down and focus on my blog, editing pics, etc. DD ended up at the doctor yesterday because of an unknown injury to her knee. She plays volleyball 6 days a week, between her school team and a weekend training camp, and it seems she has overused her knee joint in recent weeks. She's out for a week and has a lovely new knee brace, but will be back in action and good as new as soon as the doctor tells her she can. That took up most of yesterday, including accompanying her to an out-of-town match so she could still sit with and support her team. Being a member of the starting lineup, it's been very difficult for her to not be on the court. I keep telling her it's only a week, but I realize that's roughly the equivalent of 17 years when you're 12.

Anyway, on to stitchy progress, because that's really what you're here for, right?? Last week's rotation piece was Wisteria Fairy. I made HUGE progress on her, especially considering there were 2 nights during the week that I didn't work on her at all.

Here she is before the rotation week

This was at the end of IHSW 1/20/13

And this is end of rotation week 1/24/13

I really, really love this project and I hate to put it down, but I'm looking forward to the coming week and my next rotation piece: Christmas Gentlemen. 

Christmas Gentlemen after CJC start 1/6/13

I decided to pull this one out now, so that I can get as much done as possible while the weather is still 'wintery'. I tend to not stitch seasonal things out of their season, but because I've got more than one seasonal piece in my CJC, I'm going to try to step outside of my comfort zone a little so they all get equal stitchy love. Just not 

Since I'm participating in a SAL this weekend with Heather over at Heather's Stitching Story, I anticipate making significant progress on Christmas Gentlemen before the weekend is out. If you'd like to take part in the SAL, stop by Heather's page and join right in! We'd love to have you :)

I hope you're all having a stitch-filled weekend full of all the things that make you happy. Until tomorrow's SAL progress report...Stitch Happy!! 


  1. Great progress on Wisteria! The colors you added really make it pop. I did Christmas Gentlemen for my MIL over a decade ago, and started to stitch it for myself but stalled out about halfway through. Maybe seeing yours will motivate me to finish mine! It really is a great piece.

  2. Hope your DD heals quickly!

    Love your progress and I can't wait to see more. Enjoy your SAL and if you'd like, check our the SAL I'm hosting. Easy going, no pressure, as we find time SAL.