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March 6th, 2013 by Annette

March Madness – #2 and #3

#2 of 16 was a small Pine Mountain kit: America Spots

I started and finished on Sunday.  Total stitching: 7 hours (yes, it was a lazy lazy day).

#3 is Little House Needleworks Brave Hearts.  Haven’t touched this since January 2009 (yikes):

It’s on 40-ct linen (with one strand Belle Soie) and I remember thinking how tiny the stitches were and breaking out the magnifier to work on the flag.  Now, though, I don’t have any trouble!  Amazing how the stitching skills have improved over time.

Here we are 5.5 hours later:

The linen color in this pic is truer to reality.  You may be able to see the white silk in the top two windows.  I have at least one word (White) to stitch in that silk… I may have to outline it or something so it will show up.  It looks fine against other colors, but on its own blends in quite a bit.

On to #4….

March 1st, 2013 by Annette

February Catchup

Even though February is a short month, it sure seems to go by at lightning speed.

I did manage a bit of stitching – it’s still the go-to stress reliever, after all.  And I certainly have my share of stress lately.

Anyone… on to the update!


Only one WIPocalypse piece saw any action this month.

Another 10 hours on Rosemarkie.  Based on the difference from the last update, I’m guessing another 30 hours will see this complete.

Theme-a-licious: Figural February

  • Bluebell – up to 30 hours now

  • Secret Ultimate Fan Girl Project – Firefly design.  Bookmark finishing planned.  If you would like to stitch your own (or any of the other geeky patterns available), go see weelittlestitches on Etsy.
  • Cackle – kitted while in Vegas this month

(It’s not really that blurry…)

January 27th, 2013 by Annette

2013 – Finish #3

Another small for DH completed:

Mill Hill Baseball Mitt

I’ve since added felt backing and the magnet to finish-finish it.

That’s the third finish for 2013 and all now in DH’s possession…. hmmm.  I think the next one needs to be for me! LOL

January 22nd, 2013 by Annette

Home Again

I’m back from Las Vegas and a good time was had by all.  What else can you say when you have a weekend filled with stitching, shopping (both needlework and quilting), great friends, good food, gambling, cute EMTs and a dash of Magic Mike?  LOL

I did manage to get a bit of stitching done…

DH was happy to add this to his collection 😉

I also picked up this year’s ort glass:

I’m thinking I’ve created a new annual tradition 😉

January 14th, 2013 by Annette

Progress and a First 2013 Finish

I’ve finished off two more rotation slots:

The Scarlett House’s Christmastide at Holly House:

I added the roof, the apple basket and two trees with this 10 hour block.

And my first DH Small finish:  Edinburgh Castle from Textile Heritage

Don’t let the small size fool you (like it did me).  This little baby took 11.5 hours to complete.

I’m about halfway thru my next slot… 🙂