Sunday, July 19, 2009

So much to stitch, so little time

There are so many designs I want to stitch and it frustrates me when I get too many things started and not enough finished. I have been working on WIPs from prior years and now have added a couple of new starts. I still want to finish all my WIP's at some point and tend to stitch them on how loud they talk to me at the time. Currently CHS alphabets has been calling the loudest although I hear others say they would like to see the light of day as well.. particularly As they Sinned. I really enjoy stitching on it. I think it will become my Sunday afternoon stitching project when I get something finished I am currently working on. I am going to work on my Alphabets today as I have wanted to have that on the wall for a long time and I am seeing progress on that as I go. The other design I would really like to finish soon is Where my Heart Blooms by Blackbird Designs. I made a huge mistake on it and had to take one whole side out so that tends to make me put it back in the basket. Plus I want to start Sail Away by Shepherd's Bush. I have included pics of Sail Away as I sorted the threads for it in preparation for starting a stitch a long with a group of stitchers and Elizabeth Foster sampler that I have wanted to start for a long time and my small start on Mary Wigham sampler done on 45 ct buttercream and Belle Soie silks (Attic conversion).
I almost forgot to tell that Plum Street samplers is having a give away on her blog but even better she has a freebie there


  1. It's simutaneously a good and bad feeling, isn't it? I'll be doing the Sail Away, and I've just started a Needleprint (although not MW), and I so want to start Plantation Sampler, which I have in my stash....and all the others I haven't finished. Sigh.

  2. Hi--Dorothy is what I call it--it's really "Dorothy's Garden" by a Stitcher's Hands. Here's a link:
    It's a stunningly pretty sampler, but it's taking me forever, of course, because I keep starting new things.

  3. Great start to your blogging! You have quite a nice selection of stash and gorgeous finished pieces, you B. Potter is fabulous! I stitched the alphabet sampler last year, and was also one of those customers that purchased each card seperately..... The most expensive pattern yet- now to have the whole thing sold as a set. Didnt make me happy! But, the piece turned out fabulous, and you are making great headway!! I too like to get some of the pieces done that I have been working on, although it doesnt stop me from starting new ones, or adding more stash!! Cant wait to see other pics from you soon!

  4. Marjo, I am so glad you're joining in the SAL! I love the CHS Alphabets (it's one of my DH's favorite finishes) of course, another of your wips (ATS) is right at the top of the list as well. I'll be looking forward to your "Where my Heart Blooms" finish but I feel your pain with ripping out - ugh! That really makes you lose momentum.
    Keep stitching and show us an updated pic of ATS and your other projects!

  5. Marjo, I am so glad to have found your blog! I loved reading about all of your projects & seeing your WIPs!

  6. A gorgeous choice for a wonderful project, bravo!
    Marie H.