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Friday, March 18, 2011

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I am heading out on retreat this weekend with my stitching buddies. Just wanted to share a quick post of my last pic of the CHS Alphabet. Hope to have a lot of progress to share when I get back. It has been a long week at work with many decisions to make and work to be completed. I am so looking forward to a weekend of no stress. The most I will have to decide is which piece I want to stitch on and which chair I want to sit on. The food is cooked, the snacks are prepared and I am ready.  Always ready for some friend time and stitching. What more could I ask for?
I have about 10 bottom areas to fill in and the X block to finish. This is done on an unknown color and count from my stash using the called for threads except I am filling in the base of the blocks with Tropical Ocean from Gentle Art. I skipped around filling in the bases so I could use multiple dye lots of the fill in color and not notice a big jump in dye lots just in case. I will have to go back and do a block by block check as I go to be sure I didn't leave anything out but the finish line is definitely in sight. I did go ahead and date it as I felt sure I could finish it this year though there for a while I had my doubts. I swear those blocks grew like bunnies the more I would fill in the more there seemed to be.

I will take pictures when I get back from the weekend to show you how much progress I have made. I am taking only a few projects. I always take too much but sometimes frogs drive me to put down a piece for a while and with all that uninterrupted stitching time I have to have a back up. I am taking a Homespun Elegance Christmas ornament Merry Stitcher, CHS Alphabets of course, Anniversaries of the heart and Beneath the Sunlit sky which has such beautiful colors. I want to get CHS Alphabets done but want to stitch on some other things as well. Oh, and I will take what I wanted to become my new retreat piece FAS. I have not touched that in quite some time but not sure if that will happen this weekend either. I really want to concentrate on the ones that are closer to being finished I think this time.

I hope your weekend is full of stitches, friends and family. Marjo

9 comments:

  1. WOW!!!! You are crusin. I bet you can finish this up this weekend!!! It is gorgeous, nice choice for the fill in-- love that pale aqua. Sorry you had a rough week at work, this weekend will make up for it for sure :)

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  2. You're almost done! It looks wonderful -- love the fill in color! Have a great time at your retreat!

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  3. I have no doubt you'll finish Alphabets soon! The retreat sounds like a lot of fun and I hope you have pictures to share when you return.

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  4. Your weekend sounds like it will be absolute bliss...enjoy!

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  5. You are so close to a finish, Marjo! It looks great. Enjoy your retreat--sounds like it's well deserved. :)

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  6. You're almost finished with this one! It looks great! Hope your weekend is a great one and have fun!

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  7. Wow! Im just about to start this piece so it's great to see yours so nearly finished. Its lovely

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  8. Love love love the color fill in you've chosen to use. It's beautiful. And you're so close to finishing this too! Your retreat sounds like a great thing, and after the week you had, you deserve some relaxation. Can't wait to see your progress after the retreat!

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  9. Hope you have a lot of fun at your retreat!!! Thank you for sharing the color you are using, your alphabet piece is so gorgeous.

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