Friday, July 5, 2013

Stitching progress

I have been working on trying to whittle down my huge WIP list for quite a while. I get side tracked by new designs and then the list just gets longer. I needed something small to stitch for a break and then decided to pull out some smaller designs and stitch for a bit. Since they were small I was able to get some finishes. I will take a finish as a finish no matter what size as most of my projects are huge. After I finished the Mystery Sampler (see post from a couple ago) I pulled out an old class piece from Just Nan. This is a long languishing piece that I really enjoyed stitching. I had to order the Kreinik thread to finish it so it is done except for some backstitching with the Kreinik. This was quite a fun stitch.

Heart of Gold by Just Nan

a better view of Heart of Gold

Once I got that one completed I decided I had to finish my monthly Sheep Virtue by LHN. This is the arrangement by Shepherd's Bush. They changed the fabric and a few of the colors. It was a lot of fun as well. I have many more to go but I count each one as a finish.
LHN Sheep Virtues Hope
I had such a good time with the first Just Nan that I pulled from the WIP pile that I decided I would pull  another out. This one is Be Scary by Just Nan. I love the pumpkins. I have made a bit of progress on it. Another I am having fun with. This will be my Thursday night stitch group project until it is done. I have to wait for Kreinik for it as well. As much Kreinik as I have I never seem to have the right one. It is on order so won't be long.... at least I hope not.
Just Nan Be Scary as it was left in the WIP pile

Just Nan Be Scary after  a couple of days of watching the Tour de France

Well, progress has been made. I need to move back to my larger designs from the rotation if I am ever going to have a finish there. It was a great productive break for me. I have a lot of little designs begging to be done. So much to stitch and so little time to get it all done.  Hope you have some stitchy time in your day.


  1. You've been really productive! I need to pull some things out and finish them too. I tend to start something, make some good progress, start something else and so on. It's hard to pick something back up it seems! Congratulations on your finishes!

  2. Such great projects ~ love the sheep!

  3. Congrats on the finishes! Good for you for getting back to your WIP and finishing it!

  4. Pretty stitching! I have the same problem when it comes to being sidetracked by new designs. :)

  5. Gorgeous finishes, I love the JN

  6. Great progress and nice finishes. Always a good feeling to complete WIP's

  7. Love those Just Nan pieces - great finish! I know what you mean, I'm trying to whittle down my WIP list too, I shouldn't let it bother me but feel 'pressured' when the list gets too long and I don't feel I am making progress. I have to have some little finishes along the way in between my BAPs!