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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.
Marjo



Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Meanderings (picture heavy, no stitchy pics)

I absolutely love Alaska in the Summer. This summer we have been blessed with mostly sunny days and warm temps to go with it. (No, it is not always warm with the sun shining here. Just step into the shade and you need a jacket). This is the summer we have missed the last several years so I am loving it. This weekend we were out a bit running errands and so this is non stitchy pics of flowers and places we found as we meandered....
This is from the ADN (local paper) sent in by a local. Even the moose are having to find ways to deal with all that sun. 








unexpected view of Cook Inlet as we walked

Resolution Park, we had never seen it before

Anchorage is well known for the lovely flowers that are everywhere this time of year


Another view of Cook Inlet from Resolution Park



Snow City Cafe a fun place to eat

Hope you enjoyed a taste of Alaska on a wonderful Summer day. The clouds cleared off completely, the sun is shining and will be for several more hours YES!!! and I am off to stitch. Hope you are having a great day and have at least a little time to stitch. 
Marjo