Japanese Garden

Since I am not doing WIPocalypse this year. I decided I would do my very best to post weekly updates. I am working  a rotation. I will be posting updates every monday.

First up was my free week. I decided to work on Fire Goddess.  I got several hundred stitches on the final page in before I realized the dress didn’t line up right.  *sigh* I found the mistake….. All the way in the first part. I had known there was a mistake somewhere for a few pages now, but never could find it, so I fudged it.  Well that came back to bite me in the ass. I couldn’t fudge the dress. It had to line up perfectly.  So I made a hard decision. Rather than frog 3 full pages, I tossed it. Rather than focus on all the wasted hours, I am choosing to see the lesson in all this.  Take the time to find a mistake, no matter how long it takes. It saves endless time and frustration down the road. Rather to frog a few hundred stitches than to have to toss a piece.

After that I decided to get out Japanese Garden for an extra week work.  I am quite pleased with the progress. This week is my regular rotation slot for it so I *should* get most of the over 1 crane done.  Anyways here is a photo of where I am now, and a photo showing the entire piece last time I had it off the frame.  I appologize for the crappy photo. Taking a decent photo is hard on a dreary midwinter day in Ohio.



In other news, I received a stash box in the mail over the weekend. I have taken out 5 things, and have more than 5 that I will add. I won’t be sending it off to the next person until beginning of February.



Fire Goddess dress

I’ve been working on Fire Goddess the past few weeks. I finally have a page finish. The third of four pages, minus the beading and backstitch.


I am pleased with how it looks and may just have a few big finishes in 2014.



In other news I am working on my stitch list for 2014. Anyone else? I just have to collect what few threads I need, and get my fabric ready to go.

WIPocalypse 2012- Final

Although I didn’t get everything done I had on my list I am pleased with what I did get done.   Here is what I was able to get done. 
Hop Squared- Lizzy Kate-Mystery Yellow fabric

Shades Of Autumn- From Nancy’s Needle

Springtime Serenade-Country Cottage Needlework

Coffee Crazy- Lizzy Kate

Joy Love Peace- Country Cottage Needleworks

Crabby All Year Long- January- Raise The Roof

Also on my list but not finished yet-

Fire Goddess-Joan Elliott

Dragonflies Whisper-HAED

A Trio Of Angels- Harmony-Cross Stitcher August 08
Japanese Garden- Chatelaine-

I definitely will be joining next year.



WIPocalypse 11

Well I didn’t get much stitching done this past month-  My husband had emergency surgery and was in the hospital for 8 days.  He nearly died, and I have been so busy that stitching just hasn’t happened.  But here is what I did get done-

Fire Goddess-

WIPocalypse 10

It’s been a long time since I updated. I have a job though and didn’t have time through the summer as I figured out a new routine for me and the family.

I am back to stitching though-

Here is where I am with stitching-

I finished Springtime Serenade-

Springtime Serenade- CCN- 28ct evenweave- coffee/tea dyed

I also finished Coffee Crazy. This was such a fun easy stitch.   I did change the color charted in the mug to the blue.  

Coffee Crazy- Lizzy Kate- 28ct coffee dyed evenweave

And last but certainly not least- I finally got the sparkly threads I needed for this,  I did the sparkly stitches in her hair, necklace, and belt.

Fire Goddess- Joan Elliott, 28 ct, hand dyed evenweave

WIPocalypse 3

Well it’s that time again.  I haven’t much of an update really.  I have a good reason though I promise.  I got a part time job.  Between that and Troy, well life is busy.  I am stitching about 2-3 days a week.  Depending on how many off days I have.

Anyways.  Here is what I worked on this past month-

Still plugging away at the border on Japanese Garden- I’m burnt out on it. But I’ve not much more to go now….

I got a good bit done on Springtime Serenade.  When I last left off- there was only one Tree mostly done.   I am really enjoying this one.

 Fire Goddess. I also am loving this piece. I just love the colors in this.  I have a few gift certificates to spend for 123 stitch. I am going to use them to get the Kreinik and the beads for this piece.  Can’t wait to add the Kreinik to what is already stitched. 

WIPocalypse 2

It’s that time again folks.  WIPocalypse update 2.  I am qFireuite pleased with my progress this past month.   I stitched on a few projects and finished  2.

Fire Goddess- Joan Elliott- 28 ct hand dyed evenweave
 Lizzy Kate- Hop Squared- Hand dyed Aida received in an exchange- finished
 Shades of Autumn-from nancy’s needle- 18 ct canvas- Finished
 Japanese Garden- Chatelaine- 28 ct cashel linen midnight blue

Now for my regularly scheduled update- I ended up stitching on Shades of Autumn last week and it is finished.  I am so very pleased with how it turned out.   It only took 3 years to finish, but that isn’t the point is it?  Hubby loves this one and wants to hang it in the hall, who am I to argue with that. 

Today I got out Japanese Garden. My goal is to get the border finished, whether that is possible I have no idea, but i’ll give it a good try. 

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