Little to Show

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It was a strange week last week. I hardly got any stitching done at all. I was hoping to have had more time for it, but several nights last week I just didn’t feel up to stitching. Friday and Saturday I did get a little time in on my Jane Austen piece. I am still loving this piece so much! I’ve just ordered the companion piece from Tanya as well. I stitched those two little trees next to the house, finished up the little framed heart to the right of the house and then started on the flower vine underneath. So pretty!

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I also made a tiny bit of progress on Mele Kalikimaka this week as well. More sand. After the sand, there is sea and sky and a bit of cloud to stitch. This little thing is only about 2 by 2 inches…so it’s not very big. You can see how much sand I have left to stitch. I went ahead and outlined it because I was getting tired of counting. I didn’t figure it would matter much on a piece this size, even with the variegation of the silks.

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The mailman visited me again on Friday, and brought my first kit for the Stacy Nash Primitive Handwork club over at Country Sampler. They are offering four exclusive kits throughout the year, and lucky me I joined at the last minute! I love the first kit and can’t wait to get started on it for Valentine’s Day. The back of the heart is done in cotton velvet and has a little scissor pocket in wool. The strawberry emery is done in wool too. Isn’t it sweet?

Yesterday I spent the afternoon sewing the remaining sleeves for Eric’s swords. I am pleased to have that project done. I also cut out the freezer paper templates for my little snowman basket applique block. I had hoped to get my fabric prepped to start the applique, but alas that didn’t happen. I did get my desk cleaned off, and some things scanned that had been waiting their turn. So, all in all, it was a productive weekend.

Of course, last night was time to pull out the mermaids for my SAL. Unfortunately, Eric was under the weather last night, so I stitched in a few little spurts of time, but didn’t really get in more than about half hour to 45 minutes. So, not much to show, but I wanted to post a photo anyway. I’m going to see if I can pick her back up tonight or tomorrow and put a few more stitches in. This is how she looked last week…

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And here’s how she looks after last night’s stitching. I’m doing the darker shade there on her neck and a little more on her hand and arm. I stopped before I got to her back.

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If you couldn’t tell, I am stitching from one page of the chart before moving on, so when I finish up with this page, I’ll be moving on to her tail probably. I’m still not sure about these blocks of color on her arm, but I am hopeful it will all come together. Maybe from farther away. I get sort of used to seeing her up close and personal. I am beginning to enjoy stitching on her though, and am glad that she’s seeing progress again.

So, I guess I did have more to show than I thought. Any stitching is good stitching in my book! I have a little secret project I am working on, so I may take a break from MK to stitch on that. I have a deadline I am trying to meet, and I’m not sure if it’s going to happen. But, I can try.

Here’s to a great week, everyone! Thanks for dropping by!

Oh, and last week my fitness/health intentions were:

  • Focusing on drinking water
  • Focusing on working out
  • Signing up for the wellness program at work and looking into the walking path in the building

I did the first two, and also printed out the map of the interior and exterior walking paths for the building (with mile markers). So, this week my intentions are:

  • Focusing on drinking water
  • Focusing on working out
  • Signing up for the wellness program at work
  • Meeting with someone inspirational

I am grateful for Eric feeling better.

P.S. – Glenna, the ginger ale last week was to help get me over a minor bout of food poisoning.

32 thoughts on “Little to Show”

  1. Anna van Schurman

    I thought that the colors on my mermaid’s face were blotchy too (like your arm) but I noticed if you look at it askance it really blends well. The problem is looking at it head on. Wait til you see my progress… 🙁

  2. Anna van Schurman

    I thought that the colors on my mermaid’s face were blotchy too (like your arm) but I noticed if you look at it askance it really blends well. The problem is looking at it head on. Wait til you see my progress… 🙁

  3. That SNash piece is going to be fabulous! I think your mermaid looks great–probably once the rest of here is there, you won’t focus so much on the color blocks. I’m lovin’ the Austen piece, too! YGG!

  4. That SNash piece is going to be fabulous! I think your mermaid looks great–probably once the rest of here is there, you won’t focus so much on the color blocks. I’m lovin’ the Austen piece, too! YGG!

  5. I love the Jane Austen design! That sentiment truly, truly echoes my own feelings so I think I’ll have to stitch that up one day.

    I just finished stitching the face on Royal Holiday and it seemed to be a bit blocky as well. I think it’s one of those things you’re not meant to look too closely at; from a distance is better!

  6. I love the Jane Austen design! That sentiment truly, truly echoes my own feelings so I think I’ll have to stitch that up one day.

    I just finished stitching the face on Royal Holiday and it seemed to be a bit blocky as well. I think it’s one of those things you’re not meant to look too closely at; from a distance is better!

  7. For someone who didn’t have a lot of progress to share I thought a remarkable amount of it :o) Love the Stacy Nash heart and your Jane Austen piece. I’m sure your mermaid’s arms will look fine once she’s finished! I mean, not that she doesn’t look fine now, but, well… Okay, I’ll shut up now.

  8. For someone who didn’t have a lot of progress to share I thought a remarkable amount of it :o) Love the Stacy Nash heart and your Jane Austen piece. I’m sure your mermaid’s arms will look fine once she’s finished! I mean, not that she doesn’t look fine now, but, well… Okay, I’ll shut up now.

  9. Your Jan Austen piece is looking gorgeous Michelle.

    Love the Stacy Nash kit. Looking forward to seeing that stitched up.

    Your mermaid is coming along beautifully.

  10. Your Jan Austen piece is looking gorgeous Michelle.

    Love the Stacy Nash kit. Looking forward to seeing that stitched up.

    Your mermaid is coming along beautifully.

  11. Everything is just beautiful Michelle! Of course I love At Home. . ., but I have never seen the second piece you’ve shown. I love that!

  12. Everything is just beautiful Michelle! Of course I love At Home. . ., but I have never seen the second piece you’ve shown. I love that!

  13. I love the colors on the J. Austen piece, and I love the S. Nash Prim. heart–very delicate! As for the ginger ale–I’m sorry you had a food poisoning thing though and apologize that I nosily asked! And the walking path: I’d look into it, then resolve to spend every lunch hour stitching!

  14. I love the colors on the J. Austen piece, and I love the S. Nash Prim. heart–very delicate! As for the ginger ale–I’m sorry you had a food poisoning thing though and apologize that I nosily asked! And the walking path: I’d look into it, then resolve to spend every lunch hour stitching!

  15. All of your stitching is fabulous Michelle!! I especially love that Jane Austen one! And the Stacy Nash piece is so pretty, can’t wait to see it all stitched up on your blog 🙂

    Hope the ice didn’t get to you all too bad and all is well!

  16. All of your stitching is fabulous Michelle!! I especially love that Jane Austen one! And the Stacy Nash piece is so pretty, can’t wait to see it all stitched up on your blog 🙂

    Hope the ice didn’t get to you all too bad and all is well!

  17. I’ve got to get that Jane Austen piece! Yours is coming along great! And don’t you just LOVE Country Sampler? I want everything they put together it seems!!! Can’t wait to see the Stacy Nash piece all finished! :o)

  18. I’ve got to get that Jane Austen piece! Yours is coming along great! And don’t you just LOVE Country Sampler? I want everything they put together it seems!!! Can’t wait to see the Stacy Nash piece all finished! :o)

  19. Little progres is also progress. Your Jane Austen piece is coming along great.
    I have already seen the Stacy Nash kit on someone else’s blog. It’s such a beauty, just a wonderful project.

  20. Little progres is also progress. Your Jane Austen piece is coming along great.
    I have already seen the Stacy Nash kit on someone else’s blog. It’s such a beauty, just a wonderful project.

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