Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Let the Happy Dancing Commence!!

   As you may know, I have been giving the 'formal' rotation a break this summer and just stitching what appeals to me at the time in an effort to keep the summer slump at bay.  I feel like it has been working!  I am ahead of my gift stitching for the fall/holiday season and I have been barreling full speed ahead with some of my other projects too.
  I've spent the time since my last post mainly working on One Nation.  With only 2 stripes left to go for a finish, I really felt the need to throw the 'one stripe a week' plan out the window and just  push it through to the end.  Last Sunday, during an afternoon baseball game, I put the wraps on that big project and when my husband saw it his response was, "Man, that's a lot of baseball!"  Indeed!!

One Nation
by Bygone Stitches
40 ct. Lakeside linen in Woodsmoke
w/called for threads except
blue changed to Weeks Americana

Since this finish, I have relegated the Randje per Week piece to my group project.  It is easy to work on a group setting and doesn't require tons of frogging afterward!  I will show my progress on this piece next time.
  Now, I am working like crazy to get Summer at Hollyberry Farm finished.  I am more than half way done now and should have some real progress to show next time.  When SHF is finished, I would like to finish Dorothy Walpole.  A couple of weeks of solid work should finish her off too!!
   But...I got my package containing my Market order this afternoon and I can't predict how strong my willpower will remain at this point!  Maybe if I keep my head down and just stitch like crazy, I can stick to the plan.  We'll see!!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you're enjoying your stitching as much as I am!! Laura


  1. One Nation is just magnificent!! You should be so proud.

  2. Lovely! Congratulations on your finish!

  3. This is so it!!!

  4. Lovely finish, it's a good subject.

  5. You go Girl! Wonderful finish on One Nation! Thanks for reminding me it is time to start thinking about holiday gifts. :) I always wait til the last minute and then I am frantic! lol Have a great week!

  6. What a beautiful finish, just in time for Labor Day!

  7. Congratulations! One Nation looks grand! You must be thrilled . . .but now inquiring minds want to know what you have from market!

  8. I love your finish of "One Nation!" Congrats on a beautiful project completed!! I love your new plan of foregoing a strict schedule and just working on what is calling to you on a given day until it's finished. Think I need to adopt your strategy until my toppling tower of WIP's falls down! Happy stitching!

  9. A beautiful and interesting piece of work

  10. Wow, Laura! One Nation is stunning! Congratulations to you on your finish! Looking forward to seeing your other projects.

    Robin in Virginia


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