Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Happy Dance Continues

    After throwing the rotation out the window and much 'nose to the grindstone' stitching on just this one piece, I finished Summer at Hollyberry Farm on Monday!!! Yeah!!!  There were many color changes and adjustments made but I am very happy with the outcome and I will be getting it to the framer asap!!!

I've  been working on Randje per Week a little too, not up to the 10 rows I usually do before posting an update but getting there!  

   I know I said I was going to go back to Dorothy after finishing SaHF but Ann Bowers has been calling loudly from her perch on the bookcase and I just had to get back to her.  The over 1 verse on 45 ct. is going VERY slowly but it won't go any faster by not working on it at all!!

I am working the verse in a combination of tent and cross over one, to try to avoid overcrowding but to also get adequate coverage.  It seems to working out okay so far.
  I have Ann on the list to finish this year so I think I am going to work on her until she is finished now.  There are six rows of verse in this section and when I roll it, there are is another whole section of verse (not sure how many rows, don't want to look!!) to be done before the grand finale. It is too close to put away again though so I will push through if I can.
  Dorothy is also on the list to finish this year too and I intend to get her done.  I have one last October birthday gift to stitch but I don't think that will keep me from getting Dorothy wrapped up within my deadline. That floral area is half of the sampler but it's mostly cross stitch so should go quickly once I get back to her.
    I am very happy with how closely I have managed to adhere to my list this year! When I did stray, I still found a way to work things off my list too!  Some of my friends have laughed at me for making that list every year but it keeps me focused and seems to get a good number of those UFOs onto the other list I keep of finishes for the year.  My list is growing and since it is only September, I hope to add a few more finishes to the list by the end of the year!

Hope you are enjoying your stitching as much as I am,  Laura


  1. Congrats on the finish! You do lovely work and I'm kind of jealous how neat the back is on your band sampler. :)

  2. Summer At Hollyberry Farm is just gorgeous!!! I love that house with the banners. Good luck with all your other WIPS! You are doing great!

  3. SAHF is Gorgeous!!! Love the banners, house, flag okay I love everything about it:)
    Great stitching on all your wips. love Annette

  4. Fantastic progress, Laura! Congrats on your finish too! Amazing work on the Ann Bowers sampler. Love the colors, although can't imagine over one on 45!! yikes!!

  5. Beautiful work on all projects and congratulations on the finish! And congratulations for sticking to your list!!

  6. Congratulations on getting the summer piece finished, Laura! I love that house with the buntings and I love the red you used for them and the flag. Ann Bowers is looking good. Good luck to you on getting a few more pieces removed from your list.

    Robin in Virginia

  7. Your finish is gorgeous. Love the fabric it's stitched on. You do great work. I'm going back in your posts to see what fabric you used for your finish!

  8. What a great finish this is. Congratulations.
    Nice stitching on Ann.


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