Monday, May 25, 2015

I Have to Stop!

   I have to stop stitching such ginormous projects!!  I stitch and I stitch and it seems that I never have a finish!!  I need to try to work in some smaller projects too so I can feel like I'm making some progress.  Only 3 finishes this year and I am starting to get depressed.
   I managed to get away for a few days to my friends house in NC last weekend.  We had a lovely visit but neither of us did as much stitching as we normally do when we are together.  It might have had something to do with the gorgeous weather but I couldn't say for sure!!
    I did manage to get Elizabeth Shepard close to a finish while I was there.  Then, over the next few days back at home, I put the finishing touches to her.  Pleas excuse her wrinkles and folds.  She's traveled a lot and is in need of a wash and press!

40 ct. Lakeside Maritime white
w/NPS conversion of my own

    Then, since I was feeling too lazy to deal with all the stuff that needed to be done when I got home, I continued to stitch and managed to get a couple more letters in on my Christmas gift.

Once again, please excuse her condition.  She spends most of her life in a bag!!  I still need to get the last 2 letters in to have this one up to date but I was itching to get to work on Serenity Harbor.

   I was really looking forward to working on this one but it has been a total nightmare! The Facebook postings of this have been fabulous, especially the conversions of the water to overdyeds.    I have spent an unreasonable amount of time trying to work out the color changes to the water on mine.  I have stitched and ripped several times and I am still not happy with what I have on the fabric (pictured above).  At this point, I think I am just going to go back to the original colors, which I like anyway, and get on with it!!!  It is such a pretty sampler and will be just fine the way it was charted!
   So that's where I am at this point.  Dorothy Walpole will now go into the rotation in Elizabeth's place.  I hope to have a finish on her this year too.  Keep your fingers crossed for me!!



  1. Please don't stop, I love to stitch the big projects, and yours are beautiful.

  2. I just picked up the pattern for Dorothy Walpole. Not quite ready to start stitching it though. Always enjoy seeing the variety of projects you are working on!

  3. Congratulations on getting Elizabeth Shepard finished! She looks fabulous. Nice progress on your letters piece as well as Serenity Harbor.

    Robin in Virginia

  4. I agree with Marlene, Laura! Always have a big one going, but recently I've started several "littles" that I can finish in a few days when the going gets rough on my big 'uns! After I complete one of those I'm ready to get back to the ones that drape over my lab while I stitch in hand. It's a comfort I can't a non-stitcher. BTW, you live in my favorite city on the planet. We just recently moved from the DC area to Houston TX. Each year since 1995, I have traveled to Williamsburg at least three time/year. I'm having withdrawal anxiety!!

  5. Congrats on finishing Elizabeth. She looks great! I'm with Marlene also because for me, I live vicariously through your ginormous projects. However, I'm doing the complete opposite of you. I have several ornaments going but I keep bouncing around and nothing is getting done! I've decided to stitch on a bigger piece and stay with it until its done. We'll see! Got the fingers crossed for you!

  6. I love all your projects and firmly believe we need both bigs and smalls in the pipeline to keep one engaged. The big ones get done in due time... it took me over 3 years to do my BBD Anniversaries of the Heart. Rome wasn't built in a day and really big samplers take time too. Happy stitching!

  7. Congrats on finishing the Elizabeth Shepard sampler... I love the way it looks... you picked good colors! Your other projects are looking great also! Next time I go to Williamsburg, which may be in the next month, we should meet! I live at the Beach...not far! Hugs!

  8. Elizabeth Shepard is beautiful. Worth all that time and effort. All the stitching looks great!

  9. Elizabeth is stunning! blessings, marlene

  10. Congrats on your Elizabeth Shephard finish!!


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