Thursday, August 27, 2015

I've Been Trying and Trying to Make a Post

   I've been trying to make a post for about 2 weeks now and every time I sit down at the computer to write it, something happens and I have to leave it.  So I am now, at this late hour, sitting down, again, to make a post.  Hopefully I will be able to get through it before some other issue arises.
   After my last post,  it was IH&SWeekend round one.  I did stitch that weekend and even managed a finish!!  Let the happy dancing commence! The Inn at Fox River Mill now awaits a trip to the framer.
Love this one and it is so cute if I do say so myself.

  I have really had an itch to finish Ann Bowers so I got her out and managed to finish 2 of the bands I has started before putting her away last time.

There are now just 2 bands left to complete and she will be finished.  One is over one verse, on 45 ct, an issue I have complained about before and will not repeat here.  The other is that darned strawberry band that I have had so much trouble figuring out what stitch to use.  I think I have it worked out now and should be able to get it done soon.

(As you can see, the issue of the fat and thin threads persists even on the 45 ct. linen!  And you can see where I have tried different stitches in that strawberry band and the effect it has had on the linen.)
  So feeling proud for all the progress I had made, I, of course, had to start something new!  I had recently received the linen for Plum Street's Liberty Inn and since that made the kit complete, I jumped right in.

Not a lot of progress yet but it is fun and not very big so I have hope of this one moving along quickly.
  As before, most of my stitching time has been taken up with Serenity Harbor.  I'm not sure why but this part seemed to take forever!  It is completed through part 6 now, so another Happy Dance is in order!

I was going to wait until the end and then go back and do all the back-stitching but the sheep looked like funny rocks in that field without their legs so I had to put it in!!  I am hoping the long stitches of the fence railing will hold up to rolling on the scroll frame but if not I guess I can fix them in the end.
   This makes half way for me but part 9 is about to come out so I will be 3 sections behind again.  I have decided to go back to my rotation and not try to catch up or even stay close.  Working every single stitch just takes too much time on a piece this size and I am making myself crazy!  I have other things on deadlines that are now also behind so I need to get my rotation back on track before all is lost and I flip out from the stress.  Stitching is supposed to relieve stress not create it!
   The Inn had been my 'stitch group' piece and since it is now finished, I was able to move something else into that spot.  Old Glory will now make at least a weekly appearance so it started getting some love this week.

Once this large flag is done, it will get a lot more interesting and I am really looking forward to that!
  So that about wraps it up for this time.  My summer is about to end. I don't think I'm ready for that yet.  EGA starts back up next week with a board meeting bright and early on the lst which means the newsletter will need to be out by the end of the week. The old lazy summer schedule giving way to the busier days of fall.  Reminiscent of childhood....

Til next time,  Laura


  1. I have that problem when it comes to posting, too! Congrats on the beautiful finish, and lovely progress on all the other pieces :-) Wow, 45 count! I can barely see 28.

  2. Wow, you really made up for that month to forget! Hope your son was able to get back to work. Every time I see Inn at Fox River, I like it more and more! Just love those thick and thin threads-Not! They really do a number on satin stitching but I think they add some odd appeal to the project. Enjoy the rest of August!

  3. Hi Laura I just love your Serenity Harbor finish of block 6 as well as these other beautiful projects you have been working on. so lovely! I would like to invite you to come and visit me in Instagram and Google Plus. I have had some problems in my blog with 2 internet trolls, Sally T and Joy D. for a very long time so I have decided to make my posts on Instagram and Google plus, and I may build a blog in Tumblr. I can protect myself in those with blocking if need be but I want my friends to please visit me. I will also be coming into the Serenity Harbor blog that Donna has and visiting other's blogs. I am not shutting down my blog, just not posting there. This way I can stitch more and not have to be seeing what these two are up to all the time. I love seeing you and everyone else who has left me comments for many years now.

  4. There is so much wonderful stitching to be seen here. I have always loved The Inn at Fox River Mill, it is such a nice and detailed chart. Congratulations on this lovely finihs. Your sampler will probably be the next finish once you manage to sort out the stitches on this strawberry band. All your other WIPs are very beautiful, too. You can always choose what appeals to you most.

  5. Fox River Mill is too cute.
    You can finish Ann, only 2 borders left!
    SH looks good, and love Old Glory.
    Can't wait to see more of this one.

  6. Laura, congratulations on your Fox River Mill piece! I really like the little fox and the mill in this design. You have made good progress on your WIPs. Ann Bowers is gorgeous and so close to being finished. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Robin in Virginia

  7. Glad you got here, love your work.

  8. WOW! So much lovely stitching to admire!! Congratulations on the Inn at Fox River Mill finish--I love it! Also wonderful progress on your other pieces.

  9. Congratulations on your Fox River finish! It's just beautiful (and I must stitch it myself!). :O)

  10. So much beautiful stitching! Fox river is wonderful. I love the border on the sampler. Liberty Inn is on my to do list! Can't wait to see your progress.

  11. So many gorgeous pieces, Laura!! I really can't pick a favorite :) Hope your September is off to a great start :)

  12. All of your pieces are lovely! What is the linen color the Plum Street piece? I love greys! You get a LOT of stitching done...

  13. What beautiful stitching! The Inn is darling - love that fox and Ann Bowers is simply gorgeous although I can't even imagine doing anything over one on that high a count linen. All your projects are so pretty and I'll enjoy seeing your progress on all of them.


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