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