Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Catching Up Part 2

   I have been staying in, hiding from the heat, and stitching for the most part.  We did manage to have a 'cool down' the last couple of days.  If you can call the high 80s and low 90s cool.  Temps back up into the upper 90s by the weekend so I guess I will continue to stay inside and stitch!    I really need to do that too since I am starting to get a little anxious about the big pieces I am working on the deadlines they have for them.
   I have taken the summer off from the majority of my stitching groups to make more time to stitch and to recharge.  It always takes more time than I think to get a piece done and although I have been working like a madman on this rotation, I am still not sure I will have it all finished in time!
   I really needed to make some progress on Jane Tindall.  It is for a November birthday and I'm not sure how much time that bottom is going to take.  So out she came and I worked on her until I had the top section with the verse all in.


It went pretty quickly so that made me feel better about the time factor.  So then, I moved on to the next piece in the rotation.
   I started a new piece for one of my other fall birthdays.  It is a Scottish sampler and although the colors seemed very bright at first, it is growing on me!

Agness Horsburgh 1844 by Samplers Not Forgotten
40 ct Lakeside linen w/ overdyed threads

The eyelet band is the half way point and I am back to working on this again so I hope for a finish by the end of the month.
  At this point, I put this one aside and I really wanted to work on All Creatures again so I put another section on it.  I am down to the verse section so it went pretty quickly.



I would love to have this finished this year but I'm not sure I can manage it with the others that HAVE to be finished.
    Then the Quaker Mystery did another turn through the rotation and I added on another page here.


This is only through page 2 and has a long way to go but I really like the way the colors are coming together.
  I am also working on a Catherine Theron piece that is a pilot class.  I pulled it out to work on it in the middle of all this and realized I had an error, near the beginning of the vine, which all had to come out.  Then, since I had referenced the outside border and the inner border off of the vine, the whole right side of those borders  had to come out as well.  I was having a lot of difficulty with long armed cross on the diagonal, both ascending and descending, and keeping up with the count (obviously) and so I had a lot of ripping and rework to do on that.  Not a lot of fun but I got it all back in and started on the alphabet too.  I am feeling the most pressure about this one since it has to be finished by the end of February.  It is a tremendous amount of work and I can't really concentrate on it until after I have the other 3 done.  Keeping my fingers crossed for a shift in the space-time continuum!!!
  So that's me, caught up again.  As I said before, I am back to work on Agness and want to finish her before I move on to something else.  I hope to have her finished by the end of the month because the
schedule has me starting a new piece the first of September (a Christmas present) and too many things in the rotation gets a little crazy!!

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


10 comments:

  1. I just read thru both posts at one time - I missed post 1 but it was a WOW - amazing stuff you are stitching Laura! I love ACGAS but I just don't know if I could be dedicated enough to stick to something that big. We are thinking of getting Catherine Theron for a class in 2017 - I'm excited ! Sorry about your goof up on the pilot piece - that is so hateful when that happens. I'm glad you are able to stay cool this summer and get lots of stitching done. Great seeing your work - Mel

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  2. Laura, you have made good progress on the pieces shared. I really love the colors in your Quaker piece. I am sorry that you are having difficulties with the pilot piece for Catherine Theron; I hope the rest is smooth sailing for you.

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  3. With all that wonderful stitching progress, maybe it should stay hot awhile longer! Everything looks amazing, Laura!

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  4. Just beautiful samplers!! I just had to rip out a row of alphabet, I think your frogging was even worse. Maybe I should hope that it stays hot so you can get the work finished!

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  5. Your work is beautiful as usual! That's some fast stitching there! Crossing my fingers that you'll make your deadlines.

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  6. Great progress on some great projects.
    Love All Creatures, it's so colorful.
    Marilyn

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  7. I am so impressed with all you've accomplished! And the stitching is, as usual, exquisite. It looks like great progress to me!

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  8. That is beautiful stitching and lovely projects. Good luck with your time line.

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  9. Loved seeing all your progress pictures! You have stitched a LOT! The summer heat served you well! I am reading blog posts in backwards order, so off to the first post now! Hugs!

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    1. OOPS! Already been there! Yes, you definitely stitch a LOT!

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