This is later than intended due to be going on holiday in the last week of April and the beginning of May. I succeeded at finishing the Travel Sewing bag and some more sewing too along with completing an unplanned side project. Overall I'm happy with my progress. I'm using the last list
as the base of this one so copy/pasted what was there and then edited things
Goals for May
1. Do more work on Muskeg's mushrooms.
2. Get some more work done on the 8th century floor tile.
3. Complete the Spring Peacock
4. Catch up with the12 Months of Christmas
Goals for April:
1. Do more work on Muskeg's mushrooms. No progress was made at all on this
2. Enter the Artisan Crafts Monthly Challenge I was unable to do this.
3. Get started on #stitchingpirates
spring competition SPRING PILLAGE! The embroidery is complete and it's already entered
4. Finish the travel sewing bag
I started 2 years ago and never completed. The bag was completed
A pattern =pinkythepink
made as my competition prize with kind permission from *Muskeg
using his amazing photo for the pattern. Click the Image to the left to see it in it's full glory
It's 10 inches wide x 14 1/2 inches high = 180 x 261 stitches on 18 ct Aida and it uses 147 colours. I am truly intimidated but I did ask for it to be as close to the photo as possible and didn't limit size or colours and I certainly got what I asked for as =pinkythepink
did a wonderful job and even colour coded some of the pattern symbols to make sure the pattern was as easy to read as is possible. The fabric has been cut to size and dyed with coffee to give it a nice rich warm background.
March update photo: Progress made on this project:
None this month.
1. Spring Peacock Progress made on this project:
I started this last month while in the UK, only some cross stitches and all the backstitching are left to do.
January update photo:
February update photo: Progress made on this project:
I am very behind with the TAST
speciality embroidery stitches that are offered each week as I've not done any this month.
3. 8th century tile floor embroidery in greens and blues.
January update photo:
February update photo:
March update photo:
April update photo: Progress made on this project:
I have stitched some more of the brown outlines.
Nothing at this time
This list is in no particular order. All of the UFO's were started sometime between 1991 and 2006
2 sleeping bunnies - a Priscilla babyland embroidery - about half done but I *so* hate doing 1/4 and 3/4 cross stitches
Dog embroidery (portrait) made from a photo years ago by a company - about 1/5th done.
Dog embroidery (standing) made from a photo years ago by a company - barely started.
Autumn leaves needle book WIP - embroidery is 1/2 finished.
Sagittarius star sign by Lanarte. Progress made on this project:
None - I'm putting this back with the UFOs as a result.
Finished in 2013:
Embroidered Diary cover
Always Time For Tea
Non embroidery finishes:
Passport Cover and Rail Card Holder
Little Purse (wallet)
Travel Sewing Bag
Ps: UFO's are UnFinished Objects - in other words WIP's (Work In Progress) that have been set aside so long they can no longer be called a WIP any more.