Northwest Red Head

Saturday, January 30, 2016

New Year and a new project

Possibly thanks to my complete lack of grace I had a good start to the year with stitching.  The day after my last post I was walking down a flight of stairs, stepped wrong and rolled my ankle to the point that I was really concerned I'd broken bones.  Thankfully I had a 4 day weekend for the New Years holiday so I was able to put my feet up and rest, just turned out to be a really bad sprain so I dug out Sew Tote-ly, Love-ly and got to work on some hardanger.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Nice End to the Year

At the worst my work in progress pile was nearing 20 projects that were started and not finished so I decided it was time to really get a few things completed instead of starting a new project when I was tired of the one I was working on.  I dug through all my stash and made sure all the started projects were accounted for and other than a few sheep to finish the series for Little House Needleworks, nothing new was started this year.  I finished a Tiger Needlepoint canvas for a Lee Purse, a Nantucket basket band, several sheep and now 2 more to finish out the year.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Totally Useless

Fashionably late, but that was predictable considering its me.  My Totally Useless stitch along share for the month, I actually got quite a bit of stitching done this month to add to the jar.  Perhaps I should consider emptying it this year, the vase if rather dusty and that collection has taken several years to fill up.

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Holiday Finishing

For the complete lack of stitching in the first half of the year, I've managed to get several times done and finished this year which for me is quite remarkable.  Yep, I'm the girl who sewed a fabric roll to store my finished but un-finished stitching so it wouldn't get ruined waiting for me to frame or sew it into something.   I was pacing myself, yeah thats it.  Well I have a few more to share before the year is over.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The holiday chaos begins

Which in my house usually means a bit of extra down time and hopefully some work on finishing my growing pile of completed stitching. I did manage to get another piece in for framing, Baroque by Jean Hilton. My husband picked this as a favorite before we were married, I stitched it, and its been stuck in a drawer for many years, add in a Black friday deal on framing at Joanns and its time to get it on the wall.

Monday, November 16, 2015

The home stretch

My favorite kind of Monday, one where I have the day off. Downside is I'll have all of Monday's work waiting for me when I get to work tomorrow, I'm ok with that now as my current goal is to not get dressed today haha!

As I'm off today I'm hoping to finish this one but I have a recipe I want to try so odds are I will be finishing this tomorrow evening but I can hope, right?  The other 11 are sitting on the sewing table with some lovely green Ultrasuede for finishing into the small pillows.  The recommended finishing is weeks dye works wool, a different color for nearly every design, I didn't find anywhere I could buy that small of a cut so I opted for a consistent fabric and I'm thinking about adding a bit of variation of color to the cording that will frame the design.