An occasionally crafty, supposed grown up, plant killing, dachshund wrangler living in the pacific northwest
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Progress update on 'Hope'
I would love to say Hope is complete, finished and I'm half way through the next sheep in the Sheep Virtues Series from LHN but alas, I am not. A lot of other things demanded my attention this week, but such is life.
If I manage to sit still this evening I should be able to finish up the last few things on this, at the moment nothing else is planned but as is the case here lately, that can and often does change.
Today, I am pleased I no longer live in Michigan. The weather I'm seeing through the local news there is beyond words. Wind chill readings below zero, blowing snow, I do not miss any of it. Out my window I see a lovely blue sky with the sun shining, and its the coldest day of the week, so I'm not loving the weather but we're above freezing. My feet feel like 2 blocks of ice despite extra warm socks that I would prefer to be curled up in a warm blanket to help them stay warm. Despite all the cold, the plants remain confused on what to do. I spotted daffodils on Sunday that are already putting up leaves from the otherwise mild weather here
And another year begins. Perhaps this might be one where I don't stop blogging mid-year as has been the trend past years. The past few years have been a journey in more ways than one and I'm finally at a point where I have a sense of peace with it all. My WIP page is linked in the banner, there are seriously too many for me to repost them all here.
Some ripping done recently on Hometown Holidays. I had the wrong color in for the siding around the wreath and while it was fine, I annoyed me because I knew it was wrong. That aside there isn't much left on this one and I can move on to the third piece in the series.
Not a lot to finishing up on the Old Italian Sewing set from GPA, I have that out to work on when my arm needs a break from the afghan. The high thread count makes this difficult to take anywhere, I need my ott light and magnifiers to see properly without straining my eyes.
Ambrosia Honey from the EGA member magazine. I needed another project started right? …
I've managed to get a few things done over the past few months, the record rain and cold persisted and I still wasn't up to hiking so I didn't leave the house unless necessary. The Linen band sampler is almost done, still. I've got the last section in, cut and I'm at the point of wrapping bars and adding the decorative stitches so it was put away again until I have bigger blocks of time to stitch. Once I start a block I don't like to leave it half finished as the threads can lose tension and I'm likely to forget where I was in the design.
I did manage to finish my pansy needle roll and take this completely awful picture of the finished piece. I started this one in 2012 from the note on the chart, then I promptly misplaced it in the house and didn't work on it again until late last year.
I also stitched and finished the pieces I had from the Isotta series by Giulia Punti Antichi. I wasn't able to get all the charts as these were sold in 2007 and …