Sunday, September 19, 2021

My Sunday Stitchy Update 09/19/21

Evening Everyone!

Well . . . I finally did it! The Christmas Characters are all stitched up, finally! YAY Now to put them in the "To Sew" pile for another day because I am kind of tired of looking at them right now. 

First here are the Polar Bear and the Elf.

Christmas Characters
Designer - Durene Jones

      

and here is the whole set.
First Stitch 07/01/21
Finished 09/17/21

Personally I think they turned out kinda nice as Durene Jones has some really cute designs. 

So now I am moving on to Halloween!! 

I have decided on a couple of charts from Barbara Ana Designs.  Here is the first one, 

First Stitch 09/18/21
Progress 09/19/21

It is kind of hard to see the white on this fabric and I hope it shows up better
once I get stuff stitched around it. This is how the entire design looks.


Well as always, THANK YOU for taking the time to stop by!
I hope to see you next week with another faithful update.

Until then...
take care, stay safe and keep on crafting!

Sunday, September 12, 2021

My Sunday Stitchy Update 09/12/21

Hi Everyone! 

It is Sunday once again and while I have been stitching EVERY DAY I still have not finished the Polar Bear and Elf ornaments. It seems like it is taking millions of blue Xs to fill in the background and I feel that I will never run out of space to put them in!

Christmas Characters
Polar Bear & Elf
Designer - Durene Jones

Progress 09/12/21

If there is anything about these ornaments that I can say I am glad about it is that I started them so early in the year. If I had waited until December I would have been in big trouble! I think that I can say with confidence that I will have these all stitched up by next week F I N A L L Y !

Hope to see you again next week
with another faithful update!

Thanks once again for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

August 2021 Stitching Stats!


I really tried to be a busy stitcher during the month of August trying to finish this ornament but I did NOT manage to get them all stitched up but their end is in sight!!  I am so ready to stitch some Halloween pieces that I broke down and bought from Barbara Ana Designs.  

My Stats for the month of August and Year to Date are...

Number of Days Stitched This Month = 31
Number of Days Stitched This Year = 241
     Missed two days in January

Number of Different Projects Worked on This Month = 4
Number of Different Projects Worked on This Year = 23
     Includes WIPs, UFOs (which may have already been worked on this year) and new starts 

Number of New Projects Started This Month = 3
Number of New Projects Started This Year = 12

Number of Projects Finished This Month = 3
Number of Projects Finished This Year = 15

So hopefully I will be back next month with a Halloween start!

Hope you have a great stitchy September.
Thanks so much for checking out my stitching summary!



Sunday, September 05, 2021

My Sunday Stitchy Update 09/05/21

Hi Everyone! Hope everything is good in your little corner of the world. 

Well I did not get the Polar Bear or Elf finished - SURPRISE! LOL I did finish filling each of them in but I still need to do the background. Hopefully that will be finished soon.

Christmas Characters
Polar Bear & Elf
Designer - Durene Jones
Progress 09/05/21

I really want to finish these soon because I am getting burnt out on them but I know that I can't put them down and take a break because I may not want to pick them back up!

Well we are having some serious storms so I am going to go now and maybe even get in a few more stitches before bed! Have a wonderful week.

Thanks so much for stopping by,
I really appreciate you looking at my projects.

Hope to see you again next week
with another faithful update!

Sunday, August 29, 2021

My Sunday Stitchy Update 08/29/21

Wow, here it is the end of  August and the unofficial end of summer already. 2021 is really moving fast especially when you compare it to 2020. That year seemed to just drag on forever...

This past week I did have a finish with the Penguin. I am not exactly sure what this gold is suppose to be but it was charted so I stitched it. Someone said it is tinsel, someone else said streamers and someone else suggested a scarf made with that fuzzy yarn so I guess it can be most anything.

Christmas Characters
Penguin
Designer - Durene Jones
Finished 08/23/21

Well then I decided to take the plunge and and start not one but two new ornaments. They are the last two in this chart. I really liked the Elf but figured why not add the Polar Bear too instead of leaving one empty spot on the fabric. I decided to tackle them both at the same time. I thought it may be confusing but it is working out pretty good.

Christmas Characters
Polar Bear (top) & Elf (bottom)
Designer - Durene Jones

Progress 08/29/21

Well short and sweet
about wraps up this week.

Thanks for taking a peek at my stitching
see ya next week with another faithful update!

Sunday, August 22, 2021

My Sunday Stitchy Update 08/22/21

Hi there friends! I hope that you are having a great day and taking a little time for yourself. That should be a very important part of your routine but so often we are so busy we overlook ourselves! 

This week I have been working on the Penguin and he is just about finished; he only needs a little more back stitch. Lately one of my eyes  has been bothering me when I stitch so I am not getting in as much time as I would like. Guess it is time for my self care and get in and get my prescription for my glasses updated. 

Anyways; here is the progress on the Penguin.

Christmas Characters
Penguin
Designer - Durene Jones
Progress 08/22/21
#2021ChristmasInJulySAL

He should be finished by tomorrow and then yes - I have decided to stitch at least one more ornament. Even though the background takes forever and ever... I think I will do the Elf though I am pretty sure it won't be finished by the end of the month!

I would like to start some Halloween stitches in September so I need to dig thru my stuff and see what I have. This year I did NOT buy the Just Cross Stitch Halloween magazine because let's face it, I buy it every year and barely ever stitch anything out of it. So I will search thru the old editions and my pile of charts to see what strikes my fancy.  Do you stitch Halloween designs? 

Well, thanks so much for stopping by,
see you next week with another faithful update!

Sunday, August 15, 2021

My Sunday Stitchy Update 08/15/21

Hi Friends!! I hope you are all doing well and had a great week.

For a lot of us here in the States school is back in session! Jacob was excited (even though he denied it) to go back and be around people his own age. Not sure if schools will stay in person or not but so far they seem to be doing well since they are wearing masks and they are going to start taking their temp and the plus side is Jacob is fully vaccinated. 

So this week I started the Penguin. I think I forgot how to count while I was stitching it because I had to frog quite a few times!  But then that is how I often stitch! LOL  

So here he is:

Christmas Characters
Penguin
Designer - Durene Jones
For me it is still the...
#2021ChristmasInJulySAL
Progress 08/15/21

Now back to the Penguin's other side! I still have some room on this piece of fabric so do I dare start another one? There are two more left on this leaflet. What do you think? I don't have anything pressing to stitch except maybe something for Halloween. Guess I will have to see if they fit!!

Thanks so much for stopping by,
see you next week with another faithful update!

Sunday, August 08, 2021

My Sunday Stitchy Update 08/08/21

Hello, hello, hello! 

I am still working on my Christmas ornaments even though it is no longer July and I have a finish to show you today.

So here is the Snowman...

Christmas Characters
Snowman
Designer - Durene Jones
#2021ChristmasInJulySAL
Finished  08/08/21

Next up is the Penguin and he is the last of the ones I HAVE to stitch. I am not going to say it won't take to long because every time I say that they seem to take forever!

Well that is it for today,
I hope to see you again next week
for another faithful update!

Thursday, August 05, 2021

July 2021 Stitching Stats!

 
It is time for some more statistics!


This month was the month for starting Christmas Ornaments! I always think I can stitch more or faster than I actually can but it is fun trying to get everything in!

So my Stats for the month of July and Year to Date are...

Number of Days Stitched This Month = 31
Number of Days Stitched This Year = 210
     Missed two days in January

Number of Different Projects Worked on This Month = 3
Number of Different Projects Worked on This Year = 19
     Includes WIPs, UFOs (which may have already been worked on this year) and new starts 

Number of New Projects Started This Month = 3
Number of New Projects Started This Year = 9

Number of Projects Finished This Month = 2
Number of Projects Finished This Year = 12

So since I wasn't able to finish all the ornaments in July, Christmas in July is continued to August!

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to read my numbers!

Sunday, August 01, 2021

My Sunday Stitchy Update 08/01/21

Hello Friends! Here it is August already. This year seems to be moving fast all of a sudden. I guess it is all the returning to "normal" again.

I am still working on Christmas in July and will probably continue thru August; at least most of it. The FB group I joined has extended the SAL at least until October for Halloween!

This week I started working on a Snowman which is the third of four I am doing. He has a large section of white stitches coming up and of course it is on white fabric but he is looking kinda cute already. 

Christmas Characters
Snowman
#2021ChristmasInJulySAL
Designer - Durene Jones
Progress 07/31/21

I hope to finish this one hopefully by Wednesday and then start on the Penguin!

Thanks so much for stopping by,
have a great week and I'll see you on Sunday!