Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Stitching Updates.....

Hi & Happy Wednesday!  Just thought I'd post a quick update on my little bit of stitching I've been doing this month.  Actually, it feels like quite a bit of stitching to me, but it doesn't look like a lot of progress.  I guess it is though.... it's hard to "see" it sometimes when you're doing it yourself and you're not "finishing" anything.  First up though, is a narrow scarf I crocheted almost 2 weeks ago.  Nicole came up and was trying to teach me how to knit (that's HARD!) but I ended up with one of her crochet hooks & made her a dishcloth, then that night & the next I made this scarf.  Yes, it's PINK - HOT pink, not pastel pink... there is a MAJOR difference! ;-) 

And this is where I was last time I posted a pic of Drawn Thread's Open Heart....

And this is my progress as of last Thursday night (the 20th).....  not a huge amount, but it's better than nothing, right?  It's so pretty, but I have to admit, with the 34 ct that I'm having problems seeing and all the speciality stitches, I decided to put it down for awhile.....  so.....

I decided to pick up Brenda Keyes/Sampler Company's "Heaven Doth Ask" and get back to it.  I was stitching the row of words shown below when I realized I hadn't taken a "before" picture, so here it is...


And this is as of last night - Jan. 25th.  This is 25 ct over 1 and though I LOVE it, it really seems as slow as "An Open Heart".  The border is super slow going, but I've done quite a bit since last Saturday night.  (No stitching last Friday after the concert, I was too tired!)

Here are the pics side by side - guess I have done a bit more than I thought.... maybe that's because I've spent MANY hours listening to Diana Gabaldon's "Voyager" for the past 10 days - it's only 44 hours long - finished it at 2 a.m. this morning.  I'm going to miss Jamie & Claire, but I've got to get some sleep before I start the next one.... ;-)


I'll probably keep working on this, at least for a couple more nights.  Nicole is coming Saturday I think... so no telling what I might get into after that!  ;-)  

And aside from the stitching, I spent MANY hours over the past two weekends purging & trying to organize my personal stash.  Let's just say I need a 2nd shop.....  seriously....  It feels good to have it almost done though! 
Now, who wants to buy the whole lot of it???  You'll need a Uhaul.....

Thanks for stopping by & Happy Stitching...

PS- Can you please say a prayer for a dear friend of mine "G"?  She has found a lump her in breast and it's going to be a short time before she has any news.  Please keep her in your prayers that all will turn out well!  Thank you!

19 comments:

Nicole said...

I love the scarf Amy!! It turned out great!! You crocheted that fast - I'm still slowly working on my scarf. :)

Your wips look great too - I love them both and can't wait to see them in person on Sat!

Nicole said...

P.S. your friend will be in my thoughts and prayers. Hopefully, it will turn out to be ok!!

Karen said...

Pink???? Where's Amy????

Love the scarf! You have made great progress on both of your WIP! Just love the Brenda Keye's piece also...they both going to be great finishes. And yes....every little bit helps.

Hope y'all fun Saturday....saying prayers for your friend that all will be okay.

Happy stitching...

Peggy H. said...

Beautiful! I will keep your friend in my prays. Been there. I had the same situation the last few months and after mammograms, ultrasound and surgery it was nothing super serious. Good luck to her. God won't take her before her time, and if it is breast cancer it is very survivable! Known a lot of women who had it and have lived many long years since.

Peggy H.
http://memoriesgardendesigns.blogspot.com/

Michele said...

The stitching looks great! That Jamie was something else, wasn't he? ;)

Faye said...

I love the scarf too!!! Still cant believe you did it in pink~~~ LOL

I've been waiting to see the Brenda Keyes piece resurface..LOVE that pattern and hope to stitch it one day...you are brave doing it over 1, but it is large!!!

Crossing my fingers for "g" for sure!! Take care, Faye

Myra said...

I will keep your friend in my thoughts and prayers. The hot pink scarf looks great! Great color to brighten up a dreary winter. I think you have made a lot of progress on your WIP's - they are very pretty too.

Blu said...

Gorgeous stitching! Open Heart looks amazing!

Prayers out to your friend "G"

CalamityJr said...

I have never seen that piece before, and think it's worth every stitch, even if it is a slow-go. I'll be praying with you for "G".

Beth said...

I will definetly be sending some positive thoughts to "G". I know it is survivable if it is cancer. If it is, and she wants to talk to anybody, I am available.

Your stitching is beautiful as always, but very productive as well. I didn't know that you crocheted - pretty scarf, even if it is pink.

Patty C. said...

Prayers for your friend

Your work displayed is just beautiful

Cathy B said...

That Brenda Keyes Sampler ---love it! You have made good progress on both of your WIPs.

Wish I lived close enough so that I could join you and Nicole some time. You two always have fun!

Will keep your friend in my prayers.

BrendaS said...

Your WIP's look great. Love the Brenda Keyes piece!!!

I will keep your friend in my thoughts and prayers

Kathy Ellen said...

You have made wonderful progress on both "Open Heart" and "Heaven Doth Ask", and both pieces are coming along beautifully.
My thoughts and prayers are with your friend.

Kathy said...

Beautiful stitching. I love the color of your scarf. Soooooo pretty.

Now that your stash is all organized would you like to come do mine? LOL

Sonda in OR said...

What a nice sampler. And your scarf is reminding me that I need to get my scarf out and finish it.

Natalia said...

Best wishes for your friend... I hope it will all be okay.
Love the color of your scarf and I love Brenda Keye !!! I hadn't see it before.

Pointed Stitcher said...

Your Sampler Company piece is just beautiful, nice work. I like your Drawn Thread piece also :)

Carolyn NC said...

Stitching looks great! And you did a wonderful job on the scarf!