Friday, May 6, 2011

What Are You Working On?

What's everyone working on?  We'd like to hear about your current top two or three projects and how they are going.  Feel free to answer in a comment or in your own post.  Pictures would be great, too, for any adventurous ones out there!

I'm working on a self-designed birth sampler for Izzie.  I have hit a bump in the road, though, because I have decided I don't like the fabric I've been working on.  It's not the delicate fabric I used for my great niece's birth sampler, and the moon just isn't showing up at all.  I haven't decided what to do about it.

I started the Soar sampler from Brenda Gervais, but am really poking along on it.  Next week is the last week that photos will be shown in this SAL, and I doubt that I'll have enough finished to bother sending in.  Some have finished already.  They are really cute.  You can see them in today's post on her blog shown in the right margin.

I need to get back into BBD's Anniversaries of the Heart.  I have all the patterns now, but am six months behind!  This is one of my contract pieces for sampler guild, so I should get addicted to that piece again.

Sandy said she is working on her contract piece...I forget what it is.  Toni is in a cast, but I heard she did get a few stitches in.  Linda...what are you up to?  What five major projects have you finished since I saw you last?!  BTW, Linda...I saw your Mrs. Waddelow (?) on Ellen Chester's blog today.  I think that was my first visit to that blog.  The photos were nice, but didn't show all the true beauty of your project.

Let's see or hear what you are stitching!


  1. Hi All,
    I am scattering my stitches between several projects...BBD Autumn Song (2007), BBD Beneath the Sunlit Sky (2007), PW Lounging Hare, JdP FF A Stitch in Time... between trying to move, dodging raindrops, work, work, work and a good dose of anger. BTW, I was listening to the Derby pre-race ( which is why I'm posting), I thought of you and a certain other Derby day and thought, "Hey, we should be stitching!" See you Tuesday!

  2. Hey, Sue -

    I was thinking about our little Derby pool this morning. Was that two years ago? Not too much skill involved, but fun anyway. If I remember right, Shirley won all the $$$ didn't she?

    Just had a fun afternoon with my daughter. Glad to be home now, as the sunshine has turned to liquid again.

    By the way, I'm picking Pants on Fire...makes me laugh!


  3. I think you are right on all counts...two years have certainly flown by....and yeah, Shirley had the luck of the draw....What a fun ending to a fun weekend with friends!
    Animal Kingdom..... come from behind makes it exciting....

  4. I have also started the Soar Sampler, but have gotten bogged down with other projects. Brenda's Ann Sandles reproduction is also very nice. I picked that up too.
    I just finished reproducing a few new samplers for teaching pieces. Look for the "Emily Bradham" reproduction sampler in the September issue of Cross Stitch and Needlework. Now if I could just not do my doctorate, I might have some time....Hope everyone has a wonderful Mother's Day!

    P.S. I love the Blackbird Designs Anniversaries of the Heart--hope to carve some time out for them too.

  5. Robin - Congrats on your upcoming publication in September. I don't know how you do one tenth of what you do!

    Surprised you would be working on Soar sampler...I'll probably leave that one behind, unfortunately, for the new start. It looked so sweet and innocent and quick. Then I remembered that nothing is a quick finish for me. Have you been an eagle nest watcher? Isn't it incredible that Brenda was able to donate $1100 or whatever the amount is up to now, as a result of the sale of that pattern? Fun.

    I love the ones done on dark blue and black.

    Yes, Happy Mother's Day to all.


  6. I too was thinking of our Derby draw a couple of years ago-was fun. I am working on I Sigh Not for Beauty-was a sal on Ellen's blog.This weekend, Fling with Kim-yea!, will work on Fruit of the Vine--both contracts. Parasol stitched-not together. Working 5 da/wk not 4-yuck! Also stitched last year's wrsg roll up(waiting on dr. project)--need to get machine out to complete. Want to get Lady Jane started. Happy Mother's Day to all- I am going to stitch today!!

  7. Geeze, Linda, I'm tired from just reading your list! Can't even imagine what you'll accomplish whenever you get to go on fewer days,

    You go, girl!