Monday, November 14, 2011

Finishes and Progress

Hi, just popping in to fnally share some photos of what I've been working on (and finishing) in recent months.  WARNING* this will be PHOTO HEAVY!  And awful photography, as usual, ;)

First is my finished Mystery Sampler.  When I last mentioned this one, I was sweating over the leaves.  Proud to say, I not only made it through te leaves, but perservered, and finished!  Sorry about the wrinkles...

Next will be recently stitched blocks on Village of Hawk Run Hollow.  I have 1 1/2 blocks to go before I'm done, which WILL BE by December 31 of this year :))





My other piece that WILL BE finished by December 31, 2011, :), is my Carriage House Samplers alphabet sampler.  I have stitched 2 letters every month this year, still have G, I, N, T and Z to do.  I don't remember where I left off sharing my progress months ago, but I'll bore you with a few recent finishes.








Can't neglect showing my Anniversaries of the Heart.  It's been pretty slow-going, but with these other 2, much older projects out of the way, this will move to the top of the heap as my big @#$, priority project of 2012.  I was having a really tough time coming up with someone to honor in my Farm House (May) block  I was pretty sure my great aunt Vivian from Tennessee was born in May.  I had 3 childless great aunts, so we were their surrogate grandchildren, and they are all 3 included in my AotH.  Anyway, I did some online research, and lo and behold, found Vivian, and was corrrect, she was born May 29, 1916, so she has earned her rightful place of honor on Farm House.  I skipped down to row 3 to work on Pumpkin Farm during October and November.



Last, but not least, I've accomplished a wee bit on the newest Loose Feathers, Summer and Autumn.  And, I muddled through the dreaded band block of Casting a Spell.  I got a late start on that for this year, but have my wooden box, and everything needed in order to work on this in the coming months, and have it ready for next fall.



So, that's about it...yes, I know, it's quite enough for one post!  I don't know about you, but I'm already daydreaming about future projects and mapping out my stitching plans and goals for next year.

Hope you're having a wonderful fall!

9 comments:

RuthB said...

Wow. I'm so jealous of all your progress! Everything looks lovely. I need to adopt your block-a-month attitude with my Carriage HOuse Christmas piece and maybe it'd be done for Christmas next year. :)

Mouse said...

ohhh well done on all your progress .. and I hope you meet your goals in getting them finished on time :)would like to do AoTH next year myself but we shall see :) love mouse xxx

Nancy said...

Wonderful stitching projects! I am also planning my goals for 2012 and having fun thinking about what to stitch and finish. Happy stitching!

Nancy said...

P.S. I loved listening to the Frank Sinatra music on your blog!

Anonymous said...

Lovely!!!
Lovely!!!
Françoise

angel parker said...

Love your stitching! I am working on A@HRH but I only have one and a third block done. You have inspired me to start CHS alphabet in Jan. or when I finish the two current projects I am working on.

Sharyn said...

Cindy,
I was impressed by all of your beautiful stitching projects!I liked your idea of stitching the PS Santas. I will look forward to seeing them stitched up. There are many in my stash too!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

My goodness! I think you've made grand progress! And everything is beautiful! Are you joining that WIPocolypse (or something similar) for 2012? It doesn't look like you need motivation - you are getting them finished on your own.

Anonymous said...

Found your lovely blog....
I am dying to stitch the "Friends Nantucket Basket" you were working on last year. Have you completed it and would you consider loaning/selling it? Gorgeous work!!
RuthQlt@aol.com