Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Very Little Stitching...

I have done very little stitching this week, it seems. I have been so busy... I think there was something to do every single evening last week after work. I hate weeks like that.
I did make progress without frogging on Simple Gifts last Wednesday. I was ready to throw in the towel on it in my last post. I will post a picture of it this week showing updated progress.
Thursday was supposed to be Shimmering Mermaid, but I just wasn't feeling the love for her on Thursday. Instead I made a new start (actually two, but who is counting...). I started Lo How a Rose and My Favorite Kitten. No photos though... Something about new stash in the mail makes me want to start whatever it is as soon as it comes in...and suddenly I am bored with all of the other projects that I have started and abandoned. Pathetic!
No time to stitch on Friday. We ran to town to get a few things, supper at McDonalds with Ronald McDonald himself, and then Jake had a sock hop to attend at his school. It was so cute and so funny to see all the littles dressed in jeans, plain white T's, poodle skirts, bobby socks. :) His school does a lot of fun things. This particular dance was just for the kinders, 1st, and 2nd graders. They had a prize patrol awarding prize tickets for kids who participated in things like the twist, the limbo, hula hooping, etc. I think Jake would still be there dancing if they were passing out prizes. We came home with more than our fair share of junk, I mean, prizes. I came home completely exhausted...
I did regain my focus over the weekend. I worked a little on Blessings and Kind Wishes (not enough to be photo-worthy). I managed to get a few stitches into This Is The Day... I love that little red bird. :)

I also worked on June Morning quite a bit yesterday evening. This is one fun project! I love the colors, and I love the different motifs. The dragonfly was my favorite, but I think the strawberry is starting to edge him out...

Tonight I am back to Kindness. I have decided to try stitching the little brownish leaves in 611 DMC and see how that works. My skeins of WDW Cocoa are too dark...it is blending too much with the Chestnut. I checked the pattern, and DMC 611 is the conversion for Cocoa. We'll see how that works...

Thank you all for your responses regarding thread storage. I like floss away bags a lot like several of you. I just haven't found a good way to store them other than on a enormous ring with all of the rings thrown into a tote. Thank you for your kind comments on my projects as well. I have been a little disenchanted with some of the projects in my rotation this week, but determined to stick it out. That is what a rotation is for, right? to work on things and see progress and finishes. I think I picked way too many huge projects for my rotation and not enough smaller (quick gratification) pieces...but that is okay too. Every stitch is one stitch closer to a finished project.

Okay, I am off to visit some of your blogs that I have missed out on this week.

Happy stitching!



  1. I'm just lovin' your progress on June morning. I must have missed the discussion about storing threads, but I found these storage units with four drawers in them (in with the rubbermaid stuff). The drawers are the same width as the floss bags. I think I had to buy two sets (four drawers each) for all my threads, but I've lined them up numerically for the DMC, and then alphabetically by WDW, etc. It works really great. You could probably find them at Walmart, Joanne's, Home Depot, etc. Oh, and they're made to stack on top of each other.

  2. You're doing great with all the stitching Kellie! I'm looking forward to starting This is the Day in another week or so!

    I know sometimes it just feels like you never get enough stitching in!

  3. Beautiful progress on both your wips! I think I may have to get "This is the day" kitted up (I already have June Morning kitted - I love that one too)! :)

  4. Oh my gosh! I love your This Is The Day. I loved my fabric but I think yours is way better--it just looks wonderful. Isn't that little bird the cutest? I couldn't wait to get to stitch him. :) Your June Morning--gorgeous! We had a nice day of 60 degree temps (which is fairly warm for here, especially at this time of the year) and it reminded me of summer coming soon, June mornings, etc.

    Sounds like your son had a great time at the dance! ;)

    With my floss away bags, I have the bags split up numerically (all the 500s on one ring, etc.) and the GAST & WDWs done alphabetically. Then I have a big drawer in the side table right near where I sit that they go into. I probably said that before. My husband hates that I've taken over the drawer but it keeps everything at hand while also allowing me to shut the drawer and get it out of sight.

  5. Love both your pieces! I have this is the day kitted and ready to go.