Thursday, October 20, 2011

Two finishes!

I don't have hardly any finishes for the year, and now I have two in one night!!! Please excuse my poor excuse for photography.

Let me present....

Molly by Carriage House Samplings
Recommended fabric and threads

October Word Play by With Thy Needle and Thread
Recommended threads/fabric unknown

What to stitch next?? Inspired by Margaret's A&E wall, I am thinking I might focus on finishing my Paradise Lost By Plum Street Samplers. Here is where I have last left off with this particular project...

I have quite a few A&E designs in my stash. Maybe it is time I concentrate on creating an A&E wall of my own. :)

A little sneaky peek of a blanket that I am knitting.

Petey says "Happy Stitching!"


Sunday, October 16, 2011

New starts and a stall

I have stalled on Molly that I showed in the last post. She is 99.9% finished. I ran out of one color of NPI and need to finish about 20 stitches. As soon as I get my order from Needlecraft Corner, I will have a finish to post. And regrettably, it will be the second of two stitching finishes that I have had this entire year. I don't know what has been wrong with me this year. I think I hop back and forth between projects too much without making a lot of progress in any direction. The last couple of weeks I have tried hard to stick to one stitching project at a time and have been pleased with the progress I have made. I don't see myself becoming a one-at-time stitcher again, but I'm leaning heavily back in that direction.

While waiting for my NPI thread to arrive, I decided to stitch something small that I can easily finish in a week or so. This is October Word Play by With Thy Needle & Thread. I love Her designs, and this caught my eye from the first sneak peek that was shown on her blog. But wouldn't you know, I'm now running out of another thread for this design.

I'm still knitting as well. I started another Pioneer Braid scarf. I love this simple garter stitch design that in my opinion looks more complicated than it is.

Hard to believe that the last time I posted, I was here (although I didn't allude to that in my post).

Now we are back in reality....

Have a happy week ahead....


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Rediscovering Molly

I recently dug Molly of Carriage House Samplings out of the never ending WIP pile. I am really enjoying the stitching and wondering why I have let her lapse for so long. I want to eventually stitch all of the CHS "girls." I finished Mary Margaret several years ago. I ordered the remaining NPIs that I need to start stitching Elizabeth right after I finish Molly. Suzannah is my least favorite, but I still want to stitch her to complete the set. I envision these hanging on my wall in window pane fashion. If only I could talk Kathy Barrick into coming out of retirement and designing a boy preferably with a dog to match Molly's cat. Lol!

My stitching mojo has ebbed and flowed since I learned to knit last summer. I try not to stress over the fact that there are tons of things that I want to stitch and the fact that I don't always have the desire to stitch. Rather I just go with the flow when the stitching notion strikes. I am enjoying the current wave and hope it continues for awhile. Stitching was my first love. I hope the mojo never leaves completely.