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Some Old Framing

  • Posted on February 24, 2012 at 7:58 pm

I figured I needed to post something at some point, since I’ve accomplished absolutely no stitching in a while and what I did get done before that, I can’t share yet. So, I took photos of two pieces that I framed/had framed recently. Okay, one was recently, one was last year.

First I’ll show the more recent one. I went ahead and had my Chatelaine Tiny Rose Mandala Garden framed at Michaels:

I just love the gold glitter inner mat. 🙂

Second is one that I framed up myself a few months ago. This is Just Nan’s Filagree Fancies – Magic Wings:

That’s it for now. I’m working again this weekend, just like I did last weekend, so I’ll report more… later???

What Am I Doing?!?

  • Posted on February 12, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Sorry I’ve been so quiet lately, except for WIPocalypse updates. I guess I’ve just been busy. I can’t tell you exactly what all I’ve been spending my time on, because, frankly, my brain has been quite scattered. 2 of the 5 PIF gifts are completely done, photographed and ready to go out. PIF #3 is half finished. PIF #4 has been started. PIF #5 was just kitted up this morning.

Other than that, it feels like I haven’t done much. I pretty much lost this week. After several weeks of no headaches (that I can remember, so any that may have had were minor), I had a 5-day run of pretty significant ones through the week. That definitely slowed me down. The most I was able to do was some PIF stitching when I felt up to it and some f-bomb felt piece cutting. The bulk of the focus was on trying to get my day job done, which took longer than usual because I was having trouble focusing. And I slept. A lot.

I have so much to do and so little time. I need to finish reconciling the OSL accounting so that we can file our taxes. I missed some personal financial things this year, so we’ll be getting less money back than normal, which flusters and annoys me. I’m behind in getting out bill payments because I lost an entire week. I need to go grocery shopping. I need to make f-bombs. I wanted to do a drawing before I see the person for whom it is intended at the beginning of March, but I’m not sure that’s going to happen since I am such a slow artist and won’t have a lot of free time between now and then. And I have a major software upgrade next Saturday morning, for which I haven’t had time to plan or do the prep work because everyone else’s projects took priority over mine. I am seriously hoping that I don’t pay for that, but I intend to devote this entire work week to my project, so hopefully I will be as prepared as I had intended and the upgrade will go as smoothly as I have envisioned.

That said, I have no pictures to share because all of the stitching has been secret and I should keep this short because I need to get off of my behind and get moving on some of these things that are stacking up (kind of like the dishes are stacking up in my sink – ugh).

Have a great week!

WIPocalypse Check-in – February 7, 2012

  • Posted on February 7, 2012 at 7:58 am

And the WIPocalypse continues! Here is my February update with my current WIPocalypse WIP list, including status updates:

    My current WIP pile:

  1. Northern Pine Designs – Geometric II
  2. Mill Hill – Spring Weathervanes – Floral Vase
  3. Jenna Magee – Purin
  4. Just Nan – Over the Top – Grow! (Tin Topper) – FINISHED!
  5. Lody Steward – Pagoda Pincushion
  6. Chatelaine Designs – Micro #1
  7. Lizzie*Kate – Dog Lessons For People
  8. Nora Corbett – The Sunflower Fairy – FINISHED!
  9. Older WIPs:

  10. The Victoria Sampler – Heirloom Memories Sampler
  11. Chatelaine Designs – Tiny Rose Mandala Garden – FINISHED!
  12. Leisure Arts – Pooh Sweet Dreams Afghan
  13. UFOs:

  14. Dimensions – Bonsai and Buddha
  15. Roz Watnemo – Flower Garden
  16. Mirabilia – Fairy Moon
  17. Mill Hill Treasured Spring Sampler Kit – Flower Basket Fantasy
  18. Jeanette Crews Designs – Computer Wizard – Current Focus Piece
  19. Giraffe Pillow

I’ve added another current WIP photo, for Mill Hill’s Flower Basket Fantasy. There is now only one piece left for which I do have have a photo of its current status: Lody Steward’s Pagoda Pincushion. I have finished the top piece of it, but not started the bottom yet, so I have nothing to show.

As I stated in my previous update, I needed to switch to a small piece that I could stitch in hand, so I picked up and completed Just Nan’s Grow! tin topper, from her Over the Top series.

Here are the before and after pics:

Just Nan – Over the Top – Grow! (Tin Topper), as of January 13, 2012:

Completed January 16, 2012:

Since that finish, I have been working on Computer Wizard from Jeanette Crews Designs. And a couple of other things, which have kept me from making really good progress on Computer Wizard. I am doing another PIF event this year and I decided to stitch everything (of course), so I have been working on those gifts. I only have to do 5 total and I’ve already started and completed two projects and started two more, so I’m making good and quick progress.

Here is where Computer Wizard was when I last worked on her (February 18, 2007!):

And here is where she is now:

Hopefully, I will have more to report next month!

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