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No More School Posts (Legacy)

  • Posted on April 26, 2015 at 3:40 pm

I made the decision to pull down all of the artwork that I did back in 2008 as part of my classes at the Art Institute Online. I was told some time ago that subsequent students were downloading my photos and submitting them as their own. I added watermarks to all of the photos upon learning that, but have now decided that the work is old enough that I am going to hide everything from the public. That includes the posts on here that I had under the School category. That way I will still have my scans (of course I still have the originals) with my notes, should I want to reference them. I had to delete them completely out of my photo album because hiding it in Gallery allows them to still be accessible via direct link, so anyone who found them via Google would still be able to access them.

It’s a little strange to be deleting what was a significant effort in my life, but my hope is that future artistic endeavors are yet to come, so I just get to clear the slate and start again. 🙂 Some time in the near future, I will take photos of the couple of drawings I’ve done a little more recently, so this blog won’t be completely devoid of traditional forms of art.

2015 Stitching Goals – Update #2

  • Posted on April 26, 2015 at 1:18 pm

New progress since I last posted:

My Purin design is finally complete, as of last night. I didn’t stitch for a while, so I didn’t knock it out until I sat down and really concentrated on it for two days. I have interrupted any further WIP progress to crank out an impromptu piece – The Sweetheart Tree – Teenie Graduation Announcement. Unfortunately, the stitching hasn’t gone smoothly today. Lots of ripping and restitching, but I hope that I’m back on track now. It’s a small piece, but as with all of hers, the fractional stitches are numerous and intense. Once that is finished, I will turn to Joan Elliott’s Water Wonderland. It’s a Christmas gift for my mother and since we will be back for a cousin’s wedding, I’m tempted to try to get it done and framed by then, which means it will have to be completed by the end of September, roughly. Throw in our annual trip to Walt Disney World in late September and that deadline backs up to mid-September. That’s 5 1/2 months, though. I hope I can manage that with all I have going on (fodder for another, personal post).

On Bluebell and Heirloom Memories, they have arrived at Jill’s studio. I have heard nothing further, but knowing their backlog, I gave Amber free rein to take their time, as needed.

I confess that I’m dying to either kit up Nora Corbett’s Waterlily (which just needs floss pulled to complete kitting) and get it on a scroll frame or to pull another WIP from the pile and work on it, but I must be disciplined right now.

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Nora Corbett – Bluebell Pixie — Complete stitching
** Stitching completed on January 6, 2015 **

Nora Corbett – Bluebell Pixie — Send to Jill Rensel for framing
** At Jill’s studio **

The Victoria Sampler – Heirloom Memories Sampler — Complete stitching
** Stitching completed on January 23, 2015 **

The Victoria Sampler – Heirloom Memories Sampler — Send to Jill Rensel for framing
** At Jill’s studio **

Joan Elliott – Water Wonderland — Complete stitching
Joan Elliott – Water Wonderland — Frame by end of October(?)

Jenna Magee – Purin — Make significant progress on, if not complete, stitching
** Stitching completed on April 25, 2015 **

Passione Ricamo – Mystery SAL 2013 — Make significant progress on stitching
** In progress **

Lizzie-Kate – Dog Lessons for People — Make significant progress on stitching

Nordic Needle – Flower Garden — Complete stitching

Teresa Wentzler – Sun Dragon (Turquoise) — Rip and restitch necessary sections; complete stitching
** Ripped *
Teresa Wentzler – Sun Dragon (Turquoise) — Send to Jill Rensel, along with his purple brother, for framing (provided I can afford it)

Mirabilia – Fairy Moon — Make progress on stitching

Complete stitching on at least 2 Just Nan designs in my stash. This includes new starts as needed to work through my Just Nan stash.
– Grow pincushion?
– Minerva Mouse?
– Lorelei Lamb?

2015 Stitching Goals – Update

  • Posted on April 14, 2015 at 3:02 pm

New progress since I last posted:

The Victoria Sampler – Heirloom Memories Sampler has been completed and significant progress has been made on my Purin design. I intend to knock out Purin on my week off next week. Teresa Wentzler – Sun Dragon (Turquoise) has been ripped out where I wanted to rip out and is on a scroll frame. Joan Elliott – Water Wonderland is on a scroll frame, as well, and waiting in the wings. This one I need to get done and framed by the end of October (the deadline has advanced). Passione Ricamo – Mystery SAL 2013 is on a lap stand and I have been making some progress. It’s such a huge piece that hours of work don’t look like much.

Nora Corbett – Bluebell Pixie and The Victoria Sampler – Heirloom Memories Sampler are on their way to Jill Rensel as I type this.

I joined a SAL group on Facebook for Mirabilia – Fairy Moon, so that is progress, at least in my mind.

No other progress to report at this time, but hopefully a finish to report soon!

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Nora Corbett – Bluebell Pixie — Complete stitching
** Stitching completed on January 6, 2015 **

Nora Corbett – Bluebell Pixie — Send to Jill Rensel for framing (provided I can afford it)
** On it’s way to Jill **

The Victoria Sampler – Heirloom Memories Sampler — Complete stitching
** Stitching completed on January 23, 2015 **

The Victoria Sampler – Heirloom Memories Sampler — Send to Jill Rensel for framing (provided I can afford it)
** On it’s way to Jill **

Joan Elliott – Water Wonderland — Complete stitching
Joan Elliott – Water Wonderland — Frame by end of October

Jenna Magee – Purin — Make significant progress on, if not complete, stitching
** Completion anticipated by end of April **

Passione Ricamo – Mystery SAL 2013 — Make significant progress on stitching
** In progress **

Lizzie-Kate – Dog Lessons for People — Make significant progress on stitching

Nordic Needle – Flower Garden — Complete stitching

Teresa Wentzler – Sun Dragon (Turquoise) — Rip and restitch necessary sections; complete stitching
** Ripped **
Teresa Wentzler – Sun Dragon (Turquoise) — Send to Jill Rensel, along with his purple brother, for framing (provided I can afford it)

Mirabilia – Fairy Moon — Make progress on stitching

Complete stitching on at least 2 Just Nan designs in my stash. This includes new starts as needed to work through my Just Nan stash.
– Grow pincushion?
– Minerva Mouse?
– Lorelei Lamb?


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