Tuesday, February 24, 2009

WIPs Galore

And I even have a small finish to show. The needlebook cover from LHN's Traveling Stitcher. I actually surprised myself since this is on linen and I started it Thursday evening at my LNS's sit and stitch and finished it Saturday. Stitched on 32 ct mocha linen. I can't believe how easy it was. I think I'm getting the hang of stitching on linen! Whoooooooppeeeeee. A gold star for me. :)

Speaking of the Traveling Stitcher, below is the small progress I made on Saturday afternoon while watching Gone With the Wind. I hadn't watched that movie in years and even though I remembered much of it, including the dialogue, it was the perfect movie for an afternoon of stitching.



Sunday morning I had a nasty migraine. I take meds for the migraines and they work but sometimes there's some breakthrough. There was in the afternoon. Just enough to make me feel a bit yucky. I tried stitching on my LK Tinsel for my February ornament but, as you can see, I didn't get very far. For some reason the small count fabric (this one is on 22 count over 1) was just made my eyes and head ache.




So I spent a little while adding to another work in progress, Breathing Lessons from the Sunflower Seed. Since it is 14 count aida I hoped it would be easier on the eyes. But as you can see I didn't get very far. :(

In my last post about kitting up projects in advance Debra asked "...was wondering how many projects are you stitching on? Do you just stitch one at a time? DLS "

To Debra and anyone else who is curious: I use a modified rotation. Well, I guess you could call it that. Besides the projects that you see in the photos above I have a couple more that I'm working on. So as you can see I am definitely not stitching them one at a time. :) Not much chance of getting bored. :) But this is also one of the reasons I don't seem to have that many finishes. :)


This one is in my bag that I carry to work. I'll stitch on this one while I'm on the train on my way home. And sometimes at lunch. It's been a wip for the last month so as you can see the progress on this one is slow. :)

The there's the LHN's Coming to America that I've been stitching on for the last few weeks. I did work on this one 3 nights last week. Sorry about all the wrinkles.

While I love to finish a project I also love to start them. :) Probably one reason my WIP basket is overflowing. LOL

I want to thank you all for the comments both here on my blog and in my groups. It's been fun seeing so many different ways that people prepare for a new project. Now me, I have to be sure I have plenty of projects large and small all lined up. I am glad I'm not alone in having so many waiting in the wings. Errr, baskets. :)

Until next time............

Love and stitches

Kathy

20 comments:

Carolyn NC said...

I love them all!!! I'm dying to start on my Traveling Stitcher, but I have a few obligations first, and then I can start. Seeing yours makes me pure drool! Love all the rest - they are some of my favorites and I do believe I have most of them in my pile to get to stitch, too! You know the old saying...Great minds....etc. LOL
Hope your migraine stays GONE!

Donna said...

Look at you go! Love all the stitching. It is beautiful. Hope your migraine stays far, far away.

Katrien said...

All of your stitching looks great!

Vicky L said...

Your stitching looks great. I love the Coming to America. I want the pattern. I like the question but not sure how to answer. I will probably put a post on my blog this weekend. Keep up the good work.

Patricia said...

GREAT stitching Kathy wow love them all, especially the needle book.
Happy stitching,
HUGS
Patty Smith

Patti said...

Everything looks wonderful. I bet your WIP basket is overflowing. Love patti xxx

Nancy said...

Great post! Love all the starts! I can't imagine trying to stitch with a headache! We caught a few minutes of Gone with the Wind this weekend too! My WIP?? Well only 2 right now....I don't like the starting process! LOL

Dawn said...

Your work is beautiful! I have so many wips, I should hang my head in shame..lol!entent

Debra said...

Thanks for answering my question. I have at least 5 that I am working on right now. Congrats on your finish and your wips are looking good.
DLS

Dawn said...

Your little needles piece is gorgeous, it makes it even nicer as you have stitched it on linen. I just love working on linen.

Love your blog, your blog was my inspiration for starting a blog. Thank you.

Dawn
Devon(UK)

Rene la Frog said...

Love all you WIP's....great stitching on the linen. I think the LK is going to a must have.

I won't even attempt to count my WIP's, I know I don't have enough fingers and toes to do it. <:o)

Cindy F. said...

Great wips!! I used to be a one-at-a-timer, but I'm loving stitching on more than one now. I do need to get more q-snaps:) Good job girl!

Jean said...

Thanks for sharing all your photos - I love seeing all the stuff people are working on. I don't have a problem with WIP's, just UFO's!!

Milly~ said...

Wow you got some nice stitching going on. Look forward to seeing your progress on them.

Gillie said...

Hooray for you - I love that Travelling Stitcher piece! Sorry about the migraines, I've been there!

Terri said...

Looks great Kathy

Alice said...

Kathy, you are a very dedicated stitcher. I could learn from you. ; ) I am hopeless but perhaps rotation is what I need but then I fear I might never get anything finished. You have made tremendous progress and stitching on linen is clearly not a joke. The advantage of stitching on so many projects are that you will have lots of projects finished around the same time which is not bad at all. You go girl!!!
Alice

Meari said...

They all look wonderful, Kathy.

Natasha said...

Your wip's look great so far. Keep it up.
Natasha

Mare said...

These all look so pretty!