venerdì, marzo 02, 2007

Trying to catch up...

I seem not to have much time to do everything during these weeks...I'm reading all your blogs but I don't usually leave comments and I don't post on my own blog. :(

On Mondays I usually stitch my UFOs. After finishing September Flip-It Block by LK I decided to have a break and not to start immediately the left Flip-It (December one). I selected a new UFO and I resurrected Winter Peace by SBF.

I have already finished it because it is not a long pattern. It's quick and the snowman is so funny!

I also finished the monthly blocks of the tablecloth. Here is one of the pears I stitched.

I have another finish. It's a PS Santa (1999 Santa). I'm going to stitch six annual Santas for next Christmas. I decided to work on six Santas because they usually take me more time than other PS Santas.

After 1999 Santa (adorable with those gingerbreadmen), I'm going to stitch 1997 Santa.

I started my third DD pattern, Mary Heaton. This is the first progress.

I didn't forget my rotation. I'm till using it and I'm making small progresses on many patterns but I usually post a picture when I have a big progress so we have to wait a bit for viewing something new.

Reviewing goals...

February Goals:

- stitch twice Pear Thread Packs by LHN for my tablecloth
- stitch three little patterns for my Advent calendar
- finish 1999 Santa by PS
- finish September Flip-It and start stitching the last one
I finished September Flip-It but I've not started the last one yet
- finish Abigail Winslow and her pillow and start the next DD block
In addition I finished Season of rest by LHN and Winter Peace by SBF.

March Goals:
- stitch three times Apples Thread Packs by LHN for my tablecloth
- stitch three little patterns for my Advent calendar
- start stitching 1997 Santa by PS, December Flip-It and Season of Hope by LHN
- finish Mary Heaton and her pillow
- stitch a mail art envelope

This month will be pretty busy because I have to stitch three blocks for my tablecloth and I'm not sure to be able to finish all of them.

giovedì, febbraio 22, 2007

Small finishes

On Mondays I usually stitch one of my UFOs.
During the past weeks I worked on September Flip-It block by Lizzie Kate. I should have finished all the 12 blocks last December but I couldn't stitch the September and the December ones.
Finally I finished the first and during the next weeks I'll start and stitch December Flip-It.

I'm also working on an Advent Calendar and I have to stitch at least three sachets for month. These are the sachets of February (naturally I have to sew them!).

I could finish the first pattern in the series "Season of..." by LHN.
The first I stitched is Season of rest.

mercoledì, febbraio 14, 2007

Pictures and pictures

During the past days I didn't have enough time to be often online and post on my blog.
Now I'm trying to catch up with the progress of the last week and I hope to forget nothing.

Progress on the first PS Santa I'm stitching for Christmas 2007.

Season of rest by LHN. This is out of my rotation but I'm trying to finish it during the week-ends.

I started two SAL, one with Carol and one with Veronica.

The first SAL is Dawn by PR and this is my start:

The second SAL is a pattern by Tina Wenke. The progress is so small that we can't see anything. I started stitching some flowers.

I also finished the second pillow of the DD series, the one that is with the pattern Abigail Winslow.
These pillows are really quick to stitch.

Yesterday was the day of my tablecloth. I started stitching the first block of this month and I finished the pear.

venerdì, febbraio 02, 2007

New goals, new SALS

Thanks for your lovely comments on my tablecloth. You're really kind, ladies.

The first month in the year finished and it's time to review my goals.

January goals:
- stitch twice Watermelon Thread Packs by LHN for my tablecloth

- stitch four little patterns for my Advent calendar
I stitched three patterns but last month I made a mistake in the count and I have to stitch three sachets for month and not four, so three sachets are ok

- start stitching 1999 Santa by PS and Season of Rest by LHN

- work on Celtic Summer, Terre de France and Forest Snowfall
Yes. I have not any picture for Celtic Summer but I'm working on her.

February goals:
- stitch twice Pear Thread Packs by LHN for my tablecloth
- stitch three little patterns for my Advent calendar
- finish 1999 Santa by PS
- finish September Flip-It and start stitching the last one
- finish Abigail Winslow and her pillow and start the next DD block

Yesterday I also started stitching Dawn by Passione Ricamo. This is a SAL with Carol and we're going to stitch her on Thurdays. I have not taken a picture yet but I hope to share it in the next days. I was really impatient to start this new project and now I'm happy because we have started it!

Today I'm starting another SAL with Veronica. We'll stitch a lovely pattern by Tina Wenke.

Naturally I'm till using my rotation and I'll not change it. I'll add this new projects to the other projects. I have so many WIPs but I'll try to work on all of them.

In the meantime this is the small progress for September Flip-It by LK.

I also finished Abigail Winslow by LHN. This is another lovely and funny pattern. I enjoyed stitching it and I'm impatient to start the next one.

martedì, gennaio 30, 2007

The tablecloth

One of the most important goals for 2007 is stitching my first tablecloth.
I'll have to stitch 27 blocks and the other blocks of the tablecloth will be empty. On the 27 blocks I'll stitch the TP Fruit by LHN using only DMC because it's a tablecloth and I'll have to wash it.
Every month I'll stitch two blocks repeating the same design twice. During three months instead I'll stitch three blocks with the same Fruit TP.
During January I had to stitch Watermelon twice and I've already finished both the blocks.
February will be the month of the Pear.

One block:

Both the blocks on the tablecloth:

lunedì, gennaio 22, 2007


First of all, thanks for your adorable comments. I really appreciate them.

During the past week-end I stitched a bit because we had two days of shopping but I seem to have a big progress on my works.

Abigail Winslow by LHN is funny and quick. I should finish it and its pillow before 7th of February because this is the deadline that I decided with an Italian friend who is stitching this series with me.

On Fridays I stitch the Advent Calendar and these are three sachets I finished. I have to sew them but the stitches are ready.

The longest project in 2007 is the tablecloth with the LHN Fruit TP and this is my first picture of it. I'm stitching two blocks with Watermelon, the first release in this series.

The last progress is about Forest Snowfall by CCN. I'm really enjoying it but the threads Country Lane and Little House by CC are similar. My Country Lane is lighter than the one in the original design and I hope we can see the difference with Little House that is the thread I'm using for the house.

venerdì, gennaio 19, 2007

out of rotation

I'm following my rotation but I'm also stitching something out of it.

I could start the second pattern in the DD series by LHN.
I'm stitching Abigail Winslow. This is a lot of fun because the pattern is quick and lovely.
My first progress:

I also started a new SAL with Veronica.
We'll stitch all the patterns about seasons by LHN. Yes, we're both big fans of LHN!
We started stitching Season of rest.