Friday, June 14, 2013

Pre-Father's Day Check-in

I hope all of you celebrating with the fathers in your life have a wonderful weekend coming up.  We're just grateful there is some hope of sun this weekend.  It's been so cold and wet for June so far that even mid-70s sounds fabulous as long as there is some sun.

I thought I'd try a quick pre-weekend check-in and quick update on some of the in-progress pieces.

My little dragonfly is coming along nicely.  The turquoise threads and beads are beautiful on this little guy.  Hopefully if the sun comes out this weekend we'll see some of the real ones flitting around the garden!

Green Flip-It Save Water (Lizzie Kate)

This one is coming along nicely as well.  Just have to finish up that watering hole at the bottom and this can join my Eat Locally finish on the kitchen wall.  Although maybe it belongs in the kids bathroom right near the shower...

Quartet of Penguins (Lanarte)

Yes, there will eventually be 4 penguins on here.  Three in progress so far.

Parade of Wild Animals (Lanarte)

Not sure if this is the best thing to post given that I have the front end of the rhino and the back end of the elephant only so far, but oh well, had to share. Another silhouette - working with the single color is just great.  I can stick this one in my bag and pull it out to stitch a few rows almost anywhere.  So far, all the progress has been completed waiting in the parent pick-up line at school!

So, reviewing this post, I think I see a theme here.  Animals much?  Really not deliberate.  Let's see what else there is in the pile.

Any guesses? Yet another new spontaneous start yesterday.  Flip-Flop Frenzy (Dimensions)

At least it's not yet another animal project.  I pulled this out because the flip-flops just look so cute and my daughter is a huge fan.  But, then reading through it I realized the finishing trim on each pair is really cool so I'm pretty excited about getting the basic stitching out of the way.  I was so surprised that working on Aida was suddenly tough for me.  I started stitching 20 years ago as a teenager and could only work with Aida & DMC floss - was just terrified of any other evenweave and knew nothing about all the incredible threads out there.  Now in the past year as I get back into the stitching, I've started playing with so many different fabrics and threads that going back to these basic kits is actually almost difficult.  I'm committed though - this will be done this summer! (Unlike Frederick the Literate which is being woefully ignored :( )

Well, I think that's enough for a pre-weekend update (and the third post in a week! yay!).  Happy Father's Day to all the fathers in your families and have a great weekend!


  1. I too find stitching on aida so hard, I can't sem to get the needle through the great big hole!
    Great progress on your little projects.

  2. Love all the projects your working on.


  3. Thank you for visiting my blog! I'm a new follower of your blog now. The dragonfly looks beautiful. I love all your animal stitching. You have so many great projects!

  4. Lots of wip's and good progress on them......nice to see someone who has lots of stitching on the go (don't feel so bad myself now lol) and a wide variety of designs too looking at your other posts :)

  5. Hello

    Just found your lovely blog.
    Your stitching is beautiful, love the L*K wip.
    I hope your weather has improved!