Monday, March 29, 2010

12 hour stitch progress & stashing

Well I made it this time. There was no snow and it was a lovely day to sit at my LNS in Cochrane and just stitch. I made some new friends which was great! And got some stitching done (and was bad and got some new stash)

My first priority was to get a large section of Dragons done. I worked until it was complete. Here is dragons after the last two weeks plus my twelve hour of progress, section I worked on:


Full piece to date:


I also picked up Romantic Rose Garden in the afternoon. I got one new area of the motif done. This piece has stitches and things I have never encountered... so I am finding it good but challenging. Thank goodness that one of the ladies that runs my LNS was there to advise on how to tackle it! Here it is so far:


And last but not least, I needed a break in the evening, so I pulled out Stitch or Die. I am still a bit disappointed in the coverage on this one. Maybe it's because alot of it was stitched at the hospital... not sure. But it's okay it's not like it's huge or a gift or for competitions, just for my stash corner so I will live. Here it is so far:


I also got three new patterns while I was there. The two latest in the ornaments from LittleHouse Needlworks:


And this other pattern that I am just in love with. It's Book of Spells from Good Huswife. I just love it!


Thank you to everyone for your kind comments about Kihone. She will be missed. It's weird walking into the computer/snake room and seeing only two tanks with snakes and hers empty. But time heals lots of things and I already feel better than I did about the whole situation.

Coming soon... another giveaway, probably after Easter, but if I get to figuring it out beforehand it will be sooner.

24 comments:

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Great progress... and what great stash!

Carla said...

Great stitching!!

Kate said...

Wow I can't believe your progress!!! Dragons looks amazing so far :-)

htimcj said...

WOW! Dragon is looking wonderful!
Heidi-ILCS

Vicki in CO said...

Great stitch and some excellent stash acquisition! :)

Emily said...

Everything looks good. Nice new stash too.

Meari said...

Nice stashing! Glad to hear you had a great time at the stitch-in. Your WIPs look great.

Debbie said...

Glad you made it this time to your LNS. Great stitching and nice stash.

Tammy said...

All your things are beautiful--and I'm so sorry you lost your sweet snake. :(

EvalinaMaria said...

Great progress on your WIPs and congrats on the lovely, new stash. The book of spells is awesome, I know you will have fun while stitching.

dianemi said...

Mel, I'm so sorry to hear about Kihone.

Dragons, Stitch or Die and Romantic Rose Garden all look wonderful. Your needle is smokin'. (Love the stash, too)! :)

Deb said...

Your stitching is wonderful Mel. Those pieces are truly beautiful!!! Love your Stitch or Die piece - makes me smile! And I love all your new stash to0!

Kelly said...

Fabulous stitching Mel, sorry about your lovely snake.

MaryT said...

Great progress on the dragon and nice new stash. Sorry about the loss of your pet.

Shelley said...

Awesome progress!! I love that Book of Spells...

Jen said...

Great progress, love the new stash items

Rene la Frog said...

Glad you made it to the Stitch In. Great progress on all your projects...they look great.

Katrien said...

Great progress!

Jo said...

Love the Stitch or Die and Dragons is really coming along now.

Lisa said...

OMG your Dragons stitching is looking fantastic, you've made lots of progress over the last few weeks. Loving the new stash too but then LHN is a fav of mine :-)

princesssara said...

Stitching looks wonderful... the dragons are going to look great....

Carolyn NC said...

Wow - wonderful progress! Love the new stash, too!

Anonymous said...

That is a lot of progress you did on your dragons and nice stash.

Marl

Sharon said...

Wow - you're making lots of progress - so many stitches you've got under your belt!!
You're so naughty - you're really tempting me with that yummy stash!!
:)