I've been doing a lot more sewing than anything else these days. I find that it really helps to keep the anxiety down and that's really important when you have people who are very important in your life who are extremely ill.
So, I thought I would post an update on some of my pieces that I have been working on. I am not sure where I was on these pieces the last time I posted, so I'm not going to do before pictures.
Here is where I am on my Sunday Stitch Along with Carrie:
I've spent a little time on the Celtic Princess, as I have been neglecting her quite badly:
I've put a good bit of work into my HAED, but I still haven't finished the first page. I am getting close to a half a page though, which will be 5,000 stitches. Hard to believe. So many stitches and so much work, but so rewarding in the end!
This is the sampler I bought at In Stitches when I went to the Needlework show back in June. I am a little frustrated with this piece. I started in the middle, which I think was a mistake. All I am doing is house and it's lots and lots of just one color. I think I should have started in the left hand corner so that I could have done some of the smaller portions of it. I really have been wanting to do an alphabet and I am nowhere near that point. Oh well, too late now!
I have one finish to show you, but it isn't mine! Malea finished her piece for her granddaughter and it turned out beautifully indeed.
Tutu is the Hawaiian word for Grandmother. I think it turned out beautifully. Her granddaughter, Amaryanna Renee, was born two weeks early on July 13, 2012. Malea is going to find a frame and then I will finish the piece off with foam core and lacing so that she can send it to her son.
I have all of the pictures in place for the lacing tutorial and I am sorry that I haven't had the time or the energy to get that put together for you. I know I promised it last week, but I am fighting a situational depression right now and the only thing that makes it better is stitching, so I am concentrating on that. I'm not sure when I will get the tutorial up, but Justin will be out of town this weekend, so possibly I will get motivated to get it completed while he is gone. Or I might just sit in my recliner all weekend and do nothing but stitch. Some of my pieces are so large that I feel like I'm making no progress. Luckily, our EGA meeting is tomorrow and we will be working on a small piece that I will be able to finish quickly. I think I need to do a few faster stitches in between all of the large ones.