Friday, October 24, 2014
Mini Mega Month Madness SAL Progress: Week 4
Teton Santa is moving along. Got a little more done on his coat and arm. The areas I have left involve lots of switching of colors, so I imagine progress will slow down on this quite a bit.
I also started the last of the Mill Hill ornament kits I NEED to get done by this year, Victorian Tree. I started this shortly before my last update, but hadn't taken a picture of the like 15 stitches I had started at that point.
The tree on this one is actually being a bit of a challenge, because the three greens are quite mixed up, it's hard for me as a cross country stitcher to get a rhythm going. I had to break out some markers and mark what stitches I've made, which is unusual for me, especially with a small piece. But now that the tree is pretty much done, the background will hopefully go much faster. Going on a road trip on Saturday, so might get some stitching done on the way up if the sun comes up at a decent time, but it will be too dark on the way home to do anything.
Obviously there is only one week left in the SAL, and I still haven't completed the beading on the other ornament kits I have finished the stitching on. Bother. But I will get it done in time for Christmas! I don't have a choice really...
So once Teton and Victorian are done with stitching, it will be beading, beading, beading, and then backing, cutting, hanging, and sewing. And then when that's done, I'll either attempt to start on the kits that I didn't have to get done this year (but would be nice to finish) or I'll try to finish the nativity project I have going for a friend. It kind of fell by the wayside when I realized I might not get it done before Christmas, but if I work really hard on it, I might get it done in time, guess we'll see.