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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Some stitching updates

Well hello everyone.  I've been meaning to post this update all week long and for one reason and another I keep getting distracted.  Things have been a little crazy around here this week.  Monday I finally broke down and went to the doctor for this cough and cold that's been bothering me for almost 2 months now.  Diagnosis: sinus infection and/or bronchitis with the potential to become walking pneumonia.  Yuck.  I was given a steroid shot, (ouch!) an antibiotic, and told to get plenty of rest and drink plenty of fluids.  But mostly I pretty much only have enough energy to get through the work day, so by the time I get home I don't do much. 

I do have a little bit of stitching to show though.  Over the weekend I did manage to finish off my part of the Halloween Sampler for the Frosted Pumpkin Round Robin.  This is "O is for Owls":

And here's a pic of what it looks like so far before I sent it off again:

This larger view gives you a better idea of the pretty color of this hand dyed fabric, although it's still way washed out when I took this pic on my phone.  This was the third round robin project that I've done over 2 (linen or evenweave) and I think I'm finally starting to get the hang of it.  Once I was done with that, it was time to start a new project.  This is a Fish Pond pincushion design that I'm doing as a square for LoveQuilts:

Sorry for the wonky lighting, I didn't really have the energy to try and make it look better when I took the picture last night.  It's not going to be a very big design, so I expect to finish it fairly quickly.  Maybe this weekend hopefully, since it needs to be in by the end of the month and I didn't realize how quickly June was getting away from me.

I have Fish Pond on my 11 x 11 Q-snap, so it's a little big for travel, so I have a smaller project I'm working on during lunch.  This is Sunshine by Satsuma Street:

This will be one of those half sun/half moon combined motifs when it's complete, all done in the funky bright colors Satsuma Street patterns are known for.  It's not much to look at now, since I only have part of the off-white of the moon side of the face done so far. 

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  1. Great progress and congrats on finishing your part of the Halloween sampler. I've put that one in my wish list, it's so cute. I hope you start to feel better soon!

  2. Congrats on finishing the O! I love Halloween designs they're so fun to stitch. Good progress on your other pieces as well!

  3. Lovely finishes and pretty start Alyssa. Does the Satsuma Street design have a different name?


  4. Congrats on your Halloween O finish~ And good for you, starting a piece that isn't obligation haha.

    Sucks about the almost pneumonia. I had that before and man, when those medications start doing their job, you'll feel so alive again.

  5. Great progress!
    Sorry to hear that you have been so sick.... goodness me! Hope you start getting better soon :o)
    Hugs xx

  6. Hm, I'm pretty sure I left a comment here before, but somehow it just vanished...how strange! I love that Halloween sampler, and thanks for letting me know about that Satsuma Street design I hadn't seen yet :D But yet another deadlined piece? Bad Alyssa!

  7. I hope you start to feel better soon!