Progressing and Finishing

Morning all from a wet and windy Ireland. Its miserable and cold outside and the leaves on the trees are changing colours and getting blown down. Its time to start thinking of open fires and early nights spent beside the fire stitching. The days are getting shorter and the outside work I can do is winding down so I now turn my mind to more stitching and baking.

Progress on the Pope picture for my mum has been slow this week. I’ve been doing his hands and with lots of quarter and three quarter stitches isn’t hard, what made it next to impossible is one chart with the backstitch lines over these stitches and even under my magnifier I couldn’t quite make them out so some of them have been guess work for the shading. Its not looking to bad so I guessed right or near enough to right lol. I moved onto his clothing for a bit as its easier to read and so I’m hoping quicker to do…well lets hope so

Last night I also started my brothers wedding sampler. His wedding is Nov 5th so I’m hoping I’ll have it done in time, unlike my sisters lol. I switched the aida for evenweave in the kit it should be quick enough to get done..famous last words lol. Not much to make out at the moment but this is the progress from last night.

I had a finish for this week. I finished stitching what will become my sisters Christmas ornament. I’ve not made this one up yet as I need to find some blue felt and I have a couple of other things to order so I’ll hang on another week or so. I’m making good headway into the amount of ornaments for gifts which is good as I’ve some other pieces that need doing as well.  Here’s the piece as it stands now, another one will follow when I finish it off completely.

This week I need to press on and finish Dominic’s birthday piece. I had this started and for one reason or another, which I can’t quite recall, it got put aside so I’ve hauled it out and will finish it and think it will make a lovely something extra for his birthday. Here’s where it was when I took it out last night to check it out.

That’s all I have for showing off this week. I’ll hopefully have lots more on three of these projects to show you next week. I’m not planning another start this week but who knows lol !

Happy stitching,

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8 Responses to Progressing and Finishing

  1. Lucie says:

    You are making great progress on all of your projects and well done on another finish :)Look forward to seeing more progress next week x

  2. Oh nice progress Ruth. I really like Dominic's piece. Can hardly wait for you to finish that off. You better keep pushing if you want to finish the wedding sampler on time also!!!

  3. Teresa says:

    So many nice projects going on. I hope you get them all done by the deadlines.Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

  4. Thoeria says:

    Great work on all of them Ruth! Dominic is going to love his present!

  5. Akila says:

    Wow, that's quite a bit of stitching you've accomplished. All of them are coming up great 🙂

  6. Very nice progress on all the projects….me, I work one at a time or one on the side. good for you. chris b

  7. Kathy A. says:

    You have some gorgeous, gorgeous stitching going on there Ruth. I love the little bear ornament. That one I have stitched too.

  8. Veronica says:

    wow, you have been busy, I'm really looking forward to seeing the pope progress, 🙂

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