Yes I Can!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

I have finished stitching my challenge pieces.......!

I did it...I really did! All my challenge pieces are finished. I do have some final touches to do on a few, but all the stitching is completed. I am thrilled and imagine it is only July and we had the whole year to accomplish this.
So without further ado....
I just need to pick out a frame.....

I will definitely need to have spacers because of the button. Isn't it a nice porcelain button?  I love the texture of it.
Now that I have finished all the design stitching, I will concentrate on  few that need the final completion . Pillows and frames and assembly. I really must thank all of you who have cheered me along these past 7 months.....your emails and comments have really been wonderful. I will continue to post here until the final completion.
In the meantime, I will be looking in on your blogs to follow your progress. Thank you for stopping by today.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Another side almost finished

I finished the right side...your left and then started the left...your right!
This is going quicker than I thought. I am doing the specialty stitches and beads as I go along now. I better start thinking about how to frame it. Shall I do it myself...or have Don my framer do it....decisions ...
I am working least I will be going in but how long I stay is another thing. Some day it is slow so some of us get to leave early.
It was so nice having you stop by...have a great day. Thank you for the comments and emails.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Subtle are the beads----

Sometimes the beads added to a project are so shiny and vibrant. Not so with this piece.....
They are a very pale lavender color....but I like them.

This portion of the piece is complete. I am taking a break today from it.....just because......
When I began this Challenge, I thought to myself ---how will I ever have so many working pieces at a time---how will I ever finish them. Now I find that I am almost done and the year has not come to the end yet. I will miss this whirlwind of activity. It has been fun and interesting to follow others on this mission. And thank you for cheering me on. I hope you have a nice day.........

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Moving right along

I was out part of the day yesterday, so I did not do too much on the Nosegay piece.....
The specialty stitches and beads go last.......but all of the leaves are done. I just may add the beads as I go along.......just following the directions.....I do like adding the beads as I finish an area.
Zoe has a manicure appointment this afternoon and i have a few errands, so how much I add will depend on when I settle back home. Thank you so much for the comments and emails.....and for taking the time to visit. Hope your day is great.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

A frame and it is complete

I found this frame at JoAnn's...removed the print and in went Garden Party...
I was just right and was the look I wanted.

It was even on sale which made it even better.
I managed to get stitching on the Nosegay piece....
I wish the soft pale lavender of the linen showed better.....but as you can see it is moving along nicely.
As always, it is so kind of you to visit and leave messages and emails. I do hope you have a great day.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Fred again---

I should know better. When I am having an off time not to stitch. And believe me when I tell you today is a very off day. I thought I would get some stitching in but then Fred jumped off his magnet and .....
I should have known better than to try to stitch with an overflowing mind.....  I picked up the wrong green and well you see what happened. I think I will wait until later to see if I can clear away the jumble in my mind.
Thank yo for stopping by...have a nice day.....

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Last of the projects

Can you believe this is the last of my challenge pieces? I do have some final touches to do on a few of the other pieces, but the stitching is finished. Here is where I left off this morning on this one...
I wish it was a better picture. The linen is a very pale lavender and the colors are pretty much OK. This will have a pretty button in the center and some beads. I have wanted to stitch this for was in my stash forever. Well, the day is already getting hot and I want must go water a few plants. Mr H insists requests that I do before the real heat of the morning. He gets to sleep late with Zoe everyday. Well....out I must go.
Thank you for stopping by and taking time to comment/email me. I really enjoy reading them. Have a wonderful day.