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Thursday, 30 November 2017

Slow and Steady Progress

This week I have been focusing on my Donna Kooler piece for the Zodiac SAL on Saturday, so I can't show that.  I did get a couple more days done on Dracula by Dam Good Crafts:

stitched on 32 count Amortentia Belfast from Chromatic Alchemy

This is a great design on a gorgeous fabric but I discovered in October than it's easy to get burned out just doing rows of black.  So once I finish 12 Days of Christmas this will become my "bath time project" and I will stitch a length or two of black each evening while the Small Boy is in the bath.

Slow and steady is the name of the game on this next piece; Just Nan's Summer in the Square.  I started Spring in the Square on 1st January for the Ten-a-Day challenge and when it became obvious I was going to finish it before the year was over, I started Summer on 1st July.

We are now on Day 152 or 1,520 stitches:


As well as the Ten-a-Day I've also had a Thirty-a-Day which has been the series of Just Nan freebie ornaments.  I got a little behind with the fully-finishing so spent Sunday doing Lacy Diamond which was finished in September.


A simple padded diamond backed with blue felt, white bead hanger and a white tassel.

I'm not working this weekend so hopefully I can get another one fully finished.

Pie for this months shows a variety of projects, with Just Nan Memories taking top spot.  I spent five days on the Kooler Zodiac because I did Scorpio at the beginning of the month and Sagittarius at the end.



Stitch from Stash was a great success, the only thing I spent was £ 8.72 on a magazine subscription which is an allowed purchase anyway.

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Finally, the Advent Calender Blog Hop starts tomorrow!  I will put up the main post in the morning and you can follow the links each day to see what each person has posted.  I will be updating the post every day with a new picture.  Hope that you enjoy the fun this year.







14 comments:

  1. Everything looks great and I can't get over that incredible fabric you're using for Dracula. Looking forward to the advent calendar hop!

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  2. Wow Jo your first stitch really pops on that glorious fabric! I've been loving Summer in the square since you started it. I love how it is coming along. Lacy Diamond is a beauty too. Great stitching. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

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  3. Wow the top picture fabric looks wonderful.
    Love the just Nan stitching too.
    Have a lovely weekend .

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  4. Slow and steady always brings progress - how can it not? I love your newly finished ornament, and Summer has so many more stitches in than last time.
    Stitching so much black is certainly not very motivating. I couldn't do a lot in one sitting, I don't like solid stitching very much. But maybe the colour of the fabric you stitch your project on helps a bit.
    I wish you some nice stitching and finishing hours this weekend.

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  5. Lovely finish on the JN
    I love how Dracula is turning out

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  6. Great stitching Jo!
    Wonderful finish on your Lacey Diamond ..... I still have a sachet to finish off, tried once but ripped back waiting for me to try again, one day! You have perfected the finish so neatly!
    Looking forward to the Hop (although I am so not ready! Eeek!)
    Barbara xx

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  7. Beautiful progress on Dracula! The fabric is gorgeous!
    Summer in the Square is also very pretty!

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  8. Beautiful progress! Great ornament finish too.

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  9. Very pretty ornament and I love your Dracula wip.

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  10. Making Dracula your bath time project sounds like a smart choice. You'll have it done long before next Halloween comes around!

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  11. The Dracula piece looks amazing - I can see why you could get one colour fatigue with it though! x

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  12. I love the fabric you're using for your Dracula project! Perfect for a bath time stitch as it's only one colour.

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