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Cross Stitch, an update

“Mama’s Bukid” …

Here’s what it looked like last time:

Mama’s Bukid
4/26/2017

Here’s what it looks like now…

Mama’s Bukid
5/20/2017

Happy Saturday!

I touched my cross stitch project last night and didn’t realize how long it has been since I posted an update on this.  As you can see I haven’t gotten that much done but filling in the bottom of that row really made a big difference visually.  I’m working on Row 9 now and I’m more than halfway through the first page of this project.  I found a local needle shop.  I’ve gone in twice to check it out.  I wish that the place felt more welcoming because I would enjoy spending a night a week cross stitching with other ladies.  Unfortunately, every time I’ve gone in, I’ve received the cold shoulder – no hi, no help, no friendly gestures whatsoever.  So, I cross stitch at home while the family is watching TV or working on their own stuff.  Which is fun too.

My parents were visiting last week and that was nice.  Unfortunately, they picked a bad time to come.  My daughter’s got finals week next week so she spent a lot of time this week studying.  My son had a major project due on Friday so he spent a lot of time this week finishing that up.  My husband, back from the Philippines, went back to work this week.  So they hung out during the day and we ate a lot.  My fridge is full and the fam and I will be working on eating it clean this weekend.  I hope to have a lot of crafty time this weekend with a bit of work stuff thrown in.  I want to do the next block for my Civil War Diary Quilt.  And other crafty things… follow me on instagram for pix on what I’m working on.  @thousandneedles

Happy Stitching!

~Melanie

 

 

Cross Stitch, an update

 

I’m so happy that I’ve been spreading my crafty love.  It took a bit of coaxing but I’m finally getting some cross stitches done.

“Mama’s Bukid” …

Here’s what it looked like last week:

Mama’s Bukid
4/20/2017

Here’s what it looks like now…

Mama’s Bukid
4/26/2017

The threads are getting cleaned up as I finish up this row.  I’ve got about 2 more colorways and then I get to move to the next section.

Happy Stitching!

~Melanie

 

 

Cross Stitch, an update

It’s been awhile.  Life took over a bit and my blogging time suffered for it.  I had time to do crafty stuff just not much more than that.  It’s Thursday so here’s where I’m at with my cross stitch now.  I’ve not done much since the last update but I did get something done.

 

“Mama’s Bukid” …

Here’s what it looked like on my last update:

Mama's Bukid 3/2/17

Mama’s Bukid
3/2/17

Here’s what it looks like now…

Mama’s Bukid
4/20/2017

I’m almost done with this row and then I get to move on to the next one!

Happy Stitching!

~Melanie

 

 

Cross Stitch, an update

“Mama’s Bukid” …

Here’s what it looked like on my last update:

Mama's Bukid 2/16/2017

Mama’s Bukid
2/16/2017

Here’s what it looks like now…

Mama's Bukid 3/2/17

Mama’s Bukid
3/2/17

I was able to go outside and take a better picture.  It’s still not the best as it was later in the day and a bit overcast but it’s much better than the indoor pics I’ve been taking lately.  I got a lot done in the two weeks since I last posted.  I considered doing these posts every two weeks but I’m afraid that would mean I won’t work on it weekly.  I’m happy with the progress and I’m almost done with this row!

Happy Stitching!

~Melanie

 

 

Cross Stitch, an update

“Mama’s Bukid” …

Here’s what it looked like on my last update:

Mama's Bukid 2/9/2017

Mama’s Bukid
2/9/2017

Here’s what it looks like now…

Mama's Bukid 2/16/2017

Mama’s Bukid
2/16/2017

Progressing along very slowly but I was able to get further along.  And here’s a pic of my work station and the reason why the lighting is always so bad…

Cross Stitch  in progress 2/16/17

Cross Stitch
in progress
2/16/17

~Melanie

 

 

Cross Stitch, an update

“Mama’s Bukid” …

Here’s what it looked like on my last update:

Mama's Bukid 2/2/2017

Mama’s Bukid
2/2/2017

Here’s what it looks like now…

Mama's Bukid 2/9/2017

Mama’s Bukid
2/9/2017

My lighting continues to be bad.  This time I did remember to take a picture early in the day but it was so overcast that it didn’t help the picture.  It feels like very slow progress indeed from week to week.  But slow and steady wins this race so as long as I continue to plug away a bit at a time each week I’m happy.  Some weeks I get a lot of progress done and other weeks I only get 1 color thread stitched on.  I think what I’ll do is every so often post a picture of the entire thing off the hoop.  The last time I showed a hoopless pic was just a few weeks ago.  I’ll wait a few more weeks (and better lighting) to show another hoopless pic.

Mama's Bukid 1/19/2017

Mama’s Bukid
1/19/2017

~Melanie

 

Cross Stitch, an update

“Mama’s Bukid” …

Here’s what it looked like on my last update:

Mama's Bukid 1/26/2017

Mama’s Bukid
1/26/2017

Here’s what it looks like now…

Mama's Bukid 2/2/2017

Mama’s Bukid
2/2/2017

Sorry the lighting is so bad but it’s evening and I wanted to get a picture with this post.  Hopefully I’ll remember to take a picture earlier in the day next week.

~Melanie

 

Cross Stitch, an update

“Mama’s Bukid” …

Finally some work done on this project! Here’s what it looked like on my last update:

Mama's Bukid 11/26/2016

Mama’s Bukid
11/26/2016

Here’s what it looks like now…

Mama's Bukid 12/1/2016

Mama’s Bukid
12/1/2016

It’s harder to tell but the trees are filled in more.  I’m hoping to get this row (7?) done in the next few weeks.

A Rose Fairy

And I didn’t get any progress on this one done.  I only had enough cross stitch in me to do the work I did on Mama’s Bukid.  That’s okay.  When I’m tired of the greens and browns of Mama’s Bukid, A Rose Fairy is my break between those browns.  So, I’ll just keep this until that happens.

A Rose Fairy 11/2/2016

A Rose Fairy
11/2/2016

Melanie

My Goal for 2016 for cross stitching is to get the “welcome” project done and get started on my farm piece.