Sunday, August 3, 2014

Summertime stitching!

Been getting some good stitching time in so far as I have been off work. 

Ascendant is first up, I have finished about half a page into this row. She gets neglected, but everytime she comes out it reminds me how much I love her.

Large Travel Bookshelf is currently being worked on, very close to another page finish! Then I just need to make the tough decision to either carry on down the column, or move to the right. :)

Large Treasure Hunt has seen a lot of love lately too. All over the place as to where to stitch next, so I am currently just picking columns at random. Very liberating to ignore my OCD side!

Being off work means I get bored a bit, which means my stash size has been increasing. I've lost count at how many parcels have been delivered in the last few weeks...I try and hide them before boyfriend gets home!

While my stash size is increasing, I was finding my rotation very difficult to manage, so I have pared things down at bit. I also plan a restart of Sadness at some point, but I have made the difficult decision to switch to the mini version with no background, as I just couldn't keep any motivation for the current piece. 
As well, you will notice that one of the Sins has been listed on my progress bar. I finally got around to starting one on the lovely custom dyed fabric I had made by Tammy at Colour Cascade Fabrics. 
Once she has another turn in rotation I will get a good piccy for you all. 

Oh, and the wedding sampler got framed and delivered; I was quite impressed with how well it turned out!

The bride to be loves it, as it matches her wedding theme perfectly. 

I hope everyone is having a great summer, and thanks for stopping by! I am off to stitch, as it is a grey cloudy day here in Nova Scotia, and the pups are asleep, so it's a perfect Sunday afternoon. 


Happy stitching!
Nikki

13 comments:

Pull the other thread said...

Beautiful progress on your pieces. I can see why you love Ascendant it is simply stunning. What an adorable puppy you have. Enjoy your afternoon of stitching, sounds delightful :)

Pull the other thread said...

Oh also the framed sampler is stunning.

demeter83 said...

They're all looking stunning, both the bookshelves are in my stash!

sharine said...

Everything is looking beautiful. I think we all need a fake address to send these parcels to so we have chance at hiding them lol:)

Stitching Angel said...

Love the stitching you have done, great work!.

Rachel Tomkins said...

You've made great progress on your stitching and I'm loving all of them! Are you going to divulge what was in those secret parcels or are they still hidden from other half?!? :)

Miamina said...

Wow! Ascendant is looking amazing! I know the time off works sucks but you are making good use of it! Great work on the bookshelves too :)

Gutted to hear about sadness, I adore that piece, but ultimately if you aren't enjoying it then it's the right thing to do. I'm debating restarting one of mine as I hate the fabric but I'm really torn :S
What are you going to do with the stitching you've done on Sadness?

I know what you mean about the stash buying, when you get a bit bored it's so easy to go browsing for new goodies!

Hugs to you and the puppies! xx

Heather said...

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The Maiden said...

My rotations always fail, so I started doing the "one and done" method. I choose a project and work on it until it is done... I have made so much progress on my WIPs! Beautiful work on ascendant, she is my favorite!

Thea Wilson said...

Beautiful stitching as always, Ascendant looks fabulous!

Thea @ Gizzimomo's Stitchy Place

Maureen said...

Your wips are just great. I especially love the bookshelves..and the sleeping pups are just the business!

The Crafty Princess said...

WOW what a beautiful explosion of colour on this post! Loving Ascendant it's tres magnifique! Laughed at your parcel pile, it could have been a pic of my mail, the excitement of parcels!! The wedding sampler is beautiful too with a perfect framed finish. Great post stunner
xo Alicia

Urooj said...

I just saw your blog.. your work is BEAUTIFUL. I am seriously impressed. And now I don't know whether I'd be able to work on the Large Treasure Hunt Bookshelf, but I'm seriously tempted to try after seeing how beautiful it turns out.