Monday, August 31, 2015

More Progress

Poor baby girl has been suffering with a nasty upper respiratory infection for the last several days, so she's been my main focus. Doctor says it's not serious, we just need to let it run its course. She has some medicine but hates taking it. And she's just miserable, poor thing. I feel terrible because I can't explain to her why she feels terrible!

So, I have a lot to show you. I'd meant to break this up into several shorter posts, but as the deadline for a lot of the SALs is today, I have to combine everything into one long post.
First up, crochet progress. I finished putting black on all my pink roses and attached the first row of squares. Only 55 more to go!
In the midst of digging through my UFO box, I came across thirty burgundy roses I had made for another project and decided not to use. They were too pretty to frog, so I'm turning them into a baby blanket for a coworker of Tim's. I used Red Heart Super Saver Spring Green for the leaves, Perfect Pink for the double granny round, and am joining the squares with Shocking Pink.
Now, on to stitching. I have two more finishes! I still can't believe I finished five pieces in August! (Of course, I started a lot more.)
Here's Amazing by Kincavel Krosses (free chart):
And here's I Never Finish Anyth from Pixel Power Design:
Small finishes, but still finishes.
And (drum roll, please), I have my first FFO!
It's not perfect. There are a few things I think I'll do differently next time. But, all in all, I'm very pleased with my first finishing efforts.
This leads me to SALs, as this ornament is for the Christmas Ornament SAL hosted by Kaye of Kitten Stitching.
Kaye is also hosting two other SALs I'm participating in, the Prairie Schooler SAL and the Americana SAL.
For the Prairie Schooler SAL, I couldn't decide which piece to focus on, so I'm working on two. On the left is Santa's 12 Days of Christmas Day 2, and on the right is Prairie Schooler Santa 1984 (the first one in the series).
For the Americana SAL, I'm working on Stars and Stripes by Ursula Michael. I haven't made much progress on this, just the border on the center quilt.
I have been making progress on some of my other SAL pieces. For the Tuesday Pretty Little City SAL I do with Linda and Jo, I've been adding stitches to New York. There's a lot more to the building on the left now.
For the YOTA SAL hosted by Pull the Other Thread, I finally dusted off Cluttered and resumed working on it. I'm taking a break from the cabinet and working on the items on top of it.
I've been slowly plugging along with Cinderella's Castle for A New Stitchy Start:
And, finally, I have several new starts. You know me, I can't finish one without starting at least three more! 
Cat Lessons for People by Lizzie Kate:
March Calendar Girl by Little House Needleworks:
Dragon of Fire by Dragon Dreams (free chart):
Coffee Crazy by Lizzie Kate:
Spooky by Lizzie Kate:
Treats by Lizzie Kate:
Box of Delights by Blackwork Journey (free chart):
S is for Sewing by Prairie Schooler:
E is for Embroidery by Jeremiah Junction:
Is It Coffee Yet? by Lizzie Kate
I have been working on a new stitchy rotation for almost a month now and am really, really happy with it. I've made a lot of progress on a lot of different pieces. It's a bit complicated so I'll save the details and progress pics for another post. But I am trying to integrate the same idea into my crocheting.
Thanks for reading and looking. I'll try to get around to all your lovely posts in the next couple days.
Blessings :-)



  1. There's a whole lotta stitchin' going on at your house. I had to laugh at the "I Never Finish..." That one is TOO CUTE!

  2. I hope your baby girl feels better soon. Poor thing. ♥

  3. Love all your crochet and stitching, so sorry your little one doesn't feel good, hope she's better soon.

  4. Wow you've made great progress! Sending healing thoughts to baby girl :)

  5. You have been busy! Everything looks awesome. I love the rose baby blanket. I hope your little one is feeling better soon.

  6. Hope she feels better soon! And what a lot of great stitching!!

  7. My goodness you are a very busy crafter!!! I hope that you enjoy it all, you have some great things there! Hope that your daughter will be all better soon. xx

  8. It looks like your needle's been smokin' this month; so much stitching going on. I seem to have some of the same tastes in stitching that you do so I like your choices.

  9. Awesome progress Kate. Lovely progress on all of your projects. Great new starts. I really love the blankets your working on. Especially the pink one.


  10. You have done lot of crocheting and stitching!! Congrats on your first FFO!! :) I hope your baby feels better soon.

  11. I hope your baby gets well soon. Congrats on the lovely finishes, lots of progress on your WIPs too. Those roses look stunning against black.

  12. How many new starts is that?! Well done on your first FFO! Hope your baby is better soon.

  13. Wow, a great post full of wonderful things. These crocheted roses look great and I particularly love the ones with the black all around.
    Great stitchy projects that you show here. I have joined the same SALs an I am really enjoying them. And of course I hope that they will motivate me to get some of my projects stitched.

    All the best for your baby girl. I hope she will be better soon.

  14. Hope your little one is on the mend soon, its miserable when they are not feeling good. Lots of beautiful projects, love the crochet and the stunning colour combinations.

  15. I hope your sweet girl is feeling better very soon! I just love your crocheting with the black bordered flowers--stunning!! And what great stitching projects you have in the works--the PS finish is so cute!

  16. Hope baby is feeling better. Love the crochet projects!

  17. That pink & black afghan is going to be gorgeous!

  18. Hi Kate, wow you have been so busy creating. I have been a little lazy with crocheting as it has been so hot here. I hope the little one feels better. Take care.

  19. Great stitching. I love the Kinkavel piece and also Never Finish, that makes me laugh when I see it on Linda's blog too.
    New York is looking great. But oh dear, more new starts! You are rivalling Linda LOL

  20. Goodness gracious girl! My head is spinning with all those projects. Absolutely amazing! I don't know how you do it all. Love both blankets.

  21. Wow, many pretty works! My favorite is the little Santa embroidery :-).
    Sunny weekend greetings, Nata