Sunday, July 19, 2015


For July's ORT jar pic, I went with a Muppet theme since that's the series I watched last that has been on mind the most. I don't have a lot of Muppet collectibles, but I do have a couple:

Stitching-wise, this weekend was a complete bust. Friday night was screwed because of work. Saturday I spent the day with my T-Boo and worked on his computer, so a really great day, but again, not a good stitching day. I did take Tartan B with me to his house, but it didn't make it out of my backpack. Sunday, I didn't have the mojo at all, but I did try. I started the day with Sleeping Beauty Castle and actually managed to finish it for a total of 56.37 hrs.
Forgive the pattern underneath, that's my ironing board cover. I'm still not happy with either the colors or the backstitching, but I'm hoping that when it's framed and hanging beside Cinderella Castle, I'll be able to see it in a better light.

I tried to work on Rainy Wedding, but I really didn't want to, so I only lasted about an hour. I left off here back in March:
And barely made a dent today:
I really hate vertically scrolled patterns. Even with a floor stand, they are uncomfortable. I'm thinking that, as soon as I empty the right size scroll rod set, I'm going to redo it in a horizontal format.

Then I tried to work on Alice and the B's, but again, my heart just wasn't in it. I left off here last time:
Although I did manage to get some done, it's still very hard to tell:
It's now at 246.67 hrs.

I took a break for a few hours, but the stack of WIPs was eating away at me. In a last ditch effort, I started Cinderella Castle at bit after 9 pm and got to here:

This has quite possibly been the absolute worst IHSW I've ever had. I did manage to clear off one WIP though, so it wasn't a total loss, but it now means I have four unframed finishes, three of which aren't even mounted. Ugh. And tomorrow means back to work...double ugh. I need a vacation.


Kate N said...

I wasnt sure about the castle, but seeing it finished I really do like it. Good job!

Linda said...

At least you made some progress on all of them Keiley.


Tiffany Pincombe said...

Good finish. Maybe with a mat you can change the tone of the colours you're not as happy with, and fingers crossed Cinderella's Castle helps too. Good start on that one. Considering you seemed to have a day to stitch total, that's a lot!

Heather said...

I think it looks great personally!

Tama said...

Yay, a finish! Hopefully you'll love it once it's framed with its companion :D :D :D
You got more progress done than me - plus I forgot it was IHSW!!!

Kate said...

I'm sorry you didn't get as much stitching done as you wanted; I hate when that happens. But you did make progress on several, and your finish is beautiful. I hope you had a good day :-)

Esmeralda said...

Congrets on your finish
Look forward when its framed
You have some great projects love them :)
Every little x is 1 closer to a finish :)
Hopefully next ihsw will give you a better feeling
Greetings from Holland

Bea said...

You got some stitches in several pieces - and a finish! Sounds like a pretty good IHSW to me. I think the castle looks great.

Kaisievic said...

Never mind, there is always next month to get lots of stitching done! Congrats on getting Sleeping Beauty Castle completed, though. That is a massive accomplishment and so pretty.

Vickie said...

Love the sleeping beauty castle finish. Which Cinderella Castle piece are you doing???