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    I made good progress!

    Posted by mcsewing on July 21, 2009

    …even if I am only talking to myself *sigh*  Oh well, I check y’alls blogs and will keep an eye on this blog in case anyone ever feels like coming back.

    I think I may have gotten close to 4000 stitches in this weekend.  The picture includes Mondays work as I wasn’t able to get to a computer.  I also hit two milestones.

    1. I stitched the bottom corner — it will be a looooong time before I get to another one 🙂

    2.  I put in the last of the colors that are in this design.  (I cheated a little to get there, but I was really anxious to see how they looked.)

    July 2009 Dragon

    July 2009 Dragon


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    I sure hate to see this die…

    Posted by mcsewing on July 16, 2009

    Well, let’s see if we can give this another try. 🙂  I actually have a before pic this month and I plan on getting a lot done, so I really hope someone else joins me.

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    Anybody around?

    Posted by mcsewing on June 19, 2009

    Well, It’s that time of month again, don’t know how much stitching I’ll get done this weekend, but I’ll try to participate.

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    Chatelaine’s Hawaiian Mandala

    Posted by tropo on May 19, 2009

    Mandala 26

    Originally uploaded by tropo

    Yes, I did finish Part Two of Chatelaine’s Hawaiian Mandala this weekend (with a few of the longstitches finished this morning). Instead of showing you the entire piece, this is a closeup of the final (top) pineapple motif for Part Two. Part Two also has black stitching that continues all the way around Part Three, but instead of stitching 80+ stitches into forever, I will save these until I work on Part Three.

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    A Witch with Hair

    Posted by Renée Goodvin on May 18, 2009

    Too Cute to Spook, Progress as of 18.05.09 - Click for a larger image! Sorry I didn’t stop by on Friday to say that I would be participating. I did though and here is my progress on Stoney Creek’s “Too Cute to Spook,” a SAL that I am doing with my friend Dawn.

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    Updates for SAL

    Posted by Susan on May 18, 2009

    Here is the first update-I finished most of the stitching and backstitching on Shimmering Mermaid.  I started the beading at the top-it is so much fun!
    Shimmering Mermaid 5-17-09

    And here is my finish- Peach Tree Cottage by Little House Needleworks

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    Not so much stitching

    Posted by mcsewing on May 18, 2009

    I actually spent most of my stitching time working on my webpage, so mystitching suffered a little.  It’s nice to have made some progress on the dragon though:

    I also did the last few stitches of my space penguins early on Friday morning.  The picture can be found on my blog

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    Hello all

    Posted by Susan on May 16, 2009

    Seems like we have missed the monthly reminder the last few months-and if I don’t get a reminder, I am not likely to remember!  I am stitching on Mirabilia’s Shimmering Mermaid along with you-will post a picture at the end of the SAL.

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    Is it me?

    Posted by Stargazer on May 15, 2009

    Or did this weekend seem to come around quicker than usual?  And did I miss the e-mail reminder or didn’t we get one?  My life is rather topsy turvy at the moment so I really don’t know what’s what half the time!

    Anyway, I think to start with I’ll be stitching on EMS Advent Calendar number 10.  If I get that done I might work a little more on my lighthouses picture.  Here’s where I’m at right now with it:

    I love this picture so much, this is the second time I’ve stitched it.  I’m working it on 16ct antique white aida in two strand.

    Good luck to all who join this month, seems to be getting less and less of us these days! 😦

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    Goal for May

    Posted by tropo on May 14, 2009

    I am in the middle of a large twelve part Chatelaine design called Hawaiian Mandala. I actually have two of the four pineapples in Part Two finished, but would like to finish the last two pineapples, and start the volcanoes of Part Three.

    Originally uploaded by tropo

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    May Goals

    Posted by mcsewing on May 14, 2009

    Well, I’m finally getting back to my dragon.  I have had several interruptions, the main one being company and it’s hard to keep this large of a project out and accessible.  I’m way behind on my yearly goal so I hope to do a little catching up, but I kind of think that getting a whole page done this weekend would be just a little over-ambitious!  🙂  So my goal is just as much as possible.

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    Bits and bobs.

    Posted by Rachael on April 21, 2009

    I couldn’t concentrate on one thing so did a couple of little bits on each.
    Cirque des Triangles
    Quaker Christmas
    April progress

    Thanks for looking

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    I needed that.

    Posted by mcsewing on April 20, 2009

    After not getting much stitching in for almost three months, I really needed  a stitching break. I managed to ignore most of the screaming banshee”s and got a good bit done:

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    2 HDs and an almost-start!

    Posted by Stargazer on April 20, 2009

    Well, I didn’t get quite as much done this weekend as I wanted to, since my son decided it would be a good time to want to swap his computer desk with mine – not such a major task for most people, but for us it was a bit of a marathon. I hadn’t realised just how much stuff (mostly stash actually) I’d got on my desk! It took about 8 hours of Saturday/Sunday to complete so my valuable stitching time was seriously depleted.

    Nevertheless, I did manage to finish both numbers 7 and 8 of the EMS Advent Calendar which I am very pleased about as now I am all caught up with that ready for next month’s two numbers.
    20th April 2009

    All I managed to get done on the lighthouses project was half the whipping on the edge of the fabric so there’s nothing to show you on that one. Maybe next month there’ll be some progress on it then again I might have found another project to tackle by then! Did I ever mention I’m a serial starter! 😀

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    Seems like…

    Posted by Stargazer on April 18, 2009

    …it’s caught us all out this month. I don’t know where the time goes!

    This month I’ve raked out a project that I started several years ago. It’s the Roger W. Reinardy kit of lighthouses. My Mum bought me this kit about 6 years ago, I started it but only got one lighthouse done before putting it aside, inevitably to start something else! When I finally found the kit again, the fabric was yellow in places so I gave it a wash in the machine but unfortunately it didn’t get rid of the stain (which I have no idea at all what it was…) So now I’ve decided to stitch it on 16ct Aida and have to hope that I have enough thread left to complete it. If not, I’ll have to pick undone the part I’d already done before.

    But prior to that, I have to finish EMS Advent Calendar number 8. I’m almost caught up and it should be finished today, since I started it in the wee small hours of this morning! Really must learn what sleep is…

    Hope everyone who takes part this weekend makes good progress. Looking forward to seeing some pictures! 😀

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    Comes around again so quickly

    Posted by Rachael on April 18, 2009

    I will be stitching on A Quaker christmas will post before and after pics in my Achievements post. I hope to get lots done!

    I hope lots will take part this month!

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    Posted by mcsewing on April 17, 2009

    I certainly hope to actually get some stitching in this weekend.  Here’s my before picture:

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    No stitching!

    Posted by Rachael on March 23, 2009

    I didn’t manage any stitching, did anyone else take part?

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    March Goals

    Posted by Rachael on March 19, 2009

    I will be taking part on sunday, not sure what i will be picking up,but if I get chance to stitch I will.

    Good luck to everyone, I hope you all reach your goals!

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    Sorry I missed it

    Posted by mcsewing on February 28, 2009

    I’m glad to see all the progress everyone made this month!  I have hardly had a chance to touch my stitching or the computer this month.  Hopefully next month will be better.

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