Thursday, 1 September 2011

Progress Report - September

I am really pleased with the progress I made in August. I have been getting up earlier so that I can do some stitching before I leave for work. I haven’t managed a hour every day but I’ve done slightly more on others, especially at the weekends. Even though I had a week with virtually no stitching (when I scratched my eye) I’ve put in over 40 hours on Floral Melody this month.

I estimated 130 hours stitching time for this design. Looking at how much I have done in 40+ hours, I think it is going to take even longer (I always underestimate the time required to do something!) but if I average 40 hours per month, I should be able to finish it by Christmas.

© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway

I managed to finish Floral Glove before the end of the month, but only just! I am pleased to have it finished and pleased with the finished article but I am far more pleased to have started my next project. I’ve been itching to do this for the last 5 months. When I was struggling with the long and short stitch on Camellia’s I thought that Trish Burr had launched her thread painting correspondence course solely for my benefit. I’ve only stitched one small element so far but this is now my evening project.

© Trish Burr/Carol-Anne Conway

I have also stitched the last three Round Robin Travelling Pages. Some of these are starting to find their way home so I will soon be able to show pictures of my contribution. I have one more Travelling Page on a different subject and a couple of postcards still to do.

Happy Stitching


Rachel said...

All that beadwork! I can quite believe that it will take you til Christmas!

Anonymous said...

I cannot wait to see this progress, would have loved to do the course but I was too late


Elmsley Rose said...

What a glorious magpie project!

Anonymous said...

It looks stunning - the colours are so rich and glowing.

Angela said...

Oh wow you have been really busy. You have such patience to work on these intricate and delicate pieces.

Susan Elliott said...

I think you and my sister must have scratched your eyes at the same time. I love your discipline of stitching every day before work...what a great way to center yourself for the day.

That beautiful purse will be ready before we can blink. Like I said before, it's a joy just to VIEW it!