Some days of concentrated effort

I’ve indulged in a lot of daytime stitching and late nights. I should get more sleep…I should clean my house but…well, I’m sure you understand! Plus I started a new audiobook so what can I do???

I completed the bottom part of Lazy Alphabet:

There is a solid navy line around the whole which I will do in hand last. But now I’ve moved the hoop and started the top third.

This is a very quick enjoyable stitch! I’m loving my color choices!

This weekend I returned to baby’s Just Nan birth record “Baby Celebration.” Baby is 10 months old so I’ve got to get it finished!

Here’s my weekend progress:

There is an abundance of cute motifs in this design. It’s fun to watch it come together! I spent more time on it Monday and made really good progress. There are details here and there but 6 of the 10 bands are just about done:

Yes the birds on the white sign disappeared- they were placed wrong so out they came!

Sunday I also worked hard on English Sampler Pillow:

So by Monday all that I had to do was finish the fancy bicolor rice stitch and decide what to do about the Problem Band. And I decided!

I tried some various ideas but I only had 3 stitches high to work with so I ended up repeating the satin stitch triangles in the lighter gold and blue tones to complement the pillow’s ribbon. I’m quite pleased. And…it’s done!

I think it’s the most elegant thing I’ve ever made. Thank you, Giulia Punti Antichi, for something I enjoyed stitching and will enjoy seeing!

10 thoughts on “Some days of concentrated effort

  1. Your stitching is wonderful. I love the English Sampler Pillow! Now that it is done you should concentrate on that adorable baby sampler!!! Just saying!

    1. Thank you Vickie! Than you for your encouragement too. I think I will try to get the baby sampler done before her birthday. I bet I can do it. Except we do have fall break coming up…I will have to focus!

  2. You have made super progress on the Lazy Alphabet piece. The English Sampler pillow is elegant and the birth sampler is looking good. I say stitch and read; housework is highly over rated.

    1. Thank you so much for your support in my housework department! 🙂 Fortunately I have a tolerant husband!

  3. The English Sampler Pillow is stunning!!! I love all the different stitches in it and your finishing is quite elegant. Great progress on your alphabet stitch and your close to finishing the sweet baby sampler. I’m impressed you get so much done with a 10 month old.

    1. Thank you! I should mention that the pillow was prefinished, so I can take no credit for that! And the 10 month old is the youngest of 5! 🙂

  4. I really like your colour choices on the Lazy Alphabet, great progress too!
    Congratulations for the GPA finish, it is gorgeous!
    The baby sampler is super adorable! Hope you can finish it soon!

  5. Congratulations on the Happy Dance for the English Sampler.
    And you still have two months to finish the Baby Sampler as a First Birthday gift!

  6. Lovely stitches Mary. I really like the Alphabet piece. I always enjoy stitching letters. The English Sampler is gorgeous. And I truly love the Baby Sampler…what a perfect stitch for your baby’s first birthday. Boy does time fly! RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *