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WiP Wednesday again

I thought I posted an update last week but I must have imagined it.

Last week’s WiP project was TFP Passport. I didn’t get much done but it was fun to work on again.

I finished two scarves last week. The blue one I gave to my kid for Valentine’s and the purple one I included in the package I sent my niece with her framed cross stitch and other scarf.

For Valentine’s my hubby gave me this beautiful Ariel tiara ring from the Disney collection. He said he originally was going to get one of the Belle rose rings but when he saw the Ariel he decided to hers instead even though he wasn’t sure I’d like it. Ariel is my favorite princess and I love this ring.

I haven’t been stitching a lot the past few weeks but have managed to finish up the black of pages 3 & 4 of Mother Gothel.

Today’s WiP project will be …

I last worked on this when we were having our floors done. I’m looking forward to stitching on it today.

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Finished one

I have started and restarted a scarf for my niece so many times if really is ridiculous. It’s not that I expected to make to perfect scarf for her because I’m not that great of a crocheter but I wanted her to want to wear it and not look like it was my first one ever. I finally finished one.

My bff Bridget told me she doesn’t want it to be perfect just that it was made by me. So I finally started and finished one within a few hours yesterday.

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WiP Wednesday

Edited to say this was suppose to have posted Wednesday.

It’s that time of the week again. After last week’s frogging Wednesday I did decide to start Spring Glory on Thursday while the floors were being done and for me I made pretty decent progress.

For this Tidy Decisions chose…

I haven’t stitched on this project since the summer of 2016 when some health issues stopped me from stitching for over six months. So it will be good to work on this one again.

Over the past weekend as we have been gradually putting things back in place, Sean hung my framed coffee piece.

I haven’t really been stitching since Thursday. I’ve been crocheting. I started a scarf for my niece but I wasn’t really loving the feel of it so my friend, Wendy and I went to JoAnns and picked a new yarn in a similar color scheme. However after making some good progress I started over. I made my starting chain loose and as it got longer I was bothered be the flare.

I haven’t gotten that far on the newest one but I’m not loving the starting end but have decided I just need to keep going and let it go.

Otherwise she may never get a finished scarf.

Until the next stitch…

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Framed

I dropped off and picked two finishes for framing this month. I’m really happy with the results but find the pricing very misleading. Apparently it was 60% off but I didn’t find the total any less then I’ve paid in the past without a coupon.

The Promise Me design by Lizzie * Kate is for my youngest niece.

The Fresh Brewed Coffee design by Little House Needlework is for our kitchen, which hubby will hang now that our floors in our upstairs living area are finally being done today.

We our replacing our 17 year old carpet in the living room and hallway along with our laminate wood floor in the dining room and our kitchen floor of unknown age since it was here when we bought the house 20 years ago, with a new type of “wood” laminate flooring. We have been waiting since August when we picked the floor and paid a deposit. Truth be told we don’t even remember what the floor looks like it’s been so long since we picked it but I think it’s similar to the floor we had in the dining room.

The upstairs is packed up and crammed into our sunroom. The weekend will be busy putting everything back together and Marie Kondo-ing the near hoarding of knick knacks we’ve collected over the years in the process.

We are crowded in our downstairs family room. It’s a room we really use even though it is my favorite room. But it’s small and especially in the winter months extra chilly. The dogs aren’t happy with the strangers banging upstairs. Every now and then they let them know. Overall they are being pretty good though.

Until the next stitch….

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Today’s project picked by Tiny Decisions

Another one I haven’t worked on in a few years or more. So I pulled it and gathered the threads.

After making a few stitches, I decided I should take a quick snap of the two I had already finished. So down into the craft room I went, pulled out the box with my unfinished finishes, and pulled out the two in this series I already finished stitching.

Do you see the same thing I do? Yup, I’ve already finished stitching Summer Joy but apparently didn’t realize that when I started it again! Ugh! Maybe that’s why I put it away and didn’t finish it. I can’t remember. But I will start Spring’s and rip out the second Summer.

~~~ EDITED TO ADD ~~~

I managed to rip it out but not start the new one.

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January 2019 IHSW

This past weekend was IHSW and I got a bit done on both of my current stitching and crochet projects.

Friday’s progress

Saturday’s progress

Sunday’s progress

Yesterday I only crocheted. I’m almost done with a scarf I’ve been working on here and there.

Once I finish this I’m going to start a new scarf for my niece in this beautiful yarn.

Until the next stitch…

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I took a class at the local JoAnns in hopes of learning the magic circle in crochet. However that’s not how this project started. I did learn a new skill and can now crochet a hat. This one isn’t perfect and thankfully the yarn used is very forgiving so you don’t notice those mistakes as easily.

Until the next stitch….

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