I am grateful for rainy mornings.
Just Nan RR
It is finally finished! I received my Just Nan Round Robin back from Jenna a couple of weeks ago, and needed to finish up my block and pull out the gridding stitches. Last night I sat down with my Kreinik braid and my beads and finished up my block. This is the Mermaid Heart WhimZi that comes with the Mermaid Heart chart. I intend to stitch the whole chart at some point, so I thought doing the WhimZi here would be perfect. I am more pleased with my block now that it has the beads on it – it looked so plain compared to the other blocks before.
And the whole piece…
The top of the piece in the photo looks a little off, but I think that is just due to my photography “skills”. The lettering and the crown are both borrowed from my Queen of the Needle piece.
I can’t thank everyone enough for stitching on my piece: Michelle, Cathy, Allie, Carol, Angi, Kari, Jenna and Jenny. Thank you all so much!! This was my first Round Robin to participate in and I am now officially able to cross #67 off of my 101 Things in 1001 Days list “Participate in a Round Robin”. Hurrah!! I will probably be framing this soon, as I want to be able to enjoy it.
I have so many projects I’d like to make headway on this weekend, not the least of which is finishing the gridding on my Neighborhood RR and starting to stitch my block. I have about a month before the first mailing. I have some finishing on a few pieces I’d like to do, as well as piecing the backs of my two quilts I am having quilted so I can drop them off and piecing the top of my kimono quilt. Oh yeah, and I need to practice my knitting increases and decreases. Here’s hoping! I am also getting a massage tomorrow morning. It’s gonna be a full weekend!!
I am grateful for my beautiful RR.
Thank you all so much for your encouragement and words of wisdom. I am feeling a little better today, so here’s hoping that my mood stays improved. I am trying not to pressure myself, which I think may help. Since it is June 1st, I have to show you my June Woolly Tyme blanket. This has been done for a couple of weeks, but I thought I’d wait to show you. I love how colorful this one is. The bunnies’ tails and eyes are French knots. This is the last of the sheep blankets – can you believe it’s been a whole year?! Here they all are…
I’m so pleased to have completed this project and kept up with the blankets. There have only been a couple of months I was late completing them, and I think it was due to waiting on threads to arrive. I’ve had a lot of fun with these. Now, it’s probably time to get back to stitching on my Just Nan WhimZis, or my Shepherd’s Bush 2000 Years Ago ornaments. It feels really good to have this done.
And speaking on what I’ve done…it is probably time to revisit the goals I set for myself in May. It’s the first month in a long while that I set goals for myself.
- Finish part 1 of Mermaid Treasure Box – close, only have the specialty stitches left
- Finish part 1 on Mystery Sampler – DONE!
- Complete June Woolly Tyme – DONE!
- Finish Part 2 of Barnabee’s Quest – nope
- Finish 1 row on Baby Garden – nope
- HAED Wednesdays – nope, I only participated one Wednesday in May
- Finish Michelle’s RR – DONE and mailed!
- Complete 1 WhimZi – DONE (Spring Spell)
Not too bad. I did complete half of my goals. I think for this month, I will keep it simpler:
- Stitch on Their Song
- Stitch on Mystery Sampler
- Finish Kimono quilt top
- Stitch and grid Neighborhood RR and have ready for mailing
- Start Tesori
I think that’s do-able. Oh, and speaking of RRs. You have to go take a look at the beautiful stitching Jenna did on my Just Nan RR. I am so pleased with it!!! I am looking forward to having this beautiful piece come home so that I can put the finishing touches on it. Thank you, Jenna!!
And I stitched a little more on Their Song last night. I just love this piece, it is such a fun stitch. I jumped around a little bit on it, but I enjoyed myself. Here’s to a happy weekend!
I am grateful for evenings to myself.
I finished up Day 10 on Arthemise’s Just Nan RR. I just love the colors in it. I decided to go ahead and start another block, since she has so many empty ones. Although I really wanted to stitch 8 Maids-a-Milking, I decided to opt for Day 1, since I’ll be signing both blocks I don’t think it would look as good with both right next to each other. So, the partridge is making an appearance.
Walk to Rivendell: Pippin realizes it is the Stock-brook. The banks are low enough now for them to cross. The land on its south bank is wet and reedy. They reach a belt of trees, mostly oaks with a few elms and ash. Drops of rain fall. (Total Miles Walked: 50!!)
I am grateful for a wonderful life.
Hello, all! I am slowly but surely getting past all the allergy nastiness that has been keeping me feeling not so good. And of course, good mail always helps! I went ahead and ordered the Songbird Pullware for Lady Scarlet’s Journey, even though I am not even finished with Barnabee. Since Jenna and I have plans to stitch this one next, I figured there was no time like the present to make sure I got the pullware. It arrived and it is so pretty! Now, I will just have to figure out how to finish my pieces into a bellpull once I get them stitched!
I have been stitching solely on the last Just Nan RR I have to stitch on. Arthemise has chosen to do a bellpull of the Just Nan Twelve Days of Christmas for her RR. I am stitching on Day 10 – Ten Lords Leaping. I just love the colors in this, and I have been looking forward to stitching on this one since the RR started. I think I may have to invest in this chart, even though I have Teresa Wentzler’s 12 Days ornaments on the go. I should be able to get this finished up in the next couple of nights. There are still several blank spots on this though, so I may ask her if she wants me to go ahead and stitch a second one, or if she wants it to come on home. I was kinda torn between 8 Maids Milking and 10 Lords Leaping.
And speaking of the Just Nan RR, I so appreciate all of your wonderful comments and compliments on it. I have asked Carol and Jenna to stitch in my last two spots, as they were my two initiators on the Barnabee Quest SAL. I am so excited to send it to them! I will probably go ahead and order that snowflake charm for the Frost Flower square while my RR is traveling again.
Walk to Rivendell: Camp – Woody End. A green floor in the wood, roofed by boughs of trees. To the east a steep shoulder falls, and they can overlook the river valley. The lights of the village of Woodhall seen below (ca. 11 p.m.). Sleep late (leaving time ca. 11:00 a.m.). Frodo decides to cut SE to Buckleberry Ferry. Scramble down hill into the thick trees below. It begins to cloud up. A deep-banked stream below the hill cuts across their path. Looking back, they see a Black Rider on the hillcrest where they had camped. They force through the bushes alongside the stream. (Total Miles Walked: 47) [That’s a lot to happen in only a mile and a half!!!]
I am grateful for having lost 31.2 pounds!!!