Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Still Stitching

I'm still stitching, but I haven't been posting much. I've been in a bit of a blogging funk lately, for no particular reason. There is a bit of job stress in my life right now that is coloring everything else. Nothing major-- just an office move-- but it will affect my commute in a negative way, and I'm already at my limit on the amount of time I am willing to spend in the car every day. I haven't decided yet whether I'll stay at my current job, find something else, or simply take some time off for a while. I guess I will wait to see how bad the new commute is going to be.

Things are moving right along on the stitching front. My stitchathon project for May was Spanish Geometrical Sampler. I worked on it from May 19 - 21. We were in the country taking care of yardwork, so I didn't get much stitching time. Even so, it was nice to get back to that project and I did get a few stitches in here and there.

Here's what it looked like before:

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And after:

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My kit for Persian Iris Garden arrived. I'm happy to report that it was worth the wait. :) The colors are just gorgeous and there are TONS of beads and crystals. I started immediately, and I finished Part 1 on June 1.

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The pattern is released in monthly installments, so I finished Part 1 just in time to start Part 2. No pics of that yet-- I'm waiting until I finish that installment. It's nearly done and most likely will require just one more stitching session.


danielle said...

I love the Spanish Geometrical Sampler! Did you change the colors? I have one going that is similar, but with more purples and greens. Unfortunately it is a UFO at the moment--I need to pull it back out and work on it!

Red said...

Persian Garden is beautiful! Spanish Sampler as well. Glad to see youre back blogging or an update anyway. I know about commuting...I moved back closer to my job and took 30 minutes off my commute but no matter how you cut it...there are NO shortcuts around here between 4 and 7 pm.

Von said...

I especially love your Spanish Sampler, Juanita, and you got quite a bit of stitching accomplished!! Of course, Persian Garden is stunning and it may be a favorite of mine too as it progresses. :D

Barbara said...

Your Spanish Geometrical Sampler is incredible! Wow, you got a lot done!!

Svenja said...

Great progress on the Geometrical sampler.
Persian Garden looks beautiful with all the beads, I find this piece very hard to resist!

Pam said...

Your Spanish Geometrical is Beautiful!! Can you tell me what colours you used?