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Wednesday, February 04, 2015

WIP Wednesday - The First February Edition

Welcome to my first February Edition of WIP Wednesday!!!

Winter here continues to be pretty brutal.  If its not been colder than -20c with windchills in the -30c then its been snow, blowing snow, snow drifts and black ice.  I've had enough and I'm counting the days until I head out on this year's Dominican Experience Trip ... 16 DAYS!  Not to mention in 37 days I'll be heading Arizona!!!  Neither trip can come soon enough.


So after my Sleep Study just a few weeks ago, I was back in the hospital today.  This time for a Day Study, in a day study you're still all hooked up to wires and stuff.  In a Day Study you're told to take a 15 minute nap, if you're not asleep in 15 minutes they come in and get you out of bed, or as soon as you fall asleep they set the clock for a fresh 15 minutes before coming to wake you up.  You get to sit up, watch movies ... I stitched for about two hours before its time for another nap.  This is done four times.


I kitted up another freebie for my future seasonal basket of smalls.  I'm still working on the Valentine's Day/Hearts/Love theme.  This will be the last one before I move onto St. Patrick's Day.  I worked on this while at the hospital today.  I didn't have any of the colours the chart called for so I pulled my own.  The border wasn't supposed to be green at all, it called for Crescent Colours Bamboo which was a brown-ish colour.  I really like the green MUCH better.

Valentine
The Primitive Hare
Stitched on: 28ct Tropical Pink Linen
Stitched with: Threadworx 1124

Last week I showed you my start on a freebie by Primitive Hare, I finished it on Sunday during the Superbowl.  Actually I stitched most of it during the Superbowl, not that I was really watching anyhow.  I embellished it with a pink heart button on the stitched heart.  I love how this turned out with my "outrageous" pink fabric!  I think I'm going to need to do some finishing soon!

Red Threads
Rosewood Manor
Stitched on: 32ct Natural Linen
Stitched with: Carrie's Creations Holly Days

After I finished Valentine I pulled out another Red Threads motif to stitch up.  I got a fair amount of it done in the last quarter of the Superbowl and finished it up the other day.  I love using the little motifs (and there's a great alphabet too!) on the charts for those long, narrow strips of fabric I used to just throw away.  Its also great for using up that last bit of a skien of a specialty fiber.  I hate throwing things out, but I also hate holding onto things hoping that someday I might come up with something to do with it.


Finally, what you REALLY came here to see... The Accolade!  I'm still drowning in grey!  I'm still not done page 10, but I've got two more rows of 10 by 10 to go!  So hopefully this time next week you'll see the start of page 11!!!



23 comments:

Cole said...

The Accolade looks amazing, way to go!

Claudette497 said...

Your finishes are wonderful - you've been so productive!

Barbi said...

Loving the progress and the finishes! Hope that's the last of the testing that you have to do....but hey, a day of naps and stitching....sounds pretty good!

Katy said...

Great progress!

Linda said...

Congrats on all the great finishes Dani. The Accolade looks awesome.

Linda

Brigitte said...

Oh yes, the Accolade, it is always wonderful to see your progress on it. Congratulations on the two lovely finishes. The Valentine one is so sweet. I also keep the long strips of fabric and try to find nice small charts to stitch on them, and I often make cards with these smalls.

sharine said...

Great stitching. looking forward to page 11:)

Vickie said...

You have accomplished a lot! But did you nap more than once?

Bonnie Brown said...

Love the changes you made to the Valentine. Accolade is still looking awesome.
Sounds like an interesting time at the sleep clinic...

Anna van Schurman said...

Cute valentine! Keep on plugging away on the Accolade. You're really close now!

Bea said...

Lovely finishes - really like your colour combinations.

riona said...

All your pieces are lovely but yes, I really do check in to see the great progress on The Accolade.

Julie said...

A post full of lovely stitching. Hope the day in hospital gave the answers to help you.

D1-D2 said...

That's a lot of finishes. Gray, it's such a boring color to stitch. I don't envy you that part.

Jan Jones said...

Congrats on your finishes. Accolade is looking amazing I can't believe how close you are to finishing it.

Mylene said...

Love the Valentine piece, beautiful colour you had chosen for it. The Accolade is looking gorgeous!!

Dee said...

Accolade is an amazing piece. Looks like it won't be too long now.

Hope you get good results from your sleep study. All those wires look annoying. I don't know whether I could sleep at all hooked up like that.

Kate said...

Lovely stitching update

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Cute smalls, especially the Prim H Valentine.

Accolade is looking amazing too.

I think I'd be really good at a sleep study, I can sleep almost anywhere at any time! It's called "having children" LOL

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

You look cute in your picture with all the terminal leads on :) I hope the study went well! Your stitching is gorgeous Dani!

Carol said...

This sleep study sounds very intense, Dani! Hope you get some answers and help after all of this napping :)

I love your newest smalls, especially Valentine's Day. It won't be long now until you have a finish in The Accolade--can't wait to celebrate with you :)

Suz said...

So much awesome work! And I love the sleep study selfie ;)

mytimestitching said...

Wow! It's been a while since I have visited your blog. You have been busy! Accolade is looking so awesome! Great job!