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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Wimpy WIP Wednesday

Greetings readers.

Remember last week how I had said I was hoping to finish the cross stitching on Fortunate Treaveller's border?  Murphy's Law came for a nice, long visit.  Initially I had a quiet weekend planned, just a baby shower to pop into.  Lots of stitching time right?  Well I was pretty run down by the latter half of last week, so Thursday and Friday night were both nights where I sat and played mindless games on my iPad and went to bed early.  I didn't touch my stitching.  My quiet weekend turned into being out and about with my friend Christin Friday night, Saturday I went to that baby shower for about an hour, then drove to Montreal (2hrs each way) for a birthday party, spent the night, drove back at lunchtime Sunday, picked up my friend Claire visiting from out of town, spent a few hours teaching her finishing techniques then took her back into the city in time for dinner.  I felt like I never had a weekend!  I had also taken Monday off of work to spend with Claire and her son who were visiting from out of town.  Today I was off sick with a bad headache and sore throat... totally run down.  Surprised?  Me either.

After last week's Wednesday post, I didn't pick my stitching back up until Monday night.  Really that was just a token effort to stitch, not much got done.  I finally really got some stitching done last night!

 Jingles - Cheer
Lizzie Kate
stitched on: 32ct lugana
stitched with: Weeks Dye Works

I decided working on a TW wasn't a good idea with how I was feeling so I pulled out the Jingles ornament I started last week.  I managed it to finish it last night as well.

Strawberry Bunny
Just Nan
stitched on: 32ct Desert Sunset Belfast by Zwiegart
stitched with: DMC & Mill Hill Beads

With a nice long nap, today I was able to stat and finish the stitching on this little Just Nan critter.  I'm holding off on finishing it until the fall.  Kathy and I are planning on doing a critter finishing frenzy in the fall.  I've got more to stitch before the fall!

Hopefully next week you'll find I've been more productive.

27 comments:

Bea said...

Hope you're feeling much better now. And 2 finishes is great when you're feeling blah - cute ones to boot!

Barb said...

Those are both cute little finishes. I hope you are all better by now.You really did have quite the week-end!

Hazel said...

Hope you're feeling better. Lovely to catch up on your bloggy happenings. X

Linda said...

No wonder your not feeling well Dani. What a busy weekend. Love your finishes.

Linda

Dee said...

Both are really cute. Love the bigger bead snowflakes on the snowman.

Hope you are feeling better soon.

Marie P said...

Hoping that you are feeling better and have had some much needed rest.
Congrats on two wonderful finishes.

diamondc said...

Oh my goodness, I got tired reading how much you did in such a short time, giggles.
I love the Just Nan's small's, they are so sweet.
Love your snowman he is adorable.
I hope you are feeling better soon.

Blessings
Catherine

Justine said...

Both cute finishes, good idea to work on some smalls when you're feeling blah. Hope you're better now.

sharine said...

The best laid plans hey lol great finishes:)

Annie said...

Love the LK ornament - so cute!! Hope you'll find some quiet time for stitching soon:)

Annie said...

Two cute pieces. Glad you finally felt good enough to do some stitching. Headaches stop me from doing everything!

Vickie said...

Hoping you are fully recovered Dani!
Sweet, little stitches.

Preeti said...

Both the finishes are very cute!! :) You were so busy, I cannot drive that much on a weekend.

D1-D2 said...

I hope you're not catching a summer cold. Hope you had a great time in Montreal despite the weather.

Kate said...

Sorry your weekend was so hectic. Life takes over sometimes, doesn't it? Congrats on the two lovely finishes. Here's hoping for more stitchy time this weekend.

Julie said...

The little JN is darling!

Sally said...

Hope you are feeling better soon Dani.

Love your L*K finish and that JN bunny is sooooooooooo sweet!

Annette said...

ow my you had a very busy weekend!!But two lovely pieces!!

Lillie said...

Lovely stitching for both

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

Gosh you were busy, hope you recover soon! Very wise decision to stitch to something simple instead.

I wish I could be a fly on the wall for your critter finishing frenzy with Kathy, I'm sure it will be a blast!

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

Your Finishes are so very cute and so adorable - I love them both. Congratulations on both of your Finishes.

Happy Stitching
Linda K, Railroad

Brigitte said...

They are so cute, your little finishes. And I hope you are feeling a lot better by now.

Kaisievic said...

Two great finishes, Dani - the second one is so pretty.

Carol said...

I hope things slow down for you, Dani--I am feeling the same way right about now... I love your finishes--so tiny and cute :)

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

wow, it has been a very long time since I have been on any blogs and I am thrilled that you are working on a TWD. I think that the Fortunate Traveller is one of my all time favorites that I have stitched of Teresa's designs. The Carousel and Companions are a couple of others.... Congrats on your choice and one day it will make you so proud, as all of the other pieces you are working on.
Cheers

Suz said...

Hope you're feeling better - at least your stitching is still pretty! :)

Karen said...

I hope you're feeling better. Love the critters. :)