Thursday, January 17, 2013

Returning?


Dear Patient Readers (such of you that remain) – I may have been reenergized.  Somewhere last summer I lost my stitching compulsion.  It seemed to get replaced with a napping and/or reading compulsion.  I’m not positive it’s back, but I did feel some tingling urges for needles and thread yesterday when I ran across Claudette's   2013  Turtle Trot  challenge  (how appropriate for a Pratchett fan?!?!?!?!!!).  I’m starting it late (story of my life), but I’m joining!  Yes, dear reader, you did hear a latent “dang it!” in that statement of joining. 

The Turtle Trot calls for me to:

1.       Pick 13 unfinished projects.  -- Check.  [boy do I have that covered]
2.       Take a picture of them.  – Ok – mostly I’ve got that.
3.       Post said pictures/list of the Turtle Trot projects. – See below.
4.       Repost Progress on them by the 13th of each month.  Ok.  I might could do that.

So, here goes.  My Turtle Trot 2013 project list is:

1.       Victorian Heart (needlepoint).  Sorry, no picture.  I think this helped bring on the lack of stitching drive in the first place.

2.        Lanarte’s -- Arabian Woman.  I just love this and it deserves to be done.

3.       Sundance’s – powwow shawl dancer (needlepoint).  I’ve made it passed most of the hated Kreinik now.  I should be good on this. 


4.       Ewe and Eye and Friends – Rose City Stitchers.  This piece calls to me… apparently not too loudly though.


5.       Tish’s – Ladies Day (needlepoint).  Soooo close.   So very, very close.  If only I’d stop picking stitches that need three needles working at once.

6.       ByGone Stitches – One Nation.  I think once I make it to the letters this piece will seem to go faster.  Those stars feel like they take an eternity to do.


7.       Princess and Me’s – Golden Gate Bridge ornie (needlepoint).  There really is no reason this shouldn’t be done already.

8.       Quaker a la Six Mains – Just because the colors no longer speak to me is no reason to quit so close to completion!


9.       Labors of Love’s – cocoa cup (needlepoint).  I just need to keep reminding myself that this dimensional piece will be so cute.


10.   Blackbird Designs’ – America.  I’m doing this as a memorial for my Great Uncle Ellis (and I really think it’s beautiful).


11.   Liz’ – California Quail.  I think I got hung up trying to figure out he feathering on the wings.  I always get trapped thinking that my needlepoints need ot look/work like real critters.


12.   Stitch Specialists’ -- Tree of Stitches.  I’m probably a third done.  Sometimes specialty stitches seem so daunting.

13.   Ethel (actually from a painting called something lie Market Day at St. Remy) – I started this over the summer and I love it, but it’s soooo big.


14.   I reserve the right to suddenly import one of the following to the list—I’m a mood stitcher.  I can’t be expected to remain rational and focused.

Chessie and Me’s – In Virtue’s Ways.  This one also called to me, but somewhere in spring I muffled its screams.

Martina Dey’s – Vierlanden mystery.  Take about a BAP!

 Trilogy’s – Gathering of Hearts.  This really needs to get DONE!

Friendly Stitchers’ – Sampler Mystery.  I let the beading slow me down.


Patriotic Heart (needlepoint).  Just a few surrounding rows left.  It’s too embarrassing that this isn’t done already.

Lee’s – Plume floral fan (needlepoint).  I keep vacillating on how to stitch the flowers.

Any one of 12 needlepoint ornies I have started.
Any one of 20 xs ornies I have started.


That should keep me busy don't you think?

See you soon.  I hope.

19 comments:

Casa Pearl said...

That is a great array of projects and if you start with those that are so close, you will be that much farther ahead! I look forward to seeing progress each month.

Beth Pearce said...

So nice to see you again. I have thought about the Turtle Trot, but currently I am only reading blogs not writing mine. Love those projects, and I hope to see them regularly!

so many books said...

These are so very beautiful, Ruth. (Esp. no. 13) I'm happy you're back in the needling and blogging moods!!

Margaret said...

Beautiful projects! I love seeing them all. I hope you are getting into stitching again -- looking forward to seeing your progress.

cucki said...

I am so happy you are back
Your projects are so beautiful
Love for you x

Siobhán said...

I'm glad that your mojo is returning! I'll enjoy watching your progress.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Yay! You're back! :)

You were missed...I love all your projects and can't wait to see their progress.

Mo and Jo leave me all the time, too...just hang in there, they always find their way back!

Hugs and blessings always

Giovanna said...

My goodness, how many are those... what wonderful plans, and so nice to see you stitching again.

Shebafudge said...

There are some gorgeous projects there. I will look forward to watching your progress on them. Good luck!!

Chris said...

Welcome back. I also updated my blog earlier this week, first time in like 2 years.

bijja said...

This is such a great artistry.
I love it.

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

Great choices! I love no 3, the shawl, just beautiful.
I'm doing this challenge too but as part of the wipocalypse (which I must post tomorrow!)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Oh Ruth I'm so glad to see you back out here in blog land! I've missed you!

You SO make me want to pull out my Arabian Woman I've had that kit for years and never started it!

SoCal Debbie said...

Hi Ruth, I'm a new follower of your blog. I'm in the Turtle Trot SAL, too. You have so many wonderful WIPs to choose from. I'll be looking forward to watching your progress on these! Debbie
http://debbiescrossstitch.blogspot.com/

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