Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Work in Progress Wednesday 09/09/2015


This week has been full of unexpected interruptions, requiring 4 trips out of town. So, I have not made a lot of progress on either stocking this week. In yesterday's post, I shared a photo of the couched tree I added to the snowman stocking. Above is a photo of the completed stitching to date.


Using straight stitches and size 12 perle cotton, I outlined squares along this seam on the Santa stocking. Next, I used a red size 8 perle cotton and created a red ribbon (with French Knots) and a bow (using 2 detached chain stitches) on each gift. The "wrapping paper" on the first three gifts was created with white and green size 12 perle cotton. The first two were decorated with French knots. The third consists of stem stitches. The last two need to be completed. I am just glad real life presents do not always end up perfectly square. My embroidered gifts certainly did not!

Last Week's Goals:
1. Link up with the Monday Stitchery Link Party #22 at Super Mom No Cape on September 7th. (If you missed the party on the 31st, you may check it out here!) It will be the first Monday of the month, so I will share progress on my HAED QS Red Hearts cross-stitch. Done! The post is here.

2. Finish a project to add inventory to my Etsy shop

3. Share progress with the ICQC 102 course from Shawkl Designs.

4. Share a TAST Week 9 post on September 8th. Done! The post is here.


This Week's Goals:
1. Link up with the Monday Stitchery Link Party #23 at Super Mom No Cape on September 14th. (If you missed the party on the 7th, you may check it out here!) It will be the second Monday of the month, so I will share progress on my HAED Twilight Duel cross-stitch.

2. Finish a project to add inventory to my Etsy shop

3. Share progress with the ICQC 102 course from Shawkl Designs.

4. Share a TAST Week 10 post on September 15th.


5. Embellish block for the CQI UTS Round Robin.

8 comments:

Christine Barnsley said...

Love your cute little gifts Renee! They look lovely as does your beautifully couched tree! Good luck with you goals for this week! Christine x

crazyQstitcher said...

Love the snowmen print, the tree, the seams of presents and trees too. Great ideas you have.

Createology said...

John Lennon has a quote I can relate to, "Life is what happens while we are busy making plans." Lovely stitchngs you did manage to get done. Happy week to you...

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Great projects and lovely stitching. Christmas!! Omgosh!! It's not that far off!!
xx, Carol

KimM said...

All so sweet, and creative, Renee. In spite of your interruptions, it looks like you're still going gang-busters!
xxx

cq4fun said...

I love your row of presents. How creative! Your goals look good to me. Good luck this next week!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I guess you could say that your presents are ones that the little kids have been poking and prodding and shaking and rattling to see if they can guess what's inside?

Anthea said...

Renee your progress is looking great! I wish I could set goals like that, but I never stick to them!