Hellooooooo hermitters!!! The weekend is almost upon us!! Ready to close out the world and have a little "me" time? I know I am. It's only Monday and already I've about had enough of this week. LOL!
I'm not sure what I'll be stitching this week, since I just finished Gardenia. What's that I said?? A finish!! YES!! I'll do a separate post for her in a little bit here, but I wanted to get Hermie up first.
I have for you today, my dear readers, the proof that Spring Knotgarden aka Alien Cats with Temple Hats is finished! Thanks for your companionship through this journey. You are all invaluable to me. *hugs*
Since this is going to be a picture heavy post I won't say much other than that Martina has created another masterpiece and it looks even better in real life!!!
Spring Knotgarden by Chatelaine (Martina Rosenberg)
Fabric: 32ct White Jobelan
Kit from Europeanxs.com
Started: Apr. 8th, 2011
Stopped: July 7th, 2011
Started again: October, 2013
Finished!! Jan. 31st, 2014
This is both a good and bad day with Yexian's progress...
The good: I'm at the happy juncture of 35ish% done and it's time to scroll up!!!! HUZZAH!!!! The bad: Scrolling up leaves me with a huge expanse of (mostly) empty material and damn if my mojo doesn't look at that and want to pull the blanket over its head and go into hiding. LOL!
I'm hoping said mojo will cooperate and ride the high of finishing a section and overlook the empty spaces. HAHA! We shall see. The objective is still to try and get it done by year's end. Possible? I don't know. I've calculated that I need to do about 680 stitches a day to accomplish this and those 35-stitches days ain't helpin'... hahah!! ALTHOUGH... I have Friday off for Good Friday and the current plan is to stay in PJs and stitch for the bulk of the day. I *should* do ironing too though... it's up to almost 5 weeks worth of clothes now. *gasp*
What happened in 2017? I know I blogged some, can't remember what about other than sporadic IHSWs and almost no stitching. No gaming either, so can't even use that as the culprit. Hardly did any reading, so it wasn't that. Hrmmm... LOL!
I was planning on 2018 being a better stitching, blogging, etc year, but look at me!! It's February and I'm finally doing my (technically) first official post. Better late than never? Hahah!!
Ok, let's see... the first nine months of 2017 was peppered with negligable Yexian stitches. It was such miserable progress that when I tried to locate a 2017 update pic, I was astounded to discover that there was none. Zip, zero, nada!!!! :S
During the last quarter of 2017, I pep talked myself into stitching the Lufthansa logo for hubby. He hardly asks for any projects to be stitched, but since he mentioned that a few times, I thought "why not? Maybe it'll get me back into the swing of things." So, I charted that, tent stitch…