Sunday, November 16, 2014

Really Slow Stitching

My Christmas crafting seems to have slowed to a crawl. I was really hoping to finish this gift by this weekend, but alas that has not happened.
See that cream color. That is the last color of cross-stitch needed. Next is back stitching, stem-stitching and french knots. I am hoping to finish the cross-stitch today and move on to one of the other stitches. I have to admit that the stem stitching makes me somewhat apprehensive as it is being used more as a filler stitch rather than an outline. I have stitched all of these stitches before, but I have never used the stem stitch as a filler. Oh well, I will just have to dive in.
My Thanksgiving hand-towel is wallowing a little. 
I am not hosting Thanksgiving this year and my mojo for finishing it has been lagging. On top of that I have failed to bring it along with me sometimes and then find myself with time on my hands and no project. I will be packing it in my car each day this week to catch a few stitching moments here and there. That is all it will take to finish this. 
I am joining Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching this week. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching.
Thanks for stopping by!

11 comments:

Chantal said...

It looks very nice. Hang in there. You'll get it done. :^)

CathieJ said...

Thank you.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Just keep plugging away ! :) :)

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I hope you get your mojo back!!!Just remember slow and steady.

Quilter Kathy said...

Good luck with the finishing stitches!
Always good to have a project bag in the car... just in case!

Cathy said...

Don't know what the mystery gift is but it looks like fruit. You'll do fine with the stem stitch for filler. Interesting addition to xstitch.

You will be finished with both in no time. Enjoy the stitching.

CathieJ said...

I will. :)

Julierose said...

Hi Cathy--thanks for your commenting on my hexagon alley post! I only ever did stamped cross stitcheries and I do like them, but they do take a while to finish, I agree. and sometimes (like now!!) I do lose my x-stitchin' mojo too. The colors in your piece are just so gorgeous--pick your fave color and do that section--always works for me...hugs, Julierose

Deb A said...

One stitch at a time will get the job done! Having the project in your purse or car will help when you find those stolen moments. Good luck.

The Cozy Quilter said...

You are so close to being done! Keep stitching!

Katie said...

Each stitch is one stitch closer to a finish. Keep it up.