Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Sky is Very Blue

The sky is blue here on Long Island. Cool and windy, but still sunny with blue skies. My daffodils are in full bloom and some of my tulips from previous Easter gifts have also bloomed.


 Hubby and I bought some pansies last week for our front porch.

I am in the midst of stitching blue sky also.
This is where I was last week.
I hope you all like seeing a bunch of cross-stitch for quite a while, because right now I am enjoying getting between a half-hour to an hour of stitching in each day. I really want to finish Baker Beach this year. That may be pushing it though because it is so large.
This is where I am as of yesterday:
I have had some followers ask me how big this is going to be. The finished picture will be approximate 18" wide by 11" high. You can see the finished height in the picture above, but I have to stitch two page widths to the left and two page widths to the right of the vertical part of the picture that is so far completed. There are thousands for cross-stitches in my future.

I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching today. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are hand-stitching. I will continue stitching Baker Beach and maybe work a little on my Prairie Schooler Santa. I would love to be able to sit on my porch in the sun and stitch, but it may not be warm enough.

Thanks for stopping by!


13 comments:

mamasmercantile said...

You are doing so well, you really can see a difference in the pictures. The spring blooms are looking delightful, particularly the pansies.

CathieJ said...

Thank you.

Julierose said...

You are really making progress on your x-stitching--it is a lovely piece.
thanks for sharing--will be watching the picture emerge ;--))) hugs, Julierose

Sarah said...

Lovely flowers. It's great to see your progress each week - it's definitely growing!!!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Same here in Pa! NOT WARM ENOUGH outside for stitching ...maybe later,hopefully

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Same here in Pa! NOT WARM ENOUGH outside for stitching ...maybe later,hopefully

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Beautiful flowers AND stitching! Such an ambitious project and I'm loving it. =) blessings ~ tanna
ps hoping for you a warm sunny day soon.

Corrie B said...

I absolutely love this project, I think you know how much I do! Cannot wait to see it finished <3

Corrie B said...

Although having said that, I'm loving the progress pictures too, so don't go too quick ;)

Lisa @ HappyinDoleValley said...

Wow! That is some serious progress -- hope you find all the time you need to finish it. :)

karen said...

lovely stitching and lovely spring walkabout in your garden!!

Quilter Kathy said...

The finished half is just gorgeous! Good luck with the next half... enjoy!

Kaja said...

This piece looks better every time I see it! I hadn't realised it was so big; that is a lot of work you have done already.