Sunday, September 6, 2015

Back to Baker Beach

No I am not traveling, I am working on Baker Beach again. I took almost two weeks off from stitching on it because we had visitors and then I had to get ready for the start of the university semester. Here is how it looked in mid-August. 
This is where I am as of today.
I have been working on Santa, although you might not be able to see much of a change. This is how he looked the last time I posted. 
Now he at least has hands and his sled is mostly done. I really have to get to his  beard and face soon. 

I was hoping to finish this Santa and another one prior to the holidays so that I could give them as gifts. They are small enough, but I find the recommended fabric extremely frustrating. It has no substance to it and 18-count is a little too small for me to see easily. I will complete the next one on the same fabric as I purchased enough of it, but for future Santas I am finding an alternative.

I am joining Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching today. On Monday I will join the Stitchery Link Party at Super Mom - No Cape. Pop on over to their sites to see what other bloggers are stitching.

Thanks for stopping by!

20 comments:

Julierose said...

Your projects are coming along so well...love that Baker Beach one especially. hugs, Julierose

mamasmercantile said...

You are doing really well, I love the Santa.

CathieJ said...

Thank you. His beard is now halfway finished.

The Cozy Quilter said...

Love Santa's sled! Great stitching progress on Baker Beach too!

Stephie said...

Amazing skill Cathie! I know that getting to 50 is a pain in the eye department, wearing glasses is so frustrating when you've spent all most all your life with perfect vision...at the rate it's going I'll be needing a magnifying glass as well soon! Your Santa is such a great idea for a gift - I haven't even thought it about that yet!

The Crafty Creek said...

You're making good progress, it's looking great, I haven't the eyes for complex shading like that now, but watching yours grow makes me want to try again!

butterfly said...

More wonderful stitching love to see how your work is growing .
Love your header.

Ivani said...

very cool see the progress you did on your cross-stitching good job!.

Jeanne said...

Making great progress! The finishes are near.

Needled Mom said...

Baker Beach is making such nice headway. Both look fantastic.

Deb A said...

Lots of progress made on the beach. Hope the new school year is into a routine for you by now.

Quilter Kathy said...

The beach and Santa are both seeing some progress, so that's a good thing!

CathieJ said...

So far I have only taught one class. The class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays and there are a whole lot of holidays in September. Next class is Wednesday. Thanks for visiting.

CathieJ said...

Thank you.

Renee said...

The rocks are filling in beautifully on Baker Beach and Santa has a sled! Fantastic progress!

Christine Barnsley said...

You look like you are making great progress on both to me! Really love the Baker Beach design and Santa is fun! Christine x

Kate said...

Both hand stitching projects are looking great!

Laura said...

Baker Beach is looking good!

karen said...

your santa needs a head :) lovely stitching and soon you will be done with that huge cross stitch project!!

SuperMomNoCape said...

The land portion/shore line is really coming along with the details being added in. And even Santa is coming along nicely.

Thanks so much for linking up to this week's Stitchery Link Party and for the link back. Aloha hugs!