Saturday, July 9, 2016

Halfway there!

 I have finally reached and passed the halfway point on Baker Beach! I know that some of my readers have thought that I was nearing the end of this project, but there are actually 4 more full pages to be stitched on the left side of the picture. Not to mention the partial page that I am currently working on.
This is where I was on my last update. 
And here is Baker Beach at the wonderful halfway point!!!
I have added more stitches since this picture was taken.

I have also managed to finally assemble Spring Angel into a placard. 
I had some time on my hands on the morning of July 4th and decided to bite the bullet and just cut the fabric, mat board and start glueing. I don't understand why I was putting it off as once I got started, despite the wait time for the glue to dry, it went quite quickly.
I think she looks pretty good. 
I didn't think I would have any trim that would complement the colors in this picture, but I have a bag of old yarn hair ribbons (mine from over 40 years ago) that had one that was just the right color. Yes, I really do save that kind of stuff for that long.  My daughter wore some of the yarn ribbons when she was little and they have been used as gift decorations also. I was thrilled when I thought of them for this project.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

21 comments:

Julierose said...

Oh I love that Baker beach--it is really coming so well..the colors are beautiful in it...hugs, Julierose

butterfly said...


Congrats your stitching is so lovely .

mamasmercantile said...

You are doing such an incredible job. I am in awe of your patience with such a time consuming piece. Love the idea of your hair ribbons been re-used, charming.

cozykoza32a@gmail.com said...

Your beach cross stitch is lovely, but I really like SPRING. She is lovely.
Kathleen Mary

mlb said...

So funny my first thought when I saw your spring angel was we used to wesr yarn ribbons like that. 😃 And it looks perfect.

Kaelyn Angelfoot said...

So happy for you to have reached the halfway mark! That is a big milestone in a project that involved. Congratulations.

Sarah said...

Over the half way point well done! Cute Spring Angel too.

Tiffstitch said...

Woohoo! Congrats on hitting the halfway point and lovely finish!

Theresa said...

Baker Beach looks great!

Deb A said...

I love seeing the progress on the bridge. Great job.

Quilter Kathy said...

Congrats on the beach progress... and on the finished Spring stitchery!

The Cozy Quilter said...

I remember my friends having those wool ribbons for their hair. I had short hair so no pony tails for me! Your Spring angel is perfect! Hooray for reaching the half way point on Baker Beach!

Renee said...

Yay! Baker Beach is halfway there. I love your updates. Your angel is so sweet too. Beautiful stitching!

Needled Mom said...

Baker Beach is just amazing. I can't wait to see what is to the left.

Your angel looks so sweet.

Mia is mine said...

Baker's Beach is beautiful! Such detail and wonderful color choices! Wow!

Mii Stitch said...

Fantastic project to be working on!
An a sweet little finish too :)

karen said...

yay for being half way there!! whoop!!! love your angel and the way you framed her.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What a beautiful cross-stitch project! I used to do that all the time too. Lots of work!

desertskyquilts said...

Spring Angel is a cutie. I am one of those who thought it was nearly finished. I hope the 4 pages remaining aren't too tedious!

Carol said...

Wonderful to have reached the half-way mark--it looks spectacular! And what a good idea to use the old hair ribbons for trim :)

SuperMomNoCape said...

Half way is still a milestone when it comes to a long term project like this! I'll bet it feels good.

Your spring angel turned out so sweet and you're right, the yarn is the perfect color! I have things saved from years ago as well. You just never know when something might have a purpose.

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