Monday, August 01, 2016


Oops! I'm a little late. We're enjoying the beach, well, it's been overcast and rainy so we're not enjoying it at all. Time away from work, let's call it.

I was able to finish my small for the SAL, mostly stitched on the long drive up while we listened to Bill Bryson's Road to Little Dribbling.

Linking up with Heather of Stitching Lotus who hosts the Smalls SAL.

This is a Mosey n Me Freebie called Ewephoria. It doesn't come with recommended colors, so I chose WDW London Fog for the sheep, WDW Onyx for the black, WDW Meadow for the letters and an unmarked overdyed pink for the ribbons. I'm pretty pleased with how it came out although if I had had more time, I might have done French knots for the sheep's body. 

Last month, I decided to join Justine in Just One July, so I focused on Mary's Stocking for my sister. I had hoped to complete it, and if I could have kept up my momentum, I might have. (Do you know why I don't write might of? Because it is wrong. You are hearing might've. That apostrophe is replacing the "ha." But I digress...) Losing momentum on a project happens a lot when I only focus on one thing. Still I made progress. Mary's only missing her head and hands. (Despite all the murder mystery shows we have been watching, this is not a sign of homicide.)

Not sure what I am going to do about her hands and face. The pattern calls for 841 but I only have 840, which I think Christian's stocking (the other one I have to finish) calls for. I could make them the same color, or I could make fair Mary lighter but it would require a trip to the LNS, and I wouldn't be able to get to that for a while. Hmmmmm... (I do believe Faye's Christmas deadline is October.) Something to think about.

Either way, I am going back to my rotation which will allow me to keep my momentum (I hope!). This is what I call the "Molly Rotation" since Molly of Strawberry Sampler invented it. Three days on each of 10 projects over the course of the month.
  1. Waldorff, Homespun Sampler
  2. Mary's Stocking, SB
  3. Wisteria Snowman, SB
  4. Our Souls, Midsummer Night Designs
  5. Greenland Santa, Mill Hill
  6. Cinnamon Stars, Plum Street
  7. Small #8
  8. Lovebird, JABC
  9. Ladybug, Ladybug, Rabbit Workes
  10. Tis the Season, Blackbird


Justine said...

Oh no! I too suffered a loss of momentum during the latter half of the month. At least Mary has a lovely dress to wear once her head is finished.
Hope the weather brightens up and you enjoy your break from work. And good luck with the rotation!

Von said...

Great progress on Mary's Stocking, Nikki! Good luck with the Molly Rotation and keeping up the momentum!

Robin in Virginia said...

Congratulations on your smalls SAL finish! Mary's dress look quite nice. Here's to a successful month of Molly rotation!

Beth said...

You forgot 'should of'! My pet peeve is 'where are you at?'. Where are you is correct, never end a sentence a preposition with! I have the Bryson book on reserve at my library.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

There's a lot of work in Mary, she's looking good though.

"Should of", "could of", "might of" are second only to "I could care less" in my Book of Abominations!

KimM said...

Love "Ewephoria" 😄

Suz said...

Should of, Could of, Would of - are all abhorrent as well ;)

I'm sorry you lost your momentum - it happens to everyone, I think, but the stitching progress still looks good!

I have to admit, I'm running out of momentum on my focus piece as well, but I'm so close I'll force myself to push through and then just goof off a bit.

I *love* Ewe-phoria. There's just something so adorable about the sheeply abandon shown that I actually laughed out loud and then went to the site to download the pattern. I think I'll steal your idea about french knots, and I have tons of white whisper thread that I'll use for that.

Oma said...

When my routine of sleeping and eating is thrown off, my stitching suffers. I love stitching late in the evening after the heat of the day has passed. On a really good day, I love stitching the whole day. Loving your posts, keep going and the stocking will go fast. Kathy

Bea said...

Loving Ewephoria - such happiness in that little piece.

Poor Mary! But a lovely dress when all her parts are gathered.