Friday, May 15, 2020

All Purpose Mid-Month Update

BeeHive Sampler
Hello World.  I started out the month by working on a different WIP each day.  I was able to keep it up for a week or so before life got in the way.  I have been having a tough time the past couple of years, and then things just got so much worse.  A lot of anxiety, fear and sadness in 2020.  The worst was losing my Dad last Saturday.  So bear with me ... I am kind of a mess right now.  Just trying to keep busy to get through the day.

I am merging in my "Gifted Gorgeousness" update, as several of these projects were gifted to me over the years.  The "Gifted Gorgeousness" stitch-along is hosted by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching, and features projects that in some way have been gifted -or- are being stitched to be given as gifts.

I worked on many different projects since my last update.  "BeeHive Sampler" shown above finally has a beehive.  This is a Sandy Orton design from years gone by.  Here is where I left off last time:
I still have back stitching to do in the central motif, and some more bands of stitching at the bottom of the sampler.  LOVE this one!

Next  "Winter Sampler": (gifted to me)

I am working on the area around the snowman.  This sampler is working up very slowly.  Lots of color changes and small areas with back stitching.  But I did spend a few hours on it.

Also "Autumn Sampler": (gifted to me)

I am working on the grapevine to the right of the apple girl.  Again, slow progress with lots of color changes and small areas with back stitching.  

I also stitched on my "To Everything a Season" sampler (gifted to me).  Another one of Sandy Orton's designs. 

"Linen Sampler" got a completed alphabet:

Here is where this one was left previously:

"Victorian Charm" got some attention:

Other projects I stitched on include: "Afternoon Nap", "Ride to Dreamland", and "Women of the Mayflower".  Not really enough progress to show on these.   But I think I had a great start to the month - working on 9 projects!   I hope to continue making progress on my projects, and maybe have a finish before too long.



  1. I'm sorry to read about your loss {{hugs}}
    You have some wonderful projects on the go, I hope they help with the anxiety and you are able to relax and be calm a little
    Take care x

  2. I am so sorry to hear about your loss (((hugs))).
    Thank you for joining in with GG this month, I can add your link up if you don't have time.
    Your samplers are so beautiful, I like the way she uses colour, especially in the Autumn one.

  3. Sorry for your loss. Wish you can find some peace in stitching all those wonderful projects. (Lot of hugs).

  4. So sorry for your loss! Beautiful stitching!

  5. I'm so sorry. I hope stitching can help ease your mind, your work is beautiful.

  6. Oh Cheryl, I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. I hope stitching can give you some relaxation and comfort, you are working on beautiful pieces.


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