Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Monday's Update on Tuesday!

Ha, another week has flown. I have a good excuse why my update is a day late - I was power washing the porches. I did the garage on Sunday, back porch yesterday, and the front porch this morning. Just got out of the shower and thought I'd take a break.

I would like to thank everyone on your kind comments from my last post. New stash is so much fun! Of course, it now languishes in the to-do pile. Hmm, gonna have to do something about that pile.

Recently checked my completions page and got a R-U-D-E eye opening. This time last year I was working towards finish number 15. So far this year - 5! In my own defense though - One Nation was big and Red Birds isn't small. I try to keep telling myself that 2012 is the year of BAP (Big *ss Project). Up next is 272 Words which is 349w x 375h - another large one.

I did realize that Red Birds has just enough of everything for me. The colors are vibrant. The amount of stitches per color are about perfect. Nice globs strung together. I'm not bored with it and I do see progress. Speaking of which, bear with me on the pictures today. I want to stick in here what I can do in one month.

As of March 12th
As of March 19th
As of March 26th
Today's installment!
I have to admit this morning I fell in love with a 'boring' color. I've never been a fan of DMC 611 - a drab brown. But, it adds a depth to the magnolias. 611 is the color to the top and right of the flower. There is some on the pedals too. My picture is a bit washed out today. The sun was coming in the french doors and I didn't correct the problem.

Also, if you've left a comment recently or emailed - please be patient with me - I've not yet made it to my email. Like I said - been a bit busy. Waiting now on the UPS man to bring my hammock arc. Need to go help DH with the step railings that showed up this morning.

So ta-ta and toodle-lu!
Keep smiling - make 'em wonder what you've been up to!
Denise -- (a poet and I didn't know it) :-)


Lesleyanne said...

I think this is progressing really well and looks gorgeous.

CalamityJr said...

It's still all black except the photos, but I can at least say that they're awesome! Great stitching, Girlfriend!

Elizabeth Brotherton said...

This is such a beautiful piece! I love cardinals and this one is nicely done. Your stitching is lovely. Who designed it?

Brightest Blessings!

Beth B.

Catherine said...

Such a pretty piece!

Maggee said...

You're a poet, and you didn't know it...Your feet show it--they're LONGfellows!! heheheheheh... Couldn't resist! Hugs!

Linda said...

Wow Denise. Red Birds looks awesome. You have made good progress.


Nancy said...

You are making wonderful progress on this project! It is lovely!

paula said...

TA-Dah . . . there is your ta-dah moment for today's postg.


Maybe, instead of the number of projects done, you should count the area you have finished. . . since you can figure the area of each project, you could keep track of the "amount" that way . . then the biggies would get credit for being big

Veronica said...

Wonderful progress on Red Birds. The magnolia is taking shape already :)


Mouse said...

ooooo it looks gorgeous .. and as you say that brown does make it pop ...
and I've finished the grand total of 2 of my crazies and other stuff not in crazies ...lol so way behind too ... ho hum not stressing ..lol
and can't wait to see the steps, rails and the hammocks .... :)
and I say that too keep smiling as folks will wonder what you have been up too ..lol
take care and happy stitching :) love mouse xxxxx

dixiesamplar said...

Lovely progress on Red Birds...can't wait to see the finish!

Sherry said...

Looking at your progress on this beautiful project makes me want to go pick up my cross stitch right now. Your work is beautiful.