Wednesday, July 11, 2012

WORK IN PROGRESS WEDNESDAY

Sharon Boggan has been reporting her Work in Progress on Wednesdays and I have decided to join her to keep myself on track blogging more.  I am currently actually working on 2 projects.

The first is my CQJP for July. I am just about ready to start adding my stitches.  This shows my daughters and I.  Kristen is about 22 months old.  Katie is 3 months.  I had driven down to San Diego from Sacramento, a trip of over 500 miles by myself to spend time with John's parents for Thanksgiving.  John had something going on at work so he couldn't make it.  John and I had received a free photography package for listening to some time-share deal, and this was about the third of a set if pictures I got.  Its hard to see in the lighting I had last night. 





The second project I am working on is my Sumptuous Surfaces 2nd project.  It is going to involve a starfish, and coral.  I was attempting to put a second border on of a scroll stitch.  I cannot seem to get it right though and am about to pull all this out.  Either I have it too loose, or too tight, and I cannot seem to keep a consistent tension.  I had put down a first border of chain stitch and that is fine.  But the scroll stitch has to go and I will do something else to cover up the holes it is going to leave.






So these two projects are what I am going to be working on after I got get the back lawn mowed this morning.  It is supposed to be 107-109 today.  So I need to get it done probably before 8:30 or 9 or else it will be too hot. 




6 comments:

sharonb said...

Boy that weather sounds hot!
Scroll stitch is good for fine lines and is usually worked quite small otherwise it can go wobbly. I am not sure I would use it for thick border as you would need a couple lines of the stitch to make it wide. have you thought of something like Double Pekinese (I am thinking it will hide the holes too )
sharon b

sharonb said...

Boy that weather sounds hot!
Scroll stitch is good for fine lines and is usually worked quite small otherwise it can go wobbly. I am not sure I would use it for thick border as you would need a couple lines of the stitch to make it wide. have you thought of something like Double Pekinese (I am thinking it will hide the holes too )
sharon b

margaret said...

love the CQ block you are working on, putting or is it printing photos on is a lovely idea, I see quite a few people do this, not sure how to go about it but will try and find out and have a go.
Re your scroll stitch yes I agree maybe try someting different, there are so many to choose from, sometimes it is easier without so much choice!!

How I envy you your heat, middle of summer here and 48 degrees, but it is dry today and like you must cut the grass both front and back as the rain will be back either friday or saturday temperature will rise but do not think it will get to 70 it is only 5.45 so early yet.Need to do all the privet hedges too but hate doing that so might close my eyes to those.

Lyndsey said...

Love the CQ block. I haven't used photos in my work yet but currently planning a project.

Maureen Flaherty said...

These both sound interesting and I look forward to seeing your progress.

Annet said...

Your CQ looks lovely, I'm looking forward to see the stitches on this. It's good to see another piece for sumptuous surface, I took that class last year and enjoyed it very much. I hope you solve the border problem.