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  07:47:00 pm, by Airycat   , 472 words  
Categories: Needlework, Gardening, Projects, Hand Quilting

Work in Progress Wednesday

I have decided to expand the WIPW to include more than needlework. For one thing, I don't always get any work done on a needlework project. This is because I'm working on other projects. That leads to my second reason for expanding. I'd like to have a record of what I am getting done. There are days when I wonder if I've done anything, so to be able to check back and see what got done will be nice for me. Some of it may be interesting to others; some not.

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  04:56:00 pm, by Airycat   , 619 words  
Categories: TAST

TAST Week 32 (with a Bit of an Unrelated Rant)

My frustration thermometer is spouting red at the top! Why does everything simple have to become so complicated?

I had really hoped to have this summer to do some art and needlework. I was going to do the 21 Secrets art classes this summer. I was going to work on  several unfinished needlework projects. It hasn't worked out that way.

If everything had come at once, it would have been better, but it's all been piecemeal over the whole spring and summer and each part takes so much longer than expected. It's all good stuff. I'm happy about it... just not the time it's taking from my art and needlework. By the end of September (I hope!!) I'll have my sewing studio ready to use (started in March--just needs cleaning and organizing), the family room painted with nasty carpet ripped out and a painted floor (started in May --new counter & sink are in), a spa out the back door (this month??), and new kitchen cabinets (September). See? All good. But as of December 2011, the only item on my list was painting the family room. Things just kept snowballing. All good, but still overwhelming.

Not so good was that in May I wrenched my back and have not been able to do as much as I'd like. Painting stopped. Everything is going slower. I'm able to work again now, but have to be cautious and STOP sooner than I'm inclined.

Simple plans for the garden are on hold. Couldn't dig in May/June because of my back and then it got too hot to transplant (and I'm permanently unable to go back to my previous abilites of doing my own digging, lugging and lopping).

And now... I can't find my garden shoes or my big bucket!  Where do things go!?!?!?

Oh, well...

On to the more pleasant pursuits...

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  10:14:00 pm, by Airycat   , 126 words  
Categories: Work in Progress, Hand Quilting

Work in Progress Wednesday

Again, not a lot of needlework done this past week. A wee bit more was done the week before (but I didn't post).

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  09:20:00 pm, by Airycat   , 166 words  
Categories: Needlework, Hand Embroidery, Stitches, TAST

Tast Week 31

This week was Algerian eye stitch. I didn't do as much as I might have since I was caught up ion Olympic games and although I intend to stitch and watch, I just watch most of the time.

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  02:29:00 pm, by Airycat   , 401 words  
Categories: Needlework, Hand Embroidery, TAST

TAST Oyster Stitch & Catch UP

Week 30 - Oyster Stitch

The first thing I thought of when I saw this week's stitch was ... well oysters. I thought I'd do this with a little pearl in the corner.

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