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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Some Work on a UFO, plus other stuff.

One of my March goals was to get at least 100 stitches done on a UFO.
I have LOTS of UFO's, from when I first started stitching - I would only work on one thing at a time, but I'd get bored and put it away for months (and usually lose it). Then when I got interested again, I'd buy something new. They are almost all kits.
Anyway, this is the one I chose. 'Pray Without Ceasing' by Janlynn. It's supposed to be for my mum - you know, someday.
Here's what I had done:

I remember putting it away because 1.I had made a mistake and couldn't figure it out.. and 2. the chart was really difficult for me at the time. So when I got it out this time, I had to hunt the mistake, rip it out, and then I decided to stitch all the 951 on the baby's face. So I got a bit more than 100 stitches done, counting what I ripped out and redid. Here's my small bit of progress:

Doesn't it look like the baby's ear is on backwards? Weird! But there will be darker skin tones around the light stitching.
By the way, I still think this chart is kinda tough. The skin bits almost look computer-generated.
But for now, I am happy and back it goes in the UFO drawer. Next month I'm going to work on a differnt one. Then when I get my next big project completed, I'm going to ressurect one of those UFO's completely. I haven't decided which.
I also have to start something new. This is totally against my plan for this year, BUT - I was going through patterns with my mum, asking her opinion on a wedding sampler to stitch for my brother (he got married on Thanksgiving last year) and we came across this kit I've had, unopened, for several years.
Now, this is totally NOT my brother's type of thing, and I doubt it would be my sister-in-law's either.

However, my mum feels that my aunt and uncle would love it ~ and this year is their 35th wedding anniversary. So my mum said she'd pay me to stitch it. O_O
It's 16x12 inches, so I'm starting it now. And maybe it'll be done for Christmas like she wants it... I'm not the best at sticking with things!!!
Oddly enough, this is also a Janlynn kit, but the chart is MUCH easier!
I told my mum she doesn't have to pay me, of course - I was just so surprised that she offered!
I still need to find a sampler for my brother, though :D
I've also been sewing more aprons - I had a big order.
The mauve one on the top, far left, is my favorite - it's very subdued and pretty in real life. I made two, but the other has mauve pockets. The blue jean one was made out of an old jumper of my sister's. Cute, yeah? It says 'Love' in that heart, and the straps and made from the polka-dot butterfly fabric. The person who wanted a blue-jean apron didn't want a pocket. The ones made of the same fabrics are different sizes or have different styles of pockets.
I had fun making these.


  1. Well done on the aprons! That sampler looks gorgeous!!

  2. Wow...cute aprons good for you they are pretty!
    Sorry the frogs showed up ..but I'm glad you found the mistake and decided to continue. I see the EAR!!

  3. Good job on pulling out an old UFO!! Love the aprons too!