Monday, July 07, 2008

WIP Update

So this is how far I've gotten on Home of a Needleworker (Too!) I feel like the slowest stitcher ever! It took me around 6 hours to stitch the roof. I feel like the house is going to take super long to stitch and I hope I don't get bored and then this turns into a UFO. I would really like to have this hanging on my walls some day. You can see the before picture here. I'm happy that I do have this WIP because it gives me something to blog about. I have 3 finishes to show but they're all exchanges and haven't reached their destinations...tomorrow *hopefully* one of them does arrive and I get to share it with you.

I do want to start something new but thankfully I do not have the charts to what I'd like to start. I was going to go to my LNS to buy them but they're closed on Monday so now I don't know if I should wait until Tuesday to go or order them online today. I know that I'd get them quicker if I wait until Tuesday but it's just the feeling that I have new stash coming in the mail that makes me feel better. Plus I don't know if my LNS has all of the charts that I want but she could order them for me. They would make PERFECT train projects! OMG I'm getting excited thinking about them!!! By the way I'm talking about the Country Cottage Needleworks "Sweet Treats etc." I've been seeing them stitched up on some of the blogs that I read that I now have to have them for myself. I'd like to stitch them separately and finish them off as something small for my growing "smalls" corner.

In other news, I go back to work on Wednesday and these are the last two days of my vacation. I enjoyed the first portion of it but didn't enjoy the last portion. I think it's because in the beginning I was all "Yea! I'm on vacation! Whoo Hooo!" and this last week I was "Jeez this is my last week I go back to work on Wednesday *tear*" Well it's 2am here and although I'd love to stay up to get back on my "night" schedule I'm going to try and enjoy my last 3 nights of actual "night" sleep. TTFN and thanks for the comments on my last post :-)

9 comments:

Barbara said...

Sorry you've got the blues about your vacation ending. I have to (finally) go back to work in September and I'm already bummed just thinking about it. Where will I find time for everything????

Love your WIP - it really looks fabulous!

Vonna said...

It's looking so great....I understand about the houses...and they are a bit of torture...but it will be SO BEAUTIFUL when it's all done...keep going girl!

Wendy said...

Your WIP looks great! Hang in there with the house and keep picturing how wonderful it will look finished and hanging on your wall. Looking forwards to seeing your new stash!

staci said...

Wonderful progress Mercy!!! ps. love your purple polka dot felt ;)

Rachel said...

I feel your pain on the roof. I had the same problems with Needleworker (1), including a frog infestation. Your progress so far looks great :)

Carol in Pa said...

After I finish Bless Our Home, I may start this one. I also just got Sweet Treats but I'm doing it all together, however I'm thinking that if JABCO sells the buttons, which they should, I might make a pinkeep out of one or two of them myself. Know what you mean about work. I've been on medical leave (knee surgery) since May and will probably go back to work on the 21st. I'm obsessing already, thinking about that 5:30 AM wakeup. I don't think I've gotten up before 9:00 since my surgery, lol. I turned into a lazy fart real quick. Good news is that I'm back off on Aug 20th for surgery on the other knee. Isn't it awful that I prefer surgery to working, lol.
Carol

Lisa said...

Wonderful work, Mercy. I've had my eye on this one for a good while. The only good thing about stitching houses are that they are mostly symmetrical, lol. :-)

tkdchick said...

Your wip is looking lovely. I find those large chunks of colour always seem to take forever to stitch up!

Anonymous said...

this is what I am working on also I have everything done but needleworker I think I amgoing to hang mine in my own little room Sincerely Kathy B in Ohio