Monday, October 5, 2009

Reed's Second Week

Well, what do you know? I think I'm gonna finish this stocking in a few days! That's record time for me, so thanks for all of the encouragement you've offered. I've been working on it whenever I'm not at work and can avoid my chores. Despite the chunkiness of the materials (18-count linen and cotton perle), I'm enjoying the stitching. So here's this week's Sunday-to-Sunday progress.

We're having a very gray day in the Denver area, so the picture is a little dark, and the colors don't show up well. Those blues I was complaining about look great in natural light. Last week, I was stitching in a sunny Starbucks while waiting for my car to be serviced, and I couldn't believe how perfect the colors looked. So those readers out there who thought the blues looked good, you're right.

Since I'm so close to finishing, I'll stick with Reed this week and then get back to Shores as soon as the buttons and charms are on. Really, Anna, I promise. We have many extra hours at school next week (evening parent-teacher conferences), so when I get my work finished (hey, a girl can dream), I'm gonna have my stitching at the ready. In fact, maybe having my stitching there will motivate me to get all the crap off my desk in a hurry! Hmmm ... a plan is forming in my pea brain. Picture me stitching while waiting for the next conference. Because we'll be spending more time at school next week, we get next Friday off. You know what that means, don't you? Friday morning stitching-in-my-jammies time. Ahhhh, something to look forward to, even if it is eleven days away.

Make some fun.

21 comments:

Anna van Schurman said...

Three weeks! See? Looking good!

Jennifer said...

I'm loving your progress on this one Miss Brownie! I may have to get it and do it for Nicholas after I get Elisabeth's stocking done! You deserve a stitchy friday in your jammies! Enjoy!!

staci said...

Look at you go! So what's going to be your new start on Jammie Friday??? (Cuz, I'm sure this'll be done by then!)

Melissa said...

The stocking is looking gorgeous! You are really zooming along.

Stitching in your jammies on Friday morning - sounds wonderful! All I would wish to add to that would be a cappucino and chocolate croissant!

valerie said...

Reed's stocking is looking fantastic!! Wow, you're speeding along. Ugh...Friday morning jammies stitching sounds heavenly.

VALIE said...

Oh, what a dream : a whole morning at home stitching away...

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

You've done a GREAT job, Doris! I love this stocking and yours looks wonderful. Good luck at conferences. I'm sure they're a PIA but we parents sure appreciate that you do them!

Early morning stitching in my pj's is my favorite time!

Deb said...

Wow Doris, you've really made some incredible progress. I'm glad that you ended up loving the blues. I thought of you this weekend when I was at my LNS - they have most of the stockings done and hanging in the store and I saw this one and thought the blues looked really nice. Glad that you think so too now!

Hope that you enjoy your Friday to the fullest. Stitching in your jammies sounds like it will be wonderful!!

Margaret said...

Fantastic! It's looking so pretty! You'll have it finished in no time.

Siobhan said...

Very nice progress, Doris! Good for you, Jammie Friday sounds like it will be a nice treat, even if it is next week! ;)

Karen said...

Doris, it's looking great -- you've made terrific progress! At first I thought the blues looked kind of funky, but with the other colors in there, they look much more "right" for the piece. It's lovely.

Ranae said...

Good looking progress!
Happy Dance coming soon

mainely stitching said...

Oooh - hooray! So glad the blue is working out! What astonishingly fast progress you're making, too!

ohiofarmgirl said...

I just adore the sheep...he is so cute!! Dianntha

Katrina said...

Oh pretty! And I am glad you are happy with the blues :-).

KimV said...

I know!!! Don't they go together fast??? I did my last one in a week!!! I love this one it's probably one of my favorites... did you see the new one???
KimV

Marion said...

Beautiful stitching!!
Take care!
Marion

Kellie said...

Doris, you are almost finished!!! YGG!! Reed's stocking looks great, and the blues are looking great too! Hope your conferences go smoothly. We have those coming up soon. But I think they are limiting it to two late evenings, and we will get a day off for it in early November. Enjoy your stitching day Friday. :)

Jennifer said...

you are so funny!
It looks AWESOME!
I used to get a few minutes at lunch while at work but have been so busy now that I can't pick mine up at lunch.
Tomorrow maybe I will.

Jan said...

Incredibly wonderful progress and so pretty, Doris!! Counting down the days with you, I just know you are going to enjoy that jammie stitching time!

Annemarie said...

Stitching at Starbucks, stitching on Friday mornings in your jimjams... I'm jealous. And the stocking is stunning!