So imagine my surprise as I went to write the article on my progress on Little Princess today, that there was no article that came before it! I have no clue why it wasn’t in my Drafts folder like all my other Progress Reports have been. So instead of the article I had planned to finish out Day 18, here is all the progress on this piece from before!
Oh wow! I’m nearly finished with this project and I have yet to write a Progress Report on it. It’s gotten to the point where I’m holding off working on the project until I get an article up because I’m making great progress on it!
You can watch a significant portion of this project unfold on my Five-Minute Stitch series: The Five-Minute Stitch! Video Series
I picked up this mini kit at Hobby Lobby and I thought (and still think) that it was absolutely adorable! And it’s actually bigger than most of the other mini kits I do. I was really excited to start. The nice thing is it’s mostly block colors so it’s pretty easy to work on. And no fractionals! It’s a nice break from all the fractionals I do.
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Sweet Baby: Part 1
So this final Progress Report on Sweet Baby is going to be pretty boring because… I can’t find the pictures. Maybe I didn’t actually take them? I would have SWORN I did, though! I’ve gone through all my stitching folders and then some to see if I misplaced them. Nope. As far as I know, they were either deleted somehow or I never took them.
So… oops? But this is still one of the articles in my drafts so I need to finish it!
Time for a new Progress Report! Woo!
So I started this project on one of my Five Minute Stitch videos, so you can see the initial few stitches starting from here:
And I talk about why I picked this project and all that good stuff. 🙂 But in case you don’t wanna watch: my cousin is having her sixth baby (and her second girl!) here in a couple months. I wanted to do a sampler but if I did the baby would be five years old before it was finished. I’m very slow with stitching! So I decided on one of my mini kits instead. It’s a Janlynn kit called “Sweet Baby” – I can give exact details as needed, or you will see it in the Friday Finishes when the project is complete. 🙂
This is another Progress Report like the Sweet Baby finish that I would swear I had more pictures of the progress than is actually in my progress folder on my computer. I wonder if maybe I used a different memory card, or took them on a different camera? Maybe when I switched to my new camera I forgot I still had photos on the old memory card. I’ve looked but I can’t find where that memory card has gone. I still have the camera, but the memory card isn’t in it. I also looked through the pictures on my phone to see if I had taken any there, but I couldn’t find anything on that, either. Hmm. Either I’m going crazy or I’ve lost the pictures somehow.
Anyway. You can watch the start of this project and a lot of the stitching unfold on the Five-Minute Stitch videos, so it’s not a total loss! Here is the first one, in case you want to watch them: The Five-Minute Stitch! EP06
This was a very quick project to do and I loved every minute of it! This mini kit was one of the Bucilla kits I picked up during my Mini Kit stash expansion. I’ve still got several more to do but this was the first!
This kit was mostly back-stitch and French knots, with very little actual stitching. But I had a lot of fun with it and it gave me a chance to practice French knots again. 🙂
If I remember correctly, this kit only took me a few hours to stitch over the course of a couple days.
I even showcased a little of it in a Five Minute Stitch video; The Five-Minute Stitch! EP22.
But that’s all for this kit! The next time you see this will be on a Friday Finishes! 🙂
Progress Report is an update on all my stitching habits, from the kits to the stitching to the finishing process and more! Right now I am featuring one of my cat-themed projects and several of the mini kits I’m currently working on, along with other pieces I like to pull out and work on at random.
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Remember my Christmas Gift Fiasco last year? Remember the pieces I talked about on the Beary Kissmas Progress Report? Now look at the calendar and realize with some growing panic that Christmas 2014 is a month and a half away.
Oh wait, no, I should be the one doing that.
All joking aside, here I am almost a year later with a Progress Report on one of the only two Christmas presents I finished in time to give as gifts last year. One was the Beary Kissmas, mentioned above – that was a gift to my boyfriend (and technically myself) to hang on our baby Christmas tree – and the other is the subject of this article!
You can see almost all of the second half of this project unfold in the Five-Minute Stitch series: The Five-Minute Stitch! EP00: PILOT
This project was the first project where I decided to make an effort to take Progress Report pictures as I went. I kept talking about wanting to take more pictures and write more articles on them, but I hadn’t started doing it as often as I do now (I still don’t do it often enough, but it’s a start!).
Okay! A whole year later we are finally up to the very last Christmas 2013 present!
This was the Christmas project that got started last, so it had the least amount done. And the way it’s looking this year it probably won’t be finished this Christmas either! What’s funny is I actually have this as a mini kit as well, so if it starts coming down to another time crunch I can just stitch the mini kit as a gift instead.
Here it is. The dreaded first-ever needlepoint project which was the reason behind the Christmas Gift Fiasco of 2013. It was also my first, rather fail attempt at a needlepoint project.
Now all the mistakes made were entirely my fault. I shouldn’t have picked such a detailed needlepoint for my very first project. I didn’t realize how hard needlepoint would be for a beginner. I thought, “Needlepoint is just a bunch of half-crosses! I can do half-crosses!” I was very wrong.