Monday, 10 February 2014

Turtle Trot - February update (edited to add photos of Cinders)

Turtle Trot time again.  It comes round so fast.

This month I have worked mainly on Cinderella just because I want to get her finished and sent off to her new home as soon as possible so that I don't feel guilty every time I work on something else.  Here is where she is at the moment.  I have started adding the Kreinik and backstitching as I go, the thought of having to do it all at the end is just too much.  I will do the beading at the end however.


I have tried to catch the sparkly dress in the next two photos but it hasn't really worked too well.  Hopefully you will get the idea!



I did a tiny bit on Positive Thinking too - but not a lot!  Progress is progress though, however small :)

I even pulled out my Cut Thru Stable, but the progress on that wasn't even worth the effort of a photo. Approximately 15 pale pink stitches before I gave up and put it away.

Mary's Sampler got a little attention and I made a start on the border.  I got bored of that too though so not much progress.  Still if I did a little each month, it would be finished for Christmas this year!  I have changed the red of the flower in the border as the one I had was a little too strong and I felt it would overpower the actual design.  At one point I wasn't going to do the border but I felt that it needed something to 'finish it off' 

13 comments:

Jo said...

Looking fabulous - good colour substitution for that red

Pull the other thread said...

Lovely progress.

Michele Hebson said...
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Michele Hebson said...

On the positive side...15 stitches is better than none at all. So all is well. It can be overwhelming when we have so many projects going at once. HUGS

Dani - tkdchick said...

Too bad there's no pic of Cinderella to see that progress!

Angela P said...

I didn't see a pic of Cinderella either :( A bit of progress is a bit more done and closer to being finished.

Linda said...

Mary's Sampler looks great Sharon but there is no pic of Cinderella.

Linda

♥ Nia said...

Gorgeous dress!! :)

Lesleyanne said...

Beautiful progress on both of your projects. Cinderella is gorgeous.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Cinders is looking good! There really is a lot of stitching in that one, compared to some of the designs.

You're making the right decision on Mary too, without the border it looks a bit "spotty". I've enjoyed seeing all the different versions of this sampler round the blogs.

Joyce Clark Frank said...

Looking good. The way I see it is no matter how many stitches is done, it is progress.

Faith... said...

Cinderella is stunning!

The Arts and Crafts of Nightstar1231 said...

Wow, this is absolutely beautiful! The Cinderella must be such a fun project to do. The detail in that piece is astounding. I can see why you would want to start on the backstitching and metallic thread early. It would be so daunting to do it all at the end. Can't wait to see the piece as it progresses!