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February 14, 2020
Stocking Number 1 Week 3 from mequilter

Well, I didn't get a lot done this week but I did get some done which is better than none!

I finished one of the critters on the bottom and I spent way too many hours trying to make the snowflake between the wiggly line. The pattern called for this Lazy Daisy Cross stitch. I could not get it to work to my satisfaction. I remade it many times. I tried with the cross in the center and without the cross. 

No matter how many times I tried one of the pedals always came out skinny and deformed. 

So ...

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February 12, 2020
Stocking Number 1 Week 2 from mequilter

I did find a good amount of time to stitch this week. 
I can see the progress I have made and the starting of the shape of the toe part of the stocking.

Close up of stocking. The show on the left didn't end where it should have. I recounted and took out part of it twice. So I have to check it out today with fresh eyes. I was doing that last night at about 8 PM. Eyes are tired by that time of the day. 

I have some card making to do this week, 
so I won ...

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February 4, 2020
Stocking Number 1 Mistake from mequilter

So, Saturday evening I was stitching away and I had almost completed the second tree trunk when I noticed my stitches were not lined up correctly. 
Yup, I had got almost to the bottom going both directions.

Ask me if I was a happy camper?
Here is a close up with an arrow to help you see my mistake.
I never found it as I unstitched. 

I double-checked the top to make sure I was OK on that end, guess what I was off there also. 
The green branch is correct, and I triple checked that! And the first couple ...

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January 30, 2020
Stocking Number 1 End of Week 1 from mequilter

Well, I have have been stitching whenever I have had a few minutes. Sometimes in big blocks of time. I sure have been enjoying the process of doing handwork. 

Here is my progress as of this morning January 29, 2020.

I am excited the house is done. Well, I do have to finish some windows. I also have to do a tree on each side and one in the arch. I am so glad this section has gone smoothly. 

Looking at the graph on the screen gave me an answer to a concern I had. See all that snow, I ...

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January 29, 2020
Stocking Number 1 from mequilter

I started with Nick's stocking because his fabric count was just one size bigger and I didn't want my old eyes to strain anymore then they were going to be. You know as a warm-up to this new task before them. 
In one evening I Fray Checked the edges so they won't unravel while I worked and I found the center of the fabric and loaded it on my frame. Of course, I have adventures in all that I do. My old bottle of Fray Check was solid as a rock and I had to run out ...

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January 28, 2020
It is a New Year and a New Project from mequilter

The Big Sister to my adopted daughters is getting married on the 15th of February.  She is unofficially one of ours also. Over the years she has been very attentive to the girls and is involved with them. She is here for every Holiday and celebration. She takes the girls so we can go away and she does things with them when she can. She supports me and what I am trying to teach the girls. She watched me make the girls' stockings. And sees all the other stockings of the whole family. She and her fiance have stockings here ...

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