Tuesday, February 10, 2015

February Turtle Trot Update

Its time for the Turtle Trot Update, hosted at BAP Attack.

I've made some pretty good progress on a few of my projects, including one finish! The Penguins are finally done. Below you will find the initial point at the start of the year and where I am currently for each of my projects. 

1. A Light in the Dark by Matt Stewart (HAED) - New Start - about 1500 stitches done.

2. World Travel Bookshelf by Aimee Stewart (HAED) - New Start - about 20 stitches done

3. Penguin Family - Finished on 01/31/2015

4. The Castle by Teresa Wentzler No Progress to date

5. Affairs of the Heart Quilt by Aie Rossman (New Start) - Completed two blocks, third and fourth in progress.

This is the most recent finished block, See my tab at the top of the page for all finished blocks.

6. Jack's Medieval Medallion Quilt by Me! (New Start) - Not yet started

7. Butterfly Profusion by Dimensions - Lots of Progress! 

On 01/01/2015

8. Hope Returns by Matt Stewart - No Progress to date

9. The Mighty Samurai by DimensionsNo Progress to date

10. Fall Fairy by DimensionsGood Progress
On 01/01/2015

11. Magnificent Wizard by Dimensions - Good Progress

On 01/01/2015


12. Maggie the Messmaker by Dimensions - A little progress! 

On 01/01/2015

And in other news, after fighting with Beguiling Tiger by Dimensions for two days, I tossed it in the trash. I hate all the difficult specialty stitches because they made my wrists and fingers hurt, and there is absolutely no point in spending countless hours on a project that I completely hate. I'm too far along to go back and stitch it all with two strand crosses, so in the trash it went.  This is where I gave up.

If I do ever purchase the kit again, I'll stitch everything with regular crosses. But I think that is very unlikely anytime soon.  That puts me down two projects, so I went ahead and pulled another one out of my stash. I picked up Curiosity by Janlynn. I wanted something nice and easy and completely non-frustrating and this fits the bill. Simple colors, large blocks of stitches, and adorable. No blended stitches, no tent stitches, minimal backstitching. A real win/win!

Library Kittens!


  1. Great progress on them Kaelyn. Sorry you tossed the Dimensions kit. Did you really throw it away? Love the Library Kittens.


  2. beautiful progress on beautiful projects. Fall Fairy is a great one to stitch, I made it a few years ago :)

  3. Looking good. :) I don't know how you keep track of so many projects at once. Can't blame you for tossing the tiger. It's not worth the effort if it is more pain than pleasure.

  4. Wonderful progress! Congrats on your finish!
    As for replying to a no reply blogger comment. You should be able to click on the persons name and it should take you to their blog.

  5. What a lott of progress
    Its a shame you threw the tiger in the bin
    I would have lovet to finish it :)
    I love a challenge
    Butterfly is nearly finished :)looks so pretty especially now spring is soon coming

  6. Great progress on all of these! Congratulations on finishing Penguins. Such a gorgeous finish. Some great new starts too.

  7. Whoa, I was literally drooling whilst scrolling through all these amazing wips. You've made some great progress. Congrats on completing the penguins, they look amazing! Looking forward to your future progress pics.
    xo Alicia