Sunday, April 3, 2016

Slow Sunday Stitching and MOP Monday

We had one last winter storm yesterday. While my friends were outside hitting each other with foam weapons, I opted to stay home and warm and I was glad that I did.

The snow flakes were more like snow clumps. 

Not too much of it stuck to the ground here but the temperature did drop significantly and it is my understanding that the roads were in bad shape yesterday.

I caught up on some chores, made a bunch of freezer meals for work lunches, and spent time working on various projects.

My shawl is coming along nicely, although its still lopsided. This is what I get for modifying a pattern with minimal experience. ;)

I'm about 3.5 skeins in and will probably need all 8 skeins to make it a decent size. If blocking doesn't fix it, I'll wear it anyway and chalk it up to learning. I need to figure out how to get a picture of the true colors - they always look washed out in my photos. Maybe it will warm up outside in the next week or so and I can get a photo in the sun.

I'm making good progress on my Library Kittens stitch. I decided to branch out a bit to keep things interesting. That brown blob at the bottom left is almost all the way to the bottom of the project. Woo-hoo! I will continue to work on this project today for Slow Sunday Stitching.

Happily, I finished the first part of my One Monthly Goal. Lessons 1-4 of my Craftsy class completed and my first redwork design is digitized and stitched out on a deep purple scrap of crepe backed satin. I couldn't resist using rainbow thread. Oh and the best part? NO JUMP STITCHES, a feat which I am very proud of and which took several iterations to figure out.

Looks like the beginnings of a wizard costume, doesn't it?

I'm looking forward to the rest of the weekend and linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching@ Kathy's Quilts and MOP Monday@ Tweety Loves Quilting.


  1. I love all your projects! It's wintery here today, too, so I think a nice day to do some stitching!

  2. Great job with your projects! I really like that rainbow stitched design, absolutely beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. You have been very busy. Your shawl, cross-stitch, and embroidery are all quite nice.

  4. I love your projects, and cross stitch kitties are my favorite! Stay warm!

  5. The library kitten project is coming along so well!
    Love the creative alterations you made to the shawl to make it an asymmetrical design!

  6. Wonderful progress Kaelyn. I love the Library Kittens.


  7. Love the embroidery colors and the design. Future Halloween costume? :D

  8. Great work on all your projects! The redwork looks amazing and your shawl is gorgeous. Good idea to stitch to the bottom of Library Kittens too. It looks much smaller now for some reason!