Sunday, May 30, 2010

Frederick Update

Stitching Update
I stitched on Frederick this week - got the blue and burgundy book finished up, and stitched the gold colored book...and then started on the cat's rear-end! LOL When I had it in the Q-Snaps, Mike didn't recognize it as being the back end of the cat (because the front end didn't show).....but now he gets it!!

Challenge Update
Well, I was doing the 100 stitch a day challenge this month, along with my own 30 minutes of back-stitching, and I'm going to make it just fine! I had a VERY stitch-filled week this past week, with a couple of long uninterrupted stitching sessions - so I averaged 192 stitches per day (month-to-date I'm at 126 stitches per day). I averaged 32 minutes per day of back-stitching (month-to-date is 34 minutes). So I will finish the month out fine.

Someone asked (either in a blog comment or on one of my groups) if I actually count my stitches. I don't (usually), I was just doing it for this month. And with a couple of the projects in my rotation it's been really easy - my Christmas ABC's and my ABC Lessons are very "count" friendly because I usually only stop at a point where I have finished a block letter or a word or a picture, so I know right where I started. This project (Frederick) it depends on what I was stitching. The books are easy to count - the cat, not so in the case of the cat, I only counted full rows. I marked which was the last full row from the last time I stitched, and then the last full row that I stopped on. That might mean that I didn't give myself credit for some straggler stitches one day, but would have given myself credit the next day! LOL

Anyway, that's it for this week - hope all of my US friends are enjoying their long weekend, and taking a moment out to remember those who have given their lives for our freedoms (in between shopping all the Memorial Day sales).

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Anonymous said...

It is looking very nice.


Little Cat said...

It's a long weekend here in the UK too. Frederick is one of the big projects I first fell in love with when I was a beginner stitcher, but thought at the time he was too complicated for a learner. I never did manage to purchase him for myself, but I still love him just as much and really enjoy watching other stitchers progress on him :o)

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

You are making good progress on this. I love stitching on brings out the colors.

I have this pattern myself and someday I will be stitching this as well and probably on black.

Katrien said...

he looks fantastic

MommaInStitches said...

Frederick is looking beautiful! You have alot more done than I have. Wonderful work!

Shelley said...

Frederick is looking awesome. How do you keep your q-snaps from marking the black fabric up? I had that happen with a project in the past and gave up on it.

Habibi said...

Fredericks is looking great.

Mel said...

Frederick is looking great! :)

LiBBiE and RoByN said...

Frederick is coming along nicely, I congratulate you on the challenge of stitching on black. Brave woman.

I have to finish adding up my count for the month, pretty sure I made the 3000 :D