I also updated my excel spreadsheet with my charts and kits, I have a little over 1,300, or just shy of 1,400 :) depending on if your a half full or half empty kind of person. I don't have them all here with me, but I'm slowly bring them as I decided i want to work on different projects. I added a pivot table to the spreadsheet with subtotals by designer. I have just shy of 300 different designers, with the most from one designer being about 200 different designs - which is Shepard's Bush. Want to be able to change it round so that I find what I want more easily. My spreadsheet has the designer's name, chart name and theme and of course if I have ever stitched the design - which I've just shy of 13% of of my charts. Not too bad, but I know I can do a lot better!! the charts that are at home are in labeled magazine holders, so I can tell my daughter which one I want and how to find it instead of tell her to just bring me all of this or that designer.
Here is the update on my Spirit Dancer - I'm working on the green, figured I should get as much done of this as I can while I'm motivated to get it done. The top picture is the before and the second picture if the after. Not a lot of progress, hope to do more yet today and tomorrow. I'm trying to work with more than one needle, had 3 going for a minute, but I really think I'm a one or two needle type person.
Also pulled out the threads for my Dragon (not pictured here). I'm ready to start on it as well and will post once I have something accomplished. I sent a picture of it to Chilly Hollows a while back and she made suggestions on her blog. I've saved all of her suggestions and re-read them yesterday, so now I'm looking at the Dragon, the threads and letting my mind create. I like most of the stitches she suggested, so can't wait to start.
|My Granddaughter's sock are done!! They will be shipped to her this week.|
|My threads, all neatly stacked in the closet - time to pull them out!!|
I finished up the black checkers at the bottom and part of the black bodice. Hoping to have this one finished next!! Can't decide what to do for the green stripes before the orange, I'm thinking beads, and beads for the purple trim too. I have it all in the bag ready to do. After she is finished, then my granddaughter's Princess goes on the stretcher bars. She picked out several cards of sparkly pick threads, should be fun LOL - we may have to look for some other threads to add to all the sparkle.
|I'm starting on Queen Elizabeth I. I signed up for an on-line class that started in January, I'm a tad bit behind. If my progress yesterday is any indication, this project may just get shelved, but more on this later.|
Hope you all are enjoying yourself and getting some quality stitching, knitting, needle pointing or sewing done. Now that I'm organized, found my threads, I'm stoked for getting stuff done!!!