Saturday, January 10, 2015

January YOTA!

Hello all! It's time for YOTA, and here I am squeezing this post in before Saturday ends. We're posting a little later than the first weekend this year since the New Year fell so close to the weekend and everyone was running around like a headless chicken for awhile there. :-)

For those that don't know what I'm talking about, check it out/sign up here. It's hosted by Pull The Other Thread and is a very (thank God) relaxed SAL. Each month we post before and after pics of the progress on our UFOs, or in my case our WIPs, since that's really all I have at the moment. Folks are obviously encouraged to post each month, but coming and going as the months roll by is allowed too.

Onto the progress. :-) I must first apologize that I don't have a before pic. Suffice it to say that before I began there was no backstitching done at all. I've managed to make a little progress this month. All of the black is finished on the bird at the top. I just need to finish with the grey-ish thread and then I can move onto the other one.

For those that didn't catch my previous post about this pretty little thing... I did NOT do any of the stitching on this. My Grandmother started it many years ago and sent it to me as a gift to finish for myself. I found out the hard way that there are a few different kind of stitches in this one that I've never run across before so it's going to take me a little longer than I originally anticipated. Always fun to learn something new though!!

You may want to click the picture to see the backstitching detail a little bit better.

I can't wait to have this one framed! Hopefully YOTA will keep me on track with this one.


  1. What a lovely piece with beautiful flowers and hummingbirds! So pretty!

  2. That's beautiful. Good luck with the speciality stitches. It will be worth the effort though to have something jointly created by you and your grandmother.

  3. This is such a pretty design. I'm really looking forward to seeing your progress. Good luck with learning the new stitch types.

  4. How very cool to have a multi generational project!

  5. You're making wonderful progress, Caitlin--the backstitching and black are really making this piece pop!!

  6. What a gorgeous piece Caitlin. How special to be working on something that your Grandmother started.


  7. That's a beautiful piece. And very cool that your grandmother started it.

  8. That's a great piece and the backstitching adds great structure to it. I don't like doing backstitching but I always like the effect of it.

  9. I hadn't seen it up close yet, it's even more pretty than I thought it was - hope you have loads of fun finishing this!


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