Turtle Trot – December 2015

Results

  1. Blackwork Journey – Save the Stitches
  2. CloudsFactory – 2015 Zodiac Sampler
  3. The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery – 2015 Story Time Sampler
  4. Glendon Place – Baked Alaska
  5. HAED – Dona Gelsinger – Teddy Bear Tree
  6. HAED – Aimee Stewart – World Traveler Bookshelf (Large)
  7. Ink Circles – Diversity in Beer
  8. Nora Corbett – Bluebell Pixie
  9. Passione Ricamo – Under the Sea – Mystery SAL 04
    Progress at January 7, 2015
  10. New cuffs for my bunad shirt

Glendon Place Amazing Desserts SAL 2015 – April 15 Update

This is my start on the Baked Alaska by Glendon Place as of April 15, 2015. The picture is actually taken on April 19, but as I haven’t touched it since March 13, it doesn’t really matter.

I was enjoying stitching on this, but I had a period where I had lots of other commitments and I only stitched on a couple of small projects. I hope to get back to this soon.

Glendon Place Amazing Desserts Stitch Along 2015

I have looked at these designs before and when I discovered this stitch along (SAL) by xStitchHaven on Instagram I decided it was a good opportunity to start one. As a lot of stitchers my favourite colour is purple, so I considered stitching Plum Pudding, but I was more drawn towards Baked Alaska.

Glendon Place – Baked Alaska

If purple is my favourite colour, blue is a close second, and this pattern has lovely winter blues so maybe it is an expression of a desire for colder weather and snow. The weather here in Norway has been grey and dull with rain and temperatures around 0 °C so it is doesn’t feel like proper winter has arrived yet.

The suggested fabric is from Picture This Plus, so I decided it was easiest to order everything from them, so I ordered the chart, fabric, floss pack and embellishments before Christmas. I had received a notice that the package has been sent, but it was taking its time to arrive. The US Postal Service is a mystery to me, everything seems to stay in a facility for a week before it moves on, and then the package might get stuck in customs for a while. But suddenly, on January 13th, the package arrived in the mail, and I now have everything to start this project. The Dinky Dyes silks are really lovely, and I look forward to starting this piece.

Turtle Trot – January 2015

These are the 10 projects I have decided will count for the Turtle Trot 2015 challenge. I have chosen large projects that will take the most time and that I will probably need some motivation to work on at some point during the year. All of these are new starts except the Passione Ricamo Mystery, so there are no progress pictures yet for the others.

  1. Blackwork Journey – Save the Stitches
  2. CloudsFactory – 2015 Zodiac Sampler
  3. The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery – 2015 Story Time Sampler
  4. Glendon Place – Baked Alaska
  5. HAED – Dona Gelsinger – Teddy Bear Tree
  6. HAED – Aimee Stewart – World Traveler Bookshelf (Large)
  7. Ink Circles – Diversity in Beer
  8. Nora Corbett – Bluebell Pixie
  9. Passione Ricamo – Under the Sea – Mystery SAL 04
    Started December 31, 2014
  10. New cuffs for my bunad shirt