My Week In Stitches and Winner!

Poll results will be at the end *evil laugh*

Sunday – BoInk (okay, and Monday, too)
Tuesday – Lace tabs for my shirt
As of Friday – progress on my shirt
Friday – thread crochet
Monday was the 1 year anniversary of our BoInk SAL (not the official one, but the one I’m doing with Rebekah, Nicole and Julie). I’m amazed at how much I’ve done in just a year on this – only stitching 1 day a week. (Okay, sometimes 2, but there was a whole stretch last June when I was moving that I barely touched it. I’m sure it averages out.) So here’s a full-size pic:
On Tuesday I finished crocheting the lace tabs for my shirt – I’m super-happy with them. We’ll see how happy I am when it comes time to attach them to the fabric. I think that I got a little bit of that let-down from finishing Pixie’s Lady and didn’t feel like doing much stitching. So I played with crochet thread. I got myself a booklet at Jo-Ann. I’m not totally in love with any of the patterns, but I’m learning a lot by doing them as practice. 🙂
So I sew on the machine in the mornings, while Katie is watching her cartoons in Spanish and Mandarin immersion classes 😉 I was hoping to finish my top this week, and probably would have, except that I had needle issues – I think it was wobbling or something – I had inch-long skips in my seams, and wasted an entire stitching session pulling them out. I switched needles and that seemed to fix the problem. I’m happy to report that the very hardest part is behind me – I now have pleats, gathers and yoke stitched in place. Now I need to stitch the side seams, add the sleeves and hem it.
Okay! Now for the poll results! I want to thank everyone that voted – even if you voted twice. 🙂 It was very tight, and I had to go back and carefully count the text votes from the original post, but the winner is:
Fairy Sisters! Which is good, because I bought the floss for it last Saturday! LOL I’m going to put them in the Tuesday-Friday slot in my rotation, which leaves me 1 extra day for crochet/WIP catch-up. Thank you also for your good comments on the projects – it’s a really hard decision. I think what swayed me is the smaller number of colors and the fact that all the instructions are in English. I’ll keep Butterfly Girl around – I do love the “feel” of the picture, and will stitch her later.

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