Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Refocusing

I signed up a few weeks ago for Kaye's Kitten Stitching and the Friday Frolics SAL. It's a great idea where each Friday we cheer each other along working on old WIPs. I thought it would be a fun way to pick up (and put down again!) some of my slightly older pieces.

But two weeks ago I picked out the Bothy Threads History Timeline I started in September 2013...and I haven't put it down yet!

Here it is now...


Half complete!

I love working on this one. As each figure is separate from the others I can work the backstitch as I go, so each figure feels like a mini finish. Plus my knowledge of history is so truly awful I am learning as I go.

I'm not ready to put this one away yet so you may see it again soon!

Justine

35 comments:

Brigitte said...

I can see why you couldn't put this one down after pulling it out and stitching on it again. It must really be a fun stitch to see all these motives come to life. And as you said - each motive gives you a feeling of accomplishment when finishing it. Great WIP!

Lesley said...

Great stitching and educational too..I wish my school lessons had been this much fun.

Rachel Tomkins said...

I love these Bothy Threads timelines and yours look terrific! So much detail in such a little figure. And like you said, each figure is a mini-finish. Well done on reaching the halfway mark. :)

Kaelyn Angelfoot said...

It's so cute! I'm horrible with history too, but what a great project.

Mini said...

You have made great progress. I really feel proud of myself whenever I can resist the temptation of a WIP or new start and pick up a UFO ;). You may be feeling the same.

Vickie said...

Now there is a piece I have not seen before. Good for you!

Ariadne said...

This is so beautiful! I am afraid I haven't been stitching at all lately!AriadnefromGreece!

Mii Stitch said...

This is what it looks like!! :D I had no idea what this timeline could look like...
It is really cool and as you said, a mini finish every time a character is done!!

Teresa S. said...

Nice work, Justine!

Julie said...

Great design and such lovely progress you have made.

Linda said...

It looks great Justine.

Linda

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

That's a great design and it looks like a lot of fun to stitch too.

Linda said...

Fabulous piece to be working on. I love history (can't always remember things but ...) so will enjoy seeing this progress.

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Great project
I look forward to see other wip

Thoeria said...

Great going Justine! You're right....each figure is a mini finish and sure to keep your interest from waning! Something tells me this is going to soon be in the finished pile :)

Tiffstitch said...

Wow! Great work!

Heather said...

Cool design! My history knowledge is terrible as well I'm glad I'm not alone! Although I do love things to do with the medieval period, the Renaissance, the 20s and the 50s.

Katie said...

Oh neat design! Glad you fell back in love with it! Sometimes I notice when it's been awhile I fall back in love with a piece too. Keep it up!!

butterfly said...

Well done Justine your WIP looks great.

the Fairy Stitcher said...

Love this design, great work

Pull the other thread said...

What a great piece. Fantastic progress!!

gominam said...

Great progress, beautiful design. My old WIPs are mostly just lacking backstitch...which I'm not good at (or maybe I'm just lazy, haha).

Renee said...

What a fun WIP! Beautiful work!

Sarah in Stitches said...

It's so cute! Great progress :D

Annette-California said...

Looking great! I've not seen this design before of Bothy Threads.
love Annette

Rose Threadandpassion said...

It's lovely!

Joan said...

Great project - can't wait to see it finished. Joan at www.aviewtothefells.com

Emma/Itzy said...

Its a great project, I have row of cats by bothy and that feels like each one is a small finish :)

I hope you are well, it is nice to be reading blogs again xx

Carol said...

I'm so happy you are enjoying this one, Justine--what an interesting piece! I can't seem to go back and finish old things--that is why I'm pretty much a one-piece-at-a-time stitcher these days :)

Stitching Angel said...

That's funny to me that your having a history lesson as you stitch, who knew.

Stitching Noni said...

Fantastic piece to be stitching on! Your progress is great.... keep up this pace and you will be finished in no time!!
Hugs xx

Faith... said...

Great piece! I see why you can't put it down; it is very interesting! Looking forward to seeing this week's progress on it.

Sheryl S. said...

It is looking great. Mine is half done and I haven´t touched it in 4 months. sigh!

Just Another Old Geezer said...

What beautiful work on such a neat project - can't wait to see the finish.
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