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:

  1. 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!

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

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  3. 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. :)

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

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  5. 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.

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

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

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  8. 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!!

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  9. Great design and such lovely progress you have made.

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  10. It looks great Justine.

    Linda

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

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

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  13. Great project
    I look forward to see other wip

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  14. 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 :)

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  15. 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.

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  16. 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!!

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  17. Well done Justine your WIP looks great.

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  18. What a great piece. Fantastic progress!!

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  19. 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).

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  20. What a fun WIP! Beautiful work!

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

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

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  23. 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

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  24. 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 :)

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

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

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  27. 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.

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

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  29. What beautiful work on such a neat project - can't wait to see the finish.
    http://crossstitchpatternheaven.weebly.com

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