Sunday, 1 May 2016

Faithful April is finished!

Hello!  You may remember that I pledged to stitch on just one project in April, this one...

Cut Thru Rocket by Bothy Threads
(sadly not my finish)

I started this project on 2 January 2015 but had barely touched it since.  It is going to be a gift to eldest son who will soon be 8 so the pressure is on now to finish it before he is too old to enjoy it!

At the start of the month it looked like this...


And I am very pleased to show you just how much I managed to stitch this month!


I'm so thrilled with my progress and what's more I'm not sick of the sight of it and am planning to pick it up again in May after a short break to finish off a couple of gifts.  In fact, I now have a deadline for finishing it of 5 June 2016 - the day Tim Peake returns to Earth from the International Space Station, and also the day before eldest son's birthday!

Thanks to everyone who joined me or cheered me on in April.  I can definitely recommend this as a way to make progress on a WIP!

Next time you see this one it might be finished....

Justine

59 comments:

BeingBored89 said...

This is awesome! Great work on the progress! I can't wait to see the finished product!

Rachel Tomkins said...

I'm almost speechless at the amount you have stitched in the month! That's fantastic progress. I like your idea of having it completed for Tim Peake's return early June. If you achieved that much in April then finishing it off in May should be easy!!! Go you!! ;)

Vickie said...

Woo hoo! You WILL do it! I know it. Your eldest son and I share birthdays. :D

Emma Louise said...

That's fabulous!

Mii Stitch said...

What???? It must have been eat/sleep/stitch and nothing else for you these past fifteen days!!!! Amazing progress, I can't believe it. Congratulations though, I am so pleased for you and at this rate it will be finished, washed, ironed and frame well before the deadline :)

Lesley said...

Awesome progress Justine,you are doing brilliantly!!

Mrs Milkybar Kid said...

Wow Justine, that is amazing!!! Epic stitching in April by you, you must be chuffed to bits!!!

Kerryp77 said...

Well done Justine, you've made amazing progress with the rocket. Fingers crossed for completion by the new deadline

Jacquie Morris said...

Wow!! I bet your needle is sizzling hot! Wonderful progress....you can do it!!
Smiles :)

Linda said...

Congrats on the awesome progress Justine. Looking forward to seeing it finished.

Linda

Kaelyn Angelfoot said...

Jeepers Creepers, you did great! Soooooo close to a finish, congrats!

Barb said...

Super progress! I am sure he will just love it.

Shelly said...

What great progress! I'm betting you'll make your deadline. I stitched Faithfully too, and had some good progress.

Claudette497 said...

Great progress! I'm rooting for you!

Heather said...

Wow awesome progress! It looks great! I love the deadline it's perfect :)

Tiki said...

Great work!!!

Mini said...

Wonderful progress Justine. I'm so glad you decided to continue with this in May and chose such appropriate target dates.

AgnieszkaR said...

Amazing progress!

Preeti said...

Wow!! You have made great progress, it's looking lovely :) Having a target date for a happy reason gives lot of motivation.

Christine said...

Fantastic progress, it looks great

Brigitte said...

Your progress on this WIP is absolutely stunning. And no doubt - you will finish it before your son's birthday comes up. You are right, this is a great way to see fantastic progress on a WIP in a relatively short time.

Linda Harris said...

You have made an amazing amount of progress on this piece and I am sure you can get it finished in plenty of time for Tim's return and your son's birthday.

Rose Threadandpassion said...

oh it's really a great job you've done!
Your son will love it...
R

Andrea said...

Wonderful progress. The deadlines are perfect to tie in with this design, although I think you might finish beforehand.

Keebles said...

You are so close to finishing, it shouldn't take you anytime at all! Congrats!

Kay said...

This is looking great. x

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

Wow, this looks amazing, outta this world! You don't fancy Monogamous May then?

Amy said...

Holy cow, fantastic progress!! I love how you've chosen your finish date - so appropriate!

Amy said...

Holy cow, fantastic progress!! I love how you've chosen your finish date - so appropriate!

Faith... said...

What an awesome job Justine! It looks great and I am sure at this rate it will be finished for your son's birthday!!

Faith... said...

Do you think you will be running another Faithful Month in the future?

Le trame della Galaverna said...

You did a very great progress
Many compliments

gominam said...

It looks fantastic! Great job:)

Bea said...

Excellent progress. I think it's great to have a focus piece - they usually progress very well.

Angela said...

Wow, that's amazing progress!

Julie said...

Stunning progress, well done Justine.

Cathy said...

You made a lot of progress this month. Congratulations on remaining faithful!

Tiffstitch said...

Wow!! Congrats on getting almost to a finish and great idea to stick with it to get it completed. It's looking fantastic!

Ariadne said...

Wow!You worked a lot on it!Although I wanted to work on a WIP too the whole month I didn't manage to. AriadnefromGreece!

Marilyn said...

Cut Thru Rocket is so cool.
You made a LOT of progress on it!
Marilyn

Anthea said...

Oh wow ! Justine you've achieved so much progress on this one... well done you!

Carol said...

I'm really impressed with how quickly you've stitched this, Justine--and how wonderful that you are enjoying it more. I'm sure you'll finish by your deadline--looking forward to celebrating with you :)

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Sorry, Your broierie looks fantastic!
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Weronika said...

WOW what a amazing progress! I am really impressed how quick you can stitch! How did you done this so fast???

Stitcher said...

Great job. I know your son will love this!!!! I have my fingers crossed for you for the finish by your deadline date! Can't wait to see the finished piece.

Kaisievic said...

Wow! Justine, your progress is so amazing - you must be so close now. The colours really pop on the blue fabric - your son is going to love it! Is it a surprise?

Lumiruusu said...

Hello Justine -You have stitched a lot at April-well done !!

Desiree Ehleiter said...

Wow! That is wonderful progress. You should be very proud of yourself. I know your son will love that, and treasure it for a lifetime!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Amazing! You're going to have this done in no time. Your son is going to love it! :D

Sheryl S. said...

Amazing progress on this design of so many colour changes, you make me feel real lazy as my work doesn´t grow so quick..what´s the trick?

Lillie said...

What a progress you've made. Well done !

Cindy's Stitching said...

What a big project. So pretty.

Chris said...

Wow! Amazing progress!!!

Thoeria said...

Really really fantastic progress Justine!!

Lesley said...

Fantastic job Justine,not far to go now:)

Sally said...

Oh wow, Justine, you have done loads! Well done for sticking with it.

Renee said...

Wow! Look at that progress! I hope your fingers are feeling OK, because it looks like your needle was smoking hot! ;)

The Crafty Princess said...

WOW You absolutely killed it!! Good job.
xo Alicia