Friday, 8 July 2016

Just One July - the first week

Well the first week of Just One July is over and I have some progress to share.

Just One July is my own little unofficial SAL where I stitch on just one project for a month in an effort to make significant progress on some of my WIPs.  There are quite a few stitchers joining in too so you might see this popping up on other blogs you read.

This month I am stitching on the Cut Thru Pirate Ship by Bothy Threads.  This was started in January 2014 as part of the Crazy January Challenge, and is going to be a gift for younger son.

Here is what it will look like when finished...

This is where I was up to at the start of the month...


And this is what it looks like now!


I am pleased to say that all of the cross stitch on the ship is finished.  There is just the sea to stitch and then the backstitching needs to be completed, and it will be done!  I'm hopeful of a finish before the end of July.

I'm really enjoying stitching this - I must be a One at a Time stitcher at heart.

Until next time, happy stitching!

Justine

43 comments:

Kaelyn Angelfoot said...

Wow amazing progress! I'm sure that you will finish by the end of the month.

Kaelyn Angelfoot said...

Wow amazing progress! I'm sure that you will finish by the end of the month.

Mii Stitch said...

Ohmygosh!! Impressive progress!! At this rate you will be finished by next weekend :) Well done, younger son must be getting excited, his ship will soon be finished.

Lesley said...

Awesome stitching,Justine,nearly there:)

Katie said...

WOW!! Amazing progress in one week!! You are awesome girl!

Shelly said...

Excellent progress! You've been burning it up!

Mini said...

Wonderful progress. I agree with Mii, you may finish this by next weekend.

Vickie said...

Justine! Do you sleep?! ;) Amazing my friend! I am a one at a time stitcher also.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Wow you are really cooking! Looks great!

Needled Mom said...

Great progress. You'll be done in no time at all.

Sasha said...

Wow, great progress! I love these cut-thru patterns!

Kerryp77 said...

Wow amazing! You've made fantastic progress. It's looking very much like you'll get it finished. Keep up the good work.

Andrea said...

You've made significant progress in just a week. My fingers ... and toes are crossed for you to finish. Have a good weekend.

Patricia Green said...

So much done! Good work! As I'm joining in your SAL, here's my progress. I'm still working on HippocampusInPatches, but now I have nearly 5 of 12 pages done. It's very detailed, but a whole heap of fun. The only problem I've run into is that I am missing about 6 colors of floss (out of 20). I ordered them -- twice now -- but they're taking a very long time to make it to me. It's been more than a month since I ordered. Apparently, the DMC Variations floss is hard to get in Canada, and slow to be sent from the States. But I'm having fun filling in what I can. Keep up the great work, Justine!

Beth said...

Sounds like you can finish this amazing piece this month. Good luck Justine!

Emma Louise said...

Wow! Fantastic progress!

Mrs Milkybar Kid said...

Wow well done Justine - amazing progress!

Linda said...

Holy Crackers Justine. Stunning progress this first week. I don't think I'm going to show my sad little progress.

Linda

Melinda said...

I love this.. You were able to get a lot done.

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

Great work. You really are steaming along! I am sure you can finish this one very soon.
Lots of people seem to be doing JOJ, you should do a linky!

Jenn M said...

Looking good! I love this pattern too.
Happy Days!
Jenn

Bea said...

Wow, that's a lot! It's really looking good.

Tiffstitch said...

Woohoo! Congrats on already finishing all the cross stitch on the boat. That's a lot of work, but so's the backstitch. :) Good luck with the rest, you can do it!

Sarah Lindfield said...

Wow you've really made some progress, I love the colours in this piece. Can't wait to see it finished.

Marilyn said...

Wow, great progress.
Those Cut-thru designs are all so cute.
Marilyn

Sarah in Stitches said...

Awesome progress! You should be done in no time :D

Linda Harris said...

You've made fabulous progress and I am sure you will finish this by the end of July.

Thoeria said...

Absolutely fantabulous progress Justine!! I know at heart I'm a one big project at a time gal! I enjoy breaking it up with smaller bits in between tho! I just get so distracted by all the great designs and want to stitch them all at the same time! :D

Mike Raven said...

Great work and what an awesome pattern!! Love it! :)

Mike Raven said...

Great work and what an awesome pattern!! Love it! :)

Heather said...

Wow great progress!

Desiree Ehleiter said...

That was amazing progress! What a lovely project. I am sure you will have a finish by the end of the month. Great job!

Renee said...

WOW! I LOVE this piece and your progress is absolutely amazing. Beautiful stitching!

Julie said...

WOWZA...... that's fantastic progress, well done.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow! You made significant progress in the space of a week!!!

Faith... said...

WOW Justine! You have made tons of progress this week. I think you will have a finish by the end of the month.

Rose Threadandpassion said...

great progress!

Brigitte said...

Oh my, Justine, this is such terrific progress on the pirate ship. You truly are a one project stitcher at heart, lol. Very impressive.

gominam said...

ooh wow, that is a huge leap of progress! Great job:)

Jocelyn Thurston said...

I enlarged your photo to have a better look; there is so much going on in that design! What beautiful stitching. Happy Summertime Stitching!!

Carol said...

You've made such great progress on this adorable piece, Justine!! You go girl!!

Anna van Schurman said...

You're doing great! I'm plugging away...

Jan Gartlan said...

Yay Justine on seeing your pirate finish! I am halfway through mine and making it a focus piece for the Aussie Summer.