Sunday, December 4, 2016

Loara Standish - Week 8

I'm not really sure where last week.  It just flew right by.  Guess this time of year seems to go that way.  It's Thanksgiving, and there's a mad rush to get the house decorated, Christmas shopping done, packages wrapped, packages mailed and WHAM it's the New Year!

I am truly hoping to finish Loara by the end of the year, but some of these bands have been really slow going.  Slow going, in that they are wide, and there's a lot of detailed stitching for each band.
I managed to finish the left side of Band 20.  Meaning it will take me approximately the same stitching time for the right side. 

There are 24 bands in all, and after Band 20, there is still one more band that is between 4"-6". But definitely keeping my fingers crossed, that by the time 2017 is here, I will be moving in to the 1990's part of my stash.

I broke down and bought another chart this week.  Mary Slater.  I just couldn't resist.  Found it on e-bay listed as used, but the pictures showed, that it wasn't used, since the paper faces were still in tact.  I have been eyeing this chart for awhile, but the rerelease price, was higher than I wanted to invest at this time in my wonderful, addicting habit.

I also managed, to get Christmas lists, from my kids when they were here at Thanksgiving.  My husband has actually ordered a few things for the kids already, and upon hearing, what the others were buying for each, other, what is left is just a few things on each list.  Plan to do most of that on-line.  Then there is the necessary trip, to my credit union to purchase gift cards for the extended family members, who all live out of town.  Get them in the Mail.

We also got our tree and put it up and got the lights on to our satisfaction.  No ornaments yet, but I will work those into my schedule next week, along with two doctor appointments for my mom.

Until next week, happy stitching.


  1. Even with lights only it is already a beatiful tree. I always hope that my lights still function each year (they do for 11 years now), but especially the ones in the Nativity scene. Love the stitching and the sampler you bought is really lovely.

    1. We had to purchase 8 new strings of lights. I always haul them out and check each string before we start putting them in the tree. Even then, I got one string on the tree and the middle part went out. Just too difficult to figure where it's broke. Decorating a tree, it's all about the lights! Especially if you use a lot of clear glass ornaments!

  2. Pam, your tree is gorgeous with just the lights on it. Band 20 is looking good. Nice purchase with Mary Slatter!

    1. Thanks! I have a potential to purchase The Plantation Sampler too!