Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Update on The Caretaker

I'm still trying to convince myself I'm not certifiable on this piece. It's coming slow but sure. Let's see I've worked on it 44 hours and might have 2200 stitches in. That's 50 stitches an hour, moving right along on this aren't I. I have figured it out that it will take 2 weeks to comlete this page if I get it done Sat. like I hope. At 2 weeks a page and if I don't do any other piece (like that is going to happen), I can have it done end of Sept. 2008. Guess what I will be laying it down and I am hoping to have it completed in early 2010. That's a more realistic goal. I am breaking rules on this one as you get lost if you don't do 10 square blocks plus I am finding colors in one block are not neccessarily repeated in the one next to it. So I can see the 10 block ridges. I do plan on working on this for a while yet, I'd like to have 3 pages done before I lay it down.

Thank you for all the comments you have written to my posts. I really appreciate them. Even though I haven't posted this past week I still read the blogs and make comments when I can. Some blogs for some reason blogger hasn't always let me comment or may not one day but will let me the next. Strange...Oh Well....

Our fall colors really aren't coming out at all this year. Disappointing. A group from church are going on a color tour Thurs. but I'm not going. I've been going to my parents house a lot, and sometimes I just want to be left alone to stitch. Plus my stomach and chest have really been acting up the past few months, and it's getting worse so I'm finally going to give in and go the Dr. and get an Ultra Sound scheduled. I don't know if it's my Acid Reflux Disease acting up or if it's my Gall Bladder. Hopefully it'll be an easy fix!

Well until next time Happy Stitching!


Ranae said...

Caretaker is looking great.
I hope the problem is a easy fix too and you can feel better.
Take care!

Stitchingnow said...

It is looking good and you hang in there with it. Hope you get to felling better.

Susan said...

Caretaker looks great-and I bet your will get faster as you go along.

Hope you are feeling better soon!


Barbara said...

The thought of undertaking a project that I know I won't be able to finish for 2 years is daunting - congratulations to you! Your progress so far is incredible - it's really, really beautiful!

Lauren said...

Wow, that will take a while! You've got a ton done so far, though. I hope whatever's going on health-wise isn't too serious!

Pumpkin said...

Wow Barb! I'd say that's progress but September 2008? Yikes! That must be one HUGE pattern :o)

We've had lovely fall colors here. Just not enough nice weekends to get out and enjoy them.

I hope you're feeling better. Get it looked after before it gets worse.

Mary Ann said...

WHOA! That's a big project, but I think you'll have it finished before 9/08!

No fall colors down here yet--I think it's going to have to get cooler than the 80's for it to happen, though.

Take care of yourself and I hope you feel better soon! (HUGS)