Sunday, October 17, 2021

Great Wave Stitch-a-Long, part 11

WOW. This is the 11th check-in with this project. And there's a looooooooong way to go. Here's where I was last time:

And now, three weeks later, I'm here:

Maybe it's because I know this artwork really well, but I love that it's really starting to look "right"!

By our next check in I hope to have another column done. I've realized that slow and steady is the way I'll be able to complete this. Sometimes I'll have a little productivity spurt, and sometimes I'll barely make a dent. 

In the meantime, I've also been making progress as part of the Witchy Stitchy challenge, where I'm working on some cute cross-stitch motifs. It's been much more challenging than I expected to stitch on such small-scale fabric, even though it's aida, and I've only managed to complete one motif so far. But it's CUTE:

In other stitching news, many of you will recognize this fella, Mr. Tiger:

I submitted him to the Washington State Fair (or "The Puyallup Fair" as locals call it) and won an "honorable mention" ribbon. I suppose it would only be honorable to mention to you that I was the only entry in the category! Still, I'm pleased with getting a ribbon at all, so that's fun. 

I'm drafting this early as I'm headed out of town for the weekend. We're going to the super adorable town of Port Townsend, where I'm going to be running my 100th half marathon! Well, running is an overstatement -- I sprained my ankle badly last week, so I'm still hobbling a bit. But I've waited quite a while to get number 100 done, so I'm going to grit my teeth and get through it. (Do not try this at home -- I'm aware it's ridiculous!)

I plan on spending my Sunday evening with my ankle iced and elevated, and reading through all the rest of the blogs in this stitch-a-long. I'm sure their amazing, creative, diverse projects will distract me -- and enchant you if you check them out, too. 


  1. Congratulations on the honorable mention! You wave is actually starting to look like a wave. It makes you want to work on a project more when it starts looking like what you imagine. I hope you survive your 100th half marathon unscathed. I am impressed by anyone who can actually run at all.

  2. Oh more blue stitching! Those waves are looking great! Love your finished tiger pillow and congrats on the ribbon :) Good luck on the marathon and please be careful on that ankle!!!

  3. Congrats on the Honorable Mention ribbon - still exciting and I am glad you entered! It's a very wet Sunday here in B'ham but Saturday was half way decent. I hope it was clear and not raining for you. Love Port Townsend and I'm always checking on at properties for sale - not that were moving :) 100 race is quite an accomplishment - yay for you and I hope your ok.

  4. Congrats on the ribbon ! It must be a nice change to get to stitch some blue, it is a beautiful piece of artwork and it's nice to see it grow

  5. slow & steady should work ^^
    Congrats on the ribbon, and oh gosh, hope your ankle held up during the half marathon!

  6. Your tiger deserved an award. It's a stunning cushion! I'm loving the appearance of the wave on the subtle background.

  7. Congrats on your ribbon, and great progress on the Wave; it’s a long term project but every stitch brings you closer to the finish.

  8. Hope your ankle doesn´t hurt to much! I can see the wave now!