Saturday, 10 January 2015

Turtle Trot and YOTA January Check In

Good morning!

I don't know about you but this first full week back at work since Christmas felt like it lasted forever, sure glad it is the weekend!

Today is the day for my first check ins of the year for some of the SALs I am participating in. It just so happens the first YOTA and Turtle Trot of the year are on the same day, but that's ok as one of my projects counts for both :)

Even though we are only ten days in to the year I am pleased to say I have managed to get some stitching time in on two of my ten Turtle Trot pieces. If you missed my post about the projects I picked I have a page dedicated to at the top of my blog or you can click here.

First up in Tribal Orca by White Willow Stitching.

This was a new start for the year so there is no before photo, but this is where I have got to so far.


I'm really enjoying coming home after a busy day at work and working on this, it's nice not to have lots of colour changes and each little shape feels like a nice little achievement. Again, the photo does not do the fabric justice but it's not too far off the right colours.

Next is Twilight Magic. This is also my YOTA piece for the year. Here is how is looked at the start of the year.



Here it is now, can you tell a difference? If you look to the left you can see I have added more purple and joined that blob of pink to the edge. Not a huge amount but not bad for two hours work while been distracted from my new Big Bang DVD :)


Right, I am off to do some more stitching. With the crazy windy weather here in Scotland I have no intention of leaving the house this weekend unless I have to!

Emma xx

28 comments:

  1. WOW! I love your blue fabric... its lovely.
    Looking forward to seeing your progress on all your stitchings :)
    smiles :)

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  2. Great progress on Tribal Orca! That looks like it's going to be such a gorgeous piece, especially on such lovely fabric. I look forward to seeing it come together!

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    1. Thanks Katie, I am really enjoying it at the moment :)

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  3. Love your fabric for the orca. Beautiful! Yep can definitely see the progress on Twilight Magic.

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  4. Tribal Orca looks loveltly and the fabric os beautiful. Great progress on your YOTA piece.

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    1. Thank you, pretty sure this is more than I managed all last year LOL

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  5. That blue fabric is beautiful!! That piece is going to be stunning.

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    1. Thank you Shannon, I'm just not sure what I am going to do with it once its finished

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  6. Great start on Tribal Orca and progress on Twilight Magic! I can't wait to see how next month goes if you're doing so well already. :)

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    1. Thanks Tiffany new year always brings good intentions, lets hope this year it sticks haha

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  7. Gorgeous blue fabric and yes I can see the progress on Tribal Magic!

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  8. For Tribal Orca, your fabric choice is so lovely Emma!
    Looking forward to seeing both Orca's and Magic's progresses!
    Have a great Sunday♥

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  9. Absolutely love your blue fabric for your tribal!!
    Well done on your progress on magic!

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  10. Beautiful stitching! I love the fabric you're using for the orca :D

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  11. Great progress on your stitching !! The blue fabric is lovely.

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  12. You made some nice progress on both your pieces. When I am tired I also prefer a project that I can stitch without paying too much attention to colour changes.

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  13. Great stitching. Hope you are ok up in Scotland and not in one of the areas that have been badly affected by all the storms etc. xx

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  14. Gorgeous fabric choice for the orca! And you're really making lovely progress!

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  15. Stunning fabric on orca, the black and white really pop on that.

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  16. Gorgeous fabric you chose for the orca piece! And yes I can tell that there was progress made on Twilight Magic. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

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  17. Great start for the new year.

    Cheers. CJ

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  18. Hello Emma! I can see you have a great progress in all of Your WIP's .I really love too my daily evening stitching ..

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  19. Such a nice start on gorgeous fabric :)

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  20. Great start... and isn't it nice to have something new for the new year.. I have joined in with YOTA.. Just what I needed!
    Chris x

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