MMMonet, Page 8

*shuffles feet nervously*

*peeks shyly into the room*

“Yoo hoo!  Anybody here?”

Yes?  No?  Ah well.  It’s been two full years since I last posted.  That is just messed up.  I don’t know where the time has gone, really.  A lot of World of Warcraft, many e-books, a trip to Florida, and not much cross stitching.  I basically took two years off.  I guess I was burned out, or something.  Just couldn’t get into it.

But…things have changed!  I dug my project out and dusted off the chart.  I’ve had tons of encouragement from a good friend.  I cannot thank her enough.  Truly.  She has been a fantastic cheerleader, and I would not have made this much progress without her.

Many thanks, Snickers’ Mom!!  You are one in a million!!!  *hugs*

SO.  In case there is anyone out there who is still interested, I have progress to report.  For those who don’t know about My Monumental Monet project, this is my inspiration:

The Manneporte (Étretat) 1883, by Claude Monet

Apologies once again for my less than stellar photograph.  I took the picture during a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.  This is my favorite painting by Claude Monet, and I decided to attempt to make a cross stitch version for myself.

In my last post (August 1, 2016 – omg), I showed you the seventh stitched page of the chart:

Seven finished pages!

That page was completed in early May of 2016.  I stitched until August before taking my break.  The next page was more of the rock:

MMMonet; eight pages complete.

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This page was started on May 7, 2016 and finished on June 26, 2016.

Page 8: 91 hours (15 stitching days)
Total stitching hours to date: 782.25
Number of stitches on this page: roughly 7,722
Total stitches completed thus far: roughly 63,315

I also finished page 9 before taking my break from the project.  I hope to have that post up soon.  Since coming back to the project in May of this year, I’ve completed page 10 and am 3/4 of the way through page 11.  I’m really excited to be back in the swing of things!!

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MMMonet, Page 7

Seven stitched pages now!   😀  Pretty much all rock.  This page took longer, but only because I took a six week break to work on quilts and pillowcases for nieces and nephews before we went to Florida in April.

This page was started on February 19 and finished on May 7.

Page 7:  93.25 hours (17 stitching days)                                                                                         Total stitching hours to date: 691.25

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If you didn’t feel like sitting through the slide show, here is how the project looks at the end of page seven.  You can click on the image to see a larger version. 😀

Day 107

Day 107

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MMMonet, Page 6

My sixth stitched page 😀  More sun-warmed rock, a bit of shadow, and some cloud filled sky thrown in for good measure!

This page was started on January 2 and finished on February 18.

Page 6:  95.75 hours (15 stitching days)                                                                                         Total stitching hours to date: 598

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If you didn’t feel like sitting through the slide show, here is the beginning and end of page 6.  You can click on the images to see a larger version. 😀

Day 076

Day 076

Day 090

Day 090

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Welcome home, little one!

Gummy bear baby with her gummy bear quilt!

Gummy bear baby with her gummy bear quilt!

Our great-niece was discharged from Nemours Children’s Hospital today!  Such an amazing little girl.  She was due to be born May 8th, but decided she couldn’t wait and made her grand entrance to the world on January 18th.  Her parents were cautioned that she had less than 20% chance of survival.  She was born weighing only 1 lb 10 oz.  Four and half months later, she weighs a whopping 7 lbs 9 oz!

She has made so much progress!  She’s a fighter, for sure.  She is going to keep her parents on their toes. I hope they were well rested because sleep is going to become a precious commodity!  lol

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A diversion

Uhtred book 9

My copy is here!    

Warriors of the Storm, by Bernard Cornwell, has just arrived from Amazon UK!

There will be no stitching for me this evening.

Stitching will most likely resume tomorrow; the book only has 350 or so pages.   😃

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MMMonet, Page 5

Another rock page!  Not just the bluish-gray rock found on the previous pages – we now have sun-kissed rock!  A happy sight.   😀

I started this page on December 5 and finished it on December 30.

Page 5:  93.75 hours (14 stitching days)                                                                                         Total stitching hours to date: 502.25

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Day 062

Day 062

Day 075

Day 075

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Bzzzz bzzzz bzzzz

I’ve been a busy bee!  Quilting and sewing up a storm!  We’re preparing for a trip to Florida and Tennessee, and I had some gifts to finish up before we go.

One of my nephews had requested a pillowcase with dragons, so I made one for him.  His little brother is all about the camo, so he is getting a camouflage pillowcase (I hope he doesn’t lose it!!  lol).  The middle brother has no preferences, so I picked blue flames for his pillowcase.

Pillowcases

My sister has a new grandson.  Boy2 wanted to help me make him a quilt, so we put together some flannel blocks.  Boy2 did rather well.   😀

Colin quilting Zs Quilt

On the other side of the family, another great-niece was born in February, so I made self-binding receiving blankets.  Receiving Blankets

Her little cousin (the preemie born in January***) is getting a quilt.  Her mama has referred to her as “my little gummy bear” since before she was born, so naturally the quilt has gummy bears on it!

GummyBear Quilt

Boy2 also helped me make a little tote bag so he could carry around our iPad.  I love the colors!Tote
I also prepped 500-ish hexagons in patriotic themed fabrics for a hand-piecing project to keep me busy while on vacation.  This is what it should look like when it is finished:

Patriotic Hexes

I have not had time to work on MMMonet at all this month.  I plan to get back to it once we’ve returned home.   😀

*** Our little preemie is such a fighter!  She’s 10 weeks old now, and weighs 3 pounds, 2 ounces.  The nurses have removed her PICC line, and her ventilator, and started her on physical therapy.  I cannot wait to meet her!

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