Thursday, 25 March 2021

Charting the progress of my lap quilt = Week Two


Here is the follow on post to  Week One of progress on my lap quilt.

Time input carried forward from last week is currently

31 hours and 15 minutes

Thursday 18 March 2021

I spent part of the evening working a Holly Leaf motif photo below then started working this wreath which has slowed me up to do as it is more fiddly.  I worked from 8:00pm  until 11:00pm only some 3 hours only due to me not being 100%.  I have found the smaller items more fiddly than some of the larger ones as I am literally having to count the crosses to make sure that the placement is correct like you would with a counted cross stitch project.

Total time engaged 34 hours and 15 minutes


Friday 19 March 2021

I have managed to complete all the firs colour Dark Red I have been working on the wreath motif this evening.

I started working at 7:30pm until 11:00pm = 3 hours 30 minutes

Total time engaged 37 hours and 45 minutes


Saturday 20 March 2021

I have managed to complete another motif all this particular Dark Red colour in any event tonight which was the Bell motif. I have also started the baubles on the Christmas tree.  However I will photo that tomorrow.  The work on these larger motifs has been slightly difficult in that it has been like normal counted cross stitch where you have to get the stitches in the right place so there has been a lot of counting going on.

Spent another 2 1/2 hours tonight on this from 7:30pm  working until 10:00pm.

Total time engaged 40 hours 15 minutes


Sunday 21 March

I took the night off.  No work done whatsoever and there was a programme that I wanted to watch.  So I played hooky!

Total time engaged 40 hours 15 minutes


Monday 22 March 2021

I finished the baubles on the Christmas tree.

I have also started on a different colour this time Red which is more like a cherry red.  I have also run out of the dark red thread.  I have ordered some of this and some other threads for another project.

Here is the Christmas tree with the baubles worked in Dark Red.

I also started with the new Red thread the rest of the wording on "Noel" and got this completed.  There is just a bit of back-stitch outlining to carry out on this motif

I have also started on the Christmas tree base.  Will show that photo tomorrow once that is completed.

Time engaged 7:30pm until 1.30am i.e. 6 hours.

Will be back on the case tomorrow.

Total time engaged 46 hours and 15 minutes.


Tuesday 23 March 2021

Engaged 7:30pm until 1:00am 5 hours 30 minutes

The Christmas tree base completed.

One of two Reindeer saddles completed.

Santa's Sleigh outer detailing carried out.

A small heart with cross stitch lattice work which I think looks very pretty and effective.

The second of the Reindeer saddles

Total time engaged 51 hours and 45 minutes


Wednesday 24 March 2021

No work carried out as I was feeling decidely cream crackered.  Had the evening off and chilled.

Back to the stitching tomorrow night.

Total time engaged thus far 51 hours and 45 minutes


I am extremely pleased with the progress being made and very surprised at the amount of time I have spent thus far.  Will do another update next week.

Catch you soon.




  1. I think we always greatly underestimate how long something will take to sew up! Blimey - 51 hours already and counting :)

    It sounds like you are really enjoying sewing it, which is the main thing. So good to hear the pleasure in your voice, so to speak.

  2. That’s really interesting, that is a lot of hours put in – I agree, we often underestimate how long these things will take. It looks really lovely though, it’s going to be beautiful when it’s finished


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