Monday, December 15, 2014

Santa!

Santa is gradually making his appearance!  


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Here Comes Santa!

I've made some pretty good progress this week on my tree skirt which is saying something since this has been a WIP since 2007. 

Before:

With Flash

Without flash.  Love how the windows of the buildings seem to glow!

Here's to hoping I can continue with this one for a bit longer.  I would really like to see this one finished before the end of the year.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Finish!!

The beading is done!  This is probably one of my fastest Chatelaine stitches at just under a month 11/3/14-12/1/14



Next, I think I'm going to tackle one of my oldest WIPs and see if I can't get it closer to finished too.  It's a Dimensions tree skirt "Here Comes Santa."  I think I had it out last December.  Here's the last picture I took.


I remember buying this since it was on clearance and my kids were little.  I need to finish it before my kids are all grown up!

Monday, December 1, 2014

So Close!

Since we had a four day weekend, I've managed to stitch my little heart out.

Friday night 11/28


Last night, 11/30


I got the center and one corner beaded last night.  Today, I've discovered that one of the bicones is wrong but that's easily fixable.  I'm hoping tonight I can fix the boo boo and get the rest of the beads on.

Until then...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Three weeks

I'm still stitching away on Embroidered Elegance 4.  Last weekend, I made it around the second corner.  


With the long holiday weekend, I'm really hoping to finish all the stitching by the time I return to work Monday.  

We're staying at home this weekend.  I've got the turkey defrosted in the fridge.  I just need to brine it tonight and get started on my salads and deserts.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Two weeks

It's only been two weeks but EE4 has been growing by leaps and bounds!

Here's the last time you saw it on 11/9/14

There wasn't a lot of progress during the week, last week, but here is 

11/15/14

and  11/16/14


Last night I did stitch the outer border on the right corner and get everything stitched inside of it except for all the tiny little jessica stitches.  I'm working on those.

Until next time!



Monday, November 10, 2014

Another new start!

Welcome to my new followers!

Last Monday, after I got to work, I printed off the chart for Embroidered Elegance 4.  This one has a pretty simple color scheme and I'm really enjoying it.  I've converted the charted silks to HDF like usual and so far so good.

Here are some pics from last week.

11/4/14

11/6/14

11/9/14

It's kind of hard to believe that it's already as big as it is and I only started a week ago.

I've been looking at some of my current WIPs and I'm debating about cropping one of my HAEDs and I'd like some input (just in case I'm crazy you know!)

The specific WIP is Faces of Faery 79.  I'm in the middle of the top row and am thinking about just stitching the top row or so of this one.  Or, I may just stitch to the bottom of her face.  I don't know.  Any thoughts?

Here's where she is now 


and here's the whole charted picture.


I guess I've just decided I don't know what the gray thing is next to the bird skull and I don't really care for it.  If I crop at the bottom of this row of pages, it looks like I get the bottom of her nose.  Help me decide!!

Later!