Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Zenia is finished!

I finished her last night about 12:30am so there was no new start since 6am waits for no one.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Zenia update

I'm hoping this will be the last update on Zenia.

Here's a pic of the whole thing yesterday afternoon.

And where I left her last night.

There's a little bit of dress, a little beading and a bunch of over one skin but soon!

I've already been thinking about whether to pull out a WIP or start something new.  Over the last couple of weeks, I've been going through some of my stash and I found this.

A Stitcher's Heart by Sekas & Co.

I bought this from Hobby Lobby years ago on clearance.  It's charted for 11 count Aida with pinks.  I'm not buying 11 ct Aida so I shopped my stash and found a piece of opalescent fabric I think I bought from ebay.  I don't know what count it is but I think it is probably at least a 28 ct.  I converted the pinks to blues to match my taste and here's my floss toss

I haven't decided on bead color yet.  I need to figure out if I have enough of the blue since I like them better in the picture.

I also have Glendon Place's Woodland Wonder that is kitted and ready to go too.

Monday, November 28, 2016


I had last week off work and managed to get Zenia about halfway.

At the rate I'm going and since the over 1 skin is done, I'm hoping to be pretty close to a finish by the end of the week.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Finish! and a new start.

Halloween Cat is finished!  Yay!

Instead of picking up on of my WIPs which are pretty much all BAPs, I decided to stick with something smaller.

This is Nora Corbett's Zenia.  I'm stitching it as charted on Colour Cascades Fabric in Black Holded Sun on 32 ct Jobelan.  It's my first time stitching on Jobelan but I think I really like it.  

Here's my progress as of this morning.  The picture that came with the chart shows beads that are way more red than the beads listed in the materials but these do have a little bit of red in them so I left them.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Another Halloween Cat update

I'm hoping this is the last Halloween Cat update.

Last night, I finished the little cat on the left and the center one.

That bit cat just reminds me so much of one of mine.

When we were trying to pick names for him, my son decided to call him Oreo.  I wanted to call him Cricket since he was kind of a bouncy baby.  But Oreo it was.  Now, it kind of fits him.  He's got a nice soft light grey tummy.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Halloween Cat

Last weekend,  I did a little stitching on Halloween Cat

I'm still not very happy with the coverage of the black but I'm not going to frog it now.

I also did lots of cuddling with my four legged boys

Monday, October 31, 2016

Page finish and a new start

So, last week, this time, I had almost finished page 4 of The Loneliness of Autumn.  Wednesday, I finally managed to fill in the last confetti stitch for another page finish.

Then I pulled SS Daybreak back out and made a little progress before I got bored.

Saturday afternoon, I pulled out a chart for a new start.

I converted the called for DMC to HDF and started stitching on 32ct Belfast in PTP's Icon.  I was not happy with the coverage of 1x2

so frogged it and pulled out a piece of 40ct Kingston in PTP's Valor and made a little progress last night.

At this point, I'm concerned that the black on the cat's cheeks is blending too much with the dark grey of it's face.  The nose is black too but I think that can be fixed by stitching it 2x2 instead of 1x2 so it stands out a little more.