Monday, May 25, 2015

Back to Coat of Arms

I've been working on Coat of Arms again this week and I've managed to stitch two pages.  Here it is through page 12.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Alice, page 1

Yesterday, I finished page 1 of Warrior Alice.


I'm stitching 2x1, tent stitch, so all the back in this background stitched up super fast.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Finish #3 and a new start

Last night, I finished my consolation prize.  While I wasn't 100% happy with one of my conversions on the fabric I chose to use, I think it turned out pretty well.


As I started getting close to getting this done, I started thinking about what I would pull out next.  Lonliness of Autumn by Love Thy Thread has been whispering at me.


But so has Warrior Alice by Electic Bloke Designs


Alice won, at least for now.  After I made that decision, I went through some of the fabric I dyed several years ago.  I wasn't terribly happy with the dye job but I had a darker piece that will take care of any show through and since Alice is 100% stitched, I won't see the fabric anyway.  Win-win.


The fabric is actually darker than it looks here.  I took the picture long after dark last night and the flash has washed it out.

Happy Mothers Day to the moms out there.  I hope you are all spoiled!  I get to go work a concession stand for 4 hours tonight for my kids baseball league.  Not something I'm looking forward to but we all do things we don't want to do for the people we love!



Tuesday, May 5, 2015

One more week...

In last week's post, I wanted to finish the stitching and start beading last weekend.  Well, that kind of happened.  I finished the stitching on the first corner and got the center and that corner beaded and moved onto the next corner's stitching.  I think I made pretty good progress. 


If I don't get too distracted by a series I'm reading this week, I would really like to see this finished.


Monday, April 27, 2015

Chatelaine raffle prize update

I wish I had a better name for this one.  The raffle consolation prize is just long and awkward.

Anyway, here's an update as of last night.


I'm hoping I can get a lot more of the "filling" done this week and possible look at beading next weekend.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

New Chatelaine start!

I just reread my last post and had to laugh.  I knew I wasn't going to get much further.  I think I finally had enough of dark colors for a bit.


So what's a girl to do?  Go do some stash diving!  Since I finished Chatelaine's Rose Garden Mandala, I've been thinking about which Chat I wanted to start next.  Convent's Garden is definitely at the top of the list, but I didn't want to start anything huge.  That's when I pulled out the consolation prize from the 2012 raffle.  Finished size is about 7.5 inches if I remember correctly.  I had some pale green fabric I dyed at one point which played well with the floss toss so I got started.  

Here are Martina's screen shots from her blog which can also be found here


This is where I've gotten in the last week and a half.


I did get the brown almost done last night but didn't get a new picture taken.


Sunday, April 12, 2015

16 Colors and Lust

Last fall, several people on the HDF BB started DMC's 16 New Floss Colors Geometric Motifs in their choice of colors.  They came up with some gorgeous variations.  I'm a big fan of blue so I decided to pull some of the new blues and use those for my 16 colors.  I got as far as getting my blues chosen and fabric and stuck it all in a box.  Today, I stitched up the first block.  I asked my youngest son to pick a color and he chose Old Maid of the Depths.



http://www.dmc-usa.com/Inspiration/Projects/Cotton-Floss-Cross-Stitching/16-New-Colors-Geometric-Motifs.aspx

I've made slow but steady progress on Lust this week.  I'm really ready to rotate to something else though.  Problem is, I don't know for sure what I 'm going to rotate to.  Here's where she stands right now.


I'm probably going to stick with her for a while longer but probably won't see a page finish.