Sunday, August 23, 2015

All the better to see you with!!

So glad to be done with that other eye!  Love the way they turned out though.

I'm hoping to finish this page in the next couple of days and page three, which I've hit the outer edge, by the end of the week.  At that point, I'll have to make a decision.  Should I start page 4, pull out another WIP or start Daybreak??

Monday, August 17, 2015

Not a lot of progres

I don't know what it is about this project but I can't seem to get into it and make a lot of progress.  It could be that I've been pushing on other projects and this one came up when my mojo wants a break. 

On the other hand, I have read seven or eight books in the last week.  Thankfully most of them were free!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Heritage Sampler update

Saturday, I finished the first band of Chatelaine's Heritage Sampler.  I put a quarter on the fabric to give scale.

Yesterday, I finished the first vertical band on the left.  It is all blackwork and stitched up quickly.

And the overview picture.

Just because I really like those flowers, I took a close-up.

While I was downstairs Saturday night waiting for my son to shut his game off for bed, I pulled out my FOF 79.  I don't have much left on page 2 and page 3 is a maybe 15-20 stitches wide.  She hasn't gotten any attention since July 2014 so it's time.

Until next time.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

The Heritage Sampler

It's interesting that I've gotten more done on this over the weekend than I managed all last week.  Anyway,  here is the left half of the first band.  I discovered Martina either made a boo boo or a change in the border I didn't find until too late so my version will be two stitches wider than it is charted.  But that's what makes it unique!

Now, I'm off to continue on with the right side.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Nightshade and a new start

Late Friday night, I finished the 4th stitched page, page 17 of the chart, of Nightshade.  I really wasn't sure how her eye's would turn out and up close they don't look like much.  Step back or look at the picture and they didn't turn out too bad..

When I took this downstars to put away, I decided I was going to get fabric cut for the Heritage Sampler.  Turns out my scissors were dull and at almost 1 am, I wasn't in the mood to sharpen them and go back down to cut fabric.  So I marked where I needed to cut.  Do you know I cut fabric 48 inches long for this??  Holy cow!  My fabric was wide enough that I cut Daybreak out of the same width and it is only 42 inches long.

I've managed a little progress this weekend on The Heritage Sampler.  Yesterday was kind of a lost cause since my DH wanted to go buy lumber so I can build my youngest DS a new bed..  I stuck a couple pieces for another project in there too and still managed to not spend a lot of money on lumber.  Today, I've managed a little more.

One of the colors I picked didn't play so nice here so I spent some time digging through my HDF to find one I like better.  It isn't quite like the original, but I"m happy and that's what counts.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Nightshade and stash enhancement

First up.  Here's my current WIP pic.  Nightshade has made some pretty good progress considering it's been a busy week and there is so much confetti.  I'm still debating on something though.  See her fingers?  There are four stitches that are supposed to be black there.  I haven't added them yet because I want to get the definition of her fingers.  What do you think?

Yesterday, it was my birthday so I did a little stash enhancement AND I was RAK'd.  Very excited about that one.

I bought 

There is a coupon code July25 for 25% off through July 27th!!

Love her!  I will be removing the yellow background when I stitch it though.

I have had a Chatelaine start talking to me.  Later tonight, I'm planning on pulling the kit or figuring out what I still need if it isn't kitted.

It's Chatelaine's Heritage Sampler.

I won't be using my ancestors on it though.  I think I'm going to do it as a family sampler with myself and my DH, the day we were married and the birthdays of our children.  I had it all worked out in my head.  Probably should write that down on the chart so I don't forget.

HAED had a sale over the 4th of July too.  I splurged a little there too because I really liked the chart.  And I bought it Supersized.  I might be a little crazy!

This is so not my normal colors and I really liked it.  

Until next time!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Finish #4

Yay!  I just finished 5 Little Pumpkins by The Cat's Whiskers!

Here's band 17

And the whole long, skinny piece.

When I put this in the drawer of finishes, I pulled out all my WIPs to choose which one is going to be making an appearance.  It appears I'm going to be staying with a Halloween theme as HAED's Nightshade came back upstairs with me.

Here's before!