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.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Page 19

Tonight I finally finished page 19 of Lust.


I debated about a new start.  I even brought a Kit upstairs.  In the end I put Lust back on the qsnaps and started page 20

Friday, March 27, 2015

Flamin'!

I'm slowly working my way through the confetti in the flames.  Thankfully, I'm nearing the end of them.  There are a couple of flames on the next page and the section on the other side of the chart but then, they'll be done!  I'm sure there is a lot more confetti to make my life fun and exciting in this chart but to have those flames done is huge!

I'm hoping to at least finish the flames this weekend.  I'd like to finish the block stitching to finish the page as well but I'm not going to push it too much.


Friday, March 20, 2015

Frog!

For some reason, I haven't gotten a lot of stitching done in the last week or so.  There have been several books go through my kindle though.  

Then, when I do stitch, the frog visits.  Twice!  I've got one fixed and the other will be fixed tonight.  Here's where I am after last night.


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Finish #2

Romantic Rose Garden is finished!




I brought Lust up last night but I haven't put any stitches into her yet.



Monday, March 9, 2015

Almost there!

Yesterday, I finished all the stitching on Romantic Rose Garden Mandala.



I did start beading but I didn't get very far.  I'm hoping to get most if not all of the rest of the beading done tonight.  Then, I have to decide what to work on next.  

Should I pull out another WIP or should I start something new?  

This post has my current WIPs and some of my thoughts for new starts.  Give me your opinion.