Monday, November 25, 2013

New Start!

This weekend was a very quiet one with just me and one of my boys.  The other one is with his dad in Oklahoma.  So, we didn't do a lot.
I've started struggling with Lust, so Saturday night, I decided to put her away for a bit and start something new.  Here's where she is now.

Then, I went stash diving.  I pulled out Rose Garden Mandala from the September 2009 issue of The Gift of Stitching Magazine.  

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I've had it kitted forever!  Once I found a piece of fabric and zig-zagged the edges, I was ready to go.  Then I put the first couple of stitches in and decided I had to go stash diving because the color I was using was way to light on white.  Yesterday, I got a bit stitched.  

I'm using a LE color from HDF for the GLO Lavender Ice that doesn't have all the colors that the original does, but from some of the pictures I've seen online this will work just fine.  Now, I just have to go pick up four colors of DMC and I'm set.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Lust continues

On the 12th, I finished page 15.  According to the HAED BB when I updated my WIP it had only been a year since my last page finish.  The second picture is where I was this morning.

Monday, November 11, 2013


Last time I posted, I was making steady progress on Nightshade.  Last Wednesday night, I finished the second page (page11).  

Then, Thursday, I finished the third page (page 10) which was only the top of her broomstick.

Not bad for a week's worth of stitching.

Friday, I pulled Lust back out.  I was hoping to make a lot more progress this weekend, but I got sidetracked and finished one book of a series and started the next.  Anyway, here's where Lust was when I pulled her out today.

I'm hoping to finish page 15 tonight and get started on page 16.

Monday, November 4, 2013

October progress and November goals

For October, I just wanted to make some progress on my active WIPs.  Here's how I did...

Watergarden Before:


Dorothy Walpole Before:  


Lust Before:


Earth Song Before:


I also had a new start.

I started HAED's Nightshade on Halloween.  After all, is there a better time to start stitching a witch?

I'm not stitching all those pages of black so here's the first page of actual stitching

and here's where I was last night

Not too bad hmmm?  Especially since there isn't really any block stitching yet.  

For November, I would like to see a couple of page finishes.  I want to finish page 15 of Lust and the current page of Nightshade and the page just to the left which will finish up the left edge of the hat and start the broom.  After that, just make more progress and possibly start Her Private Garden.