Thursday, December 31, 2015

Made it!

I've just managed to finish band two of Loara Standish

Bring on 2016!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015


Last night I started on the leaves in band 2 of Loara.  These may take a bit.



Sorry about the dark pictures.  It was late last night when I took them.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Progress on Loara

I'm still making slow progress on Loara.  Last night I finished the blue in band two.  Finally!

Tonight, I hope to add the brown stems (?) and some of the leaves.  I'm still hoping to finish this band by the end of the year.

This weekend, I also bobbined thread for Mourning for Icarus

Yesterday, I picked up the few colors I was missing while we were in town to see Star Wars.  I enjoyed the movie.  Has anybody else seen it?  Opinions?  I think it went back to the more of the feel of the original series.  

When I put the kit for Icarus away, I pulled out Evolutionistic which also needs to be bobbined.

I haven't cut fabric for these two yet, but they are moving up the list a bit.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

The end of the year creeps closer.

Last night, I finished page 1 of SS Daybreak.

After Daybreak was put away, I pulled out Loara.  She's my last unmet goal this year.

I got this far and realized, that first arch is off and won't have enough room for what's supposed to be stitched under it.  So, I've taken a break this afternoon before I sit down to frog her.

I've dyed fabric for Sea Witch and He Came With the Rain since they're both pretty dark and I don't want a bunch of show through.  I dyed them together so they're pretty similiar but different.

Then I decided I need more bling in my life and went to my Chatelaine stash.  I pulled Hawaii, Midieval Octagon and Beaded Dragofly Tile.  They all now how have fabric and I know what DMC I'm missing and need to pick up on my way home from work one day this week.

Now Im going to fold some laundry and have a chat with a frog.

Friday, December 18, 2015

An update

Thursday, we lost another chicken.  She hadn't been acting herself since we moved them from the summer coop to the winter coop.  Truthfully, I didn't expect her to still be alive when we got back from Thanksgiving.  So now we're down to just two.  

On the stitchy side of my life, I'm still working on SS Daybreak and am hoping to get through all the confetti by the end of the weekend.

Then, I'll be back to Loara to see if I can finally get the second band stitched!

Is anyone else looking forward to the new year?  Any new starts planned?  I'm planning to start HAED's Sea Witch

She's almost all kitted up.  All the thread is bobbined.  I just need to cut fabric which will probably see some dye since the art is dark.  Stitching on white is just asking for lots of it showing through.  I may also start a new Chatelaine.  I was looking at a couple of Chatelaine finishes this week and decided I needed more bling in my life.  So maybe Winter Filigree

Fall Filigree

or maybe I'll go all out and just start the Polar Mandala?

Choices!  At least I have something to think about while I finish page 1 of Daybreak.

Monday, December 14, 2015


It doesn't feel like I've accomplished much over the last week, but the pictures say I haven't done half bad.  Last Tuesday, I was almost done with the sky and hoping for another color.  There are some greens and grays in my trees so far but there are still lots of blues.  Go figure.



and here is where I am currently.

I'm really hoping to finish this page this week so I can go back to Loara and meet my goals with her for 2015.

Until next time!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Can't see the trees for the sky

I've finally gotten far enough down the page that I can see where the trees start.  I'm hoping to finish the blues tonight and start on another color

HAED's SS Daybreak by Andy Russell

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Post Thanksgiving update

Last week for Thanksgiving, we went to visit my in-laws in Oklahoma.  While I did take several different projects to tempt my stitchy bug, only Glory and Honor received any attention.  That may be why my stitchy bug has been AWOL since I took it off the q-snaps.  Don't know.  I did get all the stitching done on it Saturday night and start beading.  Haven't made a lot of progress beading yet.  I forgot how spoiled I've gotten with the Delicas in Chatelaines.  I really dislike Mill Hill beads.  Anyway, here's Glory and Honor before I started adding beads.