Monday, June 10, 2019

6/10/19 update

I got the first tree done.  This one is more challenging than I thought it would be.  The 40ct dark fabric has me missing threads of fabric which means I have to frog more than I'm happy with.  I got this far then it was put away for now.

This doesn't see a lot of love right now, but lunchtime stitching is still stitching.  I should be able to get around the windows this week and hopefully even up to the roof.

Lust has been out and I've been adding lots and lots of DMC 154.  I don't think the last skein I originally bought will be enough so I dug out another one which looks like it should be a good match.  I don't think I'll have this page done by the end of the month, but I should be close.

Monday, June 3, 2019

6/3/19 progress

This last weekend was fairly busy so I didn't get a huge amount of progress in anything.

I have made a good bit of progress on my son's stocking.  That house seems to have no end though.  While we were in town Saturday, I had to pick up a new skein of 939 since there is already almost a full one in the dang house and I'm not quite done with it.

Then, I hit a wall with the stocking.  So then I pulled out Il bosco di Bengtsson by Renato Parolin and put in a few stitches but even with a good light, white stitches on super dark fabric is challenging.  I think I pulled more stitches out than stayed in last night.  I still like the color combination though.

Lust needs to come back out so I can work on that last full page and it's sitting on the coffee table waiting for me.  I'm just trying to avoid burning out on her when I'me so close to the end.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

A Quick Finish!

I decided Saturday I wanted a small to take a break from Lust.  Since it was Memorial Day weekend, something patriotic fit the bill.  I pulled out Free and Brave from The Drawn Thread.  

A quick dive into my fabric stash came up with 32ct Iconic from Picture this Plus.  I knew I didn't have any of the called for fibers so I went to my HDF and leftover silks from Chatelaine kits and came up with this.

I've changed the red and the brown from this picture.  
DMC white - HDF BeCreamed
The Gentle Art Freedom - Gloriana Velvet Night Sky
The Gentle Art Endive - HDF BeLeaved
The Gentle Art  The Wood Trail - HDF Rubbed Sampler Brown
The Gentle Art Old Red Paint - HDF Old Maid of the Heart

Now, it's back to my son's stocking.  I hope to finish the house before the weekend when I'll pick Lust back up.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Page 40 and a start

Saturday, I made lots of progress.  Not only did I finish my needlepoint, I finished page 40 of Lust.

Since this is Memorial Day weekend, I have been thinking about a patriotic start.  Yesterday, while watching flosstube, Priscilla & Chelsea, The Real Housewives of Cross Stitch where Priscilla was talking about The Drawn Thread's Free & Brave.  I thought I had this one, so I went for a stash dive.  Found the chart, found 32ct Icon from Picture This Plus and found a HDF conversion that works for me though, the red I picked might still change since it's a fairly bright red.

And so far it's stitching up pretty quick.  
Started 5/25/19 and I'm at the roof line of the house.

Happy Dance!!

This has been one of my travel projects since last Christmas.  Before that, it was stuck in UFO land since I had a problem with one of the silks and hadn't taken the time to figure it out.


After a few track meets and parts of my lunch hour.  

We have a finish!

Love it!

Monday, May 20, 2019

Page 34!

Still pushing for a finish!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019


I've made a little more progress on my needlepoint.  I really like how this one is turning out.

I'm almost halfway though page 24 of Lust.  I'm hoping to finish the bulk of the 310 in the next couple of nights then most of the rest of the page is 154.