Sunday, May 28, 2017

Stash Cats Two, Progress #4

Stash Cats is moving right along!  Big cat is mostly done, just have to finish his tail.  This is much harder now.  So far I have only repeated one stitch (Mosaic, used twice), but it is getting hard to pick stitches.  Not only have I already used so many, but the spaces in the tail are pretty small.  I have not had to repeat any threads though! 

I have to say that as a stash buster, this is a failure.  Each stripe is not that big and so only uses small amounts of thread.  I don't keep real small amounts, so mostly it just takes a few strands out instead of actually using anything up!  Guess I need to do a LOT more stash buster pieces :-) !!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

5-4-3-2-1 Progress #6

It has been a little over a year since I last posted about this WIP!  But now I am working on it again.  There are 5 sections and I am now working on #4. This is somewhat tedious to work on (I say that a lot lately!) but is going faster now that I decided to try to do all of one color, then go on to the next, rather than work one square at a time!  It is ALL little 5x5 squares.  Sigh.  But I still like it and it will be spectacular when finished & framed!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Seven Fractal, Progress #6

Finally, made it all the way across!  Eight pages finished, 8 to go, but the next 8 are smaller; this piece is a little more than half finished now.  (The center shows near the bottom.)  The bottom is similar to the top, so there is more of the yellow parts and they go quicker than the blue ones.  Still, I doubt it will get finished this year.

PS. I changed the header photo here on blog.  This is what I see out the breakfast nook window, the Spring/Summer version!  There is often a water skier on the lake. It's hard to get going in the morning and not just sit there and watch the birds and the skiers all day!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Stash Cats Two, Progress #3

Stash Cats is moving right along.  The big kitty is well on his way!  He is worked in wools and overdyes (Watercolours) which I have chosen in advance.  Stitches I pick as I go along.  I have discovered quite a few stitches that I don't like and will never use again!!  So far, I have not had to use any stitches twice.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Stash Cats Two, Progress #2

Small kitty is done.  She is very sparkly!  Stitched in all Metallics except for 3 Neon Rays.  All from stash.
Got just a small beginning on big kitty.  Big Kitty will be done in Watercolours and wools.
This is a really fun stitch!  Choosing stitches and thread for each stripe as I go.  I have pulled all the colors, but decide the sequence of colors as I go. 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

stitching but no pictures

Yes, I am stitching like crazy, but have no pics for you.
I'm working on several new designs, as well as my WIPs.
Hopefully, there will be a new Bargello by June and several new counted Needlepoint designs in July.
Pilot stitchers are working too!
I'll try to get a pic of something next week!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017


Stash Cats Two
Two pieces framed!  The Marta Mask turned out just like I had envisioned. How often does that happen?!  The gray mat is actually silvery.  And I'm very pleased with Stash Cats, gorgeous frame.
Marta Mask