Monday, September 1, 2014

Update & stitching

We are still embroiled in moving.  The move has 3 stages and we are now in Stage 2 of 3.  Sigh.  It feels like it will never end.  But it will and it'll be great!  In the meantime, we have lots more packing & moving to do.

I haven't had time for much stitching, but I have knocked out three ornaments, which will go to the finisher tomorrow.

Two are from Pat Mazu's "Pinwheels", which was the program for Cyberpointers during one meeting.  I did the Square and the Round.  Maybe I'll get to the little stocking one day.
I've used Watercolours #025, Neon Rays Plus #NP43, and 3 Kreiniks:  003HL, 008HL, 221.
All on ecru glitter canvas.
 


Also completed is an ornament made from 2 designs we got at a local retreat, an acorn and a pine cone.  This will be finished by folding it so they are back to back.  I hope that works out!  This is on 13 or 14-mesh, so it stitched up really fast!



Saturday, August 2, 2014

What's happening?

In case you are wondering why I haven't been posting:
We are in the process of buying a house and moving!  We are moving back to Reno for good.  I don't even know exactly when yet, but it will be within the next month or two, I think.  In the meantime, we are going back & forth and dealing with banks and trying to begin packing and de-stashing.  


I am stitching a bit, but certainly not as much as usual. I will try to get some pix the next time the sun comes out (it is monsoon season here in Las Vegas & that means it is cloudy/overcast a lot of the time), if there's a few moments available.


Please check back occasionally.  Eventually I'll get back to it.  So don't worry about these long stretches of apparent inactivity!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

FMTM is finished!

 From Molehill to Mountain is finally finished.  I started this in March of 2012.  It has been a long time in the doing.  The border seemed to take forever!
I don't know when I'll get it framed, but I'll show it to you when that happens.  Could be a long time though!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Kangaroo Completely Finished

Mr Kangaroo has been finished as a stand up, easel back.  My finisher couldn't resist giving him an Australian flag!  Isn't he cute?

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

FMTM, Border Progress #2

I have been working on the border of FMTM forever.  I haven't posted because it is just border & more border & doesn't change much.  But look, I'm on the last side.  Maybe I can get that done this week.  Or next.  Then there is a LOT of backstitching to be done around the dark teal in the border.  Sigh....

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Walking the Water's Edge, Progress

Walking the Water's Edge is coming along nicely.  I am almost to the top edge, just about 2 more full rows, then filling in and compensating.
The progress isn't that noticeable now, but next time it will be!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Linda, Progress #4

I'm making good progress on Linda.  
Last time I posted, I though I was finished with the squares, but there were still stitches to do between the squares.
Now I'm working on the border.  I've been jumping around some because I wasn't sure what threads & colors I wanted to use.
When I looked at the big Jessicas, that go all the way around & form a circle, I first thought I would use Watercolours.  No, Watercolours is much too heavy.  OK, I'll use Wildflowers in the same color.  Well, Wildflowers would work, but the color was wrong (not the same as the Watercolours I'd picked).  Back to my stash!  I had nothing in DMC#8 pearl that was the right color.  But, oh look, maybe this Painters Thread #8 pearl.  OH YES, I like it, but I'm going to have to order more.  I think one skein will do more than half of the Jessicas, but I have ordered 2 more skeins in case the color has changed dramatically.