Sunday, December 14, 2014

Moving update

We are moved, but unpacking will take forever!  This is the view from the breakfast nook of our new home.  I will use this photo as my header when I figure out how to change it!
Still no stitching being done, but eventually I will have a nice big studio.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

5-4-3-2-1... Progress 3

Note:  I am writing this up ahead of time because I know that the week this posts I will be in the midst of box world, having just moved into our new house!  

I made quite a bit of progress on this piece, but it is slow going!  Those little squares are only 5 stitches square and there are soooo many color changes.  I have figured out a bit of a system and now work on 2-3 rows of squares at a time so I can get more of a color done at a time without the counting getting out of hand!  I think it is kind of cool looking!!

Thanks for your patience.  This is the last post I could set up in advance, so it may be a couple weeks before there's another one!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Linda, Progress 6

Linda is finished, except for beads.  I can't do the beads until we get moved & unpacked as my stash is in storage!  The good news is, we are moving this next week!  Yay! Finally!  It will be a few weeks before I find my stash, but at least the end is in sight!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

American Beauty Rose, Progress 2

This doesn't look much different than the last time you saw it.  That's because I haven't worked on it much!  I am waiting for a thread.  Since I changed one of the threads in midstream & combined a new one with an old one, I ran out.  Hopefully the new thread will be in soon.  I really want to work on this! 

AND, Happy Thanksgiving to you all this week.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Diamond Delight III, Progress 1

It's been quite awhile since I started this.  There are a gazillion pulled eyelets and that is very slow going for me.  I can only put in a thread or 2 before my hands start to hurt.  I finally got the outer row of them done, and quickly put in the next row - Waffles.  Then, oh no!  more pulled eyelets.  Well, at least this is a shorter row!  Debbie wanted all the eyelets done first, but that is too much counting for me, so I'm jumping around in the directions to work the rows consecutively.  I have just barely started the next rows after the eyelets, there are 3 rows like this, so I'll be working on them along with the eyelets.  I like the colors and, for once, I haven't changed them!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

5-4-3-2-1 and some 3s, Progress #2

You probably don't even remember this piece!  I started it nearly a year ago and, as you can see, haven't made much progress!

It is tedious to work on.  The little squares are quite small and so you're constantly changing colors.  See all the spaghetti?  Unavoidable.  And the Silk Shimmer that will lay on top is always in the way.  And then it is on black canvas.  Sigh.  How do I get myself into these things!

I hope to start working on this more regularly very soon.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Linda, Progress #5

Back to Linda, by Orna Willis.
I'm making progress, slow but sure!

There's a LOT of Jessicas.  The #8 pearl by Painter's Threads gave me trouble!  What I had in my stash that is the perfect color is waaaay different than the new stuff I got.  The new was not perfect for this piece, but I didn't have enough of the old.  So I tried a couple of different ways of using these threads and, with the help of a friend, decided to alternate the new & the old threads.It works pretty well and I don't think I could have found anything better.

Once I finish the Jessicas, each one will get a stitch in the middle with a metallic.  There will also be a lot of beads on this piece, so it won't get finished until my stash is unpacked!