Monday, October 24, 2011

Promises, promises!

I know, I haven't been posting much lately.  Lots going on:  I'm working on several new Bargello designs, but none are anywhere near ready to show you; haven't touched Stars since I finished Deborah Kerr; still working on a pilot for Ro Pace; I did work on Twister a bit today, but just got the remaining sections basted in, no stitching to show. 

I couple of things to report:  This Blog is now 3 years old and my website has turned 10,000 hits.  I can't believe it.  Thanks to all of you for keeping me interested!  When things settle down, I'll be adding a new freebie on my website as a thank you.  I'll let you know when that happens.

On top of everything else, my mother passed away recently and I will be going to San Diego to help my brother go through her things.  Not a pleasant task.

So here's the promise:  It will probably be at least a week, maybe more, before I can post again, but when I do I should have some fun things to show you!  Thanks for being patient and have a fun Halloween if I don't get back by then!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Stars For A New Millenium, Progress #9

Sorry I haven't posted for awhile.  I've been stitching away though.  I'm working on a couple of new Bargello designs as well as Stars.

Deborah Kerr is finished.  This is the first square in the 3rd row.  It turned out nice I think.  The outlining was supposed to be in one of the aquas, but I chose a copper Kreinik metallic instead.  It looks better I think than the aqua would have.

Be sure to check out Jan's version too!

Below is the whole thing so far:

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Twister Progress #14

The third quadrant of Twister is now 1/2 done!  Actually it's a little more than half cause the center square won't repeat.  This is going faster now it seems.  Maybe I have a better feel for it or something.  I still hope to finish it by the end of the year, but that might be wishful thinking!

Monday, October 3, 2011

SOTM 2011, October

Here is my October SOTM, the Walnetto.  I used Needle Necessities 125 and Threadworx 10311 for this stitch.  the Walnetto can be very tricky, but once you get it started it flows very quickly.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Fractal Progress #2

I've actually made more progress than I thought on my crazy Fractal project!  I've changed my attack some, trying to complete more or less 10 rows across before moving down.  It isn't exactly 10, but close enough.  This seems to give me better control over the counting and progress at least appears to be more rapid.  It's beginning to look kinda cool!