Monday, February 16, 2015

First finish of 2015!

Precious Moments "Counting our Moments Together"
Stitched on 18 cnt cream colored aida  using DMC floss 2 over 1
Started Nov. 10, 2014 Finished Feb. 16, 2015

I finally finished this thing!! Just in time, too! My parents will be here tomorrow! I'm so excited that I finished it!  It was a small piece, only took about 3 months to do but it was a bear of a project. I have a few counting mistakes, but I fudged it, and worked around them, and you can't see them!

It looks like it is not centered in this photo,(top to bottom) because of the angle I took the picture to avoid the glare on the glass, but it is! 

I added DMC metallic (The devils thread! I hate this stuff! the tangles, and the fraying are awful) to the backstitching on the #50 and in the hour glass, just to add a little bling.

Well, now I am freed up to work on some other projects. I am going to pull out "Web of Life" and "The Dragon" and slot them into the spots in my rotation that this piece was occupying, in hopes that I will see a finish on Web very soon.

And! I am also super excited as I ordered some 25 and 22 count fabrics to work my HAED pieces. It wasn't supposed to get here until tomorrow, but it got here on Valentines day! So, now I have fabbies to get started on my new HAED pieces....not that I should, but I CAN! I also bought new ink for my
3-in-1 so I can make working patterns for them as well. So, we will see if I actually break down and start a new one, or if I'll be good and wait until I have another finish. We will see.  

I probably will not be posting much if at all the rest of this month as my parents will be here, so got lots of visiting to do!

Joyful stitching everyone!!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Sea of Roses Progress!

This one is coming along...I am really enjoying my adventures with these heaven and earth design projects!! I feel like I stitch so slow! I see other people working on HAED pieces and they seem to ZOOM through pages like no tomorrow....But I try to realize this is not a race. this is me, just relaxing and enjoying my hobby. I'll get there in the end.

Hope my readers had a great Valentines Day yesterday!  Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

DS2N Progress!

Here is my progress on Day Surrendering to Night.  Still really loving this one!! I've been kinda bad, though, as you can see, I still have a few areas of fill in on the first page, and yet, I have moved over to the left and started working seriously on the next page.  I just couldn't resist all those pretty blues!! So I go back and forth between the two pages. Do a strand of fill in on page 5 and then back to page 4! I figure as long as I get it all done in the end who cares if I didn't finish one page before starting the next!  Hope you are all having a wonderful month of February and hope you have a great Valentines Day! Happy stitching!


Thursday, February 05, 2015

Ornie! Progress!

Sorry the picture is sorta fuzzy, but you can see that this one is coming along. I really have been enjoying working on him! Hoping to have it finished by the next time I post this guy!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Flower Bride Progress and New stash!

Well, I want to say that I am still enjoying HAED Flower Bride project....but, we fought this time around! I'm basically to the two worst areas of this piece (in my opinion) In the upper right hand corner is tons and tons of Kreinik Braid. and most of the rest of it is a lot of confetti. so I spent much of this time around trying to pick the lesser of the two evils! I did a little of each, and got some work in on it, but I must admit, I spent too much time just staring at the chart Thinking "Ugh"
So this is my progress the last time I posted on the 30th of Dec.
And here it is after working on it these past 5 days:

I do see progress, but it is SLOW going...I will push on! I will endure!!
I found out the Heaven and Earth Design site was having their 50% off Winter clearance sale, ( I think that's what it's called)  So I treated myself to three more new ones!!!  I got "Christmas Mailbox", "Queen of Hearts", and "Rose Angel".  And there were so many more I wanted to get! But I was good and only got these 3...Who knows when (if?) I will ever get to them, but I hope I of these days. 

So, my weekend is off to a good start with the arrival of my new pretty patterns!  I have no plans for Super Bowl Sunday, but I hope those who do enjoy the game, and be safe out there.....Go Seahawks!!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Precious Moments update!

I'm really excited for how well this one is coming along. Because I'd procrastinated, I was worried I wouldn't et it done in time, for when my parents come to visit next month, but I totally see the end in sight! I'm guessing the next time I share this it will be finished, and framed!! Wish me luck!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Happy new year?

It's a little late, but I hope you're all having a great start to the new year. I've been stitching, just not blogging. Been busy and a bit of flu passed through the household so dealing with that. But I will be back soon with an update on all the projects I'm working on! 

Happy stitching!!