Wednesday, October 30, 2013

WOL TINY update, and "Jack"

Well, things here are still not good on the stitching front. Too much other garbage going on, which should be resolved in  about a week, or a week and a half. So hopefully then I will be able to get more stitching in. Right now I'm just trying to enjoy some family time. Speaking of family time, here is us carving our pumpkin.  Alyssa has named him "Jack" lol


 And here is what TINY little bit of stitching I got done. I did all of two lengths of thread on this. I was hoping to finish this page this month, but that was not to happen.  It WILL happen next month, for sure! I didn't even have a chance to work on my dragon at all.
I hope you all have a lovely Halloween!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Winter fun Ornaments #4- finished, and #5 started!

I did it! I finished Winter Fun Ornament #4. Another thing crossed off my goals list for the month!
 And I worked a little bit more on #5.  This one is a snowman, with a orange and yellow scarf around his neck.  The red in the upper right hand area is a bird, and there is some holly on his hat. I love watching these come to life when I backstitch them!

Well, I didn't even work on The Abbey this last round of the rotation.  I was too busy being upset about life. LOL....And now it's time to pull out the Web of Life and Mystic Dragon.
Happy stitching!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Web of Life and Mystic Dragon Progress update

Well, as I speculated the last time I blogged, I decided to work on both pieces! I just copuldn't help but put about an hours worth of work into my dragon.
But first up is Web of Life:
 I worked quite a bit on the pipe and some back stitching and then slid over and actually worked a bit on page 2, over on the right hand side there. I would like to see a finish on page 1 this month, but not sure it will happen, but I'm gonna try!
Next up is this guy:
This is Mystic Dragon, as you can see I filled in more of the light blue, and added some magenta.It's a good thing I am used to stitching on 18 count aida, as it is almost impossible to see where the needle is supposed to go with that dark fabric. So for most of it, I have gone by feel! Which sounds kinda crazy, but it is really coming in handy with this piece! Though I think next time I work on this I will try stitching it with a really bright light/lamp directly on my project and a white surface underneath. I think that will help a bit.  We'll see.

I am still really enjoying these two projects.  I have not been stitching as much as I would like, as I have been in a bit of a funk right now. Some anxieties and other worries going through my mind that just seem to be getting in the way of other things. For one my mom fell last weekend and broke her hip and had to have surgery. And while it doesn't affect me directly as we live a few states away, I am still worried about her and my dad, and call alot to make sure things are ok. Then there are some things on the homefront here that are a bit worrying going on now, which at this time I cannot talk about on a public forum, such as this, but I can later on. So, anyway, just psyching myself up for some recent changes coming up. I've just got alot on my mind and heart right now.

Anyway. Now I am working on The Abbey. Backstitching, and apparently some fill in work that I missed before. Just a few stitches here and there. I'm really not feeling the whole backstitching of this piece. In fact I don't like the way it looks! I can't explain it. It just doesn't look right to me. I feel like it's actually ruining this piece, and it's frustrating me, but I don't know what to do about it, and at this point it is probably too late to do anything about it. When I post it on Sunday maybe you can give me your feedback.

So, anyway. That's about all here. Thank you for reading!

Joyful stitching to you all!!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Saying goodbye to a special stitcher....

As I perused the blogs this morning, I saw that our dear friend, Cathey has passed away. I only knew her though her blog and our mutual love of stitching, but when I saw that she had passed, I cried.

Somehow the fact that she passed in October is sorta fitting....the month of the pumpkin....I know that every year as I pull out my fall decorations, and I see pumpkins popping up all over town in celebration of fall and Halloween, she will be in my heart and mind, and I will say a prayer for her family and loved ones. So now when I put out my pumpkins in October, besides celebrating fall and Halloween, I will also be celebrating the life of a beautiful person, Cathey.

Winterfun Ornament #4- Progress!

Here is my progress on #4. I got alot more done than I thought I would! And I didn't even do any stitching for two of the 5 days alloted for this round. Just wasn't in the mood! This one seems to be stitching up pretty quickly! But I'm not sure if I will have a finish on it like I want by months end, but we will see!

For the next 5 days I am trying to decide what I want to pull out to work on. It is supposed to be Web of Life, but I am dying to pull out Mystic Dragon and get some work in on it, so I am thinking either 1) stitch on Dragon instead of Web....or 2) spend 3 out of the 5 days on Dragon, and 2 with Web.  That way they both get some work in on them. This rotation thing is tricky!!

Thank you for reading!!

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Wow! A finish...sorta....The Abbey

Wow! Only 5 days into the month and I can already strike off one thing on my "goals" list! I finished all the X stitches on this one! So next time I will continue working on the backstitching, which I had already started last month! Oh I'm dreading that part! But I know I can do it! I can hardly believe I'm almost finished with this monster of a project! It has taken me soooo long!

I have already kitted up my next BAP that will take this one's place. I can't wait to reveal which one I have decided to do next!
Joyful stitching!

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Goals for October...

Wow! I can't believe there are only three months left of 2013!! This year seriously flew faster than an F-15!  Ok, so maybe not THAT fast, but pretty durned fast!  Gosh I don't even remember the last time I did a "goals" post....May? Hmmm...Not for awhile, I know that much!

Anyway, so I think now would be a good time to post one. So, here's what I'm thinking for the beautiful month of October....

- Finish x-stitching Page 9 of the Abbey
- Finish Winter Fun Ornament # 4
- Start WF ornie #5
-Finish Page 1 of Web of Life
-Work on page 2 Web of life

-Finish 5 books (at least 2 from the "1001 books you must read before you die" list)
-Get to page 700 in Don Quixote

- 20 Letters
-1000 words in my fictional work
-Post at least 5 book reviews on my book blog

Ok, I think that is it.  Kinda ambitious, I think, but I hope I can do it! I just gotta turn off the TV!  Wish me luck, I'm a-gonna need it!