Monday, October 26, 2009

Halloween Fairy update

I can't believe it has been so long since the last update of Halloween Fairy, but then again, I haven't worked on it much! Over the weekend I finished all of the top half of the chart and worked some more on the skirt:

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Another fall finish

This is another fall design from the Just Cross Stitch Fall/Halloween issue -

I used a great small piece of Silkweaver hand-dyed fabric that was perfect for this design. I'm in their Fabric of the Month club and I have the "surprise me!" option, so I never know exactly what I'm going to get. When I first saw this piece I wasn't sure what kind of design I would be able to use it for, but it ended up being just right for this one!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

First of the JCS fall/Halloween designs done!

I actually finished this last weekend but I'm just now getting around to posting the photo since it has been a very busy week.

It was nice to be able to finish a small project since I've been slowly (VERY slowly) working on two larger projects for about a year now. Plus I was finally able to find a good use for this one small piece of needlework fabric that was just begging for a design like this! Of course, working in those lovely autumn colors has really made me wish that we could skip September and just go straight in to October.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Two years!

Today is the second anniversary of this blog, which I've basically been using as a journal to keep track of past and current stitching projects. Eventually I should add some quilting and costuming, but I don't have nearly as many examples of that as I do the cross stitch (and a few other types of needlework). And to celebrate two years, maybe I'll do a little stitching tonight! Several of the designs in the new Halloween issue of Just Cross Stitch are calling me...

Monday, August 10, 2009

Spring (and the four seasons) is done!

Here's the final photo for the spring quarter of the Four Seasons design:

And here are all four sections together:

I still haven't made a final decision on how I'm going to complete these - I'm flipping between a quilt or four thin, black frames - so for now they will sit in my "waiting to be finished" basket!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Spring update

Lots of stitching on Spring was done this weekend because it was just too darned hot to do anything else.

Given the horrifically high temperatures forecast for this weekend, I'll probably be able to finish it!

Monday, July 20, 2009

More stitching on Spring

I actually did some more stitching on Spring from the four seasons design!! The photo isn't great since I was trying to do it indoors (at night) without a flash, but you can see I got quite a bit done over the weekend if you compare with the photo from earlier in the month.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Spring update

Here's an update on the (slow) progress on the spring quarter of the 4 seasons design I've been working on. Below is a test of the macro function of the new little camera I got for my birthday this year. :)

Monday, May 25, 2009

More stitching!

Wow, I'm on a roll... I've actually managed to stitch about three days out of this month! BTW, I did eventually find the missing Anchor black floss mentioned in the previous post. It was tangled all over the living room!

I finished the outer part of Catherine of Aragon's skirt last weekend and I started the "Spring" section of the 4 season design I've been working on for the past few years (Fall, Winter and Summer here).

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A little more progress on Catherine of Aragon

I managed to get a bit more done on Catherine's skirt last weekend. In the process of setting up my stitching space, I noticed that my bobbin of black floss was missing... I suspect a feline culprit (and I still haven't found the floss). Thankfully I had some extras since I stocked up during a sale a while back!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Catherine of Aragon March update

You can't see a whole lot of difference between this one and the last update, but I *did* get a little more work done on her skirt. I've figured out one comfortable stitch place in my apartment, but I still need to rig something up in the other room. Still experimenting.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Way too long

It's been way too long (a month!) since I last posted, but unfortunately it has also been way too long since I did any stitching! I really need to start a couple of small projects that I can work on here and there, since the only two WIPs I currently have are quite big - Catherine of Aragon and Halloween Fairy. Time to start flipping through my patterns, I guess. I really want to start on the Book of Ink Circles, but that's another large design so it will need to wait until one of the other two is finished!

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Catherine of Aragon update

These are the photos that were supposed to be up over a week ago!

I finished the brown around the left side of the skirt and began working on the black and brown parts of the right side. I'm hoping to get some more work done on her tomorrow but I might end up doing my taxes instead. The sad part is that I'm not even expecting a refund.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Finally, some stitching!

But no progress picture right now, gotta charge the camera batteries. But I did actually put needle and thread through fabric yesterday and will today too. I've been working on the dark part of Catherine of Aragon's skirt, which actually stitches pretty fast. The golden parts are going to take longer, I think, but I'm hoping to get her finished in the next month or two. I'm going to be very, very busy between now and mid-March, but I'm going to try to make a little time to stitch since it really helps keep me sane!