Friday, February 17, 2017
I've started a new project but I'm not going to show anything until I get the first color done. I'm only about halfway through because of some issues I've run into with counting. However, we're here for GG! I missed it last month because I was so busy I forgot! There isn't huge progress this month but any progress is good :)
Gifted Gorgeousness is run by Jo at Serendipitous Stitching and is our chance to show off projects we got as gifts. Here's my progress:
Monday, February 6, 2017
Okay enough school stuff...onto stitching!
So I mentioned I've been busy right? Well I have finished my HAED challenge and have another page done on Celtic Wolf:
The next one I don't have a picture of but I spent almost all of SuperBowl Sunday gridding my fabric for HAED's Museum Shelf by Aimee Stewart. The chart is 750x536 and has 250ish colors and I'm doing it on a sage green 28ct Jobelan that I got in that giant sale my LNS had when it closed. I didn't think gridding would take all day since I only gridded the page lines but holy crap! I'm going to be extreme cross countrying it so I needed to grid all of the pages and I'm glad I double checked the numbers because I screwed up a lot!
In other stitchy news, I've finally joined the Flosstube community! Here's my link to my channel. I only have one video up so far but will make another probably on Wednesday. I need a large amount of time alone to make my next one since it's dyeing fabric :)
I ordered some new needleminders which should be coming in soon so I'll share those but in the meantime I'm just stitching on whatever strikes my fancy :) So I'm hoping to get caught up with dragons and possibly start Museum Shelf but we'll see, I've been itching to start Rapunzel again as well. Thanks for stopping in I'll see you all next time!
Monday, January 2, 2017
The good news is I have another finish to share! Not quite in time for the end of the year because the beading took waaaaaay longer than I thought but I finished Raven! Last time you saw her I had only done the black so there are quite a few pictures to put in. I also have a lot of new stash that I got for Christmas so let's go!
Here's where you saw Raven last:
First I added some eggplant purple:
So she took me a little longer than two weeks to finish but I was a bit obsessed with her. She still needs washed but for now she's put away. My plan is to finish all 12 and put them in the same size/kind of frame so I can display them all and have them look cohesive. I want to say I'll do it all when I'm done with all of them because they're all different sizes but it'll really be when I can afford it, which won't be for a LONG time. With my student teaching I'm going to be working without pay for 3 months and we're going to be looking to buy a house (finally!) after our lease is up in March. We'll probably have to live with my mother-in-law for a couple of months so we can save up for a down payment.
Anyway, I got a lot of new stash in a kind of last-chance binge. First off two of the things I got were presents from my mother-in-law for Hanukkah. I told you guys last time that I sent pics to her with a very subtle hint ;) But she got both that I wanted which are Dimensions Gold kits. The first is Fall Fairy:
The last thing I got was another piece of Aida for the next Pixie I do (they only had one silver sparkle one left) and a piece of gold sparkle for my new start. I still need to dye both of them but I'm not rushing it. Oh yeah my new start? ;)
That's all I have for now. I'll have a couple of new Needleminders to show when they come (I may have done some tipsy shopping on New Years Eve) but luckily it's only $7 with shipping. I deleted some of the ones I didn't absolutely need before she billed me luckily! Even then it was only like $25 I think but still!
I'm going to apologize in advance if I don't update in the next few months. I start my student teaching next Monday and will not be doing much stitching at all. The only thing I might work on will be the SAL. I have an hour long phone call every Tuesday as well as lesson planning, meetings every Thursday and creating a portfolio. I'm hoping to still read blogs in my off-time though as that's easier to me than stitching. Well not easier because I like to comment but less time-consuming in that I don't have to take everything out and set everything up. I can just grab my computer and go.
Thanks for listening to me ramble I hope you enjoyed the update! See you all later!
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
First off, I have made some progress on Santa in the Clouds. The last time it looked like this:
I didn't stitch much on this because I got distracted with holiday stuff.
However, I do have a finish to show!
Yep Halloween Green is done!
Last time it was here:
Finally, I have a new start! I told myself I wouldn't start it until I finished Halloween Green which is what pushed me to finish it but ever since I have I've been a stitching machine! Curious yet? 😈
It's Raven from Nora Corbett's Bewitching Pixies series! I stitched all of the black in the last two days and I think I'll have her finished in no time! She's stitched on 14 ct opalescent Aida that I dyed a stormy gray with a touch of purple. It's a tad darker than I was planning but I like it. I chose the gray because it's something that all of them will look good on and with the sparkles it's like they're conjuring magic on a stormy night. Each one will have a touch of the same color as in their dress. The purple didn't come out super well but I still like it. I'm excited to get into the purples in her dress and the moon. I'm going to do the skin over one so that will take a while but I don't think it'll be too bad. All of Halloween Green and Raven have been stitched since the weekend since I am now officially on break from work.
I also got a bit of new stash. The first I'm not going to show but I finally finished my DMC collection after 3 trips to the store. I only was short by 50 or so colors.
The second thing I got was the Dimensions Gold kit Woodland Enchantress.
Finally, I received a very generous gift from Keiley at Keebles World. She got me a HAED!
Whew that's a lot! I'm still catching up on blogs but I'm only about a week behind now instead of over a month. I haven't been reading a lot lately because I've been too busy stitching but I'm okay with that!
After the new year I won't be stitching much because I'll be starting student teaching which is going to eat up almost all of my time. Luckily the school is less than ten minutes from me. I'm hopefully going to have one day a week that I won't do any planning or anything and can just stitch but we'll see how things go.
Thanks for stopping by! I probably won't be back (well depends on how Raven goes) so if I don't see you again have a Merry Christmas or happy whatever holiday you celebrate! We celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah at my house. I'll see you (hopefully) before the new year!
Friday, December 2, 2016
First off here are my Christmas cross stitches that I've completed:
This is my current project:
Our question to answer this year is:
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Hi everyone I'm back with another faithful update! And another new start! I didn't get any more done on Hocus Pocus because I've been feeling in more of a Christmas mood so I started Santa in the Clouds by Tilton Crafts. I'm doing this one on 28ct evenweave using pin stitch to start and finish and tenting.
Here's what the picture will look like:
And here's my progress so far:
I'm really surprised at how dark the colors are. The picture looks a lot lighter but I'm trusting the pattern and I'm sure it'll be beautiful :)
not much else to report other than that I've finished my observation hours so now I just have to wait on finding my placement for student teaching in January.
I'll probably stick with Santa for the time being as I won't have much stitchy time and I'm liking this one so far. I'm going to try to get the Christmas star done before the end of the year. I realized I work much better with a deadline, even when I'm not too strict with it. I'm still catching up on blogs and probably will be for several weeks.
Oh oh I almost forgot! I was the featured blog in Cross Stitch Collection magazine so keep an eye out in the December issue ;)
Thsnks for stopping by I'll see you all next time!