Monday, February 6, 2017

Hello Again!

Hi everyone!  I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while (over a month!) things have been pretty crazy so far.  I am happy to say that I got a lot of progress in though!  Student teaching has gone a little easier than I thought and I'm more than halfway through my school tasks for it.  My first two tasks are done (out of 4) and my 3rd task is over halfway done and 2 of my 6 observations are finished.  I'm happy to say I passed everything so far.  My host teacher and I have had a few bumps but I think it's because we have contrasting personalities.  Next week is my last week with my current teacher but I'll be going into other classes to observe.  My last observation in my current classroom is on Friday and it will be an art lesson.  Every other lesson has been math.  I'm teaching my 3rd graders how to multiply and divide.

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:
I'm not sure why there's that dark streak in the white but I may rip it out and restitch it.  Kind of odd since it's the same skein as all the rest of the white.  This pattern is crazy so far there's been very little black and a ton of purples and blues.  I also dyed my fabric and started the Dragon SAL from Ingleside Imaginarium I talked about last time.  I haven't finished January yet but I hope to in the next day or two.
I decided to dye it a nice gold color with a tea stained underlayer so that it looks like the dragon is sitting on a bunch of gold.  I also did the border in gold Kreinik for the same reason.  I thought at first it would be too much sparkle but we'll see I'm liking it so far.  Now I'm thinking about adding some sparkle to the dragons too!

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!

15 comments:

  1. All the best with finishing your teaching rounds. Awesome work on finishing the challenge! I'm still going on it.... Would love to see some progress on Rapunzel❣

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  2. Celtic Wolf looks awesome- I can't see a streak in the white? Good luck with your teacher training.

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  3. The wolf looks stunning!!!! I too cannot see any black streak...
    Have fun with the teaching :)

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  4. I love the wolf's nose. And I'm still resisting the temptation to purchase the Dragon SAL. Looking forward to seeing whichever project you work on next. :)

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  5. Great to hear from you. I'm glad things are going well. Beautiful page finish. I don't see the dark part you are talking about. It's probably one of those things only you can tell it's there. Good luck with finishing up your teacher duties and finding more stitching time.

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  6. Your wolf looks amazing. Can't believe you're almost through your student teaching. Seems like you just started. You'll have your own class room before you know it.

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  7. Congrats on the HAED page finish and nice progress on the dragon Heather.

    Linda

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  8. Sounds like the student teaching is coming along nicely! Nice progress on everything. A Flosstube, huh?! I'll have to check it out. I watch or listen to those as I'm stitching.

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  9. Heather, you sound super busy but doing well with it all - great news re your teaching round going so well and I love all of your stitching - natch!

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  10. Just watched your video and subscribed. Loved it.

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  11. Celtic Wolf looks lovely and that's a great start on Dragons.

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  12. So glad you started your own channel! Once I get time to sit down and watch it, I'll bet I'll be glued! Congrats!

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  13. Celtic Wolf looks awesome and you have made a lot of progress on it. I'm looking forward to seeing what you will be stitching on next. Museum Shelf sounds very intriguing ...
    Thanks for mentioning your floss tube link.

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  14. Glad to hear your schooling is going so well! I can not imagine teaching third graders math skills. Celtic Wolf looks great and I so look forward to seeing Museum Shelf... I am on my way to look it up now!!

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  15. Love your start on the dragons, you really can't have enough bling for this one!
    I have just subscribed to your channel and will watch the video tomorrow.
    ps I can read your blog again now you have fixed the background. Thank you.

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