Sunday, October 16, 2016

Is This Right?

Am I actually finished?!  Yep!  Last night at 11:50 I put my last stitches in Paradise!

Here's last time:

Then I added the darker green:

And finally the light green!

Here's the grand reveal:

I finished the last color all in the same night.  Of course it took longer than I thought!

I also did a 5k for my school early Saturday morning

I finished on just under an hour because I walked the whole thing.  I definitely need to work out more.  

I'm not sure what I'm going to start next but I need to get some fabric for the bewitching pixies.  I really want to do them on an opalescent.  I have 3 large projects I've had on my mind so we'll see what I choose :). I'm sure I'll have many new starts in the next few months.

Thanks to everyone who stuck with me through this project and encouraging me to keep going!  I'll see you all next time!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

So Close but So Frustrating!

Hello again!  This is the last post you'll see until I'm done but I feel like it'll never happen!  I keep thinking I'm close but when I actually stitch it feels like I'm getting nowhere.  When I look at the photos though I can tell it's making a difference.  Maybe it's because there are large areas of these last colors.

I was able to stay home all weekend and stitch which I thought would get it done but I still have 2 colors left.  I think.  If it's more than that, it's only a couple of stitches.  I've been binge watching flosstube and doctor who, of which I am on the last doctor but I just started his episodes.

Anyway onto pics!

Last time:


Only 3 more colors but a lot of stitching in them!  Sorry for the color differences.  I didn't want to wait for daylight to keep stitching :). I did go to the Halloween store so at least I got out a bit.  I'm still trying to decide on a Halloween costume but I'm leaning toward ghostly ballroom dancer.  They don't sell that so I'll probably hit thrift stores to look for a dress.  But I might go as Mario and Princess Peach, Zelda and Link or Jarrett and Sarah from Labyrinth but hubby isn't going for it ;).

Thanks for stopping in I hope to see you again REEEEEALLY soon.  And I promise to get the final pics in sunlight!

P.S.  I forgot I got some new needleminders!

Love them!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Many More Colors

Hey faithful readers I'm back from my stitching retreat and have a lot more to show!  The retreat was so much fun!  I really enjoyed meeting all of the ladies and the food was incredible.  The staff was super friendly as well.  I only took a couple of photos but the view was beautiful.


I got a lot of stitching done too since We had to be at breakfast at 8 and usually I'm a late sleeper but once I'm up, I'm up for the day so that's more stitchy hours!

This time I have another 24 colors!  And the lighting was great there so the pictures are better.  Some of the colors were only one stitch so you may not notice a difference but I took a pic anyway.  I also tried having the color I finished on the bottom of the pic so you can see I did.  The mountains are almost finished and will be tomorrow.  I actually have another color in in the ocean but couldn't get a good pic so that will wait until daylight tomorrow and the end :)

Here's the pics!  Last time:

And now:


Lots of pictures but I'm so pleased with how the mountains turned out!  The bright orange spot was the most interesting because each stitch was a different color:

Still quite a bit left but I think I only have like 4% more to do.  Probably less.  I updated my progress bar which now reads 94% done but I'm only counting completed roes of 10.  So all of those stitches in the middle aren't counted.  But I'm really hoping to have a finish by the end of the week.  I'm not doing anything this weekend until I finish it but I've been so tired I haven't stitched much during the week so far.  And rosh hashana dinners don't help since they've taken both nights Sunday and Monday what with driving.  So we will see but I'm feeling confident!

Hopefully I'll see you guys this weekend with a finish!

Thanks again to all of my readers and followers you guys mean a lot to me!

Oops I almost forgot!  Here's an updated pic of Halloween Green!