Sunday, December 7, 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Hello! I have a small finish to share with you. I completed this back in September or October and I don't know why I haven't shared her ...
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Hello everyone! I can't believe it's already November. I really need to write some posts about some fun Nepali cultural events I got to experience, but I guess I'll s. Thanks for stoe those for later. Today is the first Saturday of the month so it's time for my Year Of The Acronym or YOTA post.
This month I stitched only on Medieval Lady so there is loads of progress. After September I was worried that I wouldn't finish this design by the end of the year so I decided to focus my efforts on it instead of making some new starts.
Here's where I was last month...
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Hello out there! This Year of the Acronym post is a bit late but I figure posting now is better than never. This month I didn't get quite as much done as I would have liked on Medieval Lady... I did finally muster up the guts to try to wash her. Unfortunately her worst stains were barely changed at all and did not disappear! I think that is really why I stopped working on her a bit. I thought why invest more time in something that won't look its best when finished... But then I changed my defeated attitude and decided to keep plugging away at her so that I can try to finish her by the end of this year :)
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Hello! I'm back with two small finishes today :). The first is Germany in the Kinkavel Krosses Patriotic Hearts freebie series and can be found here.
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Hello stitchers and crafters! I have been working pretty diligently on my Medieval Lady piece and can't wait to show you my progress I made in August!
This is where I was overall last month...
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Hello everyone! I am back with a finish to the project I have been meaning to introduce you to!
Way back on July 11th I started stitching Lizzie Kate's ABCs of Parenting and I finished it on August 31st. I received the pattern and threads for Mothers Day. This one has been on my wish list since I first had my daughter. The fabric I chose is April Showers 28 count Lugana stitched over two by Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie because it picked up all the colors in the design, especially pink and blue for both of my babies.
Here is the first pic I took after I used up the first skein of the dark blue.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Here are the charts I received:
Sappho Se Jetamt de Summet by Gustave Moreau
I have been so excited that the site offered these Gustave Moreau paintings plus a few more and I wanted to support them having charts made of one of my favorite and pretty rare artists.
I love the Marie Antoinette feel of this one but it calls for Krenik which scares me a bit...we'll see how it goes!
Waiting by Selina Fenech
I love the whole Little Mermaid theme in this one.
Pure Nature by Little Fairy Art
I usually wouldn't stitch something like this but I LOVE teal and the color in her eyes and hair really draws me to this one.
Christmas Mailbox by Ruth Sanderson
Once again I love the teal house and the Christmas theme.
Sanctuary of Knowledge by Randal Spangler
I have been looking at this one for awhile and was thinking of doing it for a friend who LOVES books but we'll see when I ever get around to starting it.
Lingering Dream by Ida Larsen
This was a brand new design and I love the colors and the furniture and interior but it is ENORMOUS and it will be beautiful when I finish it some day.
These are the two Heaven and Earth designs I already had:
A Cozy Table for Two by Mikki Senkarik
Mom and Baby Turtle by Annya Kai
Mom and Baby turtle is the only one I have started and finished only one tiny page so now looking at the rest of these looks rather intimidating...but I know one day I will start and finish them all :)
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Hello again! I am trying to be better about blogging more regularly. Here is my on time YOTA post. You can find out more and see what everyone else has been up to here: http://pulltheotherthread.blogspot.com/p/yota-year-of-acronyms.html?m=1
After my last YOTA finish Chi Omega pillow. I started to get excited because I realized that my original long list of WIPs is getting really short! In fact I am down to three (not counting my current design I haven't shared yet and Christ at Hearts Door which is still too frustrating to even think about stitching)!! They are Girl with a Pearl Earring, Mom and Baby Turtle, and this YOTA piece Medieval Lady.
I started this design I am guessing sometime in 2004 or 2005. I found it in Cross Stitch Gold Magazine Issue 27 and it is designed by Karen Brittan. This was my very first project I did that didn't come in kit form. Its so old that it the stitches are going in both directions instead of all going in the same direction. It's also quite a bit dirty as it sat in Qsnaps at my mom's house for at least a few years and got covered in lots of dust.
Anyways here is the overall before photo...