Friday, October 28, 2011

I've been a bad bad girl...

So I managed to restrain myself during the HAED sale, and was relieved when I realized it was over on 10/26....then I noticed today it was extended, and suddenly my credit card started calling me to use I bought three charts I have had my eyes on for awhile!



Sadness of An Angel

Sadness of an Angel-Neilsen

The Oracle

The Oracle-Dahlig

Now to find the time for more stitching!

Things have been crazy lately, so I have to apologize for not posting more frequently. This week I finally got a break from working overtime, so I had to play catch-up with housework and shopping. However, I don't have much on the go for the weekend, so I hoping to get some more work in on Ascendant, and have a progress photo posted. I have still managed to get 1000 or so stiches in, but it really doesn't look like I have done much, since the design is so big!

I have been checking everyone's blogs religiously, even if I haven't had much time to comment. You guys do fantatic work! I am almost ashamed at how slow my progress is compared to everyone's! Hopefully I will have some time this weekend to get some comments in, as I can't say enough about how awesome everyone's projects look.

Happy stitching and talk to you soon!


Monday, October 17, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I didn't get a whole lot of time to stitch, as I was working more over-time (sigh) but I did manage to get about 600 stitches in on Ascendant. I finally managed to get a half decent progress pic taken...forgive me, she doesn't look like much, but it is so exciting to see the design slowly taking place! So here she is, with 1 1/3 pages stitched, started August, 2011.

The right corner is where I have started her can't really see it in the photo, but there is some sparkley there! The picture really doesn't do her justice, she looks much nicer in person. I have set my goal at finishing one page a month, then rotating to other pieces...however, with Christmas (gasp!) coming, I may have to put her on the back burner while I finish up some little projects...but I really don't want to, as she is the only thing I really want to work on atm.

 On another note, I hope all who participated had a great IHSW! I am hoping to be signed up for the next one, as I really love excuses to plunk my butt down and do nothing but stitch! I am eagerly awaiting everyone's weekend progress pics!


Monday, October 10, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Great to be back home! It was a long weekend here in Canada for Thanksgiving, so I spent the weekend up at my cottage. No stitching to be had, but did a little work around the yard and inside, but mostly spent time outdoors with the dogs, as the weather was beautiful! It was very warm for October, so swimming was in order! For the dogs anyways, the water was a little cold for me!

Dokota loves to swim, so she spent most of the weekend in the water, with mommy on the shore throwing sticks.

Here is a great shot from my front door, showing the fall colors, and how inviting the water looked!

On to the stitchy details...I am hoping to have a post up on Wednesday for Ascendant (finally!) as I plan on working on her for the rest of the nite, but am working late tomorrow nite, so will have to wait to post my progress until Wednesday. A big thank you to Ewa, for introducing me to all you wonderful stitchers! I was so excited to read your comments and suggestions! I ended up doing a test square with the Kreinik, DMC Light Effects, and DMC B5200 to see which I liked. I finally decided on the DMC Light Effects, as the section that I am working on is the start of her wings, and I really wanted to keep the sparkle there.

So I am off to do some stitching, talk to you all soon!


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Ok, so this blog thing seemed like a great idea, then I realized how much work it was! I still haven't managed to take all my photos (lighting was bad, and no sunshine in sight!) and I couldn't quite figure out how to add progress bars and pictures for my projects, which I really wanted to do.  Then Ewa came to my rescue! Not only is she a fantastic stitcher, she is great at explaining things! lol
So anywho, I will be slowly (and I mean slowly!) adding pictures and progress over the next few days. On the plus side, I have managed to get lots of stitching in, since it has been raining for 4 days straight here in Nova Scotia. I have mainly been focusing on a Disney kit, Lightening McQueen, for a friend's little one. Here is where I am at so far:

Forgive the hoop lines! I think he is coming along quite nicely, but I am not looking forward to the bane of my stitching existence....backstitching! I have also been working on my HAED focus piece, Ascendant, but hit a snag; the pattern called for DMC 032, which I have as Kreinik blending filament, but I find it too thick and bulky for my fabric. It seems to make a raised section of I think I may take it out and play around with some other options. I did pick up some DMC Light Effects in pearl white, so I will try that and see if I am happier with how it looks. As soon as I am satisfied, I will post an update on her...I am really happy with how she is turning out!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

So I finally worked up the courage to start up my own blog to keep me motivated and on track with my stitching projects. Patience will be required as I figure out this whole blogging thing and start getting my photos posted!