Wednesday, November 23, 2011

IHSW update...finally!

Ugh, what a week! And the weather today just takes the cake; 30+ cm of snow, and freezing rain. Have spent most of the evening shoveling...sometimes it sucks being single and man to help out with the fun stuff, lol

I managed to get about 1800 stitches in on Sadness, I finished column 3 and onto column 4...and soon, the start of something besides background!

Sorry for the photo quality, so tired, eyes wouldn't focus, and apparently neither would the camera, lol

I also have done a whole bunch more work on Lightening McQueen, but haven't gotten an updated photo...will try and post tomorrow nite...finally my last overtime shift! Woohoo! So hard to try and run a house by myself and keep 2 puppies tired and happy with the free time I have, so working extra hours is especially tiring. But, extra money for X-mas is definitely nice! Limited budget this year, so have been flipping through my X-mas projects books to see if I find any quick stitchy gift ideas. I will let you know what I find!


Friday, November 18, 2011

Pre IHSW Update

Sorry it's been awhile since my last post...I have been getting some stitching done in between dealing with some personal know the old saying, when it rains it pours, lol

I could spend all day typing out my horrendous week (it might just happen next post! lol) but on with the stitchy pic!

So Sadness of an Angel seems to be consuming all my stitch time...I can't seem to put it down, even with all the other projects I have on the go. I am up to 7200/117600 completed, but am working full columns instead of pages. It didn't go so well at first (see previous post, lol), but after 'adjusting' a few stitches here and there, you can't even tell where I boo-booed. I am a little thrown off by the pale pinky colors in this design, as it is a black and white, but trusting Michele's charting that it will turn out fine. She does not look like much yet, but the next column is the start of her hair, woohoo!

I am working overtime tomorrow, but hoping to finish off this column and get some of her hair stitched during my IHSW. I can't wait for everyone's progress photos from this weekend (rubs hands together!), there is quite a turnout! So take care, and have a wonderful and relaxing stitchy weekend!


Monday, November 7, 2011

Morale support...please???

So I have a stitchy crisis...and silly me for not counting and recounting like I always fellow stitchers I need your help! I recently started Sadness of an Angel, as my sis fell in love with the pattern, and I promised her that in honor of her new house, I would stitch a pattern of her choice as a (late!) housewarming present. So here is my progress so far:

However, at the 1400 stitch mark, I goofed, and have not one, but 2 extra rows...which means the following 1500 stitches are 2 rows off. I can cut short the column at the last color, and try to adjust the following row colors from the 1400 stitch mark on, or I can frog 1500+ what do you think I should do? I am really not keen on frogging so much, almost better to toss it and try again...but I have put so much time in this week...any advice or help would be welcome!

On a happier note, I do have another update on Ascendant, which is progressing (slowly!) lol

It doesn't look like much more, but I am 2 1/2 columns away from another page finish! I think she is turning out quite nice, and the sparklies are showing up in the pics now! Yeas!