Monday, January 23, 2012

IHSW and TUSAL!

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had the chance to get some stitchy time in for the IHSW! A big thank you to Joyce for putting this wonderful SAL on this year, and if you haven't signed up, don't forget about next month!

This was one of those weekends where everything that could go wrong did, so I didn't get as much stitch time in as usual...I had to work on my truck, as the 4x4 stopped working, then my Ott-Lite bulb burnt out, and no one in the province carries the replacement bulb, and finally my heat pump stopped working...and the replacement part needs to be ordered and installed, and it is going to cost a pretty penny! Sigh, I just can't seem to win lately, and now I can't stitch on any of my HAED's cause my light is burnt out and I can't see the fabby in regular light. But, I did get some work done, cause the light bulb was kind enough to last until Sunday night! So without further ado and complaining (it is Monday, lol) here is my latest progress pic, currently 26730/117600 (22%) complete.


I am still not totally happy with the pinkish-beige color close up, but when you look at it from further away, it does blend nicely. It is nice to finally see some more detail come through, like her hand at the bottom, and her nose!

My TUSAL jar (well goblet, I don't own a jar, rofl!) has lots of ORTS from January so far, the bottom is from my finish on Baby Hugs, the middle is from Sadness (look at all the grey!) and the top has a few threads from my Welcome Friends kit, as I had to switch to a bigger count project until I get a new bulb...


Hope you all have a wonderful week, I am off to stalk blogs, as you guys and gals and your wonderful stitching always put me in a better mood! Here is to me having a better week and having some more pretty stitchy pics for you soon!

/hugs,
Nikki

13 comments:

Joysze said...

Nice progress on her, Nikki. I agree, when you see this from far (which is how we view finished pics) she's going to look awesome!! Sometimes, our faces are just too close and we see every little spot. :)

ORTs are looking good.

nikkin said...

Thanks Joyce, I don't think I would have ever made it this far on her without all the lovely comments, especially yours!

(Insert big hug here!)

sharine said...

Great update.

Annie said...

Hi

Saw your blog on the ISHW list. Your project is lovely.

Kate said...

Its a gorgeous project and it looks amazing.

Julie said...

Hi Nikkin,Sadness is really coming along,looks great.

Ziggyeor said...

great progress, I like the goblet of orts.

♥ Nia said...

Good progress!! Lovely stitching :)

Linda said...

I think the pink looks fine. I hate looking at mine closely because I see sooooo many dang flaws..lol

Took a peek at your blog..lovely work you do!

Ewa said...

You are a speedy stitcher! I'm jealous! Congrats on the progress!

Mangogirl said...

Great progress on your HAED :D

stitchstitchknit said...

Your stitching is amazing =) The pink looks a bit strange to me, but sometimes it looks just right when you stitch some more... That always fun about Haeds...

Gizzimomo said...

Your HAED is lovely, I hope you can find a new bulb soon and stitch some more of her!