Here is an update on my Cat and Mouse. I'm hoping to finish before the end of the year.
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
Thursday, September 4, 2014
I finished two more pages on Gk's Dolce.
I also started a new Haed design. I haven't had much luck with the previous Haed designs I've attempted, I usually get really bored with them. I'm not sure why, I don't experience that problem with Gk's, Chatelaines, or Mirabilias. So I'm trying again, this is one of my favorites: Butcher's Ballet Pigs. I just think it's so happy and charming.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
I've been jumping around a bit on this one because I really want to see the different parts:)
It's moving well, some parts are more confetti heavy, like the flowers and greenery. Others are really fast and at times I've been able to knock out a page in 2 days! Tent stitching is great:)
Monday, July 28, 2014
Got her framed at Michaels, but Js DYI get the mat at a specialty framing shop. Michaels is not so good at custom frames in anything other than a square or rectangle.
This is Chatelaine Hummingbird Mandala minus the border. It is a gift for a special friend.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Monday, June 30, 2014
I usually plan my new project for a long time but this one just reached out and grabbed me with both hands. I couldn't stop thinking about it, I absolutely love the colors, the draped clothing, her beautiful face, the flowers, the water- everything! So I just started her:)
It's called Dolce Far Niente, from Golden Kite. It's huuugggeee, something like 140 pages. It's going pretty fast so far, 5 pages in, I'm tenting her on 25 count lugana.
I don't want to stop, but I really need to finish off Titania ( Michaels has a great framing coupon that expires at the end of July)
I also am stitching a BIG gift for a friend which I will post when it's done. ( hint - it's a Charelaine)
This is the finished picture.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Sunday, May 25, 2014
So after a couple attempts, I finally got this back framed correctly. It gave the framer a lot of trouble because of the little gold filet inside the larger frame. They measured wrong originally, so the filet was actually covering a bit of the picture. Not ok! So I took it back and had to wait another week for the correct size to be ordered and assembled. So now it's home and hung up. :)
Friday, May 23, 2014
Friday, May 16, 2014
My favorite framer at Michaels whipped her up in an off-the-shelf frame. It's so cheap that way! I love the antiquey color of the frame and the vines.
But meanwhile I had to bring back my Fruit to be reframed because they measured wrong and the frame cut off the edges.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
This is Arezzo designed by Nora Corbett.
I stitched her on 28 count lugana that I dyed myself. She's so pretty and delicate, I just love looking at her:)
So this ended up being just like last year. No finishes until halfway through the year, but then several in a row. I find it's important to have finishes from time to time. It helps me keep my motivation up, especially for the long projects. So now I have Fruit and Arezzo, it's very gratifying. I don't think there will be anymore for a while though, nothing else is that close to completion. The closest would probably be Mira's The Kiss and Este Titania, which are both about halfway. I do also have Chatelaine Hummingbird done except for some beading. Hmmm.
So the problem is when I have a finish or two my mind starts turning to new starts....
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Still Life with Fruit from Golden Kite is done!! I started it almost 2 years ago, but of course I worked on other projects during that time. It's stitched on 18 count aida, 42 pages, full crosses. Can't wait to get it framed, I just got a great framing coupon from Michaels:)
Monday, April 14, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Friday, March 28, 2014
I ordered this chart all the way from Italy. It was a freebie designed by Nora for a Mirabilia celebration in Arezzo, Italy. A needlework store there made it available as part of a mini-kit with beads and linen. I didn't like the linen so I substituted my own dyed 28 count fabric. Just started her, the chart is a bit hard to read because it's hand-drawn.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Friday, March 14, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Only 4 pages left! Unfortunately I seem to have reached the point where those last few pages really draaaaaag. I'm having serious issues with staying motivated with this project. I really want to see it done and framed though, so I will have to persevere.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
Friday, February 7, 2014
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Friday, January 24, 2014
Finally finished this cute little bluebird down on the bottom right of the picture. It was crazy confetti city and seemed to take forever! My husband says he can't wait for me to finish this piece, it's a favorite of his. Only 8 pages out of 42 left:))
Monday, January 20, 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014
Sunday, January 5, 2014
I started this beautiful portrait from a new company called Este. The portrait is Titania by Frank Bernard Dicksee. I'm stitching it 2 threads over one tent stitch on 25 count evenweave. I started her on January 1st with my stitchy friend, thisis almost 2 pages done.
Here's what she will look like when done: