Wednesday, January 2, 2013
I was actually almost done with this block when I took the picture of the other one, so I'm not as fast as it may seem. This one has been done for a while, just hadn't done the "photo op" of it.
I know the last time I talked about it, I mentioned a stitch count error on Snow Queen. There is definitely a stitch count error on the individual pattern (it's 49 across, not 50, and one of the blocks is only 9 stitches across). I e-mailed Lizzie Kate, but no one got back to me. The good news is that the overall layout if you're combining all of them is laid out correctly - they only allowed 49 stitches across for that block, so no adjustment was needed.
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Next up - maybe in a week or so (Martin Luther King Day? Valentines Day? LOL) I will have another page of my Chicago HAED.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Years.....I am looking forward to 2013! I actually got some stitchy gifts from my Dad - we draw names for Christmas (way too many people in our family!) and he got my name. He gave me a Dimensions kit that is similar in style to one I stitched before (it's a winter scene), another funny one that says "If it's true a woman's work is never done, why bother starting", and one of the British cross stitch magazines. When he asked me if I had any suggestions, I had just said a gift card, but he didn't want to take the easy way out. I like what he picked out!
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
This is a fun stitch - only three colors, and very little of the red or the gold. It's the first Quaker design I've stitched and I REALLY like it!
Sunday, November 25, 2012
When I started the Snow Belles, I just grabbed my threads from stitching Six Fat Men, since the colors were the same. I was fine except for the three stitches on her cheek - she is wearing a little blush on her cheeks, and the Six Fat Men didn't use that color! Since this is my travel project, I kept forgetting to pull that thread to finish off. So, I finally remembered to bring my stitching bag upstairs, make the three silly little X's, and take a picture.
Assuming I don't fall down on the job, there should be another update soon since I'm probably 3/4 of the way done with the SECOND Snow Belle.
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Saturday, November 24, 2012
Here's what I have stitched so far - it's 4 pages out of 35. It's slow going, and this will be a VERY long term project, but I am loving it. It's called "Boulevard of Dreams" and it's a Heaven and Earth Designs pattern. It's a Las Vegas sky line. By the time I get to page 7 (the top right corner) there will be the very top of a building (It's the top of the Stratosphere, for those of you who know Las Vegas! LOL)
Here are my statistics on the project so far.....I keep an Excel spreadsheet to track my time (doing that for this one and my other HAED I have in progress).
Started - 7/12/12
Finished - 11/23/12
Days Stitched - 35 Days
Time Stitched (Page 4 only) - 57 Hours
Time Stitched (Project to date) - 243 Hours
Stitches (Page 2 only) - 7,546
Stitches (Total Project so far) - 30,478
Percent Completed - 14.51%
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
So then I converted the flower colors to bolder colors (to try to match the colors in the variegated floss) and made the border a solid color because I felt it would be too busy if it was multi-colored as well. I am happy with how it turned out....
Oh, and by the way, the pattern is from My Big Toe Designs, and it's called "Normal Family". It cracks me up because My Big Toe seems to focus on more religious themed designs, and this seemed rather sarcastic for them.
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Sunday, October 7, 2012
So - inadvertently following my "if it's a holiday, it must be time to post" I have a blog update today! (For those who don't know - tomorrow is Columbus Day. I'm not off work, but some people are and the post office and banks are closed - hence my description of "kind of" a holiday).
My local stitching group got together yesterday at our "list Mom's" house. Some people actually went to a quilting show first - I opted to just meet them for the stitching portion of the day because most of my day today was going to be taken up with football. I worked on "Six Fat Men" and got so close to finishing it, I decided to continue stitching on it last night and this morning at home (even though it's usually my "travel" project).
And while I was stitching a lot of white snow on that as a travel project, at home I was stitching mostly black.....
Here is my progress so far on "Love, Quaker Style" - it's an Aury TM Design. It's stitched on 30 count white linen and I really am liking the contrast. It's the first Quaker design I've ever done. I've been trying to complete one page at a time, but also complete full motifs if they crossed over onto other pages. However, it was kind of time to quit one night, and I just didn't feel like pulling out another project in my rotation, so I violated my own rule. I would say this is somewhere between 1/4 and a 1/6th of the whole project - I forgot to look how many pages it was total! LOL
Anyway - thanks for checking things out. It will be interesting to see how my travel projects go the next few weeks. I work two jobs (one M/W/F and one T/Th) and my travel project gets worked on during lunch at the two jobs. This coming Wednesday is my last day at my CURRENT M/W/F job, and then the following Wednesday is my first day at a new one. I'm not sure what my lunches will be like at that job to know whether I'll be able to stitch....time will tell!
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