Monday, May 26, 2008

5 O'clock Somewhere Update

Well, here is my latest and greatest update on "It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere". I have finished everything involving the drinks (except the little wine charm things at the bottom of each glass). When it next pops up in the rotation, I will be working on the lettering at the bottom (which is outlined and then beaded, so it should be kind of cool). It's hard to see in the picture, but the rim of the margarita glass (on the right) and the end of the toothpick for the olives are both stitched with "Fuzzy Stuff" (I think that's what it's called). It's this floss that is, as it says, fuzzy. The picture doesn't do it justice, but it is pretty cool. Also, the seeds in the strawberry are black beads, for some added texture.

I'm a bit disappointed - I didn't figure out the fabric I needed for this, I let the person who was taking care of me at my LNS figure it, and I feel like the fabric was cut too small. Since I'm making it again (one each for two of my best friends), I went back Saturday and bought another piece of fabric that is bigger. You can see (which I'm thinking will go away soon enough) the hoop marks on here, and that was because it got so close to the end that I couldn't use my Q-snaps....

I'm getting ready to start my Monopoly Board SAL. I will have to figure out how I'm going to work THAT into my rotation. I may keep my three current projects in a weekly rotation, and just do the Monopoly board one day a week. So I'll do a week minus a day on each of my other projects, and one day a week on Monopoly. I don't think I'm ready to lose a full week of my rotation, if that makes any sense.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.
Posted by Picasa

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Fractal Update

Well, I stitched for another week on my fractal bookmark. I'm almost done with page 1. Not looking too bad...Now it's back to "5:00 Somewhere" feels like it's been ages since I stitched on that one!!! LOL
Posted by Picasa

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Angel of Cross Stitch

Well, after two weeks in the rotation, I thought I might have gotten more done on Angel...but the reason for the two weeks was because of a four day weekend in Vegas, which of course, cost me stitching time! Add to it the fact that I brought a miserable cold back from Vegas, and spent a day and a half sleeping....and alas, not as much progress as I would have liked. But hey, this is for fun, not for stress, right??

Now it's back to the fractal bookmark for a week. I am really enjoying my rotation process, just because I kind of get enthusiastic all over again when it's time to pull a project out!

Also, on a kind of exciting front, I joined a Yahoo group a couple of weeks ago that's (mostly) Southern California stitchers. We're planning a get together in a couple of weeks, and that should be a lot of fun. It will be fun to have faces to put with names, and to hook up with some other local people who like to stitch!

Thanks for looking!
Posted by Picasa