Monday, July 12, 2010

Another little finish (literally!) and Frederick Update

Well, I finished my second hockey Santa - the first picture is the one I just finished (on 28 count over 1), and the second one is the comparison of the first one I finished (on 36 count over 2) and the small one. I put the ruler in the picture for comparison purposes.
And here is my latest progress on Frederick the Literate...I'm onto his legs and tail, so that's a good thing!!!
Thank you all for checking on my blog - I haven't been posting much on the groups - it just seems like there's been a lot going on lately and I end up debating between stitching and posting....and stitching wins!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Two New Starts

With the completion of my two Lizzie Kates, there was a sudden hole in my rotation - two of them actually!!! So I've started two new projects:

The first one will be a quickie - it's pretty obvious what it is. It's the iconic "Welcome to Vegas" sign. As much as it might not seem so obvious, I'm going to try to figure out how to make this into a Christmas ornament. My mother LOVES Vegas (I think it's hereditary) so I'm going to try to figure out a way to make this into something she can hang on her tree! I changed one thing - the words "To Fabulous" and "Nevada" (no, you're not blind - the "Nevada" won't get stitched until the bottom half of the sign is filled in) were supposed to be in a turquoise blue color. It was too light and didn't show up very well, so I decided to wing it!

The second project is looking very exciting so far - NOT! It's a Blue Ribbon Designs pattern, this one is for St. Patrick's Day. I decided to do all the boring gridwork first, so that I can just fill in the motifs and the letters later. The little tail in the top left hand corner is because there is another row of stitches further out to finish off the border (and then you fill it in with a specialty stitch) and I figured if I did that little diagonal line I might actually stand a chance of remembering the top left hand corner!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Coming soon will hopefully be finish number two on my hockey playing Santas! This time on 28 count over one.