Monday, September 3, 2012

Another Holiday, Another Blog Post!

 First - an overall picture of where I am as of now on "6 Fat Men".  This one is fun to stitch - blocks of color, no fractionals, no backstitching to speak of (there are a couple of straight stitches - still to be done - on the windows on the house to create panes), and only a couple of French knots (the owls eyes - not done yet).

Here is one of the two blocks I most recently finished - I think I finished this one either Tuesday or Wednesday.

 This one I finished a couple of weeks ago - just hadn't gotten around to taking and posting a picture!  The owl will get black beads (in place of French knots) for his eyes so he won't look quite so possessed!


I have another "finish" - this time it's page 1 of my second HAED (both of which are WIPs) - this one is called "Wonders of Chicago" and is all landmarks from my FAVORITE city in the US!   This time I'm stitching tent stitches - 2 over 1 on 25 count.  The coverage (at least to me) seems about the same as full X's over 1 with 1 strand.  But the stitching goes MUCH faster!  LOL


Here is Page 1 in perspective in the whole project - page 1 of 24 pages.

And finally - my new start!  It's a Big Toe Design - it says "Remember - as far as anyone knows we are a nice normal family".  I was looking for a variegated blue to do the lettering, and while at my LNS for a stitching day yesterday I found this really fun thread (well, I think it's fun) that has bright shades of all different colors.  I figured for a kind of tongue in cheek pattern, the thread would be fun.  My next step with it is to change out the colors for the flowers that go with it.  The original pattern has the flowers stitched in rather subdued colors, which just won't match up with the colors in this thread.  So I'm going to try to pull DMC colors that match each of the colors in this thread and use them for the flowers.


Sorry this is so long - been two months so lots to show you!  Thanks for checking it out!

12 comments:

julieballa said...

Well done on all the progress. I love the thread you've chosen for the "Remember" piece - can't wait to see that one finished.

Linda M said...

Your snowmen look like a lot of fun. And I love the thread for "Remember".

Gabi said...

Lovely stitching. Your snowmen look so cute.
Good on you to choose tent stitches.

Helena Rice said...

I love that thread you picked for the "remember" piece. So fun and pretty! Great progress on your snowmen too! I'm doing a Lizzie Kate design for the first time and it's so fun to stitch!

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AFwife99 said...

Lots of great stitching!

Jessalyn- ILCS

tiffstitch said...

Excellent progress, and I love that thread on Remember. What's it called?

Connie said...

Nice work on the snowmen. That's a great thread for Remember, too.

SoCal Debbie said...

LOL at the "possessed owl." I wouldn't have noticed until you mentioned it. The bright thread in Remember is great! Have fun picking DMC colors to match for the flowers.

Mindi said...

It was fun meeting you this weekend! The thread you chose for the Remember pieces looks perfect for the design - a lot of fun.

Katrien said...

I love the colors of Remember. Great stitching!

Joy said...

Great progress Kathy!! I just LOVE those snowmen!! I recently got the snowbelles, but both will be 2013 projects. What thread do use for gridding and is it easy to remove?