Monday, August 12, 2013

Monday updates

Hello Stitching Friends!

I haven't posted in awhile again. The time seems to get by me at a quick pace. I have been stitching tho. So many projects are waiting for my attention. I am usually a one project at a time girl. I guess my fear of having too many things going at once is that I won't get back to them and finish them.

But with the retreat last month and starting the Halloween Cricket piece, I felt like I needed to stay with it awhile. Here's where I am currently

I have been diligently following instructions. There are speciality stitches that we were instructed to leave until last. That is why the witch has no mouth and eyes are not finished. I started on the diamonds at the bottom last night. Can you believe it was my first time with working with silk threads? Some of the diamonds are stitched with two different variegated silks. What smooth stitching! I may have to splurge and use silks once in awhile!

You may remember this was the project that was in my hoop before the retreat. She is going to be kind of largish but wasn't up to stitching over 1 on 35 count. The eyes are getting older and find that much over 1 stitching to be a big challenge! Especially in the evenings.

There are so many pretty designs out there, and I've seen more that are due to be released at St. Charles. But I have to keep telling myself I have more than enough in my stash to last through a few lifetimes! If we lived long enough to stitch what's in our stash, we wouldn't die for many many years!!!

Well the washing machine needs reloading and dryer needs to be emptied so I best take care of that.

Here's hoping for a good week ahead for all of you, and Happy Stitching!

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  1. If you find a way to keep yourself from ordering any new releases even though you have enough stash to last you through Armageddon, please let me know-- I could really use some clues on that... before I'm subsumed by a pile of hopeful stitching projects.

    Also, you're right, silks are awesome :)

    Congrats on the lovely stitching progress -- and on taking time for laundry :)

  2. I love both projects. So nice!! I have to be good at market. I never succeed though. lol!

  3. What a wonderful Halloween design! I agree, stitching over one in the evening is very difficult for me!

  4. Lovely stitches! I just can't get away from being a 1-at-a-time stitcher : )

  5. You have two very lovely projects on the go. Hmmm, I always try to stay away from stitching over one although it looks so nice when done. But even with a magnifier it's a bit more stressful than stitching over two.