Saturday, November 22, 2014

November TUSAL

It's the New Moon and so it's TUSAL time.

This month's TUSAL has oranges and cream from frogging Celtic Autumn.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Importance Of Proper Planning

After finishing Ohm I decided to start Celtic Autumn, the companion to the Celtic Spring I finished three years ago. (I didn't realize that it's been three years!)

I was stitching along merrily and happy with my progress.

But then I wondered by there was almost five inches as the top border. My borders are normally three inches for things I plan to frame. I couldn't figure it out and went to bed.

And then I sat up and smacked myself on the head. I'm planning on only the stitching the lady and had cut the fabric for that. Do you see where this is going? Yep, I started stitching from the centre of the entire pattern. Cue almost two hours of frogging and then restarting. Luckily most of the ripped out area should be covered by the skirt. But I still can't believe I made such an amateur mistake!

Celtic Autumn
32 ct Antique White Lugana

Monday, November 10, 2014

Grab Your Dancing Shoes

Ohm is done! It took me just a little over 100 hours and I enjoyed every minute of it.
It's really a design that looks good at a distance but incredibly garish close up. So no close ups :)

DesignerAlessandra Adelaide Needleworks
Start dateMay 7, 2014
Finish dateNovember 10, 2014
Total time100.75 hours
Fabric25 ct black lugana
FlossDMC as charted

Monday, November 3, 2014

75% And A Bit

I finished the third lady from Deco Spirits and started on the last one. I think I might finish it by the end of the month. Definitely by the end of the year.

Deco Spirits
32 ct White Lugana

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Squeezing In

Unlike my usual habit of finishing a biscornu a few days before posting I finished this two weeks ago, and almost forgot to post it today.

This is Papillon Creation's Magic Carpet freebie.
I like it, but I still feel like the colours all bleed into each other too much. You can barely tell that there's orange and blue in the flowers.
The overlapping fly stitches were pretty fun.

TitleMagic Carpet
DesignerPapillon Creations
Start dateSeptember 27, 2014
Finish dateOctober 14, 2014
Total time18.5 hours
Fabric28 ct black lugana
FlossDinky Dyes Aquamarine, DD Cloudy Sky, DD Desert Sands, DMC White
BeadsMH 2002

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

October SFS

Another month without any spending but more through Michaels not having several colours of floss than my restraint. Ohm is on hold until they get restocked or I decide to head out to my LNS.

Spending so far is $73.48
I have $176.52 banked

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Friday, October 24, 2014

October TUSAL

I forgot to post my TUSAL jar yesterday.

The green is from where I mixed up 702 and 704 while stitching Ohm. While it's impossible to tell because of the design style I still felt odd about leaving the mistake in, so I went ahead and frogged it.