Monday, December 15, 2014

More Skirt

Continuing on with Celtic Autumn's skirt. I'm enjoying the orange and bored by the cream/white.

Celtic Autumn
32 ct Antique White Lugana
I also want to start something new, but I'm trying to satisfy the need with a biscornu and hold off until the new year. I want to stitch something almost violently colourful but I can't think of any design that fits.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Ladies Take A Bow

Deco Spirits are done! As seen in this terrible terrible photo. They look a lot more vibrant in person.
I made some changes. I switched out the DMC metallic for Kreinik. Some of the metallics are supposed to be blended with regular DMC but the first time I tried it the cotton kept fraying madly so I just gave up. Instead I just stitched the metallic and added a top half-cross in the cotton.

TitleDeco Spirits
Start dateOctober 6, 2013
Finish dateDecember 9, 2014
Total time102 hours
Fabric32 ct white lugana

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Orange and Green

I finished a bit more of Celtic Autumn's dress. I've been switching between this and Deco Spirits and the next colour to stitch is white for both. I'm not really feeling like it. Maybe I'll start this month's biscornu instead.

Celtic Autumn
32 ct Antique White Lugana

Friday, November 28, 2014

November SFS

Squeaking this in 20 minutes before midnight!

A bit of spending this month as I picked up $9.55 worth of DMC.

Spending so far is $83.03
I have $191.97 banked.

I guess technically speaking I could use December as my freebie month and go crazy...

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Red And White (And With A Button)

This month's finish is an Aurelle biscornu, but I don't know which one and I can't find a link to it.
I'm determined to use up this piece of red aida and I just use white because it's such a lovely contrast and I never have to think hard about colours.
Both sides are the same but with the bottom lacking the giant motif at the centre.

TitleUnknown Aurelle Biscornu
Start dateNovember 2, 2014
Finish dateNovember 5, 2014
Total time11 hours
Fabric16 ct red aida
FlossDMC B5200

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