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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Past the Frame

Success! I've gotten past the frame. One small fix which I'm sure no one can tell and it's all good. It only lacks the beads which'll be added at the end.

Being very frugal (so much nicer sounding than cheap!) when I have a new start I only buy colours I don't have or if I think I don't have enough in my stash. This means that I occassionally run out because I think I have enough but I really don't. I'm probably going to need more of one of the browns in the tree.

Sleepy Hollow
32 ct Thunderstorm


Otherwise progress is pretty good. Thanks to everyone for the different suggestions on what to do on the moon. I think every option was championed and new ones introduced!

I went by my LNS and took a look at the called for Waterlily, which is a green/yellow that I don't care for. I think I'm going to go with a Kreinik for a sparkly moon. It will be the biggest block of metallic stitching I've done, so hopefully it'll go well.

Halloween being a week away I'm pretty sure this isn't going to be over, but I'm going to head for a HD. Plus, I have 5 new starts waiting in the wings. And I mean 5 big ones (I've given up counting smalls since I just stitch those whenever the muse hits). I think I'm going to have a No-Start-November and a Wrap-It-Up-December so that I can be ready for Guilt-Free-January. Anyone want to take bets on whether I succeed? ;)

26 comments:

Tammy said...

I live the grass and graves...use thread haven if you are doing it in the metallic it will help prevent frying

vEr0n!c@ said...

Great progress, Blu! Glad you decided on what to do with the moon. With metallic threads, all it takes are patience and perseverance in abundance :) So any hints on which 5 new starts you have waiting? ^.^

Kathy A. said...

Coming along beautifully Blu. I love this stitch.
I love your No-Start November, Wrap- it-up-December and wonder what will be your Guilt Free January start or starts?

Lesleyanne said...

The border is gorgeous. Can't wait to see moreLove the idea of a no start November and Wrap it up December. Can't wait to see what your 5 new starts are.

Denise said...

My daughter so wants to do this piece! It is perfect. Love it.

May I offer a word of caution? I completely understand not buying more floss when you have some at home - I have run into numerous problems when buying more floss and the dye lots not matching.

Can't wait to see Spooky Hollow done! And No start Nov? really? None? Ok, but ...

Smiles - Denise

KarenV said...

Wonderful progress, this piece is really starting to come to life!

Annie said...

That is really looking good. The metallic moon should be beautiful.

Good to know that when you run out of threads, you aren't stuck without a project to work on!

dixiesamplardesigns said...

Wonderful progress on Sleepy Hollow...it's going to be a gorgeous finish.

Good luck with "the plan"...mine never quite work out the way I want, but I keep trying, LOL!

HAPPY STITCHIN'
Terri

alyssa_marie80 said...

I love watching your progress on this project. I love it but wouldn't be able to stitch it I dont think. The border would kill me so I dont like repetitive pieces. I get bored easy!

Good luck on your plan for Nov, Dec and Jan. I've tried similar plans, but to no avail....It never works for me!

Karen said...

You have made so much progress since my last visit! Great job...

Love your "stitching plan of action" for the rest of the year!

Kttycat said...

Wow its looking great!

Sharon said...

It's looking fantastic!

Julie M said...

I love this piece! Congrats on getting the border done. Good luck on your No Start November etc..plan. I wouldn't probably stick to it myself. No will power!

Myra said...

You are making great progress Blu. This is a great design and I enjoy watching your progress.

Lynn said...

Great progress! It's a cool piece and I can't wait to see his head!
Five in the wings and a no start November? I can't see that happening, lol!

claire93 said...

I, for one, am willing to bet that you won't make it through a No-Start-November ^^
Sleep Hollow is looking great and can't wait for your HD.

Carol said...

This is definitely one of my favorite "spooky" designs, Blu! Yours is looking just great--good luck with all that metallic moon stitching. I just can't manage metallics at all!

Pumpkin said...

You really put a good dent in it since the last time you posted! Looking really good :o)

staci said...

Congrats on finishing the border...I always heave a big sigh of relief when it lines up correctly!!!

Kathy said...

Oh this is looking fabulous! Great progress. With luck you might be almost finished by Halloween. That counts.

And even more luck on your November, December and january plans. :) I'm not placing any bets. LOL

Elaine said...

Great progress Blu it;s looking fab!

Justflo said...

Think the borders great and the rest. Looking forward to seeing it when it's all done.

Siobhan said...

Wow, you're making great progress! I love it. We just watched the Johnny Depp version of Sleepy Hollow. Not as good as the 'real' story, but anything with Johnny Depp in it is good! It left me wanting to stitch a Sleepy Hollow piece, too. Have a good Halloween!

Karan said...

Sleepy Hollow looks fabulous & good progress on the dragon too. Looking forward to seeing more updates. :0)

♥ Nia said...

Oh my! That's gorgeous!! Wonderful work, can't wait to see it finished :D

Shelleen said...

I really love Sleepy Hollow!