Monday, November 30, 2015

November Achievements & December Goals

Goals for November:
1. Start and finish a Heart. I almost forgot but managed to whip out Heart of PEI last Thursday.
2. Finish Boo Club. Done.

I kept them short and sweet this month and finished them off :)

Goals for December:
1. Start and finish a Heart.
2. Finish-finish some wallhangings.
3. Pipe Dream: Finish Cinderella.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Pink Flowers

The conversion I'm using for Cinderella doesn't convert the flowers from the original. I thought about changing them so that they would stand out but it seemed like too much work lol

So I went ahead and stitched them. They're very sparkly and subtle. I like them. But they took so long to stitch. All the starts and stops, and Kreinik always takes longer to stitch. I was so used to the giant blocks of pink and white that it was an unpleasant shock.

32 ct Charcoal Lugana

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Break A Slate, Carrots

So it turns out that yesterday was the last Wednesday of the month, aka Smalls SAL day, and that there isn't another Wednesday in November like I thought. Oops.
So I sat down, put on a good audiobook, and whipped out this month's Heart. This one is Prince Edward Island, usually called PEI. It's the smallest province and famous for being the home of Anne Shirley/Blythe aka Anne of Green Gables, the famous redhead.

Pictured are the Lady's Slipper, the Blue Jay, and the Red Oak, the national flower, bird and tree respectively. At the bottom is a lighthouse of which PEI has a surprising number.

The specialty stitch is the Herringbone Leaf and makes up the trees under the bird. It was an odd stitch. It's a departure from the bands of the other Hearts. I was thrown off.

TitleHeart of Prince Edward Island
DesignerThe Victoria Sampler
Start dateNovember 26, 2015
Finish dateNovember 26, 2015
Total time4.75 hours
Fabric32 ct white lugana
FlossAs charted

Saturday, November 21, 2015

The Endless Dress

Yes, I'm back with more Cinderella. I've decided to make a serious push to finishing this before the end of the year (except that I think I'm still waiting for some beads from when I ordered them at my LNS back in May(?). Mediterranean Mermaid has beads in that order as well. Every time I say I'll never order from her again, and every time I do it in the hope that it'll be different this time.)

Eyeballing it, I'd say I'm about done a third of the dress.

32 ct Charcoal Lugana

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Late Halloween

It was Friday the Thirteenth yesterday, so this is sort of acceptable.

I remembered to change the white when I was stitching the ghost, but I forgot to go back and stitch over the cobweb.

I did French Knots instead of using the buttons since this is over 1 on 25 ct and the buttons are way too big.

Now it's back to Cinderella since I'm hoping to finish her before the end of the year.

Also, I'm a bit more active on Instagram (since it's literally take a picture and post, as opposed to Blogger's take a picture, transfer it, edit, come up with a post etc). I'll still be posting here at least once a week, but more up-to-date pictures there. I'm therapy_by_thread there too.

TitleBoo Club
Start dateAugust 13, 2015
Finish dateNovember 10, 2015
Total time47 hours
Fabric25 ct white lugana
FlossDMC as charted, 414 for the ghost

Saturday, November 7, 2015

So Close

I was hoping to have Boo Club finished by today, but I wasn't able to stitch as much as I'd hoped today. Tomorrow doesn't look good either. But the finish is close. I can almost taste it XD

Boo Club - Lizzie*Kate
25ct white Lugana