Monday, January 28, 2008

#1 Pictures FINALLY!

Edited to add: Finish #1!
Ok so it's been a rough year so far. I won't go into detail since things seem to be turning around which they always eventually do. It didn't kill me but I sure don't feel any stronger. If that expression was true my ass would be made of titanium by now. Anyways, on to stitching news!

Flosstitute by Glitter Gulch Needlework. Using NN 1471 Painted Desert. Started and finished in the first 2 weeks of January. Absolutely delighted with this one, the picture doesn't do it justice. I have stretched it myself (first time!) to save money on framing. It should be on the 'wall' within a month at this point! (oops, I just measured around the edges... it's an 1/8th of an inch higher on one side... back to the drawing board!?)

I 'found' that gorgeous NN thread... in friend's stash! She pulled it out to show me, to tempt me with it for my CDC but after a few quick calculations we realized there wouldn't be enough. She gave it to me anyways and I offered to use it to stitch her something and she knew right away what she wanted. TW Designworks Knotwork Bookmarks II (it has since been fringed into an actual bookmark, new pic coming soon)
Next but not last is my WIP pic for that nice pattern I showed you a few months ago, Dragonfly Happiness #1 is on it's way to being done. Quite nice, on 32ct Platinum linen.

And finally my long awaited and much anticipated Cirque des Cercles: I am working pretty hard at getting the colours to flow nicely and it is working, just slowly. It's not going to be one of my power stitches unless I get some serious daytime stitching time.

Lastly I'd like to take a second to thank my friend Dani who has awarded me a "You Make Me Smile" award. I think the rules of the award involve paying it forward by nominating 10 blogs I read that make me happy or inspire me or make me feel happy about blogland. Unfortunately, I only have time to read your blog these days Dani so I say to you: right back at ya!

I have also updated my right side navigation WIP links to go to my Webshots account so look there if you want to see better pics. I don't know what's up with Blogger but it has been months since the pictures I insert are clickable into full size images.

Now go stitch something.

1 comment:

tkdchick said...

Wow those colours in CDC are flowing beautifully! I know it'll be worth all the hair pulling!