Monday, October 21, 2013

October 2013 IHSW - The Conclusion

Of course I didn't have a ton of time to stitch with working all weekend, but I did get some. First off, I started something new because I'm crazy... although at least it is a smallish, monochrome design. It's the new AAN ornament from Just Cross Stitch. Here's the photo from the magazine:

And here's my start. I'm using an unknown blue/green hand dyed fabric from a dear friend in Australia and some Dinky Dyes red silk from an Oops pack. I don't know what colour it's supposed to be, but I like the effect so far. I'm stitching the inside of the ornament first in case I run out of the skein. 

And I also worked a little bit on my Homeward Trail that I'd like to finish by about November 7th to get it framed and mailed in time for November 14, but we'll see if that happens. 

It has a ton of confetti in that circular part, and then the rest has a lot of satin B5200 DMC, which is kind of slippery to work with. I'll keep at it though, it's already well past where it was months ago. :)

Hope everyone had fun hermitting!


Thursday, October 17, 2013

October 2013 IHSW this weekend!

I have to work this weekend, but hopefully I'll still have time to stitch a little bit.

For now I'll update my latest stitching!

Here's the completed Mill Hill kit: Midnight Farm

And a shot of the glow-in-the-dark thread used, Kreinik #4 grapefruit:

I also completed another little ornament from the Just Cross Stitch Sept/Oct magazine, for my Grandma:

I sewed a button on so it can be a hanger, and now I just need to mail it so it gets there in time.

Hopefully I'll work a little more on some Xmas presents, although there is that great free chart from Passione Ricamo. Since it's all one colour it might be simple enough. Of course there's also the gift I need to work on for a friend, I'm hoping to finish 2 letters from Nora for her as a thank you.

Same ol', same ol', too much stitching, too little time. :)

Happy hermiting!


Monday, October 14, 2013

Turtle Trot 2013 - October Edition

I actually stitched on a Turtle Trot piece this month! It was only a little, but at least I'm finally back to stitching more regularly again. With the move and the pregnancy I haven't had a ton of energy, but now that we're settled and I have my stitching area set up I'm actually somewhat organized and able to stitch again.

Here's the work I did on Fry and Leela:

I hope to get even more work done on the rest of the pieces this month since I'm taking more time off work shortly. 

Good luck turtling everyone!


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