Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Waiting for Christmas SAL

Near the end of June, Heather (It's geek to me) mentioned a SAL she joined that I had to get in on.  It’s called Waiting for Christmas and is hosted by Manuela at  le crocette di manu.  She designed the pieces that are being done.  The first piece is a really nice tree with the words Silent Night worked in.  I decided to do mine with some Canon Wildflowers from my stash.  Just my luck I’m using the perfect color, evergreen, on something else.  So I went with the next choice, abalone.  Hey, don’t laugh (too much) it actually works fairly well.

 Being much too fascinated with starting things, I’m not as far along as most of the other people.  Check the blog and you’ll see some nice pictures of their finishes.  With those for inspiration I want to finish mine in August and get started on the next piece.

Happy stitching World.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

A little bit of Betty

I finished the top section of Betty’s hair this week.  I like the color so I’ll try to finish it before moving on to the next color.

 Betty should be a good project for me during the Olympics.  It’s only the first day though and I’m finding it very distracting. (The games that is) I thought the opening ceremony was great.

So good luck to all the athletes and all the stitchers’ with their challenges over the next weeks.

Happy stitching World.

Monday, July 23, 2012

IHSW Colors

Hope everyone had a good stitching weekend.

I managed three basic colors:

Orange –

Yellow –

And pink –

The pink may not have changed much but really there’s more than before.

I don’t say this often enough but thanks for all your nice comments.  Much appreciated!

There were two comments I wanted to reply to:

Julie: Sorry, tiger stripes would clash with the cat.  Besides its already orange and blue. J

Dork Stitch: Josie and the Pussycats!! If you still need reference material I can hook you up. J

Until next time,

Happy stitching World.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Orange and Yellow

Orange and yellow: two colors that can remind you of summer.  Colors that can stand out in a crowd.

For instance: my Retro Cat picture.  Someday the little gray cat sitting in the chair may draw your attention.  Right now what you notice is orange.  It’s coming along well enough though so who am I to argue.

Yellow: bright, bubbly and blonde.  This patch of sunshine is going to grow up to be the blonde hair of Betty as designed by Dork Stitch. (see her post here) Theoretically I should have started with Archie, but it turns out his hair is the same color as the chair above.  So I might wait on that one.  J

So that’s what I’ve been up to lately.  A portion of it anyway.  I’ll be back on Monday after a nice IHSW.  I may even manage to work in another color. Pink anyone?

Happy stitching World.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

July WIPocalypse

Welcome to the first month of the last half of the year.  June ended much as it began, with my wandering eye looking at things to start rather than continue.  I am pleased with the progress I did make.  On the Ballroom picture I have finished the mirror over the fireplace and moved on to the wall.  Look – dark green! J

 More sand and flip flops to show on Do Not Disturb.

 So now onward to see what the next month has in store.

Happy stitching World.