Sunday, September 30, 2012

WIPocalypse September

Not a lot of WIPocalypse progress but a great stitching month.  Earlier in the month I finished Betty and a couple of days ago I finished my Sunset Oval.

I’ve made progress on the Retro Cat.

Last month I wanted to test out this DMC color variation shade (4124) and see if it made a good pumpkin shade.  I think it did. J

The piece is by Glory Bee and is called Pumpkin Man. (catchy title)

Now that Halloween is taken care of it’s time to think about Christmas.  Kate at Momuboocrea Island has very kindly included me in her exchange.  So we’re going to do our 2nd annual Santa exchange.  Unlike her, I haven’t picked the pattern yet, but I do have some ideas.

And then I can always work on my WIPocalypse pieces too.

Happy stitching World.

Monday, September 17, 2012

IHSW : Monday - A Different Shade of Orange

Another weekend in the history books. Did I do as much stitching as I wanted? No, nothing new there. Still there is some progress to report.

I got out the Retro Cat picture again and made a little progress on the chair.

With a little luck (or effort) I’ll get more done soon.

For my birthday I received a copy of World of Cross Stitching #193. I was attracted to the lilies on the cover by Leslie Teare and the picture of the coast line by Ursula Michael. But I really hit the stitching jackpot when I saw the design library for the month! It was done by Lucie Heaton and called Paradise Found. There are 40 designs and I want to do nearly all of them! So the first one I decided to start was what I’m calling a sunset oval with all these nifty shades of (wait for it J) orange!

I might end up thinking I should have done one of the blue ones in the set first. But I can always do a Christmas picture for variety.

Happy Stitching World!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A Weekend Finish!

Zombie Betty was reanimated Sunday night and given a new lease on life.

I did the background in one strand and left out the white.  A mixture of curiosity as to how it would look and laziness.  In the interest of public disclosure, I also changed the face color.  My tweaks aside, I give it 5 stars and declare it another great pattern by Dork Stitch.

Happy stitching World.