Thursday, January 31, 2013

TAL January wrap up

It’s time to wrap up January’s theme, which was gardens.

I made some good progress on Bienvenue.  All the way across the top and onto the second flower.

February’s theme is people.  This means I can either work on Mal from Firefly or Dork Stitch’s Doctor Who sprites.  Tough choice!!

The Christmas theme for January was trees.  I can happily report a finish.

Snowmen are the subject for February.  I’ll have to find a cute little one so I can keep up this trend.

See all the other Theme-a-licious updates  here.

Happy stitching World.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

WIPocalypse Jan 2013

Welcome to the first full moon of the year and the beginning of WIPocalypse, the sequel.

This year I decided to concentrate on just one project which is Do Not Disturb.  Not that there’s much sign of concentration so far. J

Jan 1:

 Jan 26:

Just that much more fun for next month!

Check out all the WIPocalypse participants at Measi's Musings .

Happy stitching World.

Monday, January 21, 2013

IHSW Jan 2013 : the results

Wow, reality must have been off watching football or something because I actually made some progress!  No before shots, but the fact that it looks like this now


is impressive.  I started the weekend with the top five rows and the sky in front of the boat complete. (to the dark blue line) Now you can tell there’s a boat!  The bottom is basically one color, except for the white caps and other random shades of blue.

I thought I’d include a couple of late pictures of things I had finished.  First is the piece I sent to Momuboocrea Island for our Santa/Christmas exchange.

There was a hanger on it when it left.  I just took this picture before I figured out what it would be.

Then there’s Reindeer Yoshi.

He’s a scamp.  I stitched it, I washed it – it bled.  Which basically left me with only one thing to do.  Pre rinse the thread and stitch it again.  Version two actually got sewn together and hung on the tree.  After Christmas, some clever soul (who shall remain nameless) decided to iron out the wrinkles before finally stuffing and sewing it closed.  Guess what happened?  Spots!  Sigh.  I still have to sew it closed but I’m beginning to think it looks good flat.

Be sure to check out Random Ramblings for all the other IHSW participants.

Happy stitching World.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday Fun

Look at the pretty things that came in the mail from Momuboocrea Island for our annual exchange.

The ornaments are stitched on sparkly aida.  I really like the different colors and designs.  And the chocolate.

But wait, there’s more!

A reindeer sweater!  How great is that!  And floss.  And did I mention the chocolate?  It came in a little bag which I quickly plundered before I even got a picture.  Thanks for everything, Kate.

IHSW is this weekend.  My goal, which I should know better than to mention out loud, is to finish the little sailboat picture I started for my brother.  I’ll be back on Monday to show how much reality got in the way. J

Happy stitching World.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

TAL January Mid-month Flowers/Trees

So I decided to join this years’ Theme-a-licious sponsored by It’s Geek to Me.  This year there are two categories, the regular and a separate Christmas theme.

January’s theme is jardin, which is French for garden.  I’m working on Bienvenue, which is French for welcome.  Actually, there are some flowers in there too.  Not that you can tell so far.

Here it is at the beginning of the year.

And currently:

Still only one flower, but the heart is cute.

The Christmas theme for January is tree or wreath.  Taking just short of forever to decide, I finally went with this little piece designed by Zoe Halstead.

Which now looks like this:

I plan/hope to finish the trees this month.  Bienvenue, I hope/plan to finish before the sheep make it eligible for the June theme.

To check out all the Theme-a-licious updates, go here.

Happy stitching World.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

YOTA - January - the beginning

Wow, my first post of the year.  I have managed to stitch everyday so far, which is something.  Little bits on lots of different things.

Today’s little bit is for my YOTA project – the Retro Cat.  It was rather neglected in last year’s WIPocalypse, so I thought I’d try to make up for that this year.

This is how it looked January 1st:

And this is how it looks now:

Some progress and more to come. :-)

In the meantime be sure to check out Pull the Other Thread and all the other people participating in YOTA.

Happy stitching World.