A New Start

February 25, 2010

Filed under: Cross Stitch, Family, Life — Tags: , — Abi @ 5:04 pm

T mentioned that I’ve been stitching the same project over and over and over again.  It’s always the same monochromatic Quaker style.  I saw this as an opportunity to start something new!  :)

I’ve had the chart for Blackstone Fantasy Garden for a long time now.  I bought the floss pack for it ages ago as well.  The only thing missing was the fabric.  I could never decide what to use with it.  Yesterday, the decision was really easy.  I hate doing individual Xs with 2 strands, so I grabbed a piece of 40 count so I could stitch with 1 strand.  :)  Easy peasy!

Here’s what I have done so far:

I realize now that the photo is HORRIBLE.  Maybe I’ll try the scanner tomorrow.  I’m better off doing that than waiting for the sun to shine in my neck of the woods.


In other news…  Last night we went OUT for dinner.  WITH the kids.  It was just at the local pub/grill, but still it was OUT.  A server came and asked what I wanted and someone else cooked it and it was BROUGHT it to me.  :)  And our food was good (I had fish and chips).  And I even got to eat it.  WHILE IT WAS WARM!!!  And the kids didn’t explode.  Well… Reeve had a mini fit 2 seconds before we were about to leave, but it was close to his bedtime and he calmed down after I picked him up so he’s forgiven.  :)

Paradigm Lost Progress

February 23, 2010

Filed under: Cross Stitch, Family — Tags: , — Abi @ 8:05 pm

I picked this up again a couple of weeks ago.  That gigantic motif was a complete pain in the ass.  I had to restitch the sections three times.  Just when I thought I was almost done, I realized that I was off by one stitch.  Frogged everything, started stitching again, was off again…  Oh the fun!  I finally finished it and the next motif was a breeze.

Before (taken on 9/2/2009):


It has been a relaxing project to work on.  I only have to keep track of one color :)  I also love how my stitches look when using only 1 strand.

2nd Finish for 2010

February 22, 2010

Filed under: Cross Stitch, Family — Tags: , , — Abi @ 11:02 am

I started Coffin Buzz from Plum Street Samplers a while ago and forgot about it for some time.  I picked it up again a few weeks ago and it has been a blast working on it.  I was hoping that 1 skein of Kodiakery would be enough for the entire design, but just in case, I decided to stitch the stars, cup and year last.  1 skein was not even close to being enough and that turned out to be a good thing!  I used Black Iris for the rest of the design and it worked out so well!

It was stitched on 32 count Country Mocha Belfast, using 1 strand of Premium HDF.  You can see more pics here.

I’m still working on Paradigm Lost, another HDF project.  I’ll try to post pictures tomorrow.


In other news… in the battle Reeve vs dining table, guess who won?

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