Friday, November 21, 2014

Mega Mini Month Madness - November post #5

Super quick post - I finished Four de Lys! :D

Sorry for the horrible picture. I always seem to finish things at night, and no matter what I do, the pictures are terrible.

Off to bed! :)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Mega Mini Month Madness - November post #4

Small update on Four de Lys... kind of sad that I've only stitched this much in the past week, but I've been "busy" with other things. Haha. :p

I'm going to put in some serious time on this one, starting right now! :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Mega Mini Month Madness - November post #3

Hihi, me again with another post!

I've (mostly) finished Fiona the Fay... she just needs a few more bows and a backing, but I got tired after all the cutting and sewing the bits together. :3

She's a lot cuter than I expected.  I felt kind of iffy when I was cutting out the pieces, but once the parts were assembled it was like magic!

And here's Four de Lys by Ink Circles... not a lot of progress but again, video games. :p  Sorry about the bad picture, I had to use the flash and that never looks great with stitching.

It's about half done so that's not too bad, but I'd really like to finish this one soon and pick another small from my giant pile of possibilities!

Monday, November 03, 2014

Mega Mini Month Madness - November post #2

I didn't expect to have another post so soon, but tonight I started on the lovely Four de Lys by Ink Circles, which at about 75x75 stitches isn't exactly mini, but close enough. :)  It's not solidly stitched so it works up fast, this is at least 10% done already.  And I swear this only took about an hour.

The colors aren't great but I'm using a nice blue/green silk thread on a piece of raw (I think) Belfast.  This wasn't what I originally wanted to stitch, though!  I had a cute magazine cover kit for Christmas ornament tags, but apparently I can't get along with Aida (which is kind of odd to type as that's my MIL's name, ahaha):

Warning for somewhat icky pic but I didn't actually hurt myself!

Oops.  I pushed too hard trying to do a quarter stitch (seriously, on Aida? screw that!) and got it caught under my skin.  When I pick this little kit up again, I'll be using some linen!

Hopefully everyone else is having an uneventful stitching week. :p

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Mega Mini Month Madness - November post #1!

Whee!  Justine over at Justine's Cross Stitch has decided to continue the MMMM event into November, so I've joined in for another month!  There's still time to sign up before November 5 if you'd like to participate!

Since I'm taking on NaNoWriMo again this year, I think it will be good to keep my focus on smaller projects instead of going back to one of my big monsters. :3  By the way, if you're participating in NaNo as well, feel free to add me as a writing buddy!

I still need to pick a new project, but for now, I've done as much as I can on witchy Fiona.  I ran out of the dark blue kreinik so I'll need to pick up a new spool before I can complete her.

I hate paying shipping for just one thread, so I may pick up a chart from my wishlist too.  It's been a while since I've done any shopping!

I'll go stash diving tomorrow to pick out my next project! :)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Stitch from Stash - October report!

Well, here is a boring post from me! I've done some stitching this month, but nothing impressive. I blame video games, Tumblr, fanfiction, and my habit of making doofy websites for things I like. :p

New starts from stash:
- By the Sea Needlekeep (Jeannette Douglas Designs)
- Fiona the Fay (Brooke's Books)

WIPs or UFOs worked on:
- none, oops!

Amount spent:
Nothing! So I now have $47.32 to carry over to next month. That seems like an awful lot, especially since there's also the $50 bonus that can be used at any time. I have the feeling that my next purchases will be a couple of Chatelaine charts and bead packs...

Iris and Tulip are the companion pieces to the Orchid I finished earlier this year. It honestly was an enjoyable stitch, just stressful at the time because my cat was sick. I think I'd really enjoy working on these two now that life is back to normal!

But for now I'll finish up the mini stitches I started this month. :)

Monday, October 27, 2014

Mega Mini Month Madness - week 5!

Posting early again!

I've been hard at work on my cute witch ornament, and stitching on the perforated paper is more fun and easier than I expected!  I finished all the parts that are done on the silver paper (hat, spider, and wand) and I've made a good dent in her dress too.  All the blue is sparkly, so it's super shiny!

Unfortuately, I had to double up the dark blue Kreinik since it's unusually soft and has very light coverage for a #4 braid, so I'm almost out of it.  The lighter blue is also a #4 but covers fine with just one strand.  I'll still stitch as much as I can since there's a bunch of DMC to be added as well, but I'm a little sad that I went through the dark blue so fast.  I must have used that color on something else recently but I can't remember exactly what it was!  Maybe a mermaid?

But yes, I highly recommend these cute Brooke's Books ornaments!  The colors are so nice and I'm really enjoying stitching on the paper. :)