Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Mega Mini Month Madness - week 4!

I'm pretty sure I'll have another MMMM post before the end of the week, but just in case... here's my official week four post!

I'm going to consider this finished for now because I'm not sure what I want to do with it from this point.  I don't like big needlebooks, but this will be kind of tiny at this size.  Since I can't decide, I'll let it rest a bit before I make any decisions!

I don't know if I'll start my mini witch next as I'm missing some of the threads (blasted #8 Kreinik, who uses that weight of thread?!) or if I'll find an alternate project.  Plus I'm still massively wrapped up in gaming and fandom and writing these days so stitching is sloooooow at the moment.

Feels nice to finish something though!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Mega Mini Month Madness - week 3!

Squeaking in a little before midnight... :3

Such a small amount of progress, I know. :(  I really haven't been stitching much lately because I've been caught up in gaming and writing recently, but I think I'll pick this back up tomorrow and go for a finish. :)  This entire section (both squares) is actually the front cover of the needlebook, but maybe I'll just make this a tiny square needlebook instead of a tallish rectangular one.  I don't feel like repeating this pattern on the back and I don't like the text that was originally there.

Bah.  I'll concentrate on finishing this part first and then decide what to do next.

For now... bed. :p

Friday, October 10, 2014

Mega Mini Month Madness - week 2!

I'm really not making good progress here, but I've been so busy with other stuff.  I need to step it up this weekend, this is the kind of project I'd normally finish in less than a week!

I'm kind of embarrassed about posting a pic with such a shamefully small amount of stitching...

I decided to start with the needlebook because I don't have any of the Kreinik that's required for the cute witch ornament, and I'm still trying to decide if I want to convert her to DMC for the cheap factor, or buy at least the two main colors so she'll be sparkly.  On a budget this month!  And every month, hee hee. :)

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Mega Mini Month Madness - week 1!

Ahhh, I signed up for a month long SAL of mini projects at Pull the Other Thread, and I'm already running a bit behind! (Let's just leave it at leaky roof and emergency vet instead of going into details. *sigh*)  Fortunately, it's okay to post the project plans in week one, so here's what I plan to work on this month. :)

Right now, I'm going to start with either Fiona the Fay by Brooke's Books (which will require the perforated paper) or By the Sea Needlekeep by Jeannette Douglas Designs.  If I manage to finish these two in the month, I'll grab another mini and start that too!  I'm hoping to do way more than this, but with the way the month is going so far... ugh.

I figure these are acceptable mini sizes since Fiona is ornament sized and the needlebook is pretty small, judging from the teeny rectangle of felt that's included with the kit. :)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Stitch from Stash - September report!

I haven't been stitching much this month, though I started out really strong with a ton of progress on Gypsy Mermaid.  I kind of got sucked into gaming (again) and started doing some fandom things (blogging, etc) so that ate up my evenings. :)

New starts from stash:
- none

WIPs or UFOs worked on:
- A Day at the Beach (Sweetheart Tree)
- Gypsy Mermaid (Mirabilia)

Amount spent:
$27.68 total, but I had $50 in the bank, so I still have $22.32 to carry over to next month.

My purchases were:

Victoria Sampler - June needleroll kit ($7.68) 

Brooke's Books set of 10 witch designs ($20)
Still available at this price in her Etsy shop, FYI *enabling*

Okay, back to gaming... haha. :)

Saturday, September 06, 2014

this is getting ridiculous

Yup.  It's a fin.  That's the entire bottom half of the mermaid done in less than a week!

I guess I'll do the water around this part next!  But I absolutely have to get back to the last round robin I have for our group after that. :)

Friday, September 05, 2014

omg stahp it

I feel sorry for my poor needle.  Most of this was done this evening... I couldn't stitch much last night because I had a stupid nosebleed and I was afraid it would find a way to stain my fabric! (TMI?  I dunno, it's just a nosebleed...)

I thought there was a lot more left of the fin, but I think I've already done more than half...

So I guess I should say... if you've been thinking about this mermaid, you should definitely stitch her!  She's a LOT of fun and I feel like the fin is very "classic" Mirabilia with the multiple color changes to create a shiny/gleaming effect even without the use of any metallic threads.