Sunday, November 25, 2012

so sloooow!

Titania is slowly growing...

I moved over to the other wing so I could get that side done before rolling her up on the scroll frame.  Feels like this will go on forever!  She better be pretty when she's done! :p

Thursday, November 22, 2012

too much wings! :p

Just a quick update on Titania and her GIANT WINGS. >.>

Hoping to get more done this weekend!  The over-one skin is slowing me down a lot, but it looks great so I'll keep working at it! :)

Friday, November 16, 2012

you oughta YOTA :p

Unfortunately, I have no pictures to show today! I've been sick since Sunday night and haven't been able to stitch for more than a few minutes... and even that ended in a frogging mess. I'm finally feeling better so I'm hoping IHSW won't end up being a bust for me.

I wanted to promote a cool idea I saw on another blog, though!  Pull the Other Thread has a nice SAL for next year called YOTA, or Year of the Acronym - which is a clever play on how the acronym UFO SAL (aka unfinished object stitch-along) can be a little crazy if you don't know what it means. :)

It's a monthly SAL where you work on a UFO and show your progress the first Saturday of each month. So if you need a little extra push, check it out!


And speaking of UFOs and other stuff, here's what I hope to finish up this year:

- Octopus Treasure Cave (last part in December!)
- Titania (for real this time)
- PR mystery SAL (up through part six)

I do have to admit that I'm not feeling the PR SAL at the moment, though. I feel like there is way too much border on the piece and I'm sick of stitching it. >.>  But I hate falling behind, so I'll keep at it...


And next year, I want to start:

- Bluebell pixie (Mirabilia) - for Facebook SAL
- Chinese Mandala (Chatelaine)
- Transcendence (HAED)

Of course, next year I want to FINISH all my other current projects as well. Ha. Ha. Ha. :p

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

an exchange revealed!

Ah, the exchange results I did for the Stitched With Love group have been posted, so I can finally share what I sent and received! :)

I created a stitcher's box for my partner, Becky...

And I received a gorgeous pillow from my gifter, Cherise!

It was my first time making a box top like that, but it worked out really well, thanks to some nice tutorials I found.  The inside is lined with an orange fabric and it's slightly padded.  I wish I could find my other pictures, but I guess this will have to do for now!

I think I'm going to bust out Miss Titania and give her some love today.  I'm home sick with a stupid sinus thing and a fever, but I hate just sitting around.  Especially since I had to use a holiday because I'm out of sick time... sigh.  I guess I should be happy that I had the option, but six sick days a year really isn't enough if you plan on having even one semi-minor surgery. :(

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Iris all done!

So I went a little crazy this weekend, and QS Iris is now finished! :)  I guess this means I can't procrastinate on NaNo any longer... except I'm going to play Skyrim now, sooo... :p

I can't believe how awesome it looks after being washed and ironed!

Also... if you like 28ct evenweaves, maybe you could take a peek at my eBay auctions?  I'm selling all of my 28ct fabrics because I prefer to use 32ct, so I have a bunch of old Silkweaver fabrics and a few other hand-dyed items, including one piece of SMF Belfast since I have another piece in a similar color. :)

Hmm, what should I stitch now? :))))

Thursday, November 08, 2012

cameras are dumb :(

I took this picture about twelve times with two different cameras and this is the best of the lot.  I don't know why it's suddenly impossible to take a decent photo, but whatever. *grumble*

Just half a page left!

Why yes, I AM procrastinating on NaNoWriMo, how did you guess? >.>

Sunday, November 04, 2012

greetings from NaNo land

I'm just a hair shy of 7k words for my NaNoWriMo novel, which puts me ahead of the standard daily NaNo pace, but about 1k behind where I personally want to be by the end of the day. I plan to go easy on weekdays and only push for 1k per day, and make up for it by writing 3k on weekends and holidays. Seems to be working well so far as it's not even 11am! It'll be easy to pump out another 1k later on...

Between writing sessions, I've been plugging along on QS Iris.

At this rate, it may be finished by the end of the month!

Then again, maybe not... because my wife and I are starting Wentzler's Day and Night today. I've wanted to stitch Night for ages and I actually started it once upon a time when I was a teenager. Got through a good chunk of the figure, but my stitching was horrible back then and I tossed the WIP when I found it a couple of years ago! Yes, it was THAT bad.

So in stashy news, I ended up buying six Wentzler patterns from including three I already have in books. Oh well, it's easier to print them that way...