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. :)

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. :)