Friday, November 11, 2011

Stitchy Update!

That's right! Here's a stitchy update! Before that, I wanted to thank all of you for your kind comments. They mean a lot to me and made me feel loads better.

I've been sick and in bed all week, which as we all know means more time for stitching. I have to admit, my butt hurts from lying in bed and my eyes are going wonky on me from 22, 25 and 32 count. YIKES! Also, I'm still learning how to use my new camera and fiddling with the settings, but here goes!

I got tired of Riding the Wave and worked on Mario for the first time in a really long time. So here's the progress on that.

Before (old camera):


After (new camera):


Mario - darklilac.com self made chart
Stitching on 22 count white Aida
2 threads over 1 with DMC

I also worked a bunch on my Chatelaine freebie. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way it's looking and stitching on it. It's just so much fun! And it's all sparkly and pretty. Squee!

Before:


After:


Chatelaine Designs freebie - Kathy's Violets
Stitching on 32 count Hardanger
1 thread over 2 with DMC, Kreinik and Mill Hill beads

That's my first time beading! Just have to finish the little violets, the leaves inside, and some more gold and beads.

Finally, since I've been sick I've been working on College while my parents have been at work, and I've gotten quite a bit done! I'm thinking page finish by end of November? Maybe? I'm on a time crunch on this (Christmas of next year) so hopefully I can make it.

Before:


After:


College of Magical Knowledge by James Christensen from Heaven and Earth Designs
Stitching on 25 count antique white Evenweave
1 thread over 1 with DMC


Holy crap look at that confetti! Yeesh!

I've been manically wanting to do new starts on Dark Queen, Mystic Mermaid, Blue Invariance and Peacock and Doves in a Garden. I've been keeping myself from doing it but I'm so excited to do those right now. Excited to do all my projects, though. And I have a feeling that my stash is going to grow this Christmas. EEP! 

Gonna go work on Middle Earth for a bit since Boyfriend is on his way over to take care of his sick and sniffly girlfriend. Happy stitching, all, and thanks again for your support. HUGS!

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9 comments:

XXXStitching (Emma) said...

glad you've got your stitchy vibes back!! Progress looks great those are some ambious designs you've got on the go!! Hope the sniffles subside soon I'm battling them myself now oh tis the season and don't get to slop in bed anymore with my baby to entertain still hugs Emma

Diane (di) said...

Woo hoo Ewa! You've got your stitching mojo back. Mario, your Chatelaine and College look wonderful. Glad you are feeling a little bit better, too. :)

Heli said...

That's a lot of stitching! Wonderful to hear that you're enjoying it again. :) Good luck with that College page, it really looks like a whole lot of confetti! Looking forward to progress pics at the end of the month. :)

Have a lovely weekend, lots of hugs and get-well-wishes!

sharine said...

Great updates! Hope your feeling better soonxxx

Melissa said...

Great job with all the stitching and I hope you feel better soon! The Chatelaine freebie looks pretty-I like the purple colors in it :)

Cross Stitch Queen said...

Your stitching looks great! Glad that you are feeling a bit better.

CSQ
betweenthestitches.blogspot.com

Mangogirl said...

You've been really busy. Your stitching is looking gorgeous.

Rhona said...

Looks like you have been really busy! Great stitching. Hope you are feeling better.

Joysze said...

Whaoh, girlie, you got a LOT done. :D They look awesome!! Now, the trick is to do all that stitching and not be sick, you poor dear. :(