Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Flu is Good for Some Things

I ended up getting the flu on Thursday. A really nasty, nasty bug. Had to stay home from work and everything. That did, however, mean I had more time for stitchy goodness. I worked on College of Magical Knowledge for a bit but was so sick that my mom actually ended up taking care of me so I had to put that away so she wouldn't see it and worked on Mario for a bit. Made some good progress on both.

Mario so far:

43,023 stitches or 35.85% complete.

And here's College of Magical Knowledge:

Not as much progress as I'd hoped, but not too bad so far. So much confetti, though...

I have decided to restart Dark Queen. I realized I wasn't enjoying stitching her since I was doing it 2 over 1 and it made it so difficult to get any stitches in. So she'll be restarted and hopefully that will get her a little better progress.

Thanks for reading and happy stitching!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

New Start

Honestly, someone needs to block my HAED account. I keep buying patterns. This is a piece I'm working on as a Christmas gift. Hopefully I will have it done by Christmas but we'll see.

James Christensen's "College of Magical Knowledge" (Heaven and Earth Designs)

Unfortunately the piece is basically completely composed of confetti stitching, which is slightly infuriating. But I will persevere!

Stitched on 25-count Evenweave, 1 over 1.
Currently 7,840 stitches or 5.19% complete.

Upon leaving my friend's place Saturday night I noticed a new addition to her wall:

I couldn't be prouder.

On another note I added an option to comment without an account. For anyone reading this...

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Progress So Far

The title may be "Cross Stitch and Other Musings" but I expect this to be more cross stitch and less other musings. This is mostly for those who, like me, are quite nerdy and enjoy watching the progression of cross stitch projects.

Jessica Galbreth's "Dark Queen" (Heaven and Earth Designs)

Stitched on 25-count Lugana, 2 over 1.
Currently 11,990 stitches or 5.12% complete

Super Mario Brothers cross stitch, pattern generated by darklilac

Stitched on 22-count Aida, 2 over 1.
Currently 40,600 stitches or 33.83% complete.