Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Clash of the Holidays

It’s been a battle between Halloween and Christmas around here, and between you and me I think Christmas is winning J .
I’ve gotten a little farther on the Halloween Pony. The sky around the haunted house is finished now and I’ve added the two ghost portraits in the corners. After finishing up the top part I’ll probably begin working on the columns that are along the sides. Here’s what it’s looking like this week:

My Christmas stitching plans seem to be moving along very nicely though. I’ve decided to make little ornaments for my friends, so theoretically the pictures can be completed quickly. I started with the largest piece first though, which won’t be an ornament. This gingerbread couple is for a friend of mine who got married a few months ago and the cookies just reminded me of her and her husband J .

Have a great stitching week!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Return of the Sailor Scouts

First of all I wanted to say thank you for all the lovely comments people have been making. You are all very nice J .
Now, I finally have another update on the Sailor Scout sprites! Once again, these and many other awesome pictures were designed by Dork Stitch. I’m still having a blast with them, they are so cute and fun to stitch J . Here are the latest additions to the group, Sailors Jupiter, Uranus, and Mercury:

And here’s a group shot of everybody so far:

Not long to go now. The plan is to get the rest finished next month.
I’ve still been working on the Halloween Pony. The sky is finished now, incredibly, and I’ve started working on the sides. However I’ve been distracted at it’s finally occurred to me that if I want to make little ornaments for people for Christmas I kind of need to start now. (Actually I kind of needed to start weeks ago but that’s neither here nor there haha). Things are also going to be busier around here in general, but I’m determined to not let that interrupt my stitching too much. We’ll see how it goes J .
Have a great stitching week!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Results of the IHSW

I’m back with my update of the hermiting weekend. I was able to get plenty of stitching time in on Sunday, which I was quite pleased about. It was back to the Halloween Pony for me and I worked on the sky the whole time. Hard to believe the sky isn’t done yet, but with 4 shades of blue I really shouldn’t have been expecting miracles, haha.

I’m still enjoying working on it so far, but as it is such a large picture it remains to be seen if I will continue with it once October is over or not. We’ll see how I’m feeling when the time comes, as goodness knows I’m not lacking for other pictures to work on J .
Have a great stitching week!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Jack and Kat

Well, apparently I am in a Halloween mood so far this month. And yet instead of being good and continuing to work on the Halloween Pony I ended up working on another picture. It’s ok though, because this one was a fairly quick finish, meaning I can now return to my regularly scheduled cross-stitch J . So here’s Jack & Kat, one of the Calico Crossroads monthly cat designs:

I’m also participating in my first International Hermit and Stitch Weekend, hosted by Joyce at Random Ramblings. I’ve seen others take part in the past few months but this time I’m joining in too J . I plan to work once again on the Halloween Pony (honestly!) so on Monday I’ll have an update to show my progress. We’ll see what I get up to though, as it’s also my birthday today  J (so Happy Birthday to me!).
Have a great stitching weekend!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Of Ghosts and Time Lords

First up today I have another old WIP which I’ve decided to focus on this month- seemed appropriate considering the subject matter. It’s called Halloween Treat by Linda Gillum and it is one of a series of calendar carousel horses. However I tend to call it the Halloween Pony and that name stuck. No horse in sight yet, but this is where I’m currently at:

Next up, I have finally finished David’s entire face! He looks pretty good, even if he is just a floating head right now haha. I also think I’ve decided on the suit colors I want but I’ll still probably take a bit of a break from him. For now though, here he is:

Not much else going on here right now. I think I’ll leave off with a picture of a little fish I did though, just because I thought he was funny J .

Have a great stitching week!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Another One Bites the Dust

Yay, another long standing WIP is now done! I managed to finish Winter this week which I was a bit surprised about. The picture isn’t very big and there wasn’t much left to go but I still wasn’t sure when it would get done (what with being distracted by Halloween designs too!). However I learned that there is one good thing about having football games on all Sunday, which is that they make a nice background noise to have on but tune out so that one can then really concentrate on stitching. Ok, enough rambling though- here is the finished picture:

Now that this one is done I only have 3 old (started more than 2 years ago- eep!) pictures that I’m still working on, not counting the handful I started this year J .  Like Winter and the geisha only one is fairly small, a kit of three animal heads, with the other two being larger. Since it is now October and I am getting into the Halloween mood I’m going to try working on one of the larger pictures this month, as it is of a Halloween carousel horse so it’s perfect for the season.
Have a great stitching week!