Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Greetings

Wow, it has been a little while. I suppose I’ll just blame it on general holiday business J. Here’s the piece I’m working on right now:


It’s a dragon ornament by Dragon Dreams that appeared in the Christmas issue of Just Cross Stitch. I’m making it for my mom, but clearly it’ll be late haha. Hopefully I can finish it up before the year is out.

I have been making some progress on my other pictures too, but I’ll save them for a year end post.

Hope everyone is having a fabulous Christmas!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sunday Night

Alright, just a quick update for tonight, but here’s what I’ve been working on lately.





Have a great stitching week!

Monday, October 28, 2013

The Black is Done!


A small milestone has been reached in that all the black stitching on the dragon is now complete! Yay!

 
Not too much to go now but I feel myself straying towards other pictures once again.  We’ll see who wins out in the end. J

Have a great stitching week!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Dragon Update

The dragon has re-emerged in recent weeks as the top stitch contender. Still working on the black but I’m getting closer to finishing up the letter ‘D’.


Have a great stitching week!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Hey, a Small Finish!



No, it’s not the Summer Lady, although she is still going along fairly well. A couple of football games do wonders for making progress :-) .



I have another update on Heather too. More black has been added, so her hair’s really starting to take shape now, haha. 


And finally my tiny finish!



I completed the next sprite on my Sailor Moon project. This is Professor Tomoe, one of my favorite villains. Alas, this designation did not seem to speed him along any, but at least he’s done now!

Have a great stitching week!

Monday, September 2, 2013

A Newfound Spark

Aside from seeming to have no time lately, things have been rather sluggish on the stitching front. While searching for some motivation for tackling my projects once again, I was able to kick start my mojo by caving to the siren call of a new picture J.


This will be the Summer Lady designed by Maria Diaz. I started her a week ago, so for the moment my enthusiasm is back in full force, haha. Let’s see if I can coax it to stay around for a while J.

Have a great stitching week!

Monday, August 19, 2013

IHSW August

Just a tiny bit of stitching this weekend! Here’s the next row on Sloth complete:


Be amazed. I sure was J. I did manage a bit on my Sailor Moon sprite too but they still aren’t done yet so no update this time.

Have a great stitching week!

Monday, August 12, 2013

A Bit of Black

Time seems to be somewhat of a limited commodity around here lately. I sure miss working on my pictures so hopefully I’ll be able to work out a routine soon. I do have a couple of updates though J.


I’ve begun to make a dent into the last page of the dragon. This time I appreciate the solid chunk of black- makes it easy to work on for short periods and still make some progress!


Here’s Heather once again too. More fun with black on her as well- I think the first ten rows of black are officially done now. I’m beginning to get the itch to start some new pictures, so we’ll see how far I get on the ones I have now before I cave!

Have a great stitching week!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Three Lights #1

Well, miracle of miracles, I finally finished the next character on my Sailor Moon piece. Here we have Yaten, the first of the Three Lights:


Overall I think he came out pretty well, even if the outline of his suit seems a bit dark to me at times. I’ve begun the next figure and this time it’s one of my favorite bad guys. We’ll see if that speeds them along any, although somehow I doubt it!

Have a great stitching week!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Steampunk Sighting

Or something. Hey, I finally remembered that I’m still participating in a QS SAL for this year. Poor Heather, I promise I haven’t really forgotten about you!


I’ve officially made it all the way across the picture now. We’ll see if I can get any farther on her or if I get wooed back to the dragon. J

Have a great stitching week!

Monday, June 10, 2013

More Dragon

It seems like I rarely post on time anymore. This needs to be remedied forthwith J. In the meantime, here’s page 3 of the dragon complete.

 
Have a great stitching week!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

IHSW May


It’s hermitting time once again!  I even managed to get some stitching in this time, ha-ha. J  Here’s where the dragon is at:

 


 
His wing is officially done now, yay!  There should be a smidgeon more black now than last time and there’s definitely more of the border.  Hopefully things will continue in this vein. J

Have a great stitching week!

 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Mythological Creatures Day

Or mostly mythological. Today I received the crocheted octopus I won in McKenna’s giveaway in March.


Octopi may not be that fantastical but I’m pretty sure the mint green ones are fairly rare J. Be sure to check out her blog, Chic Crafting, for lots of awesome posts and your own chance to win one of these adorable critters!

I also have another update on the dragon.
 
The black on the D was beginning to get to me again so I branched out a bit. Now I can see the official borders of the piece though (at least on this page, haha) so I can see what I’m working towards. He may get finished this year yet!

Have a great stitching week!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Small Updates

I thought I would report on some of my smaller projects this time. First up we have the Samurai.


All the red on the right sleeve is now complete, yay! I’ve made a start on the other side now too.

Then we have QS Heather.
 
There should be a bit more on her since I last showed her, but it’s been a little while and I can’t remember, haha! I’ve almost made it the entire width across though.

Finally I do have a finish to report, yay!
 
This is Palla Palla, one of the villains from Sailor Moon season 4. All those blues were a nice change from the pinks in the other characters that are finished J.

Have a great stitching week!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

IHSW March

Same old story going on here. First up is the Samurai.


My goal was to finish off all the red on that sleeve but that didn’t quite happen. Only a color and a half to go though J.

I made it a bit further on the Dragon, but I’m still working on the large black section.
 

Finally, here’s Sloth once again.

More blue! Only made it through 4 rows this week but I did finish off my first skein of 939, so that’s something!

Have a great stitching week!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

More Pink Updates

Back again with progress on my pink pictures. First up is Gluttony.


Slow going it seemed like but I did finish off the color I was working on. Her drapes continue to fill out and now there’s a gap for more of the neon border J.

The other gal of the week was Heather.

I’m still working on the top half of page 1 but I couldn’t resist sneaking over to page 2 to do some more … black. There is extra pink in her hair now though and her goggles have been started as well.

I also started working on the next sprite for my Sailor Moon piece, but I’m holding off on a picture for now.

Have a great stitching week!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Another Snowy Monday

Alright, another three projects to report on. If I’m not careful, I might start thinking I’m finally getting productive haha!

The Samurai is first up. He got some more work done on his sleeve with another color filled in now.

I also just started the next color, so we’re moving away from the corals and onto the reds J.

Next, the good ol’ dragon made an appearance.

Some more black on the D got filled in, and if I ever finish all the black there won’t be too much left to go on this page.

Last up is Sloth once again. More blue!

Woo hoo, I now have the first 20 rows of page 1 done! And the rows are finally starting to get shorter (only 115 stitches long now, haha) as I’ve hit part of the circular border on the other side. Slow and steady J.

Have a great stitching week!

Monday, February 25, 2013

A Pink Monday

This time it seems all the projects I have to report on had pink in them. It was a themed week and I didn’t even know it J.

First up is Gluttony once again.

Her drapes are starting to fill out a bit more, but still a ways to go J.

Next, Heather got a bit further along too.

I think some more black has been added and now three small sections of her hair are completely filled in. Woo hoo, haha!

And finally, I am very pleased to announce that Chibiusa (Rini) is done!

There she is in all her tiny glory, haha. At least I’m satisfied with her colors this time around. I’ve already drawn who the next character will be (a bad guy this time) so hopefully it really won’t be months before another figure is finished J.

Have a great stitching week!

Monday, February 18, 2013

IHSW February

Yay, another hermitting weekend has come and gone! This time QS Heather got some more attention.


A bit more black and a bit more color J. I’m officially all the way across the page and a little more than halfway down (at the extremes). We’ll see how far I can get before the next page is released!

Have a great stitching week!

Monday, February 11, 2013

February Already

Wow, time flies when you’re having fun, haha! At least I have a few different updates this time. First up is my progress on the Samurai:


I’ve finished his head, neck, and shirt and have started on his kimono.

Next I have another update on Heather.

I’ve completed the black outline in the first 10 rows and even made a small start on the colors.

Finally here’s another picture of Sloth:

It’s amazing how it doesn’t seem to look any different, but I’ve put on almost another five rows of blue since last time. Good thing I have others to switch over to! J

Have a great stitching week!

Monday, January 21, 2013

IHSW January

It’s the first hermitage weekend of the year and I’m starting off on a high note. Yes, that’s right:


Snow White is officially all done! Yay! After nearly two full skeins of yellow in her skirt and a bunch of backstitching in her basket she is finally complete J.

I worked a bit more on the samurai this weekend as well.

His head is just about all done and I’ve moved onto his outfit.

Heather’s grown a tiny bit too.

Have a great stitching week!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A New Start for the New Year

I managed to get a bit done on my first new start of 2013.  The piece is called The Samurai and this is the kit I got for Christmas.


So far just his hair is done.  Eventually he’s going to be a companion to Elegant Geisha which I finished before.

Amazingly enough I didn’t even break my resolution yet, which means since I started him…


All the cross-stitching on Snow White is DONE! Yay! Boy that sure seemed like a struggle didn’t it?  I’m happy to say that I’ve even begun the back stitching and so far it’s going swimmingly J.
I also have one more new start as I received the first page of Heather for the HAED Freebie SAL last week.
 

Not too much to see yet, but I’ve already seen pictures of those who are farther along and she’ll (eventually!) look great.  I’m stitching her on 16 ct aida in a color called Sea Lily which is greenish in real life and some indeterminate shade in the camera.  Ah well J.

Have a great stitching week.