Monday, July 18, 2016

Romeo Romeo

Finally finished Wherefore Art Thou by Nora Corbett. The picture does not show the fabric very well. I'll try for a better one in the daylight later. The challenge on this was attaching the very large bead. I strung them as called by in the chart then ran the needle back up through the beads and fastened on the back. I think it came out alright. She is stitched on Pollywog Princess from Hand Dyed by Stephanie using the listed specialty threads.


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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Summer is here

Well it was a hot humid 93 degrees yesterday and right now it's 90. It should not be this hot before noontime! So what to do when it's this hot? Stay in the AC and stitch.

I finally finished part 2 of Wherefore Art Thou and started the last part. Here is my pic of the completed part 2.

I'm using the called for overdyed threads. I put her down for about a month so I could finish the HAED challenge and also because I needed more of the WDW. This is what has pissed me off about this pattern. It is so off on the number of skeins needed. I was so put out that I just put her aside for a bit, but now I'm back on her and hopefully I can finish her in a few more weeks.

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Page 15

Finished page 15 of The Astronomer. I tried the cross country stitching method for the HAED Challenge #2 to finish this page and I really like it. I'm going to keep using that method for these BAPs.


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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

I'm so slow

My friend March sent this to me a couple weeks ago and I am just now posting a picture of it. She made me this adorable table runner. She took up quilting after she retired. I think she does a great job.



I  have been stitching. I put the Wherefore Art Thou down because I needed more of the specialty threads than the pattern calls for. I don't know who did their charting but they really missed it big time. So I decided to pick up my HAED Fantasies of the Sea and do the FB Challenge#2. This challenge is to do a page by stitching cross country. That means doing all of one color, then doing the next color and so on.

I'm actually enjoying it. I think it might be a faster method of stitching.

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Saturday, March 12, 2016

New Stitching Toy

So I belong to a Facebook group about cross stitch stands. There is a lot of talk about the Millennium scroll frame made in England and the Quantum scroll frame made in I believe Estonia. They are both really nice but pretty pricey and the Millennium takes like 6 months or more to come in. The Quantum is a little faster than that. Also on the site Judy Odell of Just a Thought has developed her own stand and scroll frame. Right now the introductory price is $45.00 and you get two size bars. The small set you can put a 16 inch piece of fabric and the larger you can put a 26 inch wide piece on. The key for all of these frames is the way you tighten them. It's a type of bolt on the side. This makes the frame tighten the fabric really well. I mean boy howdy it is tight. The JAT is not as fancy as the others but I like it so far. It also came in in 5 days after payment.


I have it balanced on the Q-snap attachment on my Needlework System 4 stand. It's working for me right now and it is just so tight I love it.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Wherefore update

So I am almost done with part one. Just an FYI for anyone stitching this with the specialty threads, you will need 2 skeins of the WDW 1318 Concord. I am also almost out of WDW 2336 Ultraviolet. With 2 more parts to stitch I'm sure I'll need 2 of it too.


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Sunday, February 21, 2016

New Start

Look what I got yesterday. It's part one of Nora Corbett's Wherefore Art Thou? mystery.


 I started it in the afternoon after I picked out fabric to use. The threads were purchased at a sale at In Stitches last month. I'm using the WDW, CC, & GA threads.  Waiting for a couple to come in and the special Nina's Thread. I am stitching on Pollywog Princess from Hand Dyed by Stephanie.


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