Saturday, August 1, 2015

Blog Move

After thinking about it for quite a while, I made the decision to move my blog over to Tumblr. Blogger just isn't doing it for me, and a lot of the time I feel like I am going to a corner of the internet like I was bad. Will I still visit those I follow here, of course!

So from now on I will be posting HERE.

Hope to see you there ^_^

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Stitch Along Week 2

That little goldish bit, that's it for week two. I believe week three is small as well but with two colors, if I remember correctly :)
Stared a new cross stitch. I wanted to cry last night when I realized I messed up BIG and had to frog out A LOT of stitching. I made a point of undoing all the mistake before going to bed because I knew if I left it, I wouldn't go back to it, I was so disgusted with myself. It's all good now so continue I shall!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Furry Friends Finished

Haha! I have conquered the back stitching! I even learned how to do a proper french knot! Now I better not see anymore of this for the rest of the year :D

You know, I had wanted to do several things today, but I got derailed, by thread. Wal-mart had these large kits on clearance for a third of their original price. So I grab the two left thinking hell yes that is a lot of fabric and thread I can salvage and just toss the stupid pattern. This is what the package looks like before you open it:

Okay, no big deal, the thread looks jumbled but maybe they are separated by a thread card in there somewhere.


It really was a giant rolled up, tangled wad of thread. It took me three freaking hours to separate the colors and then looking at them and the list for the chart I had no idea who was what color because some of them were to close together. Honestly, I hope no one picked one of these kits up who was a beginner and totally lost interest in the craft because of this crap. That would make me really sad because it wouldn't have been hard for the makers of the kit to organize the thread before cramming it in the package.

So after dinner maybe I can at least start on a new project, just have to decide which wants my attention more; drawing or another cross stitch :)

Monday, July 27, 2015

Butterfly Done

I had till the end of October to finish this but I was determined to get it done. When it comes to deadlines I guess I just like to get it done and out of the way.

I started the back stitch on the cat and duckling but got as far as the cats head and most of the duck before needing to put it down. I get frustrated when I do some of it and I can't see it so why the hell do they have it there?! But I will probably pick it up and finish sometime this week, faithfully doing every stitch they show and calling them jackasses the whole time :D

Friday, July 24, 2015

Stitch Along Week One Finished

I only worked one day this week so I plugged away at this and nothing else. It is a little over 1100 stitches and really wasn't meant to be finished in a week as the next week is a "catch up week" with very few stitches for the next color. It is a surprise what it is going to be, so I keep trying to figure it out but I have no idea with so little in.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Teacup Progress And Something New

I plugged away at this, this past weekend. Even my husband was shocked how much I did.
Started another pieces as well. This is for a Stitch Along and this week is week one. I am now breaking my own rule and have FOUR projects going on at once. Insert cheesy saying about rules here :D

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Now For The Back Stitching

This is one of those pieces that I will admit the back stitching is necessary. That doesn't mean I have to like it. Some of it won't be so bad, it's just when I get the faces that it gets harder. I will try very hard this time not to get sloppy or impatient, make it good practice for later since this one is going on my wall.