Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Five Pages Completed

Five pages completed. 5 of 35.
I'm still trying to keep up the pace of a page every 7 days, and amazingly I'm doing better than that. It's not going to last - 35 pages sure seems like a lot of pages.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Four Pages Completed

Four Pages Completed. 4 of 35.
It was the first time that I've stitched in a complete length of thread, and then realized it was the wrong color, so I slowly backed out the thread, stitch by stitch. But then I had to wonder if it was just the last thread or the thread before that one also. Then you start to wonder how many times it happened that you didn't realize that it has happened. All those fussy little shadow lines are going to have me gritting my teeth by the end, but so far, it's just stitching as usual.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Three Pages Completed

Three pages completed. 3 of 35 pages.
The next page has the little guy walking up the stairs, and is the middle page of the bottom row.
It's easy to see all the fussy shading / shadow lines in the stitching now.
I was trying to stitch a page in 7 days, and I've finished 3 pages in 20 days, but I know I can't keep up this pace.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Two Pages Completed

Two pages completed. 2 of 35. It's going to take a while.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

One Page Done

Got the first page done. The bottom right corner. And I realize that all of the walls have shading, which you can see just a little of on the wall next to the plant. The good news is that the pattern only uses 8 shade of floss. 34 more pages, and I'll be finished.... lol...

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Something Different

Here are my new starts for the new year.
It's going really slowly so far.

The one on top is the new Blackbird Designs - Christmas Garden sampler pattern.
But I'm changing it, or going to try to change it, leaving off the words at the bottom, changing the colors of the floss. I'm hoping for a sampler that is just not so 'Christmas'. If I'm really wrong, I can always just stitch it again.

The one on the bottom is Eschers - Relativity. 35 pages. Something that I have to stitch exactly by the pattern, and I can't make changes as I'm stitching. The other ones have been about 15 pages, so this is a much bigger challenge for me.

I'm sure that the bottom one doesn't look the same as the last photo. It is the same piece of material as I was stitching the FEET on. Yep, cut off the edge that I had started that pattern, moved a few of the cross hatch threads, and I was ready to re-start stitching a completely different pattern. I didn't feel a bit guilty cutting it off, or throwing it away. I still like the design, but I'm not stitching it. EVER.

It was wonderful to read your comments about what your version of stitching feet was.
I'm sure that stitching fur would be bad. Then I had to laugh when I considered stitching furry feet....
I also have projects that I've started and had lots of years pass by without another stitch. Some of mine just need a few more stitches or back stitching, and every year I just ignore them for another year.