Thursday, September 27, 2012

Celtic Christmas WIP

I have started on a new piece.  I decided to work on the Christmas pattern that I posted last time. So here's the two day progress.

I also finished something.  I got the pattern from Dorkstitch, who makes such lovely patterns (yes, missy, you may post this on your blog, along with the other Zelda pattern I made a while ago).  I used a variation color, and stitched it on 32 ct evenweave over 1!! It was fun, and I like how it turned out.  That a six inch hoop in that picture, as a size reference.

I also have a finished piece from shiori500, who I think is just dynamite.  She stitched this from one of my patterns.

Hope you enjoy!! Happy stitching!!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Busy Week....But in a Good Way

Busy week, but in a good way, of course.  First, finished pieces.  These were all done by shiori500 on deviantart.  I'm very impressed with the speed she has in finishing all these in such a short amount of time.

Alright, now for the part that was busy in a good way.  I went Joann shopping yesterday, and I got soooo much for so little, comparatively.  I also went to my local cross stitch shop and got a number of things, as well.  First, here is a picture of all the stuff together.

I got the two pieces of colored fabric, the pattern, and the beads at the cross stitch shop, while everything else I got at Joann's.  The things I'm most proud of in terms of a good deal were the huge pack of white AIDA and the scissors.  Here's a closer image of the two.

Yes, folks, that is one piece of AIDA that is 60 inches by 48 inches...for $11!!! And the scissors, which are supposedly really great, $10!! Thank Joann's for the 50% off coupons!!  Now, my between my mother and me, I got 4 patterns at the cross stitch.  Here they are.

I hope to eventually do all of them.  I don't know which one to do first, so any personal suggestions will be taken into consideration.

That is it for now.  Sorry for the picture heavy post, but it had to be done.  Until next time, Happy Stitching!!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Labor Day Weekend

The Sprite Stitch mini swap is well under way, and I am finishing things fairly quickly.  I probably would not have been able to get as much done with them if I didn't have a 4-day weekend, so thank my job for that.  I can't wait to post the pictures as they truly are wonderful and I can't wait to hear what my swappee thinks of them.

Now, I have some finished works that I can present.  These were made by other people using my patterns, and I'm quite pleased with how they turned out.  This first picture is technically three finished pieces.  celestialqueen24 of deviantart is responsible for stitching this first picture up, and, as I said before, I believe she has done a very good job of stitching them.

This second one was made by laura-burns, who is also on deviantart.  She made Hedwig.

 Now for patterns.  As before, these are cat Halloween patterns. Hope you enjoy!!

That is all for now.  Hope you have/had a pleasant Labor Day.  Happy Stitching!!