Sunday, October 11, 2015

Skeleton Crew WIP and Some Small Finishes

Well, life has greatly improved for me. My ex is completely behind me, I got hired on full-time, and I have someone new in my life.  So those are the major pluses.

Well, I have a bunch of small finishes and Sprite Stitch Swap gifts to show off.  First, I'll start with the swap.  This year, I made some Portal themed items that was well received.  I think you'll see why. As for the received gift, it definitely made my day when the package came.  I received several Harry Potter themed goodies that I'm afraid to really try, a Sailor Moon themed scarf, a Navi amigurami, a Pokemon themed thread catcher (which I use for my tv remotes), and a jar with the Skyrim logo and popular phrase "Fus Ro Dah."

For a Sprite Stitch Challenge, I painted something.  I got an appreciation badge for it...otherwise, no votes.  I didn't even vote for it, lol.  The theme was...something about homes. Anyway, I painted Hyrule Castle. I tried to make it look like the Ocarina of Time version.

I also made some small pieces for some of my coworkers. Really small pieces, like 4 inches. Nothing too fancy, but they liked them.

And last but not least, I have a Skeleton Crew WIP to show off.  It's coming along nicely.  I don't have as much time to stitch as I'd like to, but I do what I do what I can.

No patterns today.  I figured this post was too picture heavy without adding patterns to it, too.  Hope you enjoyed, and Happy Stitching!!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

I am Back...Mostly. New WIP and a Finish

So it's been a minute since I posted anything.  My big "life decision" was leaving my emotionally abusive boyfriend and moving back in with my parents.  It's not something I took lightly and I'm still recovering, in a way, but I am happier now than I was when I was with him.  Along with leaving him, I was a bridesmaid in my BFF's wedding, looking for a job, and just trying to adjust to living without him and back with my parents.  I am now working 3rd shift at a factory and my days and nights are all confuddled, but I'm doing well with it.  My parents...well, it hasn't been a particularly easy transition on that front.  Parents insist on their point of view and rules, and I want my independence, so that's been difficult to deal with.  Doesn't help that I lost my car a couple weeks ago and now have to depend on their vehicles to get anywhere.  There was a really bad storm in the area and my job told us to go home, and I managed to stall my car in a bit of high water on the way home.  I'm fine from that, no injuries, but the insurance company decided that it wasn't fit for me to drive anymore, so there's that.  They paid off the rest of the loan and I'll still get some money to pay off debts accrued this past year and get another vehicle, so that's a blessing in a disguise.

Stitching wise, I went through a slight lull, but have been back at it.  I in the mini swap for Sprite Stitch this year, but I haven't manged to think of ANYTHING for it, and I'm getting worried that I'll never have the motivation to actually do it since I can't relate to anything this person likes.  I have manged to finish something I started back before I moved.  Small piece that my mother picked out.  Very simple; one color.

I was thinking of framing it and giving it to her for her birthday later this month.  See how it goes.  I have another finish, that I sort of forgot about.  I made a small wedding sampler for my BFF, but I forgot to bring it with me to the wedding, so I now have time to do something creative with it...don't know what, but something.

I started work on a new piece about a month or so ago.  I am stitching Skeleton Crew from The Cricket Collection.  I am enjoying stitching this piece and find it to be quite fun.  Nothing too complicated and I really like the color scheme.  It forces me to stitch using multiple colors in progress at a time as it doesn't really work with skipping around, so that's a new experience for me.  Here's what I have.

Not bad for a month of work while working 3rd shift, lol.  Irony, in a way.  Working on ghosts and creepy crawlies while working the "graveyard" shift.  Ha!

Now for patterns.  Feeling thoughtful tonight, so I bring you some "thoughtful" patterns.

That's it for now.  I'll try to post more when I can.  Internet here is pretty shady, so it won't be as often as I would like.  Happy Stitching!!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Finished The Night

I just put the finishing touches on The Night piece I've been diligently working on for the past year, and I am very happy with how it came out.  The bead work was surprising easy, and the outlying stitches drove me bonkers, but she is done and I couldn't be more proud of myself.

Woo!! Like I said, I'm really happy with how well this turned out, even with the color differences of the bottom couple of inches.


That's it for this post. I'm probably not going to be posting for a little while. I recently made a life decision that will keep me from probably doing anything for a while.  Will give more details in next post, however far into the future that may be. I'm nervous and feel like I'm going to regret it in some way, but I know it has to be done in order to be happy.  In the meantime, Happy Stitching!!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Closer to Being Done...The Night WIP

Yet another The Night WIP.  It is really coming along and my hands are hurting trying to finish these bottom few inches.  However, since I now have no job, I have the time to finish it in a somewhat timely matter.  It sucks not having a job, but the fiance had the better paying job and we only have the one car, so that's how that went.  Anyway, my progress on this piece is coming along nicely.

I'm not overly crazy about the fact that the color of the bottom two inches of the dress don't quite match the top part, but I think it might be because of the time difference between stitching the top and bottom....that or the dye lots aren't quite the same, which is even more aggravating to think about.

Now for patterns.

I know I've done some doubles, so I apologize for that.  It's hard to keep track of them all after a while.  Anyway, Happy Easter and Happy Stitching!!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Yet Another The Night WIP

The majority of the main page of The Night pattern is complete.  I have the orb, the lettering, the backstitching, and the beading yet to do, but that stuff will be done in it's own time.

I'm really excited to be working on the bottom couple inches of this piece and I'm looking forward to seeing this done.  It will definitely be quite a beauty to behold when it's done.

Now for patterns.

That's all for today.  Happy Stitching!!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

So Close, and Yet So Far Away!

Another The Night update today. I have one more major color left for this side of the pattern, and then it's down to the homestretch of the stitching portion, which is the bottom 2-3 inches.  This piece is starting to take on some real shape and I can't wait to get these last things done with.  Now for the update:

As you can see, she's just about done. There are some random spots that need to be stitched still, but I'll try to get to them when I start the back of the pattern.

Now for patterns.

That is all for now.  Life is still pretty busy, but things are looking up.  Happy Stitching!!