Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Medieval and Roses

The round robin is coming along - one of the roses is nearly complete. I think it'll look good with the others when it's done. Now to get it done in the next couple of weeks ... On the Medieval Mandala, I got the insides of the fences backstitched this week and two of the four outlined in black. Since this picture was taken on Thursday, I completed Part 4 (yay!) and started Part 5. Part 5's going to take a while - the four corners of the area are all filled in with a lot of blue and gold. It'll be pretty, though. I'm just really happy to be done with Part 4.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Midi and Mini Chatelaines

The mini is still coming along. As you can see, I've been doing a lot of Rhodes stitches and backstitching on it. Pretty much half the backstitching is done, and there are fewer than that Rhodes stitches to do. Once both of those are done, I'm going to take a day and do the beading on it. Then it'll be done. On the Midi, you can see that I've managed to start another color than the arches! I'm so happy to finally have those done. Since they are the biggest part of Part 2, maybe I will have it done in the next couple of months. I am soooo slow at these things. Maybe one day I'll have more time.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Goldwork Leaf Done

I completed Part A of the Silk and Metal GCC this last week. I think it looks pretty good. Now to do the other leaf that swoops downward next to it the same way. I still like the way goldwork goes fairly quickly. It's also good my husband has figured out how to make a temporary stand for me. I use two of his quick release clamps and clamp it to the table. Works really well.

The Photography and Stitching Hazard

My husband was, as usual, taking my pictures on Thursday night when what happened? A cat jumped on his nice white sheet. If you see black hairs on my stitching, this is the culprit. Her name is Missy and she and her brother Tux are our foster kitties for the next couple of years. Very sweet, if pushy, cats.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

My First Kissing Pillow Stitched

This is the kissing pillow I stitched this last week. It took about an hour and a half, and so makes a good little break project. I'm going to wait to make it into a pillow until I have a few more, either stitched by me or sent to me, and then make them all at once. This counts as number six on my ten project challenge, but I'm only going to count one of these instead of one each week.

Victorian Garden Getting There

I think I can get Part 1 done this week. As you see, I made some progress there and put a second color on Part 2. I still really like the look of this, at least, and am definitely not getting bored.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Victorian Garden Coming Along

I'm almost done with the center medallion, finally, and since some of the colors were same in Part 2 and I had extra in my needle after finishing off the colors in Part 1, I started it. That's what the line going off from the medallion is. Hopefully, I'll be able to get the center part done next week. This weekend, though, I'll be going off to visit a friend. Who knows how much stitching I'll actually do? On the other hand, I'll be able to when I get back! New pictures will be taken tonight as I'll be leaving tomorrow afternoon.