Friday, November 30, 2007

More Filling

I did some more filling this week, all of it blue. It's actually getting pretty close to having all the cross stitches done in the garden area because of the number of specialty stitches and beads. I'm getting there. Slowly, but it's happening. Of course, tomorrow I'll be yet another month behind.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Another Golden Week

Another week where I only added gold, but now the golden seam around the quadrant is complete and it's easy to see that I've truly turned the corner on this one now. I'm pretty certain I'll get this quadrant done before Christmas. It's almost time for me to set my stitching goals for the next year. I think one of them will be to complete this.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Almost to the Edge

I feel like I made a lot of progress on the Lady this week because I almost got to the other edge of the design. True. I didn't fill in much, so I'm not -certain- it's all accurately counted, but that's what I'll be doing next.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Another Section Down

Another section done on this, and since this picture, the last sections on the ends of the cross arms are done. Next is a big woven stitch in each of the corners of the arms. It's getting there!

Another Ornament Done

I finished this one yesterday, and it's probably my last finish of the week. I got it all beaded and sewed it up. Even though every single fabric is the same as those used in the first one, it came out totally different due to the embellishing process. It counts as number eighteen on my project challenge. At this rate, I might even finish the challenge before the new year. W00t! This one's going for an exchange for Cyberstitchers. I hope whoever it ends up with likes it.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Squaring It Up

This square is going to become another ornament. I've got several of the seams done, but none of the beading. This one's not going to have a big central motif. Four more of these to go after this one!

This picture was taken Friday night, as usual. I completed the square into an ornament last night, and my husband will take a picture of the finished product tonight.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Putting My Heart Into It

The upper picture is the stitching, finished last night. The lower picture is where it was on Friday. I done good, getting yet another project done! The fabric was dyed by me and the pattern was a freebie from The Gift of Stitching magazine called "French Inspired Heart". Originally, I was going to make it into an ornament, but my husband - who's evidently desperate to frame something - told me he has some redwood already milled down that he wants to use on this. So, it's getting framed. I like that it was quick and easy to do and it let me play around yet again with variegated threads. The floss on this is one of the DMC variations. Oh, and it even counts as a project finish, bringing me to seventeen.