Thursday, December 06, 2007

Filling in Some Blanks

I've been working with colors of brown for the dress, filling in lots of blank areas between the pole and the edge. I want to fill in a few more blanks before moving on to the actual edge so I can make sure it's all lined up properly.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Homing in on the Hills

Because I've been doing so much on the Christmas stuff, this has slowed down quite a bit. I got another hill done, and since this picture was taken on Friday, most of the hill below it done too. The light green hill is DMC 368 in reverse scotch stitch. I think it gives a bit more diagonal flow than is expected of what is basically a square stitch. I like the bumpy texture, too. Only five more hills to go.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Another Ornament Start

This heart is a freebie I found on a Belgian embroidery site. It's heart shaped, a little large for an ornament, and very airy. I won't have it done this week, I think, but possibly next. Because there's so much empty space, it goes quickly. Oh, and I'm reversing the colors. On the original, the outer area is red and the saying is green. I just thought it would look better reversed. The green I'm using is NN 133, which I had in my stash. I encourage y'all to look at this site- there are numerous free charts that are lovely.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Out to the Edges

I have the cross ends all the way out to the outer border, so you can see pretty much how large this will be. Since this picture, I've worked on the large waffle stitches and if I get back to it this week, they'll be finished. One day I'll just learn to finish projects serially and not have so many going at the same time! I like how this is looking and hope to finish it soon. Ya, ya, I can hear you all doubting already.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Another Week, Another Block

I've started my third crazy quilt ornament block this week. This one I'm going to use couching on, something I didn't use on the first two. I'm trying to do something different with each of them. Hopefully this one will get done by the end of the week. That's my goal.

A Commitment for Next Year

Here it is December's beginning and I'm already committing to things for next year. Woe is me! I always overcommit. I've already signed up for the Celtic Mystery from Chatelaine Designs, will be leading a group for EGA's 17th Century Sampler for my local chapter, and I talked myself into Sharon B's "Take It Further" challenge. And that's on top of what I've already got started. I'm determined to get a lot done next year. I did get quite a bit accomplished this year, even if day to day it doesn't look like much. What are you thinking about doing next year with your stitching?

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Another Round Robin Started

I'm back to my more regular round robin now and trying to play catch up. This is a calendar round robin; mine was Lizzie Kate. This person chose Margaret Sherry's zodiac. It seems to be made up all of cats. There was a hold for Libra with everything around it done, so I decided to do that one. I want to mail it out by Friday, so I'll be working on it quite a bit this week.