Sunday, October 05, 2008

Tiny Progress

Last week the picture was taken while I was in the middle of this in my rotation. That's why it's here again - I finished off what I did. The M is almost halfway done, and I'll be working on it again tomorrow.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Squaring Off

I'm almost done, finally, with the cross stitching on parts two and three. It's taken me long enough! The group is closed and I'm still on part three. I am sooooo slow. I've even been working on it pretty steadily all this time. Oh well, it'll keep me going for years, right?

Friday, October 03, 2008

Flower Finished

I finished the big flower in the middle of the band this week. It's pretty much the whole length of the band. There are some vines and smaller flowers to each side that I've started. Blackwork takes a lot longer than people think. After all, it's only double running stitch, right?

Part 13 Done

This is the longest I have ever kept up with a stitchalong. With thirteen of twenty parts done, I may even keep with it the whole way. I still like my color choices and think it'll turn out well when done. Got part fourteen this week and have started stitching it.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Half Crossed

This week I started her face. At first, I took her suggestion and did cross stitches over one. They looked too bulky, though, so I ripped them out and did continental stitch. I think it looks a lot better. The over one part went much more quickly than I thought it would. Only one more color and her head is done but for backstitching.

Whiter and Darker

I thought I was a bit closer to being done with the flag than I was last week. I got quite a bit more white on it and some more of the darker reds. Still quite a bit more to go, but at least every week I see progress.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Christmas Start

Last year I did a Joyeux Noel freebie from Carinne's site. My husband really liked it, so when we were looking for a not too big project for a colleague of his, i went back to it and am making another one. This time I'm doing it on white hardanger fabric using Vikki Clayton's Dragon Hoard color in a premium size. I really like the way the color is turning out, and it looks Christmasy to me. This one is going a lot faster than the one I did last year, too.