Tuesday, August 28, 2018

A Tree

I am done with the big motif on the second bell.  

New Book

I've been admiring mandalas lately, so I hope to get to make some soon.


I am still iffy about this, and will decided next week if I'm doing September when it comes out.  August's phoenixes look pretty good, at least.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Lakeside Fabrics August

I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this pink-purple thing.  It's not a color I usually stitch on.  Will give it time until the perfect project comes along.

Half A Cup

Much more done on the borders, and the cup looks like a cup now.  Easy stitch so far.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Lady Of The Flag Again

I have the consitution fabric and all the materials now.  Lady will be started again later this week.  Andreas is very eager to have a second version.

Curving Down

I am actually beginning to go through colors that have no more stitches in the piece.  I guess that means I'm getting much closer to being done!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Ipsy June

More ipsy make up.  This time it's June's bag, and I'm pretty much caught up on posting these.  

Toning It Down

The brown is toning down the pop art aspect of this a bit.  I don't know that it will get much better, though.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Ipsy July

Some concealer and essential oil and more shampoo.  Time to go out and use them!

Time For A New Color

I have started a third color! That means I'm making some pretty good progress.  Sky's done, or almost.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

May Ipsy

I am so far behind on posting ipsy bags.  This one's May's.  I've used everything except the eye shadow. 

One Skull

Yay, I have a skull done! There's something about getting individual motifs completed that makes it seem like true progress.

Part Six Crossed

I have all the cross stitches done for part six!  This is coming along fairly quickly.  Since part seven is all specialty stitches in areas that are already enclosed, I'll be proceeding straight to part eight.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Red And Blue

All I seem to stitch on this is red and blue.  This time I got to do both colors.  The middle, and halfway done, is in sight.

Second Bell

the first bell is done and the second bell has a healthy start on it.  I doubt this will be done for Christmas, but it might be done for the one following.

June Ipsy

I am keeping this pouch; it fits my lifestyle in the foreign service.  The products aren't bad, either!

Monday, August 20, 2018


August is getting close to finished in this photo.  It was taken just over a week ago, and I'm done now. Earth Dragon is back to being my daily project for the moment.

Fab Extras

I bought a couple of extras from FabFitFun, including a grab bag.  I think I'm going to make the tassels this weekend.

Top's Done

I'm finally done with the top row of motifs.  There's a lot left to go, but it's a good start.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Summer Stuff

This Glossybox was full of summery hair stuff, so I'll use it.  The shampoo and such will go with me on a trip in a few weeks.

Tired Of Partials

It doesn't much look like it, but this area is full of partial stitches.  I am -so- tired of them!  At least, once I'm done with this area,there will be no more partials.  So looking forward to that.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

On The Green

I am getting more green filling done, and most of the outline of these two lobes is done.  Definite progress.

Fiberlicious Stash

I have plans for the fabric and the matching thread.  It's going to become whitework.  Other than that, no plans yet.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Bits Of Sticks

The border is coming along; the left even has some twigs now.  It's getting there, slowly.

A Good Start

I've got a good start on August now.  It's phoenixes.  Looks like I'll be done stitching in another few days.

It's Been A While

... since I bought fabric.  So when I gave in and bought some, it was quite a bit.  But, chemistry and space and Dr. Who!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Half A Crown

The bird now has half its crown!

Second Corner

The second corner is just about done, and the cup is taking more shape.

Ulpiana - Baptistry And Cathedral

This area of the site is only two buildings - a cathedral and a baptistry.  The cathedral is about as big as the whole necropolis.

Monday, August 13, 2018

More Pop Art

As I get more of the brick stitches done, it looks more and more pop art like again.

Ulpiana Church

This area is the church and temple.  Still some very good views and a very good reconstruction of the layout.