Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Yes, I know, not cross stitch related . . .

Yes, I know this isn't actually cross stitch related. (Though . . . kinda, since I could then watch while I stitch . . . ) But anyway. Look what I found tonight at the library when I went for Yack & Yarn . . . not just disc 3 & 4 like there had been but also disc 1 & 2! And they're not due back until September 3rd - well ok as long as they're back before the library opens the next day. I think I know what my Labor Day plans are . . . lol

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Short update

Ok so I'm not great at updating my blog, but hey here's an update! I had started this one - HAED's Expecting (artist Marjolean Gulinski, I think it how it's spelled). I started this on 6/9/13. I haven't worked on her much, but so far, so good. I'm stitching her on 25 ct light blue lugana (yes, the same fabric as The Moon), with 2 strands for full crosses. I suppose I need to hurry up and stitch everything I want to on 25 over 1 before I can't see the darn stuff anymore. I like the itty-bitty, teeny-tiny stitches, but they're hard to see sometimes. Anyway, this seems to be a tad easier, well at least today, than the Tannith one is. Maybe the light blue helps, I dunno. The nice thing about this particular pattern is there is only 8 colors, one of which is #4 braid in 0032. So like 17 skeins of floss and 2 spools of #4 braid. So that's nice, price-wise. And also, the background is not stitched, so some of the pages are all done! hahaha I decided to only print out the row of pages I'm on and decided, for a change, to start at the top and work my way down. So out of pages 1 - 5, I only have page 2 & 3 to stitch of this first/top row. And page 2 doesn't have much to be stitched, just a bit in the corner. I think she might go a bit faster had I picked a larger count fabric to use, but I do like the color. And she'll be big enough on 25 over 1. So here's the latest update and also what she will eventually look like.