Tuesday, January 24, 2012

IHSW--January Edition--Before and After

International Hermit and Stitch Weekend:

I did not get a lot of stitching time this weekend, a sick child tends to take up a lot of time. I put about 200 stitches in last night. Sorry the picture's a bit dark--it's dark and snowy here today.

Homeiswherethemagicis(mini) 19dec11

homeiswherethemagicis(mini) 24jan12

I was going to restart QS Lovers over the weekend but I just don't feel like it yet. Maybe in February.

Happy Stitching!

Monday, January 16, 2012

It was going so well. . .

BUT, clearly something has gone wrong. I finished the first page of QS Lovers and there is a glaring problem. Can you spot it? Does it look like this chick has a screaming case of rosacea or has possibly been slapped hard in the face?

Qslvrs 16jan12-completed page

I have done a million things to try and figure out what went wrong with her face--bought new floss, took everything to the cross stitch shop to have another pair of eyes look at it, posted it on the HAED BB--all my floss is the correct color and the only thing that makes sense right now, if it is not a charting error, is that I did something wrong. I think I have pinpointed it to a specific color(DMC 224). There is NO WAY I am frogging over 1 stitches on 28 count SOOOOOO that means I get to restitch the ENTIRE page all 7,840 stitches. Right now I am too angry to redo it and therefore I will be letting it set until February.

Onto other things for a couple of weeks.

Monday, January 09, 2012

WIPocalypse 2012--January Edition

I have been focusing on my #10 piece on the WIP list. It was a new start on January 1. I am loving the big blocks of color at the top, I credit that for my progress so far--who knew you could get so far when the confetti monster isn't around ;)

Qslvrs 9jan12
Fabric: 28 count, antique white evenweave
Stitched: 2 over 1, tent

If I can keep at the pace I'm going on this one, I should finish this page by Thursday which will let me move on to other things on my list :) I actually I have two deadline knitting pieces I need to work on so that's why I'm pushing so hard with this one now--I really want to be able to finish this SAL piece by the end of the year.

The current WIP/UFO list:

1. Ink Circles The Bramble and the Rose
2. Ink Circles Blackstone Fantasy Garden
3. HAED QS Swimming with Dolphins
4. HAED I Love Thee
5. HAED Eternal Promise
6. HAED Storykeeper
8. HAED Misty Weniera
9. HAED Mini Home is Where the Magic Is

10. HAED QS Lovers (BB SAL)

Speedy stitching, everyone!