Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Rochelle QS

Week 2 - Page 1
I am enjoying stitching this.  It has been a bit of a challenge as I chose a piece of Opalescent that I had - 28 count.  It is woven a little like hardanger and I had great difficulty stitching as I kept splitting the threads.  I have decided that I will have to stitch this one without glasses - this means that I have to be a lot closer to my work but I am getting used to it and I have my chart pretty close too.

It also uses Glow in the dark thread for the moon and stars and I love it when I switch off the light and see them twinkling.  I will try and see if I can get a picture of it in the dark.

I have also kitted up Terra Fairy for the 2011 HAED SAL.  I love the greens in this.  I suppose I should be sick of stitching with green after Leaf but green is such a soothing colour to work with.

I have also kitted up Please My Wings Take Me Away (PMWTMA)  Kim and I plan to stitching this in the New Year.  We have both chosen 2 different red fabrics.  We also had the background removed.  My red is a real hot red.  I can't wait to see how this turns out.  It calls for 032 bf but I am going to do the body parts that call for 032 in 3685 and keep the sparklies for the wings.

I would also take this opportunity to wish every one a very Merry Christmas and hope that your day is full of fun and laughter with family and friends.

Annette B

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A couple of finishes

I have posted on my other Blog why I have been missing in action.

I have been stitching and despite not stitching for nearly 2/3 months I have had some finishes.  The first one finished was my model stitch - I fell and hurt my wrist badly but was able to finish it off. This is called Dragon Fly-ing artwork House Mouse.  I stitched it on a 32 ct - never again would I stitch over 1 on 32.  He is so cute and was lots of fun to stitch.  He got framed and went off to Paris for an exibition so he is a well travelled little mouse.

The next one was another model stitch called Dandelion Dreams - artwork CCKuik.  I love stitching up her artwork.  They turn out so beautifully.  While I was about 1/3 of the way through I injured my shoulder quite badly - the pain was excruitating and they had me on a cocktail of drugs that did nothing to relieve the pain.  I was just glad to get her finished by October.

 It was great to be able to get back into stitching without pain.  I do still get the odd ache in it though.  I finished off Crabby Crush.  She is so pretty and the colours are sooo vibrant. I found out too that they have Red Crabs at Christmas Island so this is NOT a dead Crab..........LOL
Then this is the piece I have been looking forward to finishing now.  I actually started her in 2005.  The hardest part was stitching all the light colours at the bottom of the chart.  But she is finally finished 827 hrs later.  DH didn't want to know just how long she took.  Now to save up and get her framed.  I have the perfect spot for her.

What is next of the scroll rods you ask.   Again I have decided to change the way I stitch.  I have 2 HAED's on the go QS Rochelle another one by Hannah Lynn and I am working on an OOP chart called A New Day Has Come - artwork Jody Bergsma.  Will show pictures next week.

I am using the Random Researcher and putting in the number of pages to stitch and then hit the choose button and whatever number it spits out - I stitch up to that page. For example with Rochelle I am only stitching 1 page and then A New Day I am stitching on two pages and so on and so on.  Can't you tell I hate making decisions.

Till next time.

Annette B