Saturday, October 27, 2012


Yes there are frogs in this post but not the type that most stitchers fear.  About a year ago a friend, who we shall call Pirate Pete, asked me if I could stitch something for his wife.  He said her two favorite things were tree frogs and coca cola.  Over the summer I finally got around to drawing up a design and decided to try my hand at embroidery again.  Thankfully Pirate Pete is an extremely patient man because it took me another couple months to get around to framing it!  I enjoyed the whole process and learned a couple new skillz along the way.  I may be putting those skillz to use again soon as he has recently issued me a new challenge.


My favorite part

Good luck keeping those frogs away fellow stitchers!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Watch your step!

As usual plans do not always go as planned.  On Sept 18th I fell and managed to break my ankle in 3 places.  I had to have surgery the next day and am now the not so proud owner of one plate and nine screws.

  I'm not allowed to put any weight on it for at least another 4 weeks so I've had a lot of free time lately.  That means lots of Star Trek and stitching!  I'm so grateful I have this hobby otherwise I'd go totally insane with boredom!  Last year a stitching friend let me look through her huge stack of charts she no longer wanted and told me to take whatever I wanted.  I was in heaven!  Most of these charts included the fabric for them that she had bought at the same time, a couple of them even had floss.  Thanks to her I've been able to stay at least partially sane.

First I stitched Santa's Fill, a small kit from Shepherd's Bush.  It was a pretty quick stitch and came with a mat that was hand painted by Jill at Rensel Studio.  Pretty cool since I'll probably never be able to afford a custom one from her.

I am now working on ABC Christmas by Lizzy Kate.  It originally had some 40ct linen with it but I wasn't feeling up to that so switched it with some 28ct linen that I coffee dyed.  It might actually be 32ct, I don't have a ruler handy to check.  Please excuse the crappy ipod pic, I'll get a better one next time.
Happy Stitching and please watch your step!