Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Just a quick update on Merry & Bright.  Although I'm really enjoying stitching this I've been fighting the urge to start something new.  I swear I have crafty ADD,  but I'm determined to get 'r done!

I hope everybody has a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Must stitch faster!!

Erynn over at Stitcheree! has posted another great freebie.  I really need to figure out how to stitch faster!  I told DH that I want an OTT light, or something like it, for Christmas.  Being able to see what I'm doing would help a lot.

Despite the bad lighting, Merry & Bright is coming along nicely.  Stitching on 32 ct linen has been a bit of a challenge and I've had to do some frogging several times (I blame the lighting!)  But I'm still enjoying it and hoping to get it done well before Christmas. 

I'm taking a short break from stitching today to catch up on some overdue penpal letters.  My mailbox has been very sad lately and you gotta send mail to get mail!

Monday, November 05, 2012

Tis the season

I haven't gotten much further on ABC Christmas.  I took a break from it to finish a UFO from over the summer than whipped out a couple small pieces which I can't show because they may end up being gifts.
 Speaking of frogs, I had to frog that bit of pink I was working on in this pic cause it was over one square too far and would have been touching the u.  I'm glad I noticed before I got too far!  I'm actually surprised with how far I've gotten on this one already.  I guess that's an advantage of having a broken ankle.

Last month I discovered Sticheree and her Merry & Bright SAL.  I wish I had the skillz for designing stuff like this.  I wanted to start it right then and there but, of course, all the fabric I had was just a little too small.  So I had to wait til I could get to the store to get some.  I wasn't able to order the threads listed like I wanted so I had to wait again til I could get the suggested DMC threads at the crafty store.  A disadvantadge to having a broken ankle!  
Anyway I finally got to get it started last night and the first thing I did was switch out the DMC aqua for some Gentle Art Sampler Threads in Tutti Frutti that I happened to already have.  And then today I changed the green to a darker green.  This pic isn't the greatest, the fabric and aqua are actually darker than they look here.  I'll try to get a better pic next time.