Wednesday, February 27, 2008

All Done!

Simple Gifts, All Done
Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.

Here it is, Old Shaker Tune by Homespun Elegance completed 2/24/08. It is on 28 ct linen, and in DMC threads that it called for. I plan on getting it framed professionally, but my car just needed a big tune up and I need to save up some funds.

Next I plan on working on an Old WIP, Mitten Games, by Crossed Wing Collection which is almost 2 years old:

Mitten Games WIP
Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.

I remembered why it has been put away for so long, I used the wrong color for one of the symbols and I will have to rip out alot of the blue so I can fix that.

Baby news in the next post!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Tis A Gift...

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Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.

2 posts in 2 you are not hallucinating.
Here is my current WIP, Old Shaker Tune by Homespun Elegance. I have been working on this for about a month or more. This one is for me and A. I have always loved this hymn, and find it easy to recall when I sing to her. I changed the words a bit to reflect my version (which is closer to the original, and how it is printed in my UU church hymnbook). And I also changed the title "Old Shaker Tune", to the title of the hymn, Simple Gifts

I chose to work on this one instead of my WIPs for a few reasons, 1) all the backstitching of the words would help me see progress very quickly, and that momentum would help me finish it and 2) I thought it would help me see how I can stitch as a reflection of my experience as a mom, and not in exclusion of it.

Hmm, that is not worded quite right, but those of you who are moms should be able to figure it out

Most of the cross stitching I was able to get done at a Tarheel GTG last saturday. I messed up a bit on some placement of the bottom trees and houses, but instead of ripping and moving everything, I am just going to change the vines/flowers a bit. I hope to have it done by the end of the month.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Scissor Fob exchange

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Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.

I joined a new exchange group this year and this is the first item I made for Janina in Brazil, click to see everything I sent to her. The fob was a pattern from a french site (If I can find it I'll post it for you here), where I found a ton of fun patterns, and I made it into a biscornu. I used Six Strand Sweets thread (Blackberry) and little white MillHill Beads to accent it.

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Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.

The fob I recieved was from Suzanne in Australia, it is beautifully simple pattern, that was wonderfully finished with my initial on the other side:

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Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.

More stitching to be posted tomorrow!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Lets's start at the beginning...

January Needleroll
Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.

I added up the finishes of 2007, I did 25 projects, about 10 of those were gifts or round robins. Not bad, just down from about 30 project average in the past few years

Yesterday I cleaned out my cross stitch patterns and pulled 25 things to do for this year, I will be listing those for you soon (cause I know you are dying to know!). If you are interested in buying any of my cleaned out patterns, I have a new link in the sidebar. Email me if you find anything you like;)

This year I have done 2 things so far (both for others) the first is this, January Needleroll by The Victoria Sampler. This was a gift for my mother in law, her birthday was on the 3rd of January. I think she got it last week, oh well.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

I am alive and doing fine

Ever notice the longer you are away from posting on a blog, the harder it is to start again?

Well I will be making a concerted effort to post again this week so watch this space for baby and stitching pictures!