Monday, July 9, 2012
I finished part 1. Boy was it long!! I worked on it on the airplane when I traveled a week and a half ago, and after 8 hours of flying, I'd barely finished the first heart. I think I've spent 4 hours on the first tulip in part two, and I feel so much more accomplished already.
You can't really see the light green vine at the bottom, so I might pick it out and replace it with the medium green instead.
Once I got into actually stitching, I changed the colors I was using and I'm very happy with the results. Here are a few close ups of each heart. I just noticed I forgot an away knot in pink metallic so I'll fix that tonight.
I don't know if you can tell, but I chose two metallics because I couldn't settle on one.
Monday, June 25, 2012
I also was going to do another Tree of Stitches to send to a friend, but I neglected it for a long time and this is as far as I've gotten. Shameful. It was a quick stitch the first time around, so I'm aiming for a end of July finish.
I also picked up the Janlynn Winter Sampler again. I think I pinpointed what's so infuriating about this project - the symbols in some areas are so small I either don't notice it or I can't tell what it is. The chart is very cluttered, and I end up with a lot of confettii stitching. "Winter" is starting to shape up. I don't know when this is going to be done, which is frustrating. I thought the gridding would make things go faster since I could focus on doing one grid at a time. It kind of helped on the clock and the countdown ribbon, but whole center motif is so cluttered, I can only work on it for a day here and there. The picture isn't the best, but the quality of the picture kind of reflects how I feel about the project right now.
Finally, here's my progress on the Chinese garden mandala. Part 5 - I just need to finish the ray stitches in the top of the arch and then back stitch it. A few more hours should do it, but I probably won't have time to sit down with this one for another two weeks since I'm traveling.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
I also bought the pattern for the victoria sampler gingerbread house. My hope is that I can make a lot of progress on the CGM over the summer and start the gingerbread house in the fall. They shipped it with a bunch of confetti, which I wasn't expecting. It made for a fun surprise!
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
I haven't done much crafting recently. I kind of started the deep sea mystery mandala, but I had trouble finding the right dmc threads at michaels so I wnt back to working on the chinese garden. I'm going to work on the cgm until I feel stalled. That should give me some time to stalk the various michaels in my area.
I am on part 4, which is the picture of the unfinished moon gate. After I put in the back stitching it should look like the great wall. I've also taken a picture of part 3
I started it last friday. I really like patterns released in parts because it's not as daunting to tackle the whole piece.
Friday, December 9, 2011
I used a translucent texture spray on the card which you can see in detail below.