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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Pixel Mosaic, XMAS Puppies, a Christmas start


I thought I would try to get a little more holiday type stuff going, so I started a pixel mosaic kit, (tiny plastic pegs on a board).  This is Christmas Puppies.  The first plate is finished, there are 9 plates total, that will connect when done.  So 15x12", 91 colors total. I am really liking the effect.

I have a few more projects that are close to being finished, so I hope I will have more pretty soon. 

Friday, July 1, 2016

Stocking Felt XMAS Ornaments Finished

 
And here is the other half of the felt ornament set from Vervaco.  About 4" little red and white sealed stockings, stuffed, metallic cord to hang, with snowflakes.  Up on Ebay  and Etsy soon.

Working on a Christmas pixel kit, puppies now, too, giving myself just a hair bit of a break on the cross stitch.  A bit more complex though, hopefully it's one of the other things I can get finished before the holiday season starts.

Friday, June 24, 2016

XMAS Santa Felt Ornament Finish

 
A finish!  Part of it anyway.  This is half of a kit from a discontinued Vervaco.  Simple Nordic felt ornaments, one red, one off white.  Stuffed and with metallic cord, ready to go and listed  on ebay for sale.  The other half are two tone stockings, in the same colors and style. I'll have those up as soon as I get them washed and cord attached.  I'll add them to Etsy soon, if they don't sell quickly, and will post those links as I can.


It's been a rough few months, life has been crazy.  But the summer slowness has set in, so I hope to be getting quite a few more things worked on, finished, and listed.  I'm ready.  Past ready.  I've been working hard, with not much quiet time to let it show. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Cross Stitch Finish, Bucilla Live Simply Mushrooms

http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/401097439933?ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT
 
 
So I have a finish, finally, on a cross stitch.  Amazing, since life doesn't seem to be slowing down, at the moment.  It's very small, so not exactly the kind of finish I wanted, but one nonetheless.  And it's the first one done, since turning my life upside down almost 2 years ago, voluntarily. This is from a Bucilla kit, one of those little 5x7" ones.  Called "Live Simply", cute little mushrooms and leaves.  14ct white aida, 2x1 full cross.  It's listed on ebay  right now, as long as it lasts. (US only)
 
Added to Etsy now.
 
And I am amazed, really. It took me less than a month from start to finish.  Hopefully I will get at least a few more small items completed soon! 
 

Friday, February 5, 2016

WIPS on FB

I've been posting WIPS of various crafts and projects on the Facebook page each week for this year, but am not going to cross post them all here.  I thought I would post this one though, as I have a little spare time.  This is an update on QS Motherhood from HAED.  It's about 70% done, and I haven't picked it up in a while. (Besides being busy, this is one of my older pieces, from before I broke away for a new life.  I've committed to only trying to work on one of those from that time period at a time, and slowly, as it is emotionally difficult.)  This is a grayscale piece of art, and very small, so I hope I can break through the block and get it done.  1x1 full cross on 25ct antique white, including the sparkly threads, 4 x 3/34" size.


It looks like I have another physical move, in the works.  I will be clearing out a few bead items, trimming up the supplies and business end a little. It needs to be downsized slightly, to fit for the move, and for more effective items.  This move should be the 2nd to last(very last).  And once I arrive, over the summer, I will be putting some serious effort into expanding, both for the beads and the finished items.



Sunday, December 27, 2015

QS Chocolate, Chocolate and More Chocolate

I forgot I had taken this picture a while back, too.  But didn't post it!  And I haven't stitched more on it since the pic anyway.  This is QS Chocolate, Chocolate & More Chocolate, a HAED cross stitch of Randal Spangler's. Full cross on 25ct antique white.

Right now I have been working on a model cross stitch assignment, of a lizard.  I'd like to get cracking on that and get it finished. It's pretty small, and just not quite my type.  And, I have another model assignment after that, that I need to get together and get started.  I'd like to take on one more, but am holding off, as it is quite big, and until I get an idea on how I am doing on things and the new year is shaping up(busy), I'll wait.  And I need to get farther on some of my own projects.  I'll post more pics as I get them done. 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

QS Frogs Kissing WIP, A Slow Year

So I did start the HAED cross stitch SAL for 2015.   I picked the QS Frogs Kissing(I can't stand doing all hair anymore).  I barely got started, but the year is almost over for this, so I thought I would post.  This was the materials from the 18ct aida in kit form they offered, since my own supplies are in a mess from moving still.   It's a nice pattern, wish I had gotten farther on it. I still have it out, but it will be a while before I get back to it.

Some of my delay is some personal things.  Several things are going on, and I keep thinking I am balancing it pretty well.  Truth is that I am functioning, smiling, but am dragged down as far as being productive.  Funny, I am still more productive than I used to be, though.  The main thing is that I have someone close to me, that I am.......losing.  I thought I had learned so many lessons about living, when I had gotten so sick.  But I am learning many more.  This is a "slow" (depends on who's viewpoint) process of watching someone slip away.  I'll just say, think about what will be important when your time is up.  LOVE those that are important to you.  Nothing else matters at the end.