Thursday, July 28, 2011

Treasures Start, old chart sold

Ok, there is the very beginning of Treasures. I've managed to do a bit more since then, but this will give a good shot of the fabric, and the white on top of it. More of a bubblegum type dye. Oh well, maybe it will look sunset stormy.

And I have been reminded, that yes, the Roanoke chart I had earlier, has been sold.

I've been making some good stitching progress, but I need to break to work on some Christmas felt, ornaments perhaps, or a stocking. Maybe next week.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Treasures disaster, Faces Luna, Chelsea

So I couldn't stand it, and started Treasures, on that new pinkish fabric I got just for this project in mind. Just ugh...feeling jinxed on this whole project already. Not buying fabric like this on ebay again. It should be evenweave, maybe cashel? don't know, just slinky and stretchy. It's supposed to be 28ct, looks to be no more than 27 if that. And, the coloring is only on the front, the back is completely white.......and it bleeds. So.............the stitches look uneven. There is more space than I like between the stitches, & the fabric shows through. And, so much white thread, but umm, it's not exactly looking bright white. The first couple rows look like a 5th grader did it. Hopefully it's going to settle out nicely as I get a few more rows done. I'll take a picture soon, so you can look. At this point, I have just said screw it, it should just come out crazy cool.

Faces Luna(my avatar) stitching has gone in the trash. I still have the chart, but not sure if I really will restart it. This was my first super complex chart, started Dec 2009 and obviously a new learning curve there. It was 25ct, 2x1 full cross, gridded with regular dark floss, and I hopped around stitching where ever, like I do. I considered stopping a couple months ago, and restarting, but figured I could just change up when I stitched, fresh, quiet time, short bursts, and I would be able to get it done. Nope. Just not happy with it. I've started a couple others since then, all with different fabric etc, and just not having quite that problem. Granted, it was way confetti heavy, the whole top half, not the greatest for a first start. It was just too frustrating. So 25ct with 2x1 full cross anyway. Top choice is 28ct 1x1 full cross. If I grid, only with something like Sulky metallic thread. And only working along in small sections, completing all the colors before I go too far.

I am also in on Chelsea's gift, if anyone has been reading that from the HAED board. I didn't know her, but it sounds like such a cool thing. Only 20 stitchers, each completing a section of the Chelsea chart, by Hannah Lynn. The sections will be placed against a quilting fabric and put together that way, for her mom. Not like I need to take on another project, but I've been feeling a little lax in my giving back, and a bit distant from other stitchers; such like minded people. So you'll see some updates on that, no idea yet which piece of the chart I will have.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Pic of New Start, Ordering Charts

I know it's a blurry picture, the wind has been something out here...but I wanted to get the start posted. This is Summer, Alphonse Mucha, HAED chart. (77 pages large format.) 28ct 1x1 full cross, on off white. Family project--not sure right now if that means it will go slower or faster than normal. Have to say though, while this isn't my typical type art, I think this is growing on me. We'll see, when I get to the dark reds.

I will be ordering charts soon, see previous posts. Lily Pool, not available retail, and also at least Sick Rose there below, couple others. Soooo please let me know if you would like one, I don't order all that often, or that many right now. (Lily Pool RF is $18.65 here, with shipping included.)

I sent back the dyed fabric I had gotten for Treasures, and I got to request a closer color match. It's here, still a little brighter than I thought, but will work fine as a pink/coral/white. I just haven't started it!