Tuesday, February 18, 2014

3.11 - Rose is......COMPLETE!

Yep you read it right, Rose of Sharon is complete as of February 16, 2014. I am so excited! Got a coupon in the mail for 50% off an item at the place I get my pictures framed so I ran down to the Framing Shop today and picked out a frame :D Will decide at a later date if I want to get any kind of special cut around matting or anything for her, but I pick the finished product up tomorrow!

Ok, here is a picture from two nights ago of the little part I had left to do.
 I just had a bit of the center arch to do and the flowers to the left.

And here she is complete! Nine months of work, I think it was worth it!

Off to start something new, will post again later!

Monday, February 10, 2014

3.10 - Essy is ANGRY! and sad... and mad... and annoyed... and irked... and peeved... and you get the point...

So here I am... starting my AAN Halloween SAL. I got my gorgeous hand dyed fabric from Colour Cascade Fabrics, happily choosing the right fabric for these colours.

Sucker Train Blues
Into the Mystic
The choice was clear! It's into the mystic! So as the pattern is released, I put it on my frame to stitch! (and look at the cute frame cover I got!! Look at the sparkliness!!


My First stitch! (That I ripped out)

Test stitches of 1 vs 2 strands.

My official start!

LOOK! IT'S A HOUSE!

LOOK! IT'S A HOUSE WITH A FACE!!
And I quickly finished it in 2 days!!!!

FINISHED PART 1!!
 This is when I found out, the 160 stitches wide they told us included EMPTY SPACES ON BOTH SIDES. so I'm FUCKING-OFF-CENTER!!! Now... I have to rip it all out and re-do it... because I HATE BEING OFF CENTER!!!  #%#^$#^%$&#%$^*&%^&*^&($^@#%@&%*^(@&$(^YE% (use your imagination, or insert preferential swear words).

~Essy

Sunday, February 9, 2014

3.09 - Some Updates

So, I suppose I'm over due for an update. I have already switched 3 projects or so during this time.  This is my progression on Night Owl :)
Jan 8

Jan 9 (you can see the tufts of the owl's hair!)

Jan 12 - More Orange!

My cute babies

Jan 15 - THE EYE IS COMING!
 But that was  the end of Night Owl's rotation... Back onto Snow!

Jan 15

Jan 23 - I know I didn't get very far, or take a lot of pictures >_>

And then... the in-laws came to visit, so not much more stitching on her! I'll update later on the other projects <3

Sunday, February 2, 2014

3.08 - Quick Update Rose

I haven't updated in awhile so I figured I would. Only have one picture because I've been so focused on stitching I keep forgetting to take a picture every once in awhile. I have finished the base of the left pillar and the bottom flower vine and also the flowers to each side of Rose.

Starting to actually look almost finished :D. Time to get back to it, wanting to try and get it finished by tomorrow (been saying this for awhile now...never seems to work out, but here's hoping). Back to stitching, Sarah out!