Oct 11, 2008

What is it..oppsie

yes I am reallly new at this.. I forgot to click on the picture... :(
sorry about that..

What is it?

Hello everyone :)

Well as promised, I am posting my progress on the "blot" the surprise piece I am working on for the Friday Night Challenge at "Let's Stitch"
What fun... I started late since I was preparing my self and downloading pictures, actually only spent 3 hours stitching...dh works late and came home at 9:pm ...hungry and tired...
Since he wasn't feeling well I stopped to give some TLC...(feed him lol)
then to stitch... I have never actually sat and thought about showing my progress of one night's work...it usually isn't much by many standards but I surprised my self...lol
I asked my husband what he thought it was and he thought it was the "Cookie Monster"...with duck feet...lol but nope... (I thought it looked like Gonzo myself in bandit gear...lol) but no again ... hopefully tomorrow if I get a chance to stitch it will make sense...want to guess?

Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your comments : )

Oct 10, 2008

Work in Progress better known as WIP's

These are two of my wip's ..the first is the "Earth Dancer" by Marilyn Levitt-Imblum... I started in fall of 1995... worked on it for a while then had some small and medium ones that I needed to finish and then the holidays came, the year was over... 1996 I started again, just did a little work on the beading...again life interrupted me and then the holidays... I had managed to finish a few others ( I am a multi stitcher.. humm is that a name?) ...new year... In few months I would get sick and put away cross stitch from my agenda for a very long time..
This the big project that I kept out and will work on... the small little blot (lol) is the one I have entered in my Friday cross stitch night... what is it? Well, it's the start of the sampler I spoke of earlier, my first by the way and I will be posting my progress... can you wait? Clue, it's for the holidays... My daughter's favorite holiday.... nah.. I didn't think so.... tomorrow I will post a picture of what I accomplished and see what you think...
thanks for visiting...

My Big Project

Cross Stitching projects fall in 3 sizes around my house...
Small 1-1/2 inch to 6"
Med 6 1/2" to 12"
Large 12" up

I have been looking at my stash of WIP (work in progress) and oh my!

small 9
med 8
large 3


Due to serious health issues in 1996, and many years after I stopped cross stitching.
I had started many projects as you can see and suddenly .....no more cross stitching for me.. I could no longer hold a fine thin needle :(

Each year that past I would try to work on cross stitch but due to nerve damage to my right hand I would not be able to continue for long... I managed to finish some small items and even made a few I had not started before but it was painful and hard...and took forever! ( when you drop a needle and don't realize you have until you wonder why it has not come out the front you know you are in trouble.. lol....)

I had to switch to other art forms that would satisfy my love of color and creativity..
So....., I took up scrap booking and the making of ATC's. Lots of cutting and gluing, though in a more updated fashion and with creative tools... I love those diecuts, stickers and whatnot's..

Last month, Sept/08, due to a closet mishap (too much weight on it) I was forced to go in and try to organize... yuck... I found so many crafts that I no longer do...some were the fad of the year...remember macrame? lol I actually did that well even had a small business of it...
I began to sort into keeps and discards.. and reaching under some really heavy bags...
Lo and behold I found my treasure trove of CROSS STITCH ... boxes of floss, magazines from 3 years of subscriptions, 4 binders with leaflets patterns...cloth, hoops, well if you know cross stitchers you know about stashes... we love them... Well I said to myself "enough is enough...I love to cross stitch and I miss it..I want to do it..."
After getting my husband to reinforce my shelf I began to reorganize... but I left out anything cross stitch..lol
Some of it found itself in my bedroom where I sorted and ohhh and ahhh....
I realize that though I had stopped cross stitching and doing other things I still was going through the pain and misery...true I enjoyed what I was doing but I loved cross stitching more..
I picked 3 projects that I had started..one from each category and gathering my supplies sat and started to stitch... pain yes but my heart sings...
I have managed to actually finish two small pieces that really did not have that much to go and have made progress in one large piece...
Today 10-10-08 I joined a blog cross stitch site that has Friday cross stitch night...challenge is a sampler and so I just had to start one... lol.
I am super slow but then it isn't a race just a great group that encourages it members to enjoy themselves sharing....their views, their work thru pictures, their help and then applauds your triumphs.
I am going to enjoy it there...
I will be posting pictures of my work as it progresses and those that I have done/finished...just have to get the hang of this posting and downloading. First blog...lol
Thanks you for visiting....