Oct 25, 2008

Late I know, but I had a long night, several interruptions, the beginnings of a migraine and the dreaded frog who just would not leave.
I finished the back stitching and now I am adding the beads..
For those who remember I have not really stitched in a very long time..technically stopped learning in the late 90's... no internet to go to for information, no stitching buddies, so I am like really new at this ( at least that is how I felt last night!)..I have always felt bothered with beading due to them sometimes being loose or downright crooked...So now...I decided to research it and I learned that I had a choice...yeah you probably knew that but eye opener for me...I always just did a half stitch (left to right) and went on the next..well I learned that I can just finish that x but when coming over split the 2 ply and have one on each side of the bead and that will anchor that bead..wow.. how lame of me not to have known that already!
I am so much happier with my bead work...Look at how she has all the bead work nice and straight and it's tight! yipee.. lol
I was too tired last night to finish but I will this weekend...gotta wait for the migraine to go away..(and did I mention Mr. Frog)

Oct 24, 2008

Ta-da Santa-Coaster Finished

Well I did it!

I finished Santa after a delay in looking for that non existent DMC 881...
Finally just picked the other close color and then finished the backstitching..
I was delayed in that due to the dreaded frogging (rip out) but then I was able to set it to the coaster... Now just have the other three... This should go faster, I hope..
Well I am off to join in on the Friday SAT..fun..
Witchy Poo here I come.. Will post an after picture since the before is the same as last Friday..
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Oct 23, 2008

Another WIP

Well, I have been business with life matters that I haven't been able to blog for a few days.. you know...dishes, cooking, housework and of course seeking employment..

Let me bring everyone up to date..
I dug up a seasonal goodie... I started a 6 piece coaster set a long time ago...managed to make two and then stopped due to ...humm shall I say season passed so I put them away...UFO basket... I decided to give the two that I did as gifts and now I had 4...
I started yesterday to make them for a seasonal challenge this week on "Let's stitch".
I had a great time starting the Santa and then discovered that for some reason I did not have one of the floss colors...now that may sound ok, but to me since I had almost every color til 1997... a simple number like DMC 881 was suprising...
Well ok, no tragedy I was tired after 5 hours anyway so I figured I can finish it today...
I went to my LNS (Michael's) and (Joanne's) and NO DMC 881!...Not that they were out but it does not exist! Did it ever exist? :( ???.
I know it's not my error..I had the pattern with me! Anyone know if DMC cuts numbers out and forgets who needs them? is there some place were you can find an equivalent to it?
Oh well, I looked at all my floss boxes and came out with a close color.. no biggie I guess..
I finished dear Santa except for one small section of back stitching ( I hate backstitching and the actual finishing of making it into the coaster...

The pictures are of 1 hour 3 hours and 5 hours.. It such a little pattern but I kept getting interrupted and then the search for the missing floss...those pics are in the slide show

The other 3 should be much faster since this time I pulled all the floss and have them in a baggie.. ( should have done that first...!!!)

Well, hope that you agree it's cute..lol

Now off to start the next one...

Tomorrow is the Friday SAT (sticth-a-thon) and I will be working on Witchie Poo..
so I have not made any addition progress on that one...I did add to "Earthdancer" but not much...I have decided that I will TRY to stick to a projects schedule...
Mon-Thurs Whatever small project I am working on (coasters right now)
Friday Witchy Poo
Weekend Earthdancer..

Well, I said I would TRY! :)

Humm, sounds like a lot of time for stitching but unfortunately it is really an hour here or there except for the Friday SAT..that is 6 hour of bliss..dh is agreeable..yipee..such a sweetie..

Well hoping you join me again with my ramblings.. oh, a friend's blog is called "Lonestar Stitcher and her Ramblings" great site...great ramblings...lol
humm maybe I should have called this blog "Sunshine State Stitcher and her Ramblings"?...... nah... after all it's all "For The Love of Art".. :)

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