Friday, March 24, 2006

Another Progress Pic

This Blackwork Dragon project is such a fun and fast stitch! I finished filling in his crest tonight. I have a teeny, tiny boo-boo in it. If I didn't stitch the lines so randomly, I would've fixed it. I decided to leave it as it was tiny and I didn't want to have to cut up a whole section just to look for one little, teeny boo-boo.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

1, 2, 3... Is this on?

Okay, I've been trying to post forever but Blogger won't let me. I hope this works. *fingers crossed*

I finished something, so now I get to start something new. :) Kati gave me the Dragon Dreams' Blackwork Dragon chart ages ago. I think its about time I started it... so I did!

I didn't read all the instructions carefully so I ended up confusing myself. LOL. After lots of help from Suz, I finally understood what I was supposed to do! Step 1: Outline the draggie using 2 strands of floss. Also, stitch the Xs that make up the eyes and nostril.

March 23: Blogger still sucks and won't let me upload a picture. Anyway, you can see my Blackwork Dragon here. If you click on that pic, you can see the supersized version. :) Thanks for looking!
March 24: Let's try posting the pic again.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Yes, I know

Yes, I saw the boo-boo I made. I posted a picture, saying that I had a happy dance, when I noticed that I forgot to stitch the top 2 leaves on the right vine as well as a little leaf/flower. Oops. My bad. Of course I couldn't just leave it alone and go to sleep. So I stitched the missing bits at around 1 am last night. I was too tired to scan the piece again tho. I'll scan it tonight and post the real happy dance pic. :)

Edited 8:30 EST

Here is the real finished Ye Olde Coffee House by Little House Needleworks. :)

Sunday, March 19, 2006


I finally finished Ye Olde Coffee House. I don't know why I dragged my feet with finishing this project. I think the last section took less than an hour to finish!

This design was stitch on a piece of 32 count Country Mocha Belfast Linen, using 1 strand of DMC floss, to create a delicate effect.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

I'm still here

I have been too busy with work and just plain too tired to blog lately. I haven't had time or energy to go to the boards that often either. It sucks to feel so tired and run down all the time. I could really use another 3-day weekend. Hmm... I wonder if we get any days off for Easter?

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Picture time!

As promised, here are my latest progress pics.

I had to frog the lower left vine as well as the top most part. The design was charted wrong and I hadn't noticed it until I had to stitch the very bottom. If Coffee quits screaming at me to work on it, I will finish this YOCH this week. *fingers crossed*

As you can see, I started Coffee in the middle. The middle is definitely more fun to stitch than the border. ;)

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Coffee, Coffee and Bowling

I listened to Jo's advise and worked on Ye Olde Coffee House. I finished all the vines on the left and I just have the right side to go. I will definitely finish it this week.

I also listed to Mia and took out my poor neglected Coffee project. Unfortunately, I experimented and tried the parking method and after ignoring it for several months, I was completely lost and confused. So I decided to just junk it and start fresh. I had a piece of white dublin, so I decided to use that for Coffee. This time, instead of starting on the very predictable upper left side of the project, I started in the middle. So now, I have a nice blue/purple blob along with a nice light blue blob.

Stay tuned tomorrow for pictures.

We had bowling tonight and I did really well. My first game was so-so, but during the 2nd game, I really got the hang of it and scored 123. Its my best score yet. My 3rd game wasn't as great, but it wasn't completely horrible.
Wow! 7 comments on my previous post. I love it when people leave comments!!! Dani, I am enjoying being your stitching stalker!