Sunday, June 24, 2012

Chelsea's Gift and Window

Hi all and welcome to my new followers!  Thanks for the great comments on my last post!

I didn't manage to get a better pic up of my part of Chelsea's Gift last week, but I remembered to take a better pic just now and here it is.  

Ineke asked if we all stitched parts of the same chart and the answer is yes.  Chelsea commissioned the artist Hannah Lynn to paint this picture to commemorate her heart and double lung transplant and asked Heaven and Earth Designs to convert the artwork to cross stitch.  You can see the octopus has them as her gift.  I think she started stitching but Chelsea didn't survive long enough to finish.

I've made pretty good progress with Window.  This is page 9 as of Thursday.  I've gotten all the black done on page 10 and am planning on filling in the red today.  But I need some opinions.  I'm thinking of adding another color for the very center...maybe a bright yellow to be able to stand up against the blue and red?  What do you think?  Leave me a comment.

I'm also contemplating a new start.  So much so that I've kitted her up and dyed some fabric.  Would you imagine that when you go through your stash, you only need to go out and buy 16 colors out of  90?  Amazing!  (note sarcasm)  I really need to pull for stash more often!

Anyway, please meet Nightshade.  I couldn't face stitching 78 (or even 39 since I stitch 1 over 1 on 28 ct) skeins of 310  thus the fabric I hand dyed. 

Here's my floss toss for Nightshade.  It's not all the colors since the wound skeins stayed in their box because I didn't want to have to reorganize them.  I think it will work.  If she doesn't pop enough, I can always go back with some black and stitch one stitch of black all the way around her.  And I cut down the number of pages by about half!  
I'm also contemplating a new start.  

Next month, we're going on vacation.  Yay!  We're going to New Mexico to stay for a week.  Only drawback is DH has invited his mom to come.  Not sure how that's going to play out yet.  But I was wondering if anyone knows of any good LNSs anywhere near Angel Fire.  Let me know!

Now, I've got to hang some laundry and fill in some red.   Later!

Monday, June 18, 2012


Hello all!  

I have a finish!  This is one page of 20 that 20 of us on a BB are stitching for a dear friend who died last year.  All 20 pieces are going to Canada to be made into a quilt for Chelsea's mom.  

This is my first attempt with tent stitching.  I've tried tent before, but wasn't happy with the coverage.  This is stitched on 25 ct which isn't my favorite because of the coverage, but I'm thinking I'll have to try again on a higher count.

I'm not happy with how the pic copied here, but I'm at work and the camera is at home.  I'll get a better picture uploaded tonight.  In the meantime, here's a link to my webshots album

Now, I've got Window I out and I'm stitching away on page 9.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Wipacolypse - June

I'm starting to get very close to a couple of finishes this month.  Yay!

Instead of swiching to Deep Blue Sea when part 6 was released, I've kept Spring Knotgarden out.  Last week I finished the third corner of parts 5 and 6.

I'm still working on my box for the box finishing class too.  It's all stained and the bottom half is lined.  I think I need to pull up the bottom and add some glue and a little weight while it dries, but I think it will look pretty cool when it's finished.

Since I finished that third corner of Spring Knotgarden, I've been working on Chelsea's square again.  I guess, the goal is to have all the squares done by the end of the month so they can be made into a quilt and sent off to Chelsea's mom and husband by the anniversary of her death next month.  This little square has definately reinforced some of my HAED stitching preferences.  I prefer 1x1 full cross on 28 ct fabric!  I'm hoping sometime in the next week or so will see this finished.  I'm ready for it to be finished.  I haven't been able to work on a HAED other than this this year.  I would really like to spend some quality time with Lust!

Now, since we just got home from our semi annual chicken butchering, I'm going to find the Aleve, find something cold to drink, put my feet up and stitch until I need to make supper.