Friday, January 12, 2007

Border of Sampler Mystery III Part I

I have just finished some beading of Chatelaine's Sampler Mystery III. This border is not the easiest border to do. First of all it is huge. The Q-snaps that you are seeing is the 17 x 11 inchers with several sets of extenders put in. I had to take clamps from my 8 inch Q-snaps to secure the fabric. The border for this project is 19.1 x 10 inches. I like to bead as I go along otherwise I growing increasingly more insane. Due to the size of the project I am working upside down. The border you see in picture is actually the top and left portions. I also had to get a beading tray. I am proud of my 93 cent beading tray. I just dump out small quantities of beads and hope I don't knock the tray table over. I hope finish this border in time to work on Olde World Map. I promised myself that I would finish stitching the top half this month but I don't think that is going to happen.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Lots of WIP and Hastur Pics

Normally due to school and family I don't have time to do as much cross stitch as I would like and thus have very little to show you. Hence the photos of the Real Hastur. Today, however, I have lots of pictures. Thank goodness for the holidays. I got a chance to work on Rose Tree in Bloom while I was at my friends ranch outside of San Antonio. I was housebound the whole trip while my DH and others shot each other with airsoft and hung out by the campfire. I had fallen and strained my back, in addition I had stubbed my right toe on a door frame and cracked the toenail in several places. If it wasn't for stitching I would have gone insane.
Speaking of insanity -Rose Tree in Bloom is my nemisis. I am sure we all have that one WIP that we love but can not seem to work on for very long. After a few hours of working on it I want to go homicidal. I think it is dealing with four strands of floss and the stiff adia fabric, plus it is a Teresa Wentzler so it is not an easy piece to stitch.
I also have an update of Ori the Ouroborus. I love working on her and had to force myself to put her down after two days so I could start the Chatelaine Mystery Sampler III. I have a picture of the border posted after about 2 hours of work. I should be updating that piece a couple times a month. I also have the pictures of Hastur for your amusment. Kudos to anyone who can figure out what he is wearing- Doggie sweater/vest is incorrect.

Monday, January 01, 2007

2007 Stitching Goals

Yes, I am aiming high for this year but what the heck if I can finish these goals it will be quite an accomplishment. They will also add another 17 completed projects to my 50 project countdown.
1. Finish Olde World Map
2. Finish Ouroborus by Dracolair
3. Finish Rose Tree in Bloom by Teresa Wentzler
4. Finish Red Dragon Bookmark by Dracolair
5. Finish Christmas Labyrinth
6. Finish Mini Mandala 1C by Chatelaine
7. Finish Wisdom from the Legends of the Dragons
8. Start and Finish other two Mini Mandalas (1a and 1b) by Chatelaine
9. Start and Finish Mystery Sampler III by Chatelaine
10. Start and Finish Japanese Octagonal Box by Chatelaine
11. At least 3 Christmas Ornies
12. At least 3 freebies
13. Start wedding gift for best friend (married two years ago)
14. Start wedding gift for brother (married last summer)
15. Start Fantasy Sampler by Dragon Dreams
16. Start The Guardian by Teresa Wentzler
17. Start Tricky Treat Cats
18. Start and Finish Griffon Bookmark by Dracolair

I realized that I did not share my stitching accomplishments of last year.

Calico Crossroads- Calico Crossroads-Catolatern Start July, 2005 completed April 30, 2006
Calico Crossroads-Waterbreak
completed Feb 2006
Dimples Designs- Dung Beetle/Jeweled Scarab Completed March 21, 2006
Dragon Dreams- Blackwork Dragon- Started May 20, 2006, Finished May 29, 2006
Dragon Dreams- Compass Rose started March 22 completed April 1, 2006
Dragon Dreams- Here Be Dragons Started April 1, 2006 completed April 30, 2006
Dragon Dreams- Just a little piece and quiet- Started May 7, 2006 Finished June 20, 2006

Dragon Dreams- Lost Dragon Sampler completed March 16, 2006
Dragon Dreams- Love Takes Two freebie- started and completed June 7, 2006
Dragon Dreams- No Late Knight Snacking Completed Jan 2006
Dragon Dreams- Proof - Started May 6, 2006 Completed May 10, 2006
random Ornament July 2006
Sue Hillis Designs- Gobble Till You Wobble- Started June 24, 2006 Completed July 10, 2006
Something in Commen- Woodland Sampler- Started August 12, 2006 completed August 24, 2006

50 Completed Project Countdown
50.Teresa Wentzler- Beginner Whitework Ornament- Completed Sept. 3 2006
49. Britty Kitty Christmas Finished Sept 8, 2006
48. Portrait of a Dog Finished Sept 8, 2006
47. Dragon Dreams- Not a creature was stirring- July 25, 2006 Finished Sept. 15, 2006
46. French Cow- Blackwork- freebie Started and finished Sept 22, 2006
45. A subversive cross stitch design- Oct 2006
44. Noel- Freebie by Glory Bee- Started and Finished Oct 2006
43. Christmas Hearts- Started and Finished Oct 2006
42. Dragon Dreams- Illustrative Blackwork Fantasy- Started and Finished Oct. 2006
41. Majesty from Legends of the Dragons Started and Finished Dec. 2006