Friday, July 3, 2015

Mishra - 30% done

I know that it has been forever since I've posted, alas, that doesn't mean that I haven't been stitching.  The past year  and five months have been crazy.  It sort of went like this...fine...vacation..fine...What the?!?!..surviving...good...great...sad...great.  And tah-dah, here we are.

I will say that the only thing that got me through most of it was stitching.  Honestly, the only thing I remember from June, July and August was stitching.  I'm sort of amazed that I managed to keep my job during all of that.  But, I digress.  No one wants to hear about all that, they want to know what happened with Mishra.  So here he is.  I've completed nine pages and have begun working on the tenth.  Funny thing, the seventh page took exactly 30 days.  The eighth and ninth....119 days.What the what???  Don't ask me I have no idea what happened.  I'm hoping the tenth page is closer to 30 than 119.  I still have hopes of getting the fifteenth page done by the end of the year.  I will then be halfway through the design.  A girl can hope.  Here is a picture of Mishra now.  He has the cutest little button nose.  Since I have been terrible about updating my blog, let alone two blogs.  I will now be putting Mishra updates on my personal site only.  If you are interested in watching him grow, please stop by and follow me at

And now, for what you've all been waiting for.....

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Return to the Land of HAED

 2015 has been shaping up to be a challenging year, and it was in this theme that I started Umbrella Sky by Dahlig. Here is page one completed, stitched on 25ct Lugana "fairy dust" 3 strands of DMC floss over one tent stitch.
The photos are horribly washed out unfortunately, the red is really so VIBRANT in person!
Any hints on how to secure the thread on confetti heavy areas where there may be only one or two stitches far apart? I cannot bury my thread like I would normally do for a full stitch and the only solution I could think of was to knot the thread (I do worry about the bulk in the back of the fabric only in these areas...) The Maiden