Friday, September 25, 2009

Bubblings From The Cauldron!

Yep, I've been cooking something up. A bit of news I'm kind of excited about-nervous *and* excited about to be more precise. I'm doing a bit of designing now! Well it's actually been a little while, but due to some discombobulation, I'm just now getting around to launching the first one out the door. So, be gentle with me, it's my first rodeo, lol. I had fun putting together all my charts and they were shipped this past Monday. The first design is called (what else?) Witchy Brew.

Now, I'm not the fastest stitcher, as you all know. So, in that spirit, I plan on making fun, whimsical things that won't take you months to stitch. You can ask your local needlework shop to order this and future designs for you. I also plan on soon having a website where you can either download a .PDF or order a chart direct from me. I'll keep you posted on that subject! Until then, just shoot me an email!

Thanks ALL OF YOU for your responses to the floss issue. I have tried all those great methods except Vonna's. Great one by the way. I need to practice that one, which is going down with the needle point, and coming back up with the needle head. That way the floss doesn't twist. Genius! I tried it a few times, but my hands didn't want to do what my brain told them to! I'll keep at it though. I'm a railroader also. But you know how you're going about your merry way, just enjoying life and putting stitches in---then a few days later, you see all the twists and turns that you didn't realize were happening before? UGH! I think I just need to stop obsessing over stitches. And as I say that, I have to admit I took out Halloween Fairy yesterday, and thought about starting her ALL OVER again because I'm not satisfied with some of the stitches, lol!!

Thanks to all my family, and a few good friends, who have encouraged me and never let me give up on myself. I love you and I don't know where I'd be without you guys. And thanks to everyone who reads these ramblings and keeps coming back. You're great and awesome all around. Thank you. Until next time,

*sorry if this post showed up in your feed again! I had to correct the date!*

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Non-Stitchy Movie Post!

I'm stitching on my witch, but HAD to share this. If you love vamps, scary movies with a bit of humor, and general freakishness,then you MUST put this on the calendar. October 23, 2009! Great trailer!

This looks SO good. We'll be there the first day I'm sure!

On the stitchy front, I need to be busier! Work is taking alot of my time, but I'll have something to show you in the next couple of days! Take care and happy stitching! I hope you enjoyed the trailer!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Spooky Hollow Progress

I've been steady working on her. Funny how cross stitch gets done when you actually do it, isn't it?

This sure is a fun project to work on, but check back with me when I start that border, OK? :p Actually, I think the border on this will go pretty quickly. I've also learned to use my beloved Thread Heaven , even on DMC. Half of her skirt was without it, and half was with it and I much more enjoyed the half that I used it on! If someone can tell me how to make floss lay perfectly flat, I'd really appreciate it. Because I've tried for 20+ years now, and haven't mastered that one. I do try however!

Till next time (which will probably be tomorrow!),

Friday, September 4, 2009

New Spooky Start and Progress Too!

Woohoo! I got my mojo back, baby (said in my best Austin Powers voice)!! I started a new project promptly after my last post and have a couple pics. Here is the supplies and fabby for Spooky Hollow by With Thy Needle & Thread:

And my progress thus far:

You know I couldn't leave this witch with a pink face! She called out to me to stitch her true soul, which was green--green with envy, the spirit of Halloween, and lots of other sweet and sour things. I don't have a name for her yet, but she'll reveal it to me before I'm done, of that I'm sure. The model for this design was stitched over one, but no way could I leave her that small. She is "full sized" so I can always see her in all her glory. She also won't stand for sitting in the pile of finished works when she's done. She's going to have to go straight to the framer! Thanks for looking and for all your comments!