Wednesday, November 23, 2005

My next project...

I've chosen to do this design for my friend's baby. I think it fits for both, a boy or a girl. I decided not to do a birth sampler since I have to have it done almost a month before the baby is due. My friend' mother is traveling to the US to help out with the baby during the first weeks. So she's told me she could take it with her so that way I can save the shipping fee ;0)

I think it's cute... I just hope they like it

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Because Ann asked

My HAED piece has 105,000 stitches (16 pages). I've completed two pages and 20 rows of the third page, so I've done 16,926 stiches. I still have 88,074 stitches to go.
I know I still have a long way to go, but I hope my enthusiasm lasts so it won't become a UFO.

Monday, November 21, 2005

HAED update

Well, here's an update on my HAED piece, I've worked on it for the last 4 days. But I haven't had that much done. There's a lot of color changes and confetti stitchesin this page. But it's looking good so I won't complain.

This week I'll pick up Row of Love again, I want to have it done by the end of this year. I just hope I feel better in the next couple of weeks. I'm sick again, this weather is so crazy. It's almost summer here, but we're still having gray cold days here. I hope this changes soon.

After finishing my weekend project (the snowmen tree), I now have space in my rotation for a new piece. I have to do a birth sampler for one of my childhood friends, but I still haven't chosen one. I want something really special and nice, and for a baby boy.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

It's finished!!!

After two years I've finally finished this cute Snowman tree by Stoney Creek. I was supossed to work on this one only on weekends, but I couldn't help myself it was almost done so I decided to go ahead and work on it until it was finished.
I love this piece, the colors are so bright. I'm not sure how I'm going to finish it, I'll propbably make a pillow but I can still change my mind.
My sister took my digital camera on her trip, so I had to scan it in order to show you. That's why the picture is so bad. I'll take a better one when she gets back, then you'll find out what I did with it.

Now I'll go back to stitch my Haed piece.

I started going back to the gym this week, every inch of my body aches righ now, i can't hardly move. but I needed to do it, I had gain some weight since I got back from Spain back in march, and obesity runs in my family so I have to keep it under control. I'm going to a new gym that has just opened here in Lima is really fun because the groups are small, so it's more peronalized. It's a 6 week program, so it's very intensive. After that I'll go back to swiming which is something I enjoy more.

Friday, November 11, 2005

WIP: Row of Love

I stitched very little this week. I was very busy running errands for my sister who leaves to Europe tomorrw morning. I had to do a lot of stuff for her, since she had to attend classes until yesterday. So she's had only one day off to prepare.
I wanted to complete the last of the teddies I had left, but just didn't have the time. But, I'm happy I could at least put a few hours on it.

Carla: Have a great time !!

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Snowman Book

Some of you have been asking me about the snowmen piece I've been stitching. It's a design from Stoney Creek's Number 159 Book: Snowman Parade.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Weekend update...

This weekend I spent a few hours working on my "lost project" (as some of you have named it). There's only 3 snowmen left now. Now I'm sure I'll have it done in time for Christmas YEY!

Because I started this piece about 2 years ago, I've realized that my stitchibg has improved a lot since then. It is more neat now, the crosses are more even... it's great to see that I'm getting better.

Friday, November 04, 2005

WIP: Rune Gypsy

This is my progress for this week on my HAED project. I've now finished page 2. There was not many confetti stitches on this page so it was faster to stitch than the previous one. I can't wait to see her face but there's still 3 pages to go before I get to it, there's something to look forward to.

I also bought two new charts of HAED today, both artwork by James C. Christensen:

  • When Fairies Talk

  • Isabella

Maybe when I finish Row of Love I'll start "Isabella", but I'm not sure yet. I don't know if I can handle two large projects, it might get very tired for my eyes. So I'll still have to think about that.

Ta da!

I just got my laptop back today, my sister had borrowed it for a few days. So now I'll show you my progress of last weekend. I worked on Stoney creek's: Ta da!. I basically did the backstitch, since I wanted to know which of the snowmen were allready finished

I also hand-dyed my first fabric...I think it turned out pretty good. I'll probably use it to make a christmas gift for a friend

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