Sunday, October 12, 2014

So Much Has Been Happening!!!

Hello Everyone!!! 

Wow, I can't believe that I haven't posted to my blog since July! There has been a lot going on, including LOTS of stitching updates!!! First off, I haven't made much progress on the LTT Mermaid. Other projects were a higher priority, I guess. I started a few new pieces and even have a finish! So let's get to the updates, shall we?! 

First off, my new start and finish, is another Ursula Michael design, called Let's Hug Brother. I stitched this piece for my brother and gave it to him this past week when I got to see him again, after not seeing him for 4 years. He has been away and is now back home! The design called for just using DMC 310, but you all know me, and I like to do things differently, most of the time. So I used ThreadworX 1025 for the main color, which is a variegated blue. Then for a few of the phrases, I used ThreadworX 11213, which is a subtle variegated black/gray. And for the frog, I used ThreadworX 11611, which is a variegated green. I also added his name at the top, so that it looks as though it is part of the design. Below are photos of what the original design should look like, what my finished design looks like, and my brother with his gift! 

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Next, some of you might know, that September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. So in honor of that fun day, I wanted to work on a piratey themed design. My family and I are fans of the 1985 movie, The Goonies. So I started a design that says Goonies Never Say Die and has a skull with crossed swords. The pattern calls for stitching black on white fabric. Instead, I decided it would look WAY better if I stitched it with white on black fabric. I haven't finished it yet, but it's looking great so far. Below is a picture of what the design is supposed to look like and a picture of what mine looks like so far. 

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Next, I joined in on a cross stitch challenge by a cross stitch designer called Unconventional Cross Stitch. She has some fantastic designs! The one for the challenge is called Queen Bee. It's a cute design that is going to look great in my kitchen! The challenge started on October 1st, but due to travelling for a week, I haven't gotten very far yet. But I do love stitching it. Below is a photo of what it will look like and a photo of where I am so far. 

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And last but definitely not least, although I haven't started it just yet, my next start will be HAED's Queen of Hearts. It was the first HAED design that I ever bought and it's the one that made me discover HAED to begin with. The reason that I am going to be starting this design is bcuz a very good friend of mine has been working on it. I got her to start working on the Monopoly Game Board. So she says it's only fair that I need to start the Queen of Hearts. I don't have the fabric for the Queen yet, but as soon as I do, she'll be a new start and an addition to my WISP list. Below is a photo of the Queen of Hearts. 

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Well, I think that is everything that I have to report for now. Quite the list, I think. I am certainly not going to allow myself to go so long without posting to my blog from now on. LOL! 

Until Next Time,
♥ Margie ♥

4 comments:

xstitchlibrarian said...

You have certainly been busy! Hopefully it won't be so long before your next update.

Faith... said...

Everything looks great!

Heather Bybee said...

Everything looks good but my favorite it Goonies. One of my favorite movies! Keep up the good work!

Margie said...

Yes, definitely busy, xstitchlibrarian :) will probably post another update today or tomorrow :) Thank you Faith :) Goonies is one of my favorite movies too, Heather :) and thank you :)