Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Arthur Re-Start!

Presenting, as promised, my new Arthur on 30 ct. Passione Ricamo 30 ct. evenweave linen. Started Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, DMC 1 X 1, Ivory fabric. About 900 stitches in this weekend. I am much, much happier with this fabric. I am once again overjoyed to be stitching him!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Bouquet for Cheryl Update

Progress as of Sept. 21, 2009

I worked on this the weekend of the 19th for the HAEDless SAL. I have to say that I really enjoyed working on it this time. More so than usual. I don't know why, I just got into the 'flow'.

This past weekend was the HAED Themed SAL. This month's theme was background. I pulled out QS Arthur since I started at the top left and that's all background. I stitched on it for a while and finally decided that I didn't like the way it looked on the 32 ct. fabric. So I scrapped it. If you follow me, I posted about it in the past. I was going to try to stick with it and see if it all evened out with more stitches in, but it was bugging me. So I re-started it on some lovely 30ct. evenweave linen (yes, evenweave linen) from Passione Ricamo. A dear friend Jeannie-Maree recomended it and she is my stitchy hero, so I had to get some! Of course she was right, it is wonderful for stitching HAEDs. Stay tuned for an update with a pic.

Simba Update: I had a feeling that Simba had someting going on. His eating habits had changed, so I got a stool sample to the vet. Turned out he has hook worms (YUCK!). Got him over there and got medication for him, as well as my other 3 boys (just in case). The vet said that it shouldn't have affected his eating, he is probably just 'leveling out' in his growth spurts. He's up to 6 lbs. 2 and a half oz. So all the boys are medicated (it's a topical that works for a month) like Frontline. I trashed all the litter and got new boxes. I'll take another sample back to the vet in 1 month's time to make sure they are all rid of the worms and healthy!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

2 Stitchy Updates

First up, my progress on Goblin Tree, from Aug. 31st, after the retired artists SAL. Linda Ravenscroft is no longer retired from HAED (YAY!), but this chart is.

Next, some small progress on Tiny Treasures Sun Worshiper Cat 3 - Katherine Barber. This weekend was SWIP/UFO (slow work in progress or unfinished objects). This one is a UFO. The last time I stitched on this was March 2008! YIKES! I was digging through my WIPs and realized I had forgotten all about this little one. I started in the middle this time.
Stats: Silkweaver 28 ct. Opalescent Lugana, color Chashmere Glitz, stitched 1 X 1 DMC.

This is the original.