Friday, June 10, 2011

June Week 2 - Progress, New Starts

Yay, it's Friday! Time to post my update for the week. I've been pretty good about it lately, haven't I? First up is Fragile Heart, from the SAL this past week.

I'm happy with my progress so far. I should have spent more time with her this week, but other duties called. Still have house work, yard work, etc. Aaaaahhhh, if only the world would stop so I could just sit and stitch!

Next, I've kitted up 2 (yes 2!) new starts. I seem to have the new start bug lately. It's weird cause I usually hate the kitting phase, I'd rather be stitching. But I'm excited about Catfish - Rayyan. Let me tell you the story of this. Sheila Rayyan is a new artist that HAED just started charting. Catfish is on the intro page of her website. One of her first pieces to be charted was Cheshire Cat. There were people on the board wanting Catfish, including me, but I didn't think it would be charted quickly (for some reason, I don't know...). So I purchased Cheshire figuring it would keep my mind occupied. I also ordered silk from HDF to stitch him, he's only 11 colors so not too bad. Then, guess what? Catfish was charted. I had to have him immediately! He is only 9 colors, and most are the same as Cheshire, so I ordered the 2 colors of silk I was missing for him. When it all arrived I was just too excited! So without further ado, here's Catfish all kitted up! I chose Opalescent White 28 ct. (I don't know what) fabric and HDF silk. The only silk not pictured here is the off white.

I am all ready for a New Start SAL in July, if I can wait that long.

The 2nd new start I kitted up is for the Freebie SK SAL on the Board, runs Jun. - Dec. I chose Phuan - Lesley Anne Ivory. Here's what he should look like when finished, and my ready to go kitted up piece.

I think the contrast of the soft pink with the blue and golds will be very nice, plus the cats body won't get washed away as it would on white or off whtie fabric. The SK Freebie SAL will start sometime this month.

This week is the UFO/SWIP SAL on the borad. I think that the perfect fit for this SAL is Bewitched. I started her back in Jan. 09 and I haven't touched her since May 09. (See this post from Jan. 09.) I'm stitching her with HDF silks as well, so she will also comfort me in my yearning to start Catfish.

Now for your wonderful comments on my last post. I know what you are talking about saying that Wall charts are scary. I felt the same way. I am always amazed by the beautiful work the Wall Stitchers (that's what I call them in my head) do on the board. Floors me everytime. I too, would never have started a Wall if it weren't for Dragon Charmer. I just couldn't resist her. What's not to love? A beautiful girl, an adorable dragon, and all those wonderful blues! Blue is my favorite color. So I gritted my teeth and jumped in. And you know what? It isn't that bad. Really, it's no different from any other HAED chart. After all cross stitching is just making one little X after another. The thing is... you have to LOVE the artwork. If you love it, it's a tresure to stitch.

Boy! I'm chatty today!

Once again, Happy Stitching, may every X you make bring you closer to Heaven!


Hazel said...

Looks fab Louanne. You have done loads more than me on it. x

anojaa said...

Fragile heart looks each time more lovely!
I hate kitting too but I love new start , what to do? The second cannot come without the first! ;)
You're so right Louanne, it's all about loving the artwork and watching it slowly come to life whatever mad the confettis are!

Vani said...

I look forward to seeing your new starts!!!!!

Alejandra said...

me encantan tus trabajos y me gusta como organizas todo para ellos.- Utilizas solo lugana?? o tela aida tambiƩn??

Louanne said...

Thanks Alejandra, I use mostly evenweaves, lugana, joblean, etc.