Friday, January 28, 2011

Dark Cherry Update

Here's the result of my work this week for the "faces" SAL:
She now has both eyes and a complete face. She will go away for a while, and I'll move on to the retired artists SAL for this coming week. We all know what that means... Goblin Tree! YAY!! Linda Ravenscroft is no longer a retired artist from HAED (thank God!) But, the chart is a retired one, so it counts for this SAL. Here's where it is now, prior to the SAL:
Speaking of LR, have you seen the new releases of 4 new LR cats? So adorable! Presenting....
Smitten Kittens
Moonlight and Moonbeam Needless to say, I can't resist them!!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

TT Sun Worshipper Cat 3 - Complete!

Yay!!! Now I move on to Dark Cherry. The SAL on the board this week is faces. Here's where I left off with her last June.

On another note, my DH's neice had her baby yesterday. It's a boy they named Cadin Liam... I don't have all the particulars yet as my DH spoke to his sister on the phone and men never remember details. I just know that Mom and Baby are doing well.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

TT Sun Worshipper Cat 3

Thanks to the HAED BB UFO/SWIP SAL last week, I brought this little guy out of hiding. He is a Tiny Treasure (because he is only 1, plus a little, pages long) artist Katherine Barber (retired from HAED), 28 ct Opalescent Lugana, color Cashmere Glitz from Silkweaver, DMC 1 X 1. Started in March of 2008.
Yeah, tiny treasure... 3 years later, I might be close to a finish!!!!

The SAL this week on the BB is the Detail/Confetti stitch SAL, so I will continue work on him. As I was working on him last night I noticed that I had gone wrong somewhere, long ago... If you look closely in this picture just where the stitched background ends on the right you will see the back of the cat is 2 stitches off. How did I do that? So some of the evening was spent figuring out what was wrong with that and fixing it. I am glad to say that now he looks much better, and I feel much better.

I recently replied to a post on the BB about the wips we all have on the go. It was in writing my reply there that I realized that I have 11 HAEDs going. ELEVEN! That's just HAEDs, not counting any other little wips I have started over the years in my madness. Granted, 5 of those 11 are SALs that I signed up for on the BB, Lord knows I can't miss out on any of those. But it brought me to the realization that I must finish some of these. The most logical thing to do is finish off the ones that are BB SALs, since they are smaller in size, therefore they should be the easiest and closest to their finishes. Also, I didn't finish a single thing in 2010! Not one! So I am in desperate need of getting something, anything finished, and soon, my wip bins are taking over my house! ;-)

So... I will be focusing on the projects that look like they are closest to the finish line for the foreseeable future. You will see a lot of small pieces coming out of the woodwork, and hopefully some finishes soon!!!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!

Yes, it's been a long time since I've posted. Sorry, the winter gets to me, I have no excuses. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, and a very Happy ringing in of the New Year!
Let me update 2 projects as a way to make up my absence to you. First my progress on Chesterton Stoiry Keep. Here he is as of 12/31/2010:

I have had to set him aside to start the new year SAL. I've chosen QS Fragile Heart, and the original looks like this:

I started on the 1st, and here is my progress as of last night:

28 ct. Even weave, color is a 'sculped' sort of pink and white.
DMC floss, full cross. This one feels like it's moving along quickly, I might even have a finish this year! ;-)