A Stitcher's Stitchings

Oh, for the love of cross stitching….and a few ramblings

New project May 13, 2012

Filed under: WIP — K. Marie @ 12:53 AM
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So I was going to work on a footprints work for the hubby but found a piece that was partially started and I figured I couldn’t just leave it there so I’ll do that one first.

Here is my new WIP

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It’s quite nice and I think it’ll look really good in a frame. I’ve put it on my scroll frame I got in the mail so I can test drive it.  😉

 

Before I forget…. May 12, 2012

I just wanted to add this small tidbit before I forget to. I ordered my scroll frame and 2 patterns from downsunshinelane.com and I must say they are a great company to order from. My 2 patterns were a total of $18 (one was $6 and one was $12) and that is a pretty good price from what I have seen. They are beautiful and I can’t wait to start working on them.

I also received an email when they were going to ship my package but wasn’t able to track it. That’s why I was so suprised when they arrived in 2 days, and I live in TX so I usually have to pay for quicker shipping if I want something that quick because there aren’t that many companies that close to where I live that can get it here that soon.

They are the ones who packaged the parcel that I had to tear into but it made me feel confident that there was no way that someone else was going to be getting into my package. Hehe. This is the first time that I’ve ordered from the company and I have to admit that it was one of the greatest first experiences I’ve had with a company.

If you haven’t looked into them I’d say it’s worth checking out. They have great sales that I usually check out whenever I can. Sorry for the rambling but I just wanted to get that out there. Lol.

 

Friday update on Saturday

Filed under: Updates,WIP — K. Marie @ 10:54 AM
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I’ve finally finished it!! This is my Friday update but I purposefully waited until Saturday to post it because around 11:45ish last night I was working on the finishing touches (the outlining and such) so I didn’t want to post it until  I completed it. I’m uber excited to get it framed for my daughter!! She hasn’t seen it yet but she’s so impatient that I’m not sure I can hide it from her until we get a frame. Lol.

I really am quite proud of this piece because it’s the first piece that I completed and it’s a bit larger than I thought it would be. I’ve been working on it for a while but it’s finally done and all the work was so worth it.

 

*I am a bit disappointed though because somehow I mess up on the fingers and while it might not be that noticeable it’s the first thing that I always see.  😦    However, I did choose to not outline the eye because I think it pops a bit more without being outlined because it’s like a pop of black and brown.

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I’ll post pics again after I find a frame to get it in. For right now I’m going to start on another kit and hope to get it done before Thursday because that’s when my other scroll frame is supposed to arrive!!

 

Delivery!! May 11, 2012

Filed under: General Cross Stitchings — K. Marie @ 8:34 PM
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I didn’t get 1 package in the mail today, I got 2!! What oh what could they possibly be?? Lets open them and find out…. Package #1

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I couldn’t get it open so I just tore into it. I mean lets be honest, I spent two days waiting for it so I’m a bit impatient by now. I finally get it open and whats waiting for me??

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Something else I have to tear into. *sigh* Well here I go….

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Finally!! One of my scroll frames and 2 patterns. I’m so excited to get my next project on it!! And in the second package….

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Another pattern, gold eye needles that I hope will be a bit smoother through my fabric, and my thread organizer. I have more things I added to my stash so that post will be coming soon but in the meantime I’m sooooooo excited to get to my new frame!!

 

Tuesday update May 8, 2012

Filed under: Updates,WIP — K. Marie @ 11:59 PM
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It seems like I am so close yet so far. *sigh*

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Placed the order….just waiting for the arrival!!

Filed under: General Cross Stitchings,Ramblings — K. Marie @ 11:35 PM
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I’m so excited because I just placed an order, well 2 actually, for my first scroll frames!! I ordered a Homecrafters Deluxe Hardwood Scroll Frame (6 by 12) and the one that was posted in my link. I ordered 2 because I wanted to see which one would work better for me. If all goes well then I’ll be able to have 2 scroll frames that I love and be able to use both of them!!

If I like how they work out I’m probably going to order more but right now I’m taking it a bit slow. Hehe.

Right now I’m just uber excited for them to get here!! I’ll post pics when they arrive and hopefully they’ll have projects on them!!

*I bet you can’t tell how excited I am by all the !!’s on here. Lol.

 

Friday update 5/4/12 May 5, 2012

Filed under: Updates,WIP — K. Marie @ 12:00 AM
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I’ve gotten quite a but done I think but I made some mistakes. Eeek. I’m doing the black with 4 strands because the fabric was showing through. I don’t think it looks too thick and it gives it a bit of extra oomph. Lol

 

Need help deciding May 3, 2012

Filed under: General Cross Stitchings — K. Marie @ 2:23 PM
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I’m thinking of getting a scroll frame for my projects and found one here: http://www.downsunshinelane.com/rolaframes.htm

I was wondering if anyone has tried these frames. I like that they can be rolled up to store the project you’re working on and I think that’ll make it easier to take them with me when we go visit family. (Yes I want to take them everywhere. Yes I may be addicted to cross stitching. Hehe) I also need a tote or something to carry my stuff in if anyone knows where I can get a functional and possibly cute one. 🙂

Also, has anyone tried a lap stand or a floor stand? I think that would help me out quite  a bit because I sometimes tend to stitch with two hands and that’s a bit hard when you’re having to hold the projects.

 

Oh man…. May 2, 2012

Filed under: General Cross Stitchings — K. Marie @ 10:59 PM
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*What a beautiful mess, what a beautiful mess I’ve made. Spending all my time with u, theres nothing else I’d rather do. What a sweet addiction that I’m caught up in cause I can’t get enough….
(This song came into my head once I saw this disaster. Lol)

When stitching up the horse I pulled this out of the thread divider. I really need to get more organized….

 

Tuesday update (a little late)

Filed under: Updates,WIP — K. Marie @ 6:21 AM
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Here is my progress as of 5/1. I did a close up shot too cause I’m finished with the girl so seeing how far the horse is coming along will show my progress.

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I even had to adjust the fabric so I could get to the top and right side. 🙂