December 28, 2003

Castle Sampler, week 3

I can't believe it's only been three weeks, but it has. I just might finish section one by the end of this week! Here's proof!

Castle Sampler, 12-28-03

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December 21, 2003

Castle Sampler, week 2

For those of you keeping up at home, here's what I've done over the past week. I've slowed down a little.

Castle Sampler, 12-21-03

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December 13, 2003

Castle Sampler, week 1

Well, I had so much fun posting updates about my novel word count, I decided to make a weekly update post on my current cross-stitch project too. ;)

Castle Sampler, 12-13-03

The chart is made up of six sections, so I'm doing section 1 first, then moving over to section 2, and so on. The entire design will be about 14" by 15" when I finish.

For you needlecraft folks, I'm stitching over two threads on 28 count linen. Linen is both interesting and a bitch to work with at the same time. Of course, since this is a Teresa Wentzler design, there are a few sections of over one stitching, like the letters.

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December 08, 2003

Angel of Light, finished

You've read about my cross stitching injuries (I seem to have toughened up, by the way. I stitched for hours yesterday with no ill effects), now you can see the final result of my Christmas-y project!

Angel of Light, completed 12-7-03

I just realized I forgot to stitch my initials and the date on it, which sucks cause I've already washed and ironed it. Using my grandmother's embroidery hoop (which is probably older than I am) was a lovely, sentimental touch, but as it's metal and very old, it left some rust stains that I couldn't quite wash out. :P Going to stick with wood from now on.

Tomorrow I'll frame it and then it'll be ready to give away as a Christmas present.

(Be warned, there may be a lot of these pictures to come, once I get more done on my new project. I'll filter them if people seem annoyed. ;)

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