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!
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.
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. ;)
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.
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!
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. ;)