TW Castle Sampler

Castle Sampler, week 11

I almost forgot to post this! I'm on a roll again. I spent Saturday and Sunday working on the sun and moon figures in the lower corners, backstitching and all.

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Of course, one difficulty is that I finally managed to get my hands on a few new projects I really want to do--it'll be tempting to go ahead and start them. However, I'm not quite sure I'm ready to rotate through projects like that yet. However, some of them have deadlines, so... :)

Posted by Lisa on February 23, 2004, 11:30 PM | Comments (2)

Castle Sampler, week 10

It's hard to tell that I did much this week, but if you look at the lower corners you can see the biggest progress. I don't know if my pictures are really capturing the coolness of this piece. It's going to be gorgeous.

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Posted by Lisa on February 16, 2004, 04:52 PM | Comments (0)

Castle Sampler, week 9

I promised an update, and apparently that promise lit a fire under my butt this afternoon. Not only did I rip out the misplaced section, but I restitched it, and then some.

Castle Sampler, 02-08-04

Don't laugh, but NASCAR starts up again next Sunday, so I foresee a lot of cross-stitching happening while I watch the race. (Yes, I know, my redneck is showing.)

Posted by Lisa on February 08, 2004, 08:59 PM | Comments (0)

Castle Sampler, week 6

I was feeling a little frustrated until I compared this week's picture to last week's.

Slowly but surely...

A few people have asked me when I have time to cross-stitch so much. The answer is easy. Instead of spending so much of my evenings roaming the internet in search of something to do, I cross-stitch instead. Usually while watching too much TV. You envy mi vida loca, I know you do. Hey, if I've resigned myself to spinsterhood, I may as well go all out with it.

Posted by Lisa on January 19, 2004, 11:05 AM | Comments (0)

Castle Sampler, week 5

I discovered this weekend that the perfect time to do long stretches of border is while I'm gaming or watching a movie I'm really into. So with 7th Sea yesterday and Werewolf today, I got a fair chunk of border done. Whee!

Castle Sampler, 1-11-04

Posted by Lisa on January 11, 2004, 11:27 PM | Comments (0)

Castle Sampler, week 4

Section one is completely finished, including the backstitching--which unfortunately didn't show up very well in the picture. I'm doing sections 2 and 3 together, because section 3 is pretty much just border.

Castle Sampler, 1-4-04


I'm thinking of including something in the pictures for scale next time, just so you can get an idea of how huge this thing is.

Posted by Lisa on January 04, 2004, 09:34 PM | Comments (0)

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

Posted by Lisa on December 28, 2003, 10:59 PM | Comments (0)

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


Posted by Lisa on December 21, 2003, 12:00 AM | Comments (0)

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.

Posted by Lisa on December 13, 2003, 12:43 PM | Comments (0)