Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Page finished :)

Yay, finally and it's a bit of a milestone as I have reached the bottom of the stitched area, just 8 more pages to go :)

Friday, 2 August 2013

Night Queen Back On The Hoop

It has been so difficult to find time to work on this project, but every day that I don't stitch her, I feel a little more guilty. I cannot believe the length of time she has been a WIP for :(

I have a bit of a gap between work, coursework and chaos and I am determined to keep working on her until I reach another page finish.  It is a part page at the end of the row and is only around 3800 stitches, totally do able in a few days :)

Whilst sorting the project and measuring this morning, I came to the conclusion that I will be cropping the design a little, she is just a little too long for the wall I plan to hang her on, I don't want to hide the bottom behind a sofa and risk rubbing and wearing on the threads, so i'm cutting it a little short.   Not by much, the last row of pages is only about 50 rows, I will be leaving these off, it won't make much difference to the design.

Good news is, after some quick calculations, that makes me past the half way mark :)

I started this project in May 2010 and am slightly embarassed that, over 3 years later, i'm only half way *sigh*.  I will be back in a few days with a picture of my next page finish.

Todays stats:  Total stitch count= 134,050.  Stitches done = 71,205 which is 53.11%

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Page 11 finished

Apologies for being a bad blogger, swoops in with picture of new page finish and then pops off to stitch some more :)

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Page 10 Finished :)

Phew, finally I have finished another page, page 10 of 25 finished, just 15 more to go :)

I decided to have a try at gridding this page and parking my threads and I have to admit, it made it much easier and faster to stitch.

44.6% completed....

I will grid up the next page now and get straight to it

Onto page 11.........

Sunday, 10 February 2013

More Pastels.

Today, I have been mostly playing with pastels :) This is a picture for a friend of a their adorable little kitten, he isnt quite finished yet,  a couple more hours should do it I hope

I have been stitching, sadly not on Night Queen, but on Lost In You mini from HAED, it is a very quick and easy stitch, just what I needed, I promise I will get back to Night Queen soon.

Thanks for reading x

Monday, 4 February 2013

Kitty Picture

Sadly, no stitching today, I need about 12 more hours to fit everything in lol, but I did create another picture, this one if of my rather old, arthritic, deaf 17yr old kitty called Pepsi, in pastel pencils on Velour paper

Stitching, Knitting and Pastels :)

I am plodding away on Night Queen, but progress isn't very fast i'm afraid. Another 30 skeins have been ordered and I will carry on with this page and hopefully share it finished very soon :)

In the mean time, I have been keeping myself very busy as always, last night I finished this original pastel painting, called 'I Love You Mummy' it shows a lioness and her cub looking very cute and squishy together

I've also been knitting again and finished this lovely little stitching bear, based on an Alan Dart design and tweaked a little

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Page 9 Finally Finished :)

It took almost a month longer than I hoped, but here she is, another page finished.

Did a little math today, the total stitch count is 151,200 stitches, so far I have stitched 63,845, I make that around 42% complete!  Not quite half way, but getting there.

I have been getting a little concerned at how raggedy the fabric is starting to look, seems my kitten cat has taken a keen liking to it :) I don't like the idea of it being worked on for another three years! So, I am going to make a huge effort to get a big chunk of it stitched, in a perfect world, I would have it finished by the end of the year, that is probably not possible, but who knows :)

I am off to do a thread count and replace the foam in my Pako needle organiser as the large needles have worn it all away.  Then I will order the threads for the next page and start stitching, it is only a part page, so it shouldn't  take me too long (I hope)

Thank you for reading my blog, I hope to share another page finish with you very soon.