Wednesday, October 26, 2005

This will be my sceond project once I am done with the Halloween one. I love nautical stuff and I chose a treasure trove fabric to give it a more nautical look. I hope it will look good with the fabric. I thought about framing it with a round tube similar to the one where it says welcome aboard. I don't know the name for it.

I also know this is one of my listings for October, I'm not sure if it will be done before Oct. 31 and I don't think it will be done by then. I will work on this and I have been meaning to work on some Christmas cross stitching. I'm getting into the Christmas mood now that Halloween is almost over.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Good news! I finally started my Halloween project Sunday night. My printer still needs to be fix, but I was able to print a smaller version of the chart. So I have to stitch alittle slower and carefully since the chart is small.

I noticed that I tend to make many errors with small charts. This is why I like to make them bigger.

I decided to use post it notes to keep track of where I'm stitching and it seems to be going along very well.

The design is coming out great on the fabric and I just can't wait to show it to everyone when it's done. :)

Saturday, October 22, 2005

I was so frustrated last night with my printer. I wanted to start my new project since I received my fabric in the mail the other day.

My chart was being printed off from PC Stitch program which I like because I can make my chart bigger.

The printer was not leveling the chart right on the paper, so something is wrong with the printer.

My husband tried to fix it but had no luck. We looked at our receipt to see if we could return it but it was already pass 30 days, so we couldn't return it. We would have to call the company to get it fix.

I really wanted to start working on it last night, but I ended up reading a book and watching a movie instead.

This is what I wanted to work on last night.

I was planning to put the Halloween Design on that Autumn Sunrise fabric. The instruction said to try to use a pale orange color to help bring out the white in the ghost. When I got the fabric in the mail. The orange was alittle darker than what it showed on the internet.

Hopefully the printer will be fix soon, so I can start working on it. Meanwhile, I will be do some reading while I wait.

Friday, October 21, 2005

I went to Joann's last night to pick up more threads. I couldn't start my new project because I didn't have all of the threads I needed. It's mostly orange colors for Halloween, so I haven't done any orange before.

I don't know if it's me or what, but does it seem like people are stitching pretty fast these days? I feel like someone is posting a finish project each day that I feel so slow with mine. Maybe it's cuz I am a beginner? Or am I reading too many stitching blogs at once that it seems like everyone is finishing their project each day? Oh well.

I sure enjoy looking at all the neat project. Now I need to get back to mine, so everyone have something to look at when they come here. :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

I finally got my fabrics from Silkweaver. I am so excited to get them. I was out of town for 5 days and I didn't bring my stitching projects because I knew I wouldn't have enough time to do them. I was dead tired at night when I finally put my daughter down for the night.

I did bring my books and I did some reading at night.

Now I am ready to start using my new fabrics to start a new project.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

I finally completed the second project on Sunday. Here are the 2 projects I worked on last month for the wedding keepsakes.

I had a hard time taking good pictures of it but this is the best I could do for now.

I'm happy to working on a different project now. It can get boring when you work on the same project 2 times in a row. Next time, I will work in advance to make 2 different keepsakes.

Friday, October 07, 2005

I was not able to finish the project on time. I wasn't feeling well this week, so I couldn't finish it as fast as I could. My headache made it difficult to do cross stitching, so I did alittle at a time. I will be able to give it to them when they come back from their honeymoon.

I haven't received my new materials yet from
Silkweaver. So I will work on my old projects that are sitting in my bag until the new materials arrive. I can't wait for them to come in the mail. I'm eager to start using them.

I'm hoping that my cross stitching skills has improve since I know how to go in different directions by keeping the top layer at the same direction. I think once the new material arrives and I am done working on those projects. I might try a bigger challenge like HAED or Mirabilia. They are very beautiful design and I really want to work on them.

I saw other people in their blog working on them and it encourages me to work on them. There are so many projects I want to do now, but I keep reminding myself that I have the rest of my life to do cross stitching, so I don't need to do them in a hurry.

I also have been doing a lot of reading, so I am trying to figure out how to add them on my sidebar to show what I've been reading. I'm learning little by little on how to use this blogger. I really like it a lot. And most of all, it's free with a lot of options. :)

Monday, October 03, 2005

I did a lot of cross stitching yesterday all afternoon, then I had to stop in the evening because I had a bad headache. I try to avoid doing cross stitching when I have a bad headache because I tend to mess up easily. So I read my book and watch my tv shows to relax. I hope to finish the project today and that my daughter will take long naps today haha.

If she takes long naps, then I'm sure I can finish it today. If not, well I guess I will have to finish it tomorrow. It just has to be done before Thursday which is the wedding day.

I was looking through Nordic Needle website and I found a couple of things that I like to cross stitch in the future.

I saw several people lists their goals for the month on their website to finish projects. I thought it was a good idea, so I will do the same.


1) Happy Halloween Seasons Way
2) Nautical Clock
3) Winter Cat
4) Start on HAED or Mirabilia design

So that is my list for October. It should be interesting to see if I can accomplish all of them in one month. I hope so.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

I'm still working on my second project. I need to have it finish by Monday, so I can frame it and give it to my friends on Thursday when they get marry. I'm starting to get bored of doing butterflies, so I am ready to move on to the next project.

I found a couple of cool cross stitch blogs with different ideas on how to decorate your cross stitch other than framing it. I like the idea of making it into a pillow. So I will do that for the next project.