Not enough progress for my liking

I haven’t made nearly enough progress as I would like, but there’s a good reason. Spooky has been extra cuddly lately, sleeping in my lap/chest/on my arm a lot, which prevents a lot of stitching, so I’m not complaining lol.

 

I’m almost finished with the current page of Carl:

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It’s a really good thing that I bought two skeins of 169, because I’ve used the entire first one already.

I worked a little on the fairies, too:

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And as if I wasn’t working on enough projects, I started a new one:

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I’m looking forward to relaxing today and doing as much work as possible on Carl while I watch The Walking Dead alllllllllllllllllllllllll day long lol

As a bonus bit of awesome news………….. My etsy shop will soon be offering 28 count evenweave!!!!!! I hope to get the first pieces listed this week, so if you’re interested, check the shop every day to see when they go up!

 

That’s all for now. Until next time, Happy Stitching!

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The return of a boy called Carl

That’s right ladies and gents! Carl is BACK! 

While I may not have won the fan art contest, I did win tickets to the season premiere of The Walking Dead event in LA. However… it doesn’t look like I can go. Transportation for me is either to expensive, or not reliable enough. I’m keeping my chin up though! I’ll happily be working on Carl all day on the 22nd, as well as during commercial breaks while the new episode is on!

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In other awesome news: I finished everything I can do on Flora! I’ll wait until I’m done with the main stitching in all of the fairies before I start doing the swirls and other magical sparkle bits that mostly include beads, but here she is:

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I’ve done a bit more on the white dress, as well: (it’s fairly slow-going since it’s 99% B5200)

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And I even bought two new patterns on etsy! They’re inspired by my favorite Christmas movie: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation:

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The last bit of stitchy news is that I will hopefully soon be carrying 28 count evenweave in my etsy store!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lastly, I leave you with a picture of my cats playing. Spooky had curled herself into a large plastic envelope, and Crookshanks tried to draw her out:

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That’s all for now. Until next time, Happy Stitching!

A very full underskirt, and some bling

Most of what I’ve been working on lately is Firefly Fairies. Specifically, Flora’s underskirt. It’s very full. Ridiculously full. but it’s only a couple of colors, so it’s kinda nice to work on. Not too many changes to deal with.

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See that little snowflake? It’s a needleminder I made! I might make more, or I might use them as ‘treasures’ for that snow-themed dress pattern I showed you last week.

I did manage to order some new threads for Carl, but I have no idea when they’ll be in. So in the mean time, I started a new project. It’s the white dress pattern I showed you last week, and I’ve already added a bit of bling to it:

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It’s hard to see, but that silvery bit is a diamond-like rhinestone that I think adds that little something extra to it.

 

Well, that’s all for now. Until next time, Happy Stitching!

I did not see that coming

I probably should have, but I didn’t. Guys. I swear I had bought an extra skein of DMC 169, but I can’t find it anywhere! So I’m 100% out of it, and neither of my two local stores that sells DMC has it. Even if I sucked it up and spent $6 on one skein, including shipping, it wouldn’t get to me in time to meet the deadline. So I’m going to have to submit the picture without finishing this section of stitching.Oh well. At least you can clearly see Carl’s face:

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I did manage a tiny bit of work on Firefly Fairies as well:

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In order to lift my spirits, I made three new patterns:

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I’m not completely happy with all of the patterns yet, but so far so good. The first and the third ones will have special treasures that I still need to get in, and the third one is going to have a special new thread that will soon be available in my shop!

 

What do you guys think?

 

That’s all for now. Until next time, Happy Stitching!

3 down 3 to go

Three pages down, three to go on Carl. I probably won’t finish the whole thing in time for the deadline, but I’m still going for it and as long as I finish his face, it shouldn’t be a big deal.100_7290

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I’ve also put in a bit of work on the fairies. I’m actually at the bottom of the outer skirt of Flora’s dress! Just need to finish that up a bit before I can work on the underside, then it’s on to Merryweather

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That’s really all there is for now, so until next time Happy Stitching!

The never ending section of 310

As much as I love black, and therefore working with DMC color 310, this section of Carl is kind of driving me batty. You see, I’ve been working on the underside of Carl’s hat, and the side of his face which is mostly black. I’m almost finished with that area, though! After I finish the side of his face, I just need to do the top of his shoulder and I’ll be finished with page two!

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I went back to work on Firefly Fairies yesterday. I’m amazed at how much I was able to get done, considering I kept being distracted by dying fabric. I’m sure I’ll be able to finish this row today:

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Speaking of fabric….. I dyed about 9 pieces this week! Most are in my shop, but I’m looking to recreate one before I offer it for sale. This little beauty will probably go fast!

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As a side note: I just heard that DMC is going to release 35 new colors! 35!!!! They will range from gray to purple to brown to yellow-green. From what I read they will be available just about everywhere DMC is sold (except Walmart) starting in November. Is anyone else looking forward to the new colors?

 

That’s all for now. Untill next time, Happy Stitching!

Change of plans, guys. Change. Of. Plans.

In a sudden turn of events. . . AMC is holding a  fan art contest for The Walking Dead which includes a chance to win a few different prizes, including tickets to L.A. to see the 100th episode premier. As you may know, I’m a big fan of The Walking Dead. The deadline for this contest is October 7th, so I’m going to try to finish Carl by the 5th.

Here’s where that change of plans comes into effect. From today forward, I’m going to spend weekdays working on Carl, and weekends working on Firefly Fairies. Hopefully I can get it done in time! At least I have the first page finished, so the other 5 pages might fly by a little more quickly:

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As for Firefly Fairies, I did finish another row, and I might be able to do half a row to one full row per weekend now, but who’s to say, right?

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In other stitchy-ish news: I’ve added a couple patterns to my shop, as well as a couple new pieces of fabric. Keep checking back every so often for more stuff as I add things kind of randomly.

 

That’s all for now. Until next time, Happy Stitching!