Saturday, July 31, 2010

My goodness I'm in trouble LOL

So I made the mistake of going onto the Chatelaine BB to see what was new.....BIG MISTAKE I have fallen in love with two new classes that I must have Venice Mandala which is a class that started in February 2010 and will finish January 2011 and Greece Mandala which starts tomorrow and go until July 2011.

Greece

http://www.europeancrosstitch.com/cgi-bin/chat_detail.pl?CDGreek-

Venice

http://www.europeancrosstitch.com/cgi-bin/chat_detail.pl?CDVen-

Now do I honestly need these pattern...No!!! but they are coming home with me anyway LOL. I won't be purchasing them right away so that gives me some time to crunch the numbers in regards to paying for them since these pattern are always expensive with their crystals, gold lined beads and hand dyed silks. Usually what I do it break up the supplies and look for the cheapest price and then spread the purchases over a few months. As well since I'm adding these two to my collection I figured it was about time to actually finish one. So Egyptian Garden has been moved up in my list of projects. I had planned on working on it in October but now it looks like I can start working on it mid August.

Speaking of projects I finished all the stitching on Madonna about 1 hour ago and so now I'm taking a computer break before starting to bead. I have also started a new train picture it's called Witch Way by Just Nan and it's pretty cute with witches, ghosts, cats etc. I will try and post a pics when I post Madonna happy dance.

Thanks for listening.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

New Blogger Template

Well since Cute blog is going through a transition right now with their templates I decided to switch back to Blogger's templates. I'm still on the fence about what I've chosen but I'll give it a couple days to grow on me before I make anymore major changes. My home computer and work computer are both flat screens but work is brighter so have to keep that in mind when switching templates.

On the stitching front....I am currently on vacation and was hoping to do some major stitching but have since changed my mind LOL. I visited with my mom, went shopping with the BFF and godson, went to the dentist and since it's been so hot that my fingers are sticking together the thought of picking up a needle is just not something that is appealing to me. Now I'm not saying I haven't gotten any done because I have I just was hoping to be a lot farther in the finish then I currently am. Basically I was hoping to be beading by now but I think I have about 1.5 days left of stitching still to do, I am working on the greenery/fruit section at the bottom of Madonna where there is a lot of color changes which isn't helping. I have also decided to work on a couple small designs and a canvas after I'm finished instead of launching into another big picture even if it's a WIP.

Thanks for listening

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I'm still around

Well I'm still around LOL. I just haven't been very chatty. I am still working on Madonna everyday and am very close to being finished.
 
I am currently working on her dress after which there is the bottom green panel, some stitches I missed around the side of the design and finally the beading which will then complete the design......so I can really see the light at the end of the tunnel.
 
I'm hoping to be finished by the end of the month, this estimate is about 1.5 weeks longer than I wanted but since I took a break from stitching earlier this month I'm a tad behind my original calculations, oh well.
 
I will be on holidays next week so I'm hoping to catch up on some time with Madonna but I'm not going to count on it.
 
So next on the agenda, I want to complete a couple more quilt squares on Falling Leaves canvas design and then I will be pulling out Woodland Goddess by Joan Elliott and finishing her.
 
Thanks for listening.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Quick Post

Now don't get me wrong I wasn't really complaining in my last post about getting no stitching done....it was kind of an observation. I was in a way proving why I don't rotate my stitching anymore.....I am easily distracted LOL.
 
I am on my last day of a 4 day weekend in observance of Canada Day and I've been able to finish all my tasks now so for the rest of the day I will be stitching. I finished the orange ruffle yesterday and today's goal is to finish the green/blue swirl on the right side.