Tuesday, June 21, 2011

208 stitches

Well I continued to work on Found by HAED for one more day and I got quite a bit accomplished if I do say so. Instead of the meager 30 stitches that I thought I got done I actually got 208 about 50 of those stitches were done on Monday.

I also figured out why it didn't feel like I accomplished a lot, it is because I actually continued stitching a couple colors passed the end of the 10x10 square row I was working, I just couldn't stop stitching when there were only a couple to half a dozen left in that section but I didn't count them toward the total count right now because I'm only counting the actual row I'm working on so in a sense half of my work didn't count (if that makes sense) so when I move on to the next row on page 3 I will be ahead of the game because some of the stitching will already be done. Silly little set up but it works for me.

I have now moved on to Prosperity fairy and I'm going to stitch the hair, face and bodice until the bodice joins the wings. I'm doing this to make sure everything lines up the way it is suppose to before moving on to big chunks of stitching because we all know how cranky we get when we put in a lot of stitches with metallic and find out we are off by a couple stitches, I did that once and riped everything I had stitched over a 4 day period and have never picked the picture back up to restart it I don't want that to ever happen again.

Once I finish the section I'm working on and everything lines up I will be able to choose between 3 section on what I will work on next so if I get bored with all the metallic or all that red I can move on to another section.

Well thanks for listening.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Update on Found

Well with being sick, family get togethers, the Stanley cup final and the riot that occurred so close to my office and the stress that accompanied it I have to say that the second week of stitching on Found really didn't amount to anything.

I think I put in about 30 stitches and that was only because it was of one color. I am definitely thinking of extending stitching on it for one more day and stitching on the morning train ride instead of reading so I have something more to show for it. I think I will take a picture of the current status and compare with the earlier picture and see how bad it is before deciding.

If I only stitch 30 - 50 stitches a week on this picture there is no way I'm going to finish this picture by the end of the year....well if I get a chance I will post a new picture

Thanks for listening

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Fickle HAED stitcher

So I have just finished week 1 of my HAED/Passione Ricamo rotation of sorts and I am liking it. Number one reason is I know I can get both pictures done by the end of the year; Number two the way I am working on the HAED is working really well and Number three it is definitely giving me strong mojo since I'm happy with my stitching.

So this is about the third or fourth different style of stitching I have tried on HAED which is why I am so fickle but I think this style is actually working for me. It is pretty simple I had picked the top of page two and was working straight across stitching in every since stitch, then I am going to move to the bottom of page three but that is a story for another day. Anyway back to page 2 I have tried travelling over the top of the page, I have tried doing a 10x10 block at a time, I have tried finishing the same symbol for an entire page before moving on but none of these styles worked, some of them I just felt overwhelmed by the vastness of these designs other times the back of my stitching was a mess and I am anal about that and couldn't leave it like that and then other times I kept on making mistakes and getting frustrated that I always wind up putting the picture away in frustration but I am feeling none of that with this new style I am using so crossing my fingers I will stay happy with the way I am stitching.

I decided to switch from page 2 to 3 because there are bigger chunks of similar colors on page 3 and it will be easier to stitch on the train if I don't make a lot of color changes, which is another reason I stopped stitching this pictures because I was frustrated with the work I wasn't getting done on it on the train.

So here is the picture of the top row of page 2 completely finished.

and here is what the bottom of page 3 looks like before I add a stitch.

Well my goal is to take a picture of what I have worked during the week every Sunday and do a blog post so I can actually prove I have been stitching and doing more blogging LOL but whether that actually happens we will see.

Thanks for listening

Sunday, June 5, 2011

The month of June

Well I am just dyeing for a finish in stitching but since I have barely started Prosperity I am nowhere near to that allusive finish.

To help reach my goal of finishing Prosperity fairy and Found by HAED by the end of the year I have decided to work on them both for two weeks span each until the end of the year or until their finish, hopefully this will keep me on track.

I so desperately want to place a 123 stitch order right now but with Canada Post on a rotating strike knowing my luck when the order is ready to be shipped it will be my province and towns turn to be on strike and it will be stuck in the deposit....I just don't know if I should take the chance.

Well off to finish my laundry for the work week.

Thanks for listening.