Monday, October 22, 2007

First Ornament and Stocking Update

Let's see if blogger wants to upload pictures again. The first is the first ornament that I have done for the exchange. Ahhh ... success, finally. I'm thinking about doing the other three ornaments that I need to do for this exchange with the same pattern but changing the colors around. I have decided that I like the effect of the metallic thread but really don't like working with it. I had originally planned to do all of the green in the metallic, but decided to go back to regular floss for the large snowflake. I'm thinking about switching the colors on the next one and doing a blue and silver one as well. Different but same basic principle.

And here is the most recent photo I have of DH's stocking. Haven't worked on it too much lately with my schedule ... hopefully some more this weekend. What do you think? I can't wait to finish this section and move on to the bottom part. At this point, I should have them done by the next Christmas I'm home which will be in 2009 I think ;). Have a great night!

Old UFOs

I wanted to show you all some of my UFOs ... many of these were started before I went away to college (which was in 2001) so that shows how old they are.

The first is a dolphin cross stitch (I was really into dolphins back then ... still like them and look forward to finishing this at some point in time)

The next one is a zebra ... eventually it will say "I hear yays better than nays"

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Help Please

I have signed up for an ornament exchange. I have picked out the design that I would like to do and the thread ... however I am stuck at how to finish them. It needs to be simple, since I don't have a lot of time. Any suggestions would be most welcome. I look forward to hearing from you. Look for an update in the next few days on DH's stocking as well.

Have a great night!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Stitching Blogs

I just wanted to thank everyone for the warm welcome. No updates on stitching at this point since I am out in the middle of the ocean currently with very little time or space for my stitching. I don't exactly remember how I found many of the stitching blogs but started searching the internet for stitching related things this past summer. I love seeing other people's work and being able to share my own. There will be times where there are long gaps in my posting ... if so that probably means I am underway or just incredably busy at the ship. Some future goals:

1. Finish our stockings
2. Wedding sampler for one of DH's shipmates (Dec)
3. Ornaments for a christmas exchange
4. Hopefully a square for the Fair and Square Exchange (I'm still debating about the next round)

Have a great night!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Work in progress

As I stated in my initial post, I have been working on a stocking for Christmas. I am currently working on the one for DH and hope to be able to finish it and one for myself by Christmas but am not counting on it since I won't have much time to stitch in the next few months. Here are some photos to show some of the progress I have made. I haven't taken one recently, so it's not completely up to date. These are from the Cross Stitcher, designed by Joan Elliot. I am working on the Gingerbread Stocking for DH and planning on doing the Angel Stocking for myself.

Past Work

Here is a sample of some of the work that I have done in the past. Unfortunately I didn't think to take a picture prior to framing it ... so have to try to prevent the reflection from the glass. This is a piece that I did for a couple at my church for their wedding. It was a lot of fun, and done in about two weeks (not the best planning on my part).