Monday, February 20, 2012


I didn't get nearly as much done this weekend as I had hoped on Ornate Butterfly. One reason being:

I'd put the scrollframe down to rethread my needle and Eliza would go "MINE" and deposit herself in her new chair in Mama's lap... (Ignore my super tacky pj pants! Hehe.)

I did make some progress despite having to play grumpy mother to my own mother. She managed to make a tendon in her knee very mad and I guilt-tripped her into actually going to the ER to get xrays about it. She'll live, but that pretty much ate up my Sunday evening stitching time.

The lighting at work is kinda meh, but I think you get a better idea of the colors here. Once I get this sucker done and gifted to its new home, I'm going to do a little name sampler as a gift. My best chic friend has 5 (yes FIVE) kids and I thought doing a little sampler of their first and middle names in different colors would make a nice birthday gift. So! I have until the end of April to get both Ornate Butterfly and a name sampler done. Wondering if I've bitten off more than I can chew again. Ah well!

Hope everyone else had a very fruitful (or at least enjoyable) IHSW! <3

Monday, February 13, 2012

Well, I didn't get nearly as crafty this weekend as I had hoped, but I still managed to make some very good progress on Ornate Butterfly. I'm quite proud of myself, actually!

Once again, the photo doesn't do the colors enough justice. The gold-brown is much richer. I may have to pick this kit up again at some point so I can make one for myself!

In the mean time, I think I've found myself an awesome sprite pattern maker converter thingy, so after Ornate Butterfly is done, I'm going to try my hand at some sprite stitching! Starting with a little YRP from FFX-2.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Here comes the weekend!

I'm looking forward to what will hopefully be a very stitchy weekend, of both the cross and sewing kind. I need to sit down and get the fleece mats sewn for my chinchillas; I think they'll be much happier with the cozy fleece than they are with the Aspen chips in their cage. I also have a lot of motivation to finish up Ornate Butterfly, partly because it's intended as a gift, but also because I have this huge urge to start up something new.

I would very much love to hop on the sprite cross stitch bandwagon. I'm honestly terrified of trying it! I haven't done a cross stitch that wasn't purchased as a kit. I haven't the faintest clue of where to start! I mean, I know there are places like with its huuuuuuge forums. But the idea of trolling some forums isn't appealing to me. I saw the tutorial there on turning sprites into patterns, but it suggests either a $50 program or a free website-based thing that doesn't seem to be around anymore. I'm pretty sure I could figure it out after I got a pattern and used the RGB to DMC values conversion chart to buy the floss; it's the getting the pattern part that I'm so unsure of. Any thoughts or suggestions on this front would be much appreciated.

Well, here's to a craft-filled weekend!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Updated WIP of Ornate Butterfly! I plan on making some more really good progress tonight. The awesome task lighting and the scroll frame have made such a difference in my stitching speed.

The photo does not do the colors in this any justice, however.

First real post

Alrighty. Time to get to business. Two early photos of my two WIPs. These are from yesterday; Ornate Butterfly had a lot more done on it after pics were taken. It's actually starting to look like a butterfly!

Well! Here I am, making yet another thing to update that I might never pay much attention to. But at least there's a Blogger mobile app! :Db

I guess I should start off by explaining that this is mostly going to function as a stitching blog/scrapbook, focusing on cross stitch. There may be from time to time the random sewn thing tossed in for variety.

Thanks for popping by!