Sunday, January 22, 2012

Weekend of stitching partially derailed

I had someone who was trying to help me all day yesterday by taking up my stitching space.

Bacchus helping

Meet Bacchus Bratticus. He likes heping Mommy stitch, especially if he can pounce the string and shove the whole thing into her face. He's not really evil. It's just the way the camera's flash caught him.

I did get some stitching done however, both on Royalty and Beware of Zombies.

Beware WIP

Beware 1/22/12

Royalty 1-13-12

Royalty 1/22/12

I ended up carefully tearing out all the stitches I had done before because, as I was stitching wtih two threads, it was starting to push the fabric weave out of place and warping it. So I had to restart with one thread. *shrugs* You live and you learn.

Also, my new TULSA Jar!

tulsa jar 1/22/12

I saw that in a Kroger's Marketplace and really really liked the look of it. As it was on sale, I bought it.

Now, on the Terry Pratchett front, I've finished Men At Arms and have picked up Mort to read next, but I'm really enjoying the Night Watch books. I'll probably read through all of them just to say I did and then really covet and collect the Night Watch books. *grins* Also, for this challenge, I'm also going to read Good Omens again since that was a Terry Pratchett book that he wrote with Neil Gaiman. A wonderful book IMO.

I'm sort of thinking about stitching Ishtar for my belly dance teacher because she sorta looks like that when she's dancing. All proud and majestic. Maybe when I get a bit of breathing space in my current projects 'cause I'd hate to start that and then never finish it. Right now the one I'm really itching to do is Midnight at the Oasis and listening to belly dance music while I'm stitcing is not helping that urge. *grins* Maybe I'll start on that one to break up the monotone of the other two pictures.

EDIT: It was Royalty that I had to frog completely. Sorry. It made sense in my head but didn't get translated to paper.


missy-tannenbaum said...

The Royalty project looks really nice so far! White floss on black fabric is a pretty effect, especially with such detail. Also, it looks like, even though he did interrupt your stitching, you have quite a good cat!

Topcho said...

Great progress both on Royalty and Beware of Zombies! And an awesome camera shot on your cat, lol! I just checked Ishtar and Midnight at the Oasis, they're both gorgeous pieces, no wonder you're tempted

Anonymous said...


Your projects look great so far. I love the pic of your cat. Sounds just like mine - she chews threads and sits on my projects.

Stitching Sweetie said...

Love the fabby for Royalty. Sorry to hear about having to frog on Zombies. Love the pic of your cat. Mine jumps up on my chest when she decides I've stitched enough & it time to give her attention.

Joysze said...

Beware of Zombies... sounds intriguing. :D Sorry you had to frog though. :(

Royalty looks great and your cat is so cute and grumpy.

The Maiden said...

Great progress, you are not of the faint of heart (all that white on black!) I also love your stitching assistant, he made me smile and think of my own two thread terrors!

♥ Nia said...

Sorry for the frogging.. I've been there too =/ hehehe
Good progress! :)

Ziggyeor said...

Love the stitching, I want to see the Beware of Zombies piece!
Nice ort container.
I love the Night Watch and the new book Snuff was great.