Friday, August 31, 2012

August WIPockalypse Take Two & return to Belly Dancing

First up is my WIPockalypse/IHAS report. *hangs head* Yeah, I've been bad about not posting it, but in my defense, my computer decided to self destruct via virus and I had to get a new one.

So first up is Moonlit Kitties:


Didn't get a whole lot done that weekend and things have been up in the air enough that I haven't had a chance to do any more stitching on these since that weekend. Mostly because I've had a hard time concentraiting due to pregnancy and exhaustion.

Now that commission that I'm wondering is jinxed at this point. It seems like for every three stitches I put in, I'm tearing out five.


Here it is as of today. *sighs and shakes head* I haven't even started on the nitty gritty flowers or even charted the names and date.

On a better note (for me at least), my work schedule has let me return to my belly dancing class, and last night I had a blast! I was the only one in the Beginning Technique class, which was fine as my teacher decided to drill with zills. *laughs* My arms were tired by the end, and we only did a little bit of veil work. The veil I have is a bit heavier than a chiffon so that didn't help the arm soreness either.

It will be fun to get back into that again.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Anonymous Post Disabled

Because I'm getting tired of the anonymous posts trying to sell me Viagra or whatever other drugs they can think of at the time, my anonymous posts for comments will be disabled until further notice. If you have an open ID you can still post, but you gotta have an ID of some kind to post.

Friday, August 17, 2012

TUSAL and IHAS weekend

Wow, a two for one weekend!

First up is the TUSAL post. *grins* Yes there are two jars. The short one is for the commission piece and the tall one is my usual jar. The dark brown and bright yellow in the usual jar is part of Mill Hill's "Moonlit Kitties" that I completely tore out and restarted since I originally started too far from the edge. That problem has been fixed.


Next is the Moonlit Kitties in person. *grins* When I originally started this, it was going to be my first preforated paper project and I didn't know how to find the center. I have since corrected that mistake and started with the moon part as it was near the center.


And finally, the commission piece as it is right now.


The groom as put in an appearance off to the side, there's a bit more backstitching on her skirt, and I pray I can get her skirt totally done for this weekend so I can concentrait on fixing the bow mistake (don't ask. I have no idea where that mistake is in that bow)and getting it closer to complete. My goal actually at this point is to have this done by Sept 1st or as close to it as humanly possible without working myself into a stroke. I am not looking forward to all the backstitching in the floral arch or her bouquet.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Weekend of stitchery!

I just spent a fabulous weekend stitching. But look at what I got done on the commission piece!


My apologies for the funky picture but my flash didn't wanna work so I ended up doing a small bit of photoshopping to actually *show* the picture itself. I am breaking one of my small, personal rules here about only doing all backstitching when the regular stitching is complete, but I got tired of losing the bottom of the dress there.

As for where all this work got done, that happened here:

Porch weekend 2

This is our second floor covered porch. It wasn't screened in when we bought the place, but considering Bacchus decided to jump from it to the front door porch roof one day and then into the dogwood right there the next time, I talked my dad into coming over one weekend and the two of us screened it in in a couple of hours. I then treated him to lunch at Cracker Barrel.

You can just see my two "helpers" in this picture. Sephiroth is partially hidden behind the pattern on its metal board while Bacchus is sitting on the far side of the table. *grins* They're esctatic to keep me company out there since it's the closest they come to getting outside.

There's only a card table and folding chairs out there right now, plus some extra screening and some bits of wood that have to go out into the garage, but I'm hoping to get a nice picnic table out there with chairs that don't turn your butt numb after a couple of hours.

Also, if anyone goes back to look at my older posts, they will notice that my finished pictures are missing. That's because I've moved them to their own album and am going to see about making a slideshow out of them on the side. I've seen that on other blogs and it looks really neat.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Another Three in One Post

Yes, I'm lousy at blogging. Or at least keeping up to date. *laughs* First off, is a combination of the WIPockalypse and IHAS since I haven't touched this since IHAS: comission august This is the commission piece. As you can see, I've added some beading to it to give it a bit more bling than the blending filament would have since it was only suppose to be one strand of filament to two strands of thread. august jar And my TUSAL jar for July with the pattern in the background to show how much I've gotten done on it. Hopefully, I'll be able to keep track of my blog a bit more and write a bit more, but it's easy to lose track of the days anymore. *Grins* I confess I'm normally a flutter-brain, but toss in a pregnancy and I'm lucky I can function most days without a detailed list.