Sunday, September 30, 2012

Knotty Problems

I've been doing some stitching lately.  Here is what I've done this past week (not including the map of Ireland, which I've been working on for ages, just did some French knot coastline on that one):

This last picture poses some problems.  I need to see better to complete the cross-stitch project.  I mean I can see, but... it's a real eye strain to do so.

 See, I only got one more square done this week.

Here's my solution, a lighted magnifier thingy from Amazon.  I'm ordering it tomorrow.  It's around $17 and is called,

Mighty Bright Vusion Craft Light


Let's hope it works!

(plus, it's purple)


Saturday, September 15, 2012

A Halloween Finish, a Shell, and a Celtic Lion

Here's what I've been doing for the past two weeks:

I finished the Halloween Tentacles, just have to frame it-

A counted cross-stitch shell, yes, this took me hours!  That's four squares of 100 stitches each.  Easy weekend project, right!  I've only done a few counted cross-stitch projects.

And an embroidered Celtic Lion on a tote bag for my Mom, Urban Threads design.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Love & Tentacles

I finished a card for my boyfriend this week.  His favorite colors are silver and black.  I really didn't get a lot done this week, have been kinda down lately.  Here is the card:

It's Dutch Embroidery or embroidery on paper.  I used cardstock and Krienik silver blending filament.  The pattern is an adapted embroidery pattern by Urban Threads.

I picked up last year's Halloween project, also an Urban Threads pattern, and worked on that today.  Here are some orange tentacles to haunt your dreams....  (mad cackle!)