Sunday, January 27, 2013

Castle in the Air Part 14 (sort of) and some Part 15

My procrastination has reached a new level. I still haven't gone to the store or ordered the metallic thread I was missing :( What this means is that part 14 in Castle in the Air is sort of done as well.

I also mixed up part 14 and 15 (the third column of flowers is part of 15). But that's okay, it just means I have less to do in part 15 ;) Here's an overview.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Great News!

Teresa Wentzler announced last week that she will be re-releasing some of her out-of-print designs from Leisure Arts. And the first pattern to be released, in February, is Peacock Tapestry!

I already have a copy of the pattern (which I found on eBay), but a re-charted pattern would be great. The old one was charted by hand (very tiny) and you can't see where the backstitches should go.

I can't wait for it to come out. Although I really should finish one of WIPs before starting it. It's going to be massive!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

January TUSAL

A pitiful start for the new year I know. I spent most of the past few weeks reading (like crazy!).

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Chibi Ichigo Finished!

I told myself yesterday that I must finish him. I only had one color left to stitch and I don't understand why it took me so long to finish him, but now he's done. Yay!

Now to figure out how to finish him.

Update: My sister has decided she wants to finish him into a magnet. She's also informed me she wanted another one made of Rukia. It's another pattern by Awenmir from the Manga Bleach. You can find the pattern on her site here Isn't she cute!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Castle in the Air Part 13 (sort of)

When I say sort of, I mean I'm missing two more Star stitches in silver that weren't stitched because...I ran out of thread :( I've been procrastinating for a while now. I knew that the metallic thread will finish soon, but when I went to one of the local needlework stores, I found out some really bad news. One of the few stores in Montreal, Trimmings Dressmaker LTD will be closing its doors soon. And since not many people buy Kreinik threads, they stopped ordering stock for it. So now I have to decide whether I want to make a trip to the only other store I know that carries Kreinik (on the off chance they have it in stock) or order from eBay.

I was still deciding when I ran out yesterday :P So technically this isn't really done, but I decided it was and I'm moving on to the next part. Anyhow here is part 13:

And here's an overview:

Thursday, January 3, 2013

New Year, New Starts

It's a new year and stitchers all around are preparing this year's rotation. Since I don't have that many projects in WIP, my list will be very short:
  • Chibi Ichigo, I really should have finished him last year, only his hair is left
  • Mirabilia - Stargazer, only the beading is left
  • Papillon Creations - Flower Patch, surrounding vines left to do
  • Papillon Creations - Castle in the Air SAL (from 2011), currently finishing part 13
A few projects that I'm planning (for now) on starting this year from my stash are:
  • Mirabilia - Tree of Hope, only to be started when Stargazer is completed
  • Tereza Wentzler - Peacock Tapestry
  • Butternut Road - Earthdancer
I also started crocheting again. I don't really plan these projects. They're more on a per request/need basis, except when I'm trying out new things. I do know that I have the ones below started or to start soon:
  • Mystery project that I have to finish before spring. I might mention it on the blog but I can't post any pictures until its done. It's a surprise!
  • Kangaroo Amigurumi, requested by my sister. I bought the wool this week, it's so soft and pretty!
  • Oval Doily, this I've already started. I'll post some progress pictures soon
That's it for now. I'll post more tomorrow.