Friday, June 29, 2012

Deep Blue Sea center filled in!

I really liked all of the pictures so I am sharing them all. :)

I decided to leave the back stitching off the waves. I started to back stitch one, and realized I liked it better without it. I don't have those done yet, but will soon. They go pretty fast. I did the gold bs in the very center though, it looks pretty I think. Soon I can get back to part 3!! I love the corals.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Its all about Deep Blue Sea these days ;)

I keep looking at Miss Paris and Red Ninja and think I would like to work on them. *But*, I can't settle down to anything else until I get more caught up with Deep Blue Sea. I am still going full force and my back ordered threads came in so I have some pics to share of my other colors. Mine is coming out brighter overall.

I was stitching the top center corals when my threads came in. Since I was anxious to get the center filled in, I dropped them for now. I was bs'ing the orange one and left the thread hanging to pick up asap. I love how the color Monterey Bay, by Threadworx looks. Its the tropical blue that is new. I am using Threadworx Cabbage for the lighter greens. I love making the eyelets, they give it such a nice delicate look. Plus you don't need your chart to get through them, just an occasional glace when you turn the corners.

I hope you all think it looks as pretty as I do. :) Thanks for peeking!


Saturday, June 23, 2012

Deep Blue Sea, missing threads are on the way!

I got word from 123 Stitch! yesterday that ALL of my backordred threads are on the way, yay! I am nearly done with part two and the next pic I share I hope to be finished with part one and two. It will be so nice to get those empty spaces filled in, they are driving me nuts! I only lack six more shells to be done with part 2, here it is:

I will do all beading at the end. I use q-snaps. I kind of wish I had a nice frame sometimes but I like the freedom of the q-snaps. You can sit however, where-ever. You can make them the size that you need too. I don't think 2 handed stitching would go over well with me either. I am to set in my ways. ;) lol

I have 2 female guinea pigs. I found out this week that I have been feeding them to much. Quite a bit to much, that explains why they are so chubby, heehee. So I am cutting them back, poor babies. They beg so much for food, its hard to say no. They get the standard, vitamin c enriched food and I also feed them lots of fruits and veggies. Generally, its standard food for breakfast, and veggies or fruit in the evening. We also work on socializing them. They don't mind for me to hold them, usually, but they get a little mad at the kids. We are quite sweet to them, I think they are super spoiled actually. I clean the cage every 3 days and they get play time outside of the cage nearly everyday. Also, they go outside often. I hope I am doing my best for them. I want them to live long and healthy lives. :)

Have a happy weekend everyone!!


Monday, June 18, 2012

Deep Blue Sea, those dreaded jessica shells

Wow, I got them right the first try! I was so nervous, I was sure I wouldn't be able to do them. It was intense, I really had to concentrate, focus and keep my place but considering how hard I expected them to be, I am pleasantly surprised at how well they went. I used Crescent Colors La Tierra. I felt that it went well with my other colors. (topiary really just didn't, I had some from an old project but it just looked bad to me) I bs'd them with DMC 453. I didn't even look to see what Martina used, I just knew it was a light color and went with that. It goes well with the browns imo. I am getting downright cocky here, right? lol!!!

I miss my red ninja, but I am having so much fun stitching deep blue sea, I can't put it down yet. I am determined to catch up asap, with the group. :)))

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Deep Blue Sea, as far as I can go with part one for now.

Here is part one, with all of the threads I have as of now. Others are on backorder, some important ones. But it looks amazing already, and its big! Just to be part one, I am surprised at how large it is. I am going to work into part 2 now, as much as I can do. I have threads coming in a few days for the rest but will have to wait until July for the backordered ones for part one. :( I am so anxious to see it all together, I hate to wait. Thank you all for your comments and encouragement, I will need it before the end I am sure. Right now, I am in stitchy heaven. but I haven't started trying to figure out those jessica's for the shells in part two yet, lol! ;)

I love Whoo's There by Prairie Schooler:

I don't normally go for halloween pieces, but this one grabbed me. I love the crooked path to the house and the owls of course. Its going on the wishlist for sure. :))

Saturday, June 9, 2012

2 updates

I got into the Ninja's mask a bit, and its really bringing out her eye! She is going to be amazing, such color!!

My threads for part one of Chatelaine's Deep Blue Sea have arrived. I've been working on it heavily yesterday and today. I am missing a couple colors that were back ordered but I am going to do what I can for now. I have a lot of catching up to do. They are on part 6, I am on part one. I've gotta stitch stitch stitch. :)) Remember I am doing a conversion..some of it into Martina's DMC suggestions and some I got some help from 123 Stitch and I have some DMC color variations, plus a few Threadworx colors (those are the back ordered ones). Mine will be different, but I am so pleased with how it looks so far. Its going to be gorgeous! I can't wait to get into the fishy parts. :)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Red Ninja June 6th, also a free mystery sampler

Here she is again, with most of her eye filled in. I am missing 2 colors, that should be here Friday if all goes well. I got into her mask just a bit last night. I can already see that its really going to bring her face out. I feel this is the prettiest HAED eye that I have stitched so far. LOTS of colors in there, and around it too.

Deep Blue Sea part one threads will be here Friday too, minus 3 that had to be ordered. I can get a lot done though, while I wait.

I am stitching By the Bay Needlearts FREE mystery sampler for June. You get one part a week this month, 4 parts in all. It measures 4x6" when done so small. Here is my progress so far, about 3 hours:

I am using some of the called for threads and some of my own. I had some Thread Gatherer Rose Briar left over from another project that I replaced one of the pinks with. The fabric is a hand dyed but I can;t remember where it came from, or what its name is. Just a couple little gems in my craft box that were perfect for this tiny project. I need to finish up so I will be ready for next week. Its a lot of fun to be a part of this. If you want to join in, just visit her blog; I have it in my blog list on the right..By The Bay Needleart. :)


Sunday, June 3, 2012

Faces of Faery 185, Red Ninja

Coming along! If I can stay awake, I hope to finish filling in the eye tonite. :)

My Deep Blue Sea threads are ordered!! I can't wait to do more with that one.