Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Holy fancakes, Batman!

There are people reading my blog!  Hello people who think I am marginally interesting enough to add me to your blogroll!

You realize what this means, don't you?  This means I have to actually post stuff here.  Curses.  :)

I'm thinking about joining WIPocalypse.  I mean, it's not like I won't be stitching anyway.  I might as well show off my progress to the world (since the cat is not generally impressed with, well, just about anything I do).

Speaking of progress, why don't I throw some finishes out there?

This is a freebie from the DMC website.  It was in their DMC Club Members area, under the patterns for Light Effects.  Technically, every thread was substituted (because there was No Way In Hell I was stitching that entire thing in Light Effects).  I did do some actual substitution for a few weird color choices, but it is mostly a direct conversion to the regular thread.  I really like how it turned out.  I had this on display at work for October and got several compliments.

2 over 1 on 18 ct "Light Oatmeal" aida

This is from a pamphlet (Leisure Arts?) with several seasonal designs.  It looks nice, but I am not loving it at the moment.  Mainly because I decided to have a new design up at work every month and this was the one for November.  I had to force myself to work on it to finish it time and that kinda soured me on it.  I think, given time, I will enjoy it again.

2 over 1 on 18 ct "Beige" aida

This is a Dimensions kit.  It's in a floating frame becuase when Dimensions says a pattern is 5x7, they don't necessarily mean it fits a 5x7 frame.  A regular 5x7 cuts off the stitches, but I didn't discover this until after I had trimmed the fabric.  Despite the crappiness of the materials, I used what came in the kit.  It's so bright and happy!  :)

2 over 1 on 14 ct aida

You've seen this one before, but I thought I'd show what inspired me to stitch it.  A coworker gave me the card for my birthday in February.  When I saw the pattern in Just Cross Stitch, I had to stitch it.  My mom has claimed this one, but I brought it up to work to show to the lady who gave me the card.

And here's a sneek peek of a WIP.  It was orignally going to be the display for December, but I decided not to force it.  I may finish it in time for January, but we'll see.


Kay said...

Welcome to the Blogosphere. I've joined the wipocolypse too. Between that and the TUSAL, those are the only SAL's that I do.

I enjoyed seeing your finishes and your wip.

Cleejoow said...

I really like the Halloween sampler... it doesn't show you altered the colors... well done!

Ashni said...

Kay, thank-you! I'm participating in the TUSAL next year, too! Which reminds me--I need a new container.

Ashni said...

Cleejoow, thanks! I really like that one, too. The nice thing about the Light Effects line is that the colors are just metallic versions of the regular line colors. The bad thing is the LE is only 30-something colors total, so the designer of the sampler had to make some odd choices. Those were the colors I changed outright.