Heaven and Earth Designs
Original artwork by Selena Fenech
Full cross, one over one on 25 count Rumbles of Thunder lugana by Pol Stitches
Next up is The Tower at Stony Wood.
Now I have to call them again, endure their terrible automated answering system, and be transferred to at least three people before I end up with someone who can actually help me. GAH!! What I want to know is, how many people don't check their phone bills and so are totally not being charged what they contracted for. I tell you what, since I'm now stuck with them for two years I'm going to make sure I get my $27/month discount! GAH!! Again!
I was rather disappointed with the results of my Ebay auctions. My own fault for listing the items so low to start. Which has always worked out fine in the past. It's been awhile since I've Ebayed, though, and I guess I should have thought about the economy. Not so many people buying cross stitch charts when they can't afford to buy food! Ah, well. Some people got some very good deals and so I'm trying to be happy for them! Besides I believe I raised enough for the camera, so it's all good.
And when I get the camera I will post a picture of Memorial Sampler, which I finished last weekend. Hooray! A finish for 2007! I'm now working on Selena Fenech's Victory. She is so much fun too stitch!
And my f!!!!!! cat peed on the floor AGAIN. I hate to do it, but I'm psyching myself up to take her to the SPCA. I know they'll euthanize her, but I'm so tired of her NEVER using the litter box. I even took over litter box duties, so I know the box is clean, and spent over $30 on "cat-attract" litter. I'm going to try one more litter box and if she won't use it then I'm going to have to bite the bullet and get rid of her. Oh, and, this is a behavioral thing, not physical.
For those of you who use Firefox, I found a nifty extension that is helping me keep up with blog reading. It's called Update Scanner and it scans websites for changes. I've set all the blogs I follow to scan manually and when I'm ready to read them I just open up the scanner, click scan, then click to open all pages with changes in new tabs. Works like a charm!
I've finished the verse on the Memorial Sampler, which puts me at about 70% completed. I've also started charting the personal information. I hope it all fits -- I plan to personalize it "Beloved husband of Xxxx and father to Xxx, Xxxx, and Xxxx". A bit more wordage than the original, but the names are shorter. Keep your fingers crossed that it fits! I hope to have this finished in a week -- I can't believe I stuck with one thing until it was finished! Well, not counting the night I did the lady bug experiment.
I think I've worked out a new rotation. I tried really hard to limit the number of active projects, but in the end I just couldn't do it and could only narrow it down to 21. I also plan to do something radical and restart anything with less than 10,000 stitches in on Monaco. I'll lose what time I've invested so far, but I'll save months in the long run. This is provided that using tent stitches works out okay.
And on that note, I'm off to bed.
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My second dilemma is what fabric to stitch Dragon Skies on. I've decided not to stitch the background and I think I've got my choices narrowed down to:
Silkweaver Chasescape, Silkweaver Starquest, Sugar Maple Eye of the Storm
Sugar Maple Forget Me Knots, Polstitches Imagination, Heaven Lee Snowy Nights
It's so hard because hand dyed fabrics never look the same as they do on the computer screen! At the moment I'm kind of leaning toward Starquest. I've seen several other pictures of the fabric and it seems pretty true to the scan on Silkweaver's site. Of course, that could change at any moment. I really like Imagination, it looks like a dawn sky to me. But I'm reluctant because I don't know if the actual fabric looks so cloud like.
Last night I did another experiment with tent stitching on Monaco. This is the ladybug from Rose. There are over 40 colors in this tiny 30 x 23 stitch section! Coverage is very good and there are no predominant slanted lines, so I think I'll be doing more projects this way. Helps with dilemma #1 since I'll be able to stitch HAEDs twice as fast.
Since I was scanning, I also did another project I worked on in September. Here is Martyr's. I originally started this Jobelan and then restarted on 28 count bone Lugana.
I also scanned my progress on Memorial Sampler. However, I was not able to get the two halves of the scan to line up correctly. But I did crop a portion. I just love this parrot. He's so cute! And now I think it's time to put him back on the scrolls and get cracking.