Obsession... Confessions of a serial starter
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Name: Dede

Location: Georgetown, DE

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(My Picture Gallery - also a Work in Progress!)

  1. Alpine Seasons Garden
  2. American Sampler
  3. And They Sinned
  4. Angel of Frost
  5. Angel of Healing
  6. Antares
  7. Babysitting
  8. Ballet Pigs
  9. Beauty and the Beast
  10. Beauty and the Beasts
  11. Blue Rose Sampler
  12. Bubble Flower
  13. Calling the Crows
  14. Celestial Dragon
  15. Chloris
  16. A Confabulation of Dragons
  17. Curl Up with a Good Book
  18. Days of Advent Sampler
  19. Desert Rose
  20. Dragon Fae 1
  21. Dragon Skies
  22. The Dreamer
  23. Dutch Beauty
  24. Egyptian Garden
  25. Emblem of Love
  26. Emily Lucille
  27. Fairy Dreams
  28. Fairy Moon
  29. Florabundance
  30. Flower Power
  31. Heaven Above
  32. Hope
  33. Houses of Hawk Run Hollow
  34. Jane Longstreth
  35. Jewel of the Sea
  36. Luna, Sol and Stella
  37. Martyrs
  38. Mistress Winter and Jack Frost
  39. Mouline Rouge
  40. Noah's Sub
  41. Peace
  42. Peacock Garden
  43. The Pheonix
  44. Pheonix 1
  45. Pirate and Mermaid
  46. Polar Lights
  47. Princess Asleep
  48. Rae QS
  49. Red Witch
  50. Rose
  51. A Rose Among Thorns
  52. Rose Fae
  53. Salamander
  54. Sea of Roses
  55. Song of the Dead
  56. Soul Mates
  57. Spanish Geometric Sampler
  58. Storykeeper
  59. Taj Mahal
  60. The Tower at Stony Wood
  61. Tree of Life with Dragon
  62. True Colors
  63. Watergarden
  64. Woodland Faerie

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Recent Posts

And now it's becoming a trend
On a Roll... Another Finish!!
Tower of Stony Wood - FINISHED!!!
Quick Update
This was a surprise
Losing my stitching mojo again?
Trying something new for the new year
And back to my darling
And what have I been up to?
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Sunday, December 30, 2007
Cirque des Cercles
I only worked on this a couple of days, but got the top row of circles done. The skein I started this with turned out to be a bit different than the ones I ordered later. I like the later ones better -- they are much more vibrant with lovely shades of blue and no brown. Hopefully the difference won't impact the final piece too much.

Cirque des Cercles
Ink Circles
Full cross over two on 32 count Silkweaver Precious Metals Reflections Lugana with two strands of Thread Gatherer Silk N Colors Kaleidoscope floss
22% complete

Thursday, December 27, 2007
Dragon Skies
It seems like I had to wait forever to get this one started! I decided on Silkweaver Starquest on 25 count opalescent Lugana. The fabric isn't quite what I expected, but then it never really is anyway. Regardless, the fabric is beautiful and the design should look fantastic on it. I haven't decided for sure yet whether I'm going to stitch the dragonflies. Probably not, but seeing how I'm so fickle anyway that could easily change!

Dragon Skies
Heaven and Earth Designs
Original artwork by Selena Fenech
Full cross, one over one on 25 count Silkweaver Reflections Starquest Lugana
9% complete
Link to chart

Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Day After Christmas
The girls and I had a lovely Christmas. My son decided to spend the holiday with my parents - a bit of a disappointment to me, but then again it was nice not having to listen to him yell and complain the last couple of days. Everything irritates him and he doesn't hesitate to let us know. It is incredibly annoying.

The girls were very happy with what they received. Which in turn makes me very happy! The little one played, the older one also played and then went out for a bit with her un-boyfriend, and I napped and stitched. A very pleasant and relaxing day. Today I shall straighten up the mess!

I have once again been a bit neglectful about posting my WIPs.

First I did some work on Frog Prince. Between being sick and Christmas stuff taking up my time, I didn't get much done. And most of that was black. Which was actually good since I wasn't feeling well enough to do much concentrating!

Frog Prince
Heaven and Earth Designs
Original artwork by Scott Gustafson
Full cross, one over one on 28 count bone Lugana
4% complete
Link to chart

I also worked on Fairy Moon. Only for a couple of days, though, since I really wanted to get started on Dragon Skies!

Fairy Moon
Full cross, one over two on 28 count Blues Cashel linen dyed by Sugar Maple Fabrics
44% complete

Monday, December 17, 2007
Jewel of the Sea
I've loved this since the first time I saw it. Such lovely blues!

Jewel of the Sea
Heaven and Earth Designs
Original artwork by Jessica Galbreth
Full cross, one over one on 25 count antique white Lugana
1% complete
Link to chart

I discovered yesterday that my son managed to infect our computer with some new virus, packed.morphine.d. There doesn't seem to be much information about it yet, so I have no clue what it's going to do. So far the only problem we've had is a pop-up from the virus detector whenever we try to use Windows to open a folder. I'm hoping that's all the problem we'll have -- since I go days without ever doing that. And I didn't have a problem today when I opened the printer to clean the print head. Although, that could be an ominous sign in itself! Regardless, I backed up all the cross stitch patterns I have on my hard drive. Which goes to show how crazy I am, since that is all I backed up (other than my budget, Christmas list, and rotation files). If I could get my stupid DVD burner to work I'd start burning the 8 years or so of pictures I have.

Thursday, December 13, 2007
Quick Update

Morning Dew
Bucilla Kit designed by Barbara Baatz
14 count kit Aida
41% complete

Heaven and Earth Designs
Original artwork by Tracy Butler
Full cross, one over one on 28 count bone Lugana
6% complete
Link to chart

Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Quaker Garden
Boy am I glad this one is finished! A plague of frogs and myriad mistakes, including a doozy that I made within the first 100 stitches and didn't discover until way past the point of no return. Nevertheless, the design is still mighty pretty. So here it is in all it's imperfect glory.
Quaker Garden
Blackbird Designs
One over two on 40 count Garden State Java by R&R Productions with Weeks Dye Works and Gentle Art threads
Started February 21, 2007 ----- Finished December 5, 2007

And I will never work with Weeks Dye Works threads again. I had to use incredibly short (about 6 inches) lengths and still had trouble with the thread shredding.

Someone asked about my stitching area. So here is my little corner. I have a horrible time keeping boys and cats off my chair. My son continuously torments me about it. He plans on having friends over on his 18th birthday and has informed me that every single one of them is going to SIT IN MY CHAIR (naked -- which rather frightened my daughter). On the bright side, with all the hoopla over the chair, he forgets how annoyed I get when he TOUCHS my STITCHING.

Monday, December 03, 2007
Happy birthday to me!
So I bought it and started it!

QS Day Dreaming Mermaid
Heaven and Earth Designs
Original artwork by Ching-Chou Kuik
Full cross, one over one on 25 count antique white Lugana
14% complete
Link to chart

This one is a lot of fun! I really didn't want to put it up, but it's time to move on. Next up is Quaker Garden. I'm hoping to finish it, but we'll see how that goes.

Saturday, December 01, 2007
Revelation - Sheila Wolk
Heaven and Earth Designs
Original artwork by Selena Fenech
Full cross, one over one on 25 count cream Lugana
4% complete

I probably would have gotten more done if I hadn't wasted 2 days on trying to tent stitch! I don't know why I keep experimenting with fabric -- I always end up back with the 25 count Lugana (and I've also found 28 count to be tolerable).

On a non-stitching note. Why is it so hard to find something in the US to do jigsaw puzzles on that doesn't require you to roll it up? I ordered a Puzzle Center from Bits and Pieces and I was quite excited to get it. Now I see they are unavailable and if the charge to my credit card is any indication, they didn't send me one. I'm bummed.

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