Keep calm and stitch on

I am almost done with April Cottage and I realized that for some reason, I misred the chart all week long. I mean, I only messed up the shape of the purple flowers, they wer supposed to be like the pink ones on the border, but I just stitched them as squares and it seemed…

April Cottage

Hey, so I’m still alive, still stitching, still overwhelmed. I’m trying to get back into journaling. Microblogging, sort of. Need to set up a system. Started stitching April Cottage by Country Cottage Needleworks. I know it’s May, but I don’t have that chart yet. I use DMC floss only, because I can’t afford the hand…

Progress tracking

Technology is great, and if you disagree, you just haven’t found the way to use it right. Back in my childhood I loved stitching, but I was constantly frustrated by how long it takes to finish a project. I had abandoned much of my WIPs and some I even cut up and threw out in…

Needes and pins

I lost a needle. I work on a Heaven and Earth Designs piece, and for the first time, I decided to give needle couching a go. It didn’t go well. I assume the method must fit bigger pieces, ones that are on a big frame, and remain stationary. Me, I do a smaller design, and…

Smol pleasures

One of very few advantages of a sleeping disorder is being able to get up at 4 am without an alarm to watch Critical Role live on a Friday morning. Another one is having extra crafting time. Also, if your kid is a teenager and can look after herself, you can watch the rerun on…

WIP

This is my continued project of Renato Parolin minies.

Back to our regularly scheduled crafting

When I’m not trying to fight the nausea my new anti-depressant gives me, I dive into my never ending pile of WIPs and see which ones I can finish in a timely matter. I made a detailed list in my bullet journal, and try to finish as many as possible, because I am in desperate…

Needle magic update

Some of my recent works in progress: This is Gwen, designed by Nora Corbett. I started working on her around Halloween, and after a week, lost my will to live. I got working on her yesterday, during the Sagas of Sundry marathon on Alpha. This is Pretty Little Washington DC by Satsuma Street designs. It…

Gwen

This week I decided to go back to my first love, cross stitching. I have been very busy and very happy with knitting and crochet, but the other day I realized that it’s been about two months since I last stitched anything, and that is just unhealthy. For the last decade + some years, I…