Archive for November, 2012

Scotch Stitch

I had a bit of trouble sleeping last night, so decided to start another ornament, since I had finished the Darth Vader stitch. Years ago, I bought these little learn a specialty stitch kits for about a quarter a piece. I just grabbed one at random and began stitching while watching Voyager on Netflix. I’ve been working my way through the series. J The kit was for the Scotch Stitch. Aside from running out of floss in the kit (luckily I had the color in my stash!), I found it a fun and quick stitch.


I finished it in the time frame of three non-commercial break episodes of the show. I’m pretty sure it would have taken less time if the episodes hadn’t been so interesting. A few times I had to frog and recount because I was too busy watching the screen.


I don’t have any small hoops or q-snaps that fit the fabric, so I had to do it in hand. I think with a small hoop or q-snap I would have gotten smoother stitches. I think it came out pretty good for never having even heard of the stitch before. I definitely need more practice, but I am happy with my first attempt.


I didn’t iron it first because I was so excited to take a picture, so sorry for the crease down the middle!


Happy Stitching! I’m off to get some work done and then decide which gift stitch to do next.



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A small finish! This is the Adorable “Come to the dark side, we have cookies” design by Dork stitch. It only took a few days to stitch up. I made it for my brother-in-law and his wife for the holidays. They just did up a media room that they decorated with movie statues and posters. I think this will fit in nicely; especially, since they are both Star Wars Fans. I was missing the lightest color on the light saber, but I used my DMC chart to pick a close replacement. I think it came out adorable, and I do really want a chocolate chip cookie now. J



So now on to working on more presents! I can’t wait to get back to my stitching. I think I’m having Celtic Samhain withdrawal! Once all my holiday stitching is done I promise to put some quality time in on her.

Happy Stitching everyone!

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Sorry for the long silence. November is a busy month for me. Between work and getting ready for the holidays it has been hard to find time to stitch. I’m currently working on some Christmas presents, so when those are finished I’ll post some pictures. For now, here is a little update on SK Blue Moon for the HAED bb SAL I’m in. She is full of confetti stitching, so it feels like I am not getting far with her. I’ve been working on filling in the gaps in the moon and in her hair and wing.



I must be a glutton for punishment because I signed up for next year’s SAL as well. I will be working on one of Spangler’s dragons called The Literate Dragon. It isn’t a big chart, but I’m guessing those bookshelves will be pretty confetti heavy too. I love the colors in it and my husband’s favorite painting is Van Gogh’s Starry Night and it is in the background. How could I not choose this little guy?


I’m looking forward to December. I will have a bit more stitch time then. Happy Thanksgiving to all of my stitchy friends!


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Sorry for the long silence. I’ve been pretty busy with work and a training class I’m taking. I did start playing around with beads to work on my Celtic Samhain border. I like how the border colors are coming along and think they won’t take away from the dress. So far I’ve picked a dark rainbow type purple. They are generic bulk beads I got at my local WalMart, and there doesn’t seem to be a color name on the container. I’m also using an opaque orange, a transparent orange/red and a transparent gold. I haven’t decided yet what color I will use to replace the mocha bead for the Autumn chart, but I’m considering using a brass/copper colored bead or an opaque brown, or even a black. Once I get the other beads sorted for sure, I’ll see what color goes best with them.


Happy Sitching!


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