Sunday, December 29, 2013

Crossed Stitches Blog Hop #3

In a last ditch attempt to get a blog hop going, not only is this question open, but I've re-opened the previous two questions as well.  Question #1 is open until Jan. 5th; question #2 is open until Jan. 10th; question #3 is open until Jan. 15th.

The question for this blog hop is:

Do you have any stitching resolutions for the coming year?
I have a couple.  I'm going to try to stitch a project for my mother for Christmas 2014.  The project is already charted, I just have to figure out the threads.

For years, I've wanted to do a Mother's Tree (loosely based on the one by MLI).  I finally charted the tree and created my own, feminine alphabet for the names.  With three nieces, I decided to work back from the oldest one.  That will take my family's female line from 1997 back to 1804!

My other resolution is to get ALL of my floss organized!  Not only do I have the 16 newest DMC colors, I have about half of the 6-strand cotton Variations line, AND floss from a bunch of other manufacturers (Caron, Weeks Dye Works, etc.).  Wish me luck!

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Happy Stitching!

A finish!

Ok, I'm a couple of days late posting this, but I did finish my HAED BB SAL piece!  I finished it the day after Christmas.  Here's the pic:

That means I have a set of scroll frames with nothing on them [gasp]!  What to start next...hmm.  I'll have to get back to everyone with that information.  It is a narrower set of frames so that will be a major factor in determining what I will be starting.

I'm also going to give the idea of a blog hop one more try.  I'll post the question(s) either later tonight or tomorrow.  I'd love to see what my loyal followers are up to regarding their own stitching!

Happy Stitching!


Thursday, December 19, 2013

All I can say is, "Wow!"

As some of you know, I discovered the art of temari a few months ago. All I can do is hope that I will continue to develop my skills to come close to what this lady does!

88 Year Old Grandmother's Temaris

Happy Stitching!


Progress Bar Widget

I get asked about my progress bars in the right sidebar. I honestly don't remember where I got it but the code does include the developer's information.  It was designated as free for personal use..

I've finally figured out how to share the code, so here you go!

There are only two things that you should be changing in the entire widget. At the bottom, the "This is the text that appears under the bar" and to get the bar to show the correct %, you would change the "58.33" in the line above that to the number that you need.

Happy Stitching!


Friday, December 13, 2013

HAED SAL progress photo

Last night, I finished the second page of the pattern (3rd page overall) on my HAED BB SAL piece, Mystic Garden! It's so cool to see the design come to life after staring at little blobs of color for days.

Here's my progress so far:

I've started on the last page and I'm hoping to finish this before the end of the year! The progress bar at the right shows my %'s a lovely, big number!

Happy Stitching!