Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Yay for beads!

OK I admit I gave up and kitty number 1 has beads for eyes! I've made a little progress on kitty number 2. Worked on it this weekend, well mainly Sunday I had to work Saturday and did nothing on it last night. To darn tired! The gold thread took me forever to do! Its going to take me a while to get use to using it that's for sure.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Fench knots you suck

OK this one is almost finished all that's left its the french knots which I seem unable to do on this one I don't know why. It just keeps slipping through. I'm really thinking of just buying beads and doing that instead. Seriously tried for like an hour and could not get it to work. Gave up and started working on the next one.  So yes I am really thinking of switching to beads with this because I can't get ti to work and some of them are with the gold thread. Are you freak-in kidding me????? Ok enough bitching about french knots. The first picture is finished stitching without back stitching and then after. I'm always amazed at how nice it looks after the back stitching is done :).

Can just make out above his head stitches for the next one :). Think it will be sometime before he has eyes.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Cat 1 update

I've gotten quite a bit farther one the first kitty, shouldn't take to much longer to get all of the cross stitching done, then I'll do the back stitching after! Figured I would completely finish each one before going on to the next. Well ok finish stitching but wait to cut them all out until the end. The only complaint I have on this kit so far is that the string they gave me doesn't fully match whats on the package! The aqua on the package is so much lighter then what they gave me. I'm thinking of switching to a different color for the rest of them, it's to bright/ dark for shading the white. Don't even have to go and buy any thread because I bought extra for my snowman which is by some bit of a luck a much lighter aqua. Lucky or what?

I also did more gold thread and had an easier time at it just need to keep it as tight as possible!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Christmas cat ornament update

OK I've actually done a lot on my current project considering I've been working, and done some overtime. Stitching has been very therapeutic right now, so can't seem to stop.