Monday, November 22, 2010

Nov 22/10

Wow! It has been a few weeks since I last posted and weeks before that since I posted anything stitchy. My apologies as I have been stitching away during my 3 week vacation that took me to Boston (see the firefighter photo) for a few days.

My stitching has been focused on the Dimensions bird and postage series that I bought earlier this year. The cross stitching is complete on all 6 of the designs of which I bought two of each. Now I am doing the backstitching and finishing stitches on all them before doing the final finish work. These photos are of the stitched ones so far:

I did make a couple of changes. For instance, in the "Goodwill" one, the ribbon is supposed to have yellow overstitching to add depth, but I disliked the colour combination so I used the main pink colour to make the ribbon look more velvety. The lettering is supposed to be done with the couching stitch and I did do one ornament that way, but the needles and threads get tangled and I get frustrated so the rest are being done in a running stitch instead. The effect of the running stitch is not as pretty, but the stitcher is calmer.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Nov 2/10

There was a false alarm last night at the inn where I am staying in Boston. The firefighters were so nice about getting their photo taken with me especially after I told them that my brother is a firefighter back home. Hopefully this is the craziest thing that will have happened to me on my vacation!