Monthly Archives: July 2014

Weekly Craft Update – July 29, 2014

A day late this week! With good reason though. Yesterday was DH and I’s 13th wedding anniversary! So, he took the day off from work, and my blog was not on my mind lol. We had a great day, and an amazing dinner at my favorite restaurant. We ate wayyyy too much, but it was worth every bite.

So. Much. Progress. This week. I am so VERY glad to say…. The background, is DONE!! Yayyyyyy!! So, right now I am working on the overlay stitches which I was dreading, for good reason, it is in the skirt, there is certain stitches that get the iridescent filament stitched over it. And of course, one it’s hard to see (I’m actually finding working in indirect light is better because it’s easier to see the white stitches I’m working over since there are so many light colors), but the other big problem is that I have to work with very short lengths of this filament because it frays, separates, snaps, tangles, etc if I cut it too long. So, that is very frustrating to me, but I’d say I’m about a third of the way through it so I should be done in a day or so.

Two pictures for you today. One is a close up, that kind of shows where the overlay stitching has been done. I was trying to get a shot that would show it sparkle, but it’s hard to do. The other is a full show to show, no more blank background staring at me!!

Happy crafting!



Weekly Craft Update – July 21, 2014

Yayyy lots if progress this week! The blank open space is not so vast, and I really see the light at the end of the tunnel of this half stitched background. Almost done with the single color, then it will be on to the combined… Then… Time for the dreaded backstitching and couching.

Here is your picture!


Weekly Craft Update – July 14, 2014

So, got a little more work done this week. More background, less blank open space staring at me. Yay!

Hopefully another good week ahead! In the meantime, here is your picture for this week!


Weekly Craft Update – July 7, 2014

Busy busy busy week this past week. I did have time to get some done, but my darling DH’s birthday was Thursday, and then of course Independence Day was Friday. DD and I also took a good part of Tuesday to start cleaning out the attic. (5 boxes emptied, 4 big bags of trash gone, multiple kits found not to mention books and other goodies lol)

So, needless to say, found the top right corner, and more of the right edge and top edge. I’m trying to balance my schedule more so I have time to sit and work, but summer is a busy time!

Here is the progress!


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