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Online Craft Club Show and Tell #21


Okay, I’m cheating. Sorry. But I have started the back-stitching, and I don’t want to show it half back-stitched, because teh difference is just amazing, and that’s how I am with cross-stitch, and I’m sorry. I guess this week is more about trick photography than the project.

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Please forgive me. Next week, you can see it as an FO and maybe get a glimpse of the wallaby, too!

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Here’s how to play:

Take a picture of your current project, whatever that happens to be. Or maybe one you recently finished. Or the materials for the one you are about to start. Let’s say materials for a project in whatever state it happens to be in at the time you snap it. On Friday, post the picture and tell us about your project. What you did, or what you are going to do. How much you are enjoying it, or hating it. You know–show and tell.

Just copy & paste the code below the graphic and get crafty with me!

Be sure to come back and leave a comment so we know where to find you!
[tags]Online Craft Club[/tags]

I’ve been

stitching
cleaning
stitching
teaching
back-stitching
shopping (did you see the new Patternworks catalog? Yuum! I want some of that Happy Feet on page 23. You know, the stuff that looks like Koigu, only it’s machine washable?? Yeah, that. Also, the pink sweater on page 63. So feminine!)
breaking the blog (I don’t know why the template is all messed up, sorry. I tried crying. It didn’t help.)

Oh, and did I say back-stitching?

Oh yes I did. Just you wait!

Got my own little stitching franchise going on here. Funny, I don’t see that one listed anywhere.

Sooooooo embarrased

I swear, I thought I posted here over the weekend, so I didn’t feel bad about not posting yesterday. Oops. Apparently not. But I did spend the time hat I would have spent posting, stitching, and I am so close to finishing Fantasy Ride I can taste (see) it. Really. Come Friday, you will be amazed. It’s a pretty neat feeling to put paid to a decade and a half of work!

Online Craft Club Show and Tell #20

Yep, Friday again. This time, I wasn’t shocked. I looked at the calendar when I was trying to figure out when I was getting paid so I could pay bills, and then I applied that knowledge to my crafting, LOL! I did notice that Alli beat me posting this morning. She’s made a perky little Joseph’s bag.

I worked again on Fantasy Ride. Here’s what it looked like this morning.
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For a refresher, here’s what it looked like last week:
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and the week before
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and before that
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before that before that
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As if you needed the captioning, LOL. I am pretty sure the pictures tell the tale here. Just click to see them full size. I really want to push and finish this, but I also want to finish the wallaby while Drama can still wear it. Decisions, decisions.
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Here’s how to play:

Take a picture of your current project, whatever that happens to be. Or maybe one you recently finished. Or the materials for the one you are about to start. Let’s say materials for a project in whatever state it happens to be in at the time you snap it. On Friday, post the picture and tell us about your project. What you did, or what you are going to do. How much you are enjoying it, or hating it. You know–show and tell.

Just copy & paste the code below the graphic and get crafty with me!

Be sure to come back and leave a comment so we know where to find you!
[tags]Online Craft Club[/tags]

Went There Did That and Ewwww Gross

pic012608 2 So I went bowling just like I said. It was fun, just as expected. Next month, the youth have voted to have a lock in. Umm, yay??? Can’t wait to lay on the cold hard floor and not sleep. On the plus side, I’ll be making tacos to feed us all, and by all, I mean our kids and the kids from another area church. Yummm, love tacos. Tacos make me happy on the inside, LOL!

As for the gross, we watched the Guinness World Record Show last night. I think it’s telling that Dh and I spent the time shuddering and asking “WHY on EARTH would someone do that”???? while Country and Diva spent it saying “cool”. Also, when the people ate the worms, we both looked away. UGH!

As for crafting, yes, there was some last night. I’m thinking that this project will probably NOT be finished by the 31st. If that’s the case, I plan to pick up Drama’s Wallaby and knock it on out for February’s FO. I think I am going to end up knitting the sleeves flat and seaming them. That’s ok, I don’t mind seaming, and knitting flat and seaming is just as quick for me as using DPNs, which I don’t have in a 6 anyway ;)

Online Craft Club Show and Tell #19

It’s Friday again already! How the heck does that happen? Yeah, I know I say that almost every week, but dang! It’s always such a shock!

This week, I worked on Fantasy Ride, and got quite a bit done. I did have to do some ripping, because I found a mistake that was well over a decade old. I couldn’t completely fix it without doing a whole lot more ripping that I was willing to do, but I don’t think it will be horribly noticeable in the end. Here’s what it looks like now, and remember I am working across the whole top, and not just one quarter.

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I had hoped to have this finished in January, but it’s looking iffy. OTOH, I not only finished the kitchen and dining room this week, I also went through the bathroom, and cleaned my deskal area. I think I’ll move into my room over the weekend, but I might make another pass on the bathroom instead.

While you are here, check out my contest post. I am giving away a copy of Glamour Knits at Home, and entry instructions can be found here.
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Here’s how to play:

Take a picture of your current project, whatever that happens to be. Or maybe one you recently finished. Or the materials for the one you are about to start. Let’s say materials for a project in whatever state it happens to be in at the time you snap it. On Friday, post the picture and tell us about your project. What you did, or what you are going to do. How much you are enjoying it, or hating it. You know–show and tell.

Just copy & paste the code below the graphic and get crafty with me!

Be sure to come back and leave a comment so we know where to find you!
[tags]Online Craft Club[/tags]

Quarter, Quarter, Half

So, I have finished that second quarter of Fantasy Ride, and I’ve moved on to the top. Instead of working in quarters again, I am doing the whole top half at once, one color at a time. The top has so much less to it than the bottom that I think it will go pretty quickly. Of course, I have though that before about projects only to have them drag out forever, ykwim? Kinda like my friend felt when she knitted one of those linen chemises from Mason-Dixon Knitting. Warning: that link does not lead to a knitted chemise from from Ann and Kay.

In other news, I think it’s almost time for another book review, don’t you? Oh, I can hear you nodding all the way from here. I’ve got three here on my desk, and I’ve glanced quickly at all of them, but I haven’t dug in yet. Two of them go together, and I’ll write about them sometime this week. For now, though, I am going to tidy my bathroom, I think. And then I am going to stitch, I think. I say I think, because I never actually know what is going to happen around here until it happens.

Some Cross Thoughts

So, I am sitting here looking at this piece of cross-stitch, and I am thinking. Cross thought, you see. I’m thinking that it’s a lot harder to pay attention to other stuff and work cross-stitch than it is to knit. You kinda have to pay attention. Actually, like, watch what you’re doing. Otherwise you are either going to mess up your piece or poke yourself and get blood all over your work. Blood on the work is not good. It’s hard to wash out, and the peaceful beauty is just wrecked by the ewww factor.

And also, I am wondering why, when I have so many boxes of craft stuff (did you see the picture Friday morning?) that I’ll need three crow bars and seven New York movers to cram it into it’s allotted closet space am I working on what is possibly the smallest type of UFO I have? Because yeah, when I am done??? The only thing that will be less is one small piece of fabric.

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