Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Mandala - Parts 9, 10, 11 & 12

This is "Mandala" after completing Parts 9 through 12!

Heart - Red & White - Part 5

This is "Heart - Red & White" after completing Part 5!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Update on Illuminated Letters!!!

I picked up several books from our local library this morning that they had ordered for me and all I can say is OMG!!!! One of them that I got is called "Decorative Ornament" and is written by Owen Jones. It's my understanding that he's written a ton of books on Illumination and decorations.

I don't know what to do with all of these ideas running through my head now that I've had time to look through this book!!!!! I've got so many! I must get started!!!!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Monday's Update - 10-12-09

Well, I've gotten 2 more parts done on "Mandala", but had to put it away for a little while. Got kind of burnt out on it. :(

I brought out "Splendor", which I haven't worked on for months. I'm still scared to death that I'm not going to have enough thread to finish it. If I do, it will be really close so I'm using the petit needles that I get from Vikki Clayton and using every tiny little bit that I can of each length of thread. We'll just have to wait and see. I so love this design and want to do all of the Splendor designs, but since they are only sold in kits (and I don't do kits) I have to see if I can find someone that has done them that is willing to trade or even sell just the chart to me. I was lucky with the first one. I had something to trade for it.

I know Stitching Jubilee is coming up this weekend and I so wanted to go this year!!! :( But I just don't have the funds or the time, since I actually have work to do right now. I work from home (Steel Drafter) and work has been really, really scarce for the past 10 weeks. I'm lucky I work for someone that will carry me when there isn't any work. One of these days I'll get to meet Vikki Clayton and go to her new shop!! :) Maybe next year, if I start saving now!

Hope everyone has a wonderful evening!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Next project - MANDALA

Now that I've finished "Zentangle", I want to focus on "Mandala". That's the one that I'm the fartherest behind on.

I've also developed a HUGE facination with Illuminated Letters. I have our local library looking for some books for me and I've located several on the internet, but just can't afford them right now. There is one especially that I want, "The Bible of Illuminated Letters" which, if I read right, teaches you how to do your own. I would really like to develop some cross stitch designs using illuminated letters!!

Have a happy stitching day!!

Zentangle - Completed!!!!!

Zentangle is finally finished!!!!! I did change out the center design and added my daughter's initials and the year that I stitched it. I was stitching this for my daughter, so I won't be "finishing" it until she decides what she wants to do with it.

One down and many, many more to go!!!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Zentangle - Part 9

Zentangle, after completing Part 9!! Only 2 more part to go!!