Jul 9, 2015

Long Time No Post

Oops it's been a long time since I posted. First I was busy busy getting everything ready for my 4th of July party. We found a tent we really like but it wouldn't be here in time for our camping event. So we just roughed it inside haha. The backyard didn't dry out but the front yard worked perfect and we talked about just setting up there next year. We had neighbors on both sides of us spend WAY too much money on fireworks and we just sat and got a free show haha. It was a wonderful time full of laughs and smiles. We are so lucky to have some fantastic friends that's for sure. I just spent time talking and relaxing so no stitching for almost 2 weeks! But sometimes it's nice to take a break. I missed the HAP SAL post and I missed a WIPocalypse update but I'm just going to wait and combine them tomorrow for my Turtle Trot post. Sound good? If not oh well you have to wait anyway haha.

I did do something that I just had to stop and show off. Yesterday I finished page 2 of Selkie. Here she is again to show you what she will look like...
I'm working on her from the top left and going down in columns instead of across in rows. So here are the first two pages of BLUE...
34 Days of work on her so far. 15,440 stitches in. 275,260 left to do haha. Okay let's not talk about that part haha. Working her on 32ct 1 thread over 1 thread. I've looked ahead and there are finally some different colors on the next page down. I think I'll be getting to the rocks soon!!! At least there seem to be different shades of blue haha. The first two pages have been a combination of about 7 different shades of blue. Lots and lots of new symbols on the next page. So we'll see what happens. My ONS (Online Needlework Shop - House of Stitches) was able to get the dragon patterns I wanted and they are in the mail on their way to me. So I will work on Selkie until they arrive. I can't wait to start them!!!!

14 comments:

  1. Congrats on the page finish Katie. Please show us your new charts when you get them.

    Linda

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    1. Thank you. I will Linda. I posted about them in an earlier post. It's the two dragons.

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  2. Awesome page finish! I always get excited by new colors, even when it's on a confetti rich part.

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  3. Yay! How fun to finish another page! The sky is getting lighter and lighter, so I'm guessing the mountains in the background will appear soon?! I look forward to seeing your future progress and your new charts!

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    1. Oops! Looking at the picture again, I suppose they are rocks in the background, not mountains. But I think you caught my meaning - lol!

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  4. Nice update and glad you had a great weekend!

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  5. You are allowed to have time to enjoy OTHER things in life! Sounds like you have a good plan for the 4th next year, and no traveling!! Perfect! Another page done on Selkie... great! More colors on the next one means we might see those rocks... woohoo!

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  6. Sounds like the perfect break! I love Selkie, you've made brilliant progress on her.

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  7. Glad you had a nice 4th of July, Katie. I've not stitched since I got back from vacation... no time. :( Boo.....

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  8. I had the same thing lol I didn't see any actual fireworks on the 4th but two days later someone was shooting off their leftovers so I still got a bit of a show. I kind of live in the firework capital so no biggie lol it's the 4th of July every day. Great work on Selkie I love getting to stitch new colors. The next page in the top row I get to see some purple but I have a ways to go before I can stitch it and it's driving me nuts lol. Can't wait to see how you choose to stitch dragons!

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  9. So many stitches!! Great job!! :) nice to know that you had a great time with your friends.

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  10. Beautiful!! Looking forward to see your progress on the dragons :)

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