Saturday, September 27

Finally an Update

I was not stitching for a month or two but finally picked up the needle due to the JE KAL on facebook.  I had completed Part 1 before life got hectic in time, but then Part 2 and 3 came out and I never touched it.  Part 4 was to come out on the 9th and I decided to try catch up as best I could before then.  I never managed it but luckily JE had a hectic schedule and it was delayed by a good few days.

Here is Part 2 complete:

And here is Part 3 that I finished today:

I need to touch up a bit on both parts as one of the beads on the necklace keeps insisting on laying down when all the other beads are standing up and I don't like the way the french knots turned out in kreinik in the cats eyes and I need to redo them.

Here is a view of both together:

Sorry for the crummy pics as I didn't realize how bad they were until I uploaded them.

I got a  old FO framed.  It is called Art Nouveau Lady and I finished her in 2012.

My HAED is going to be chucked due to circumstance.  I know the fact that DMC states that their is no differences in colours in their threads and I do know that this is not true.  It's not a thing that happens often and I have only encountered it in one threads in all my years of stitching.

So due to the cost of DMC threads I only have one full set of their colours which took me about two years to accumulate.  I didn't go out and buy all the colours needed for my HAED and stitched the same way I always do.  When one colour runs out, I just go buy another one.

Sadly this did not work out too well and the last time I stitched I noticed a big difference in colour.  It is very noticeable as I work down in colums so it shows as a distinct line:

I placed a slight yellow line where it shows.  The left hand side is slightly lighter than the right hand side.  It is not as noticeable in the pic as it is in life but you do still see the difference.

It's depressing due to the work I put in, the cost of the fabric but mostly I'm just not happy with myself.  I think I need to spend the next few months buying a full set of the threads needed for another HAED and all the duplicate colours needed as well.  But I think I will work on a different chart and come back to this one in the future.

Wednesday, September 3

A Sad Loss Indeed

I know I'm a bit late in finding out that we have lost a wonderful person.

I have not been online lately due to life being hectic and stressful and so when I logged into facebook today I was absolutely stunned at the post I saw about Debbie passing away.

I don't know how it's going to be not seeing all her fantastic projects on her blog.  She was an inspiration and, if I may say so, a good online friend.

I admired 3 designs on her blog and she was soooo kind enough to offer the patterns to me once she was done.  I have not started any of them yet but they will become so precious to me now and I think I will sit down tonight and decide which one to stitch in her honor.

She has always been a favourite blog to read and usually the first I looked for on my blog list.  It's really not going to be the same without her.

RIP Debbie and may your family gather strength to get through this time.