Sunday, June 22, 2014

Steotchalong Progress

The 2nd annual Steotch Mystery Stitchalong is underway! I'm having a lot of fun with this project, I'm glad I decided to postpone some other projects in order to participate in the stitchalong. Patterns 1 and 2 have been posted. I've finished both, although I did have a problem stitching pattern 2. A specific, cat-shaped problem.

Once I was able to get Arya to stop "helping," I was able to finish pattern 2. Here's what the project looks like so far:

Still not sure what it is, but the best guess from the forums is that it's going to be a Snoopy/Snoop Dogg project. I'm assuming there will be backstitching around the white part in a future pattern to make it stand out more from the "antique white" aida.

Monday, June 09, 2014

Weekend Stitchery: Cat Alphabet

This weekend I decided to actually watch some of the half-dozen or so DVDs I've checked out from the library. Because it's impossible for me to sit still and watch a movie without having something to do with my hands, I decided to stitch something. The Steotchalong is coming up soon so I decided to pick a simple project that I could have done in under a week. The pattern I picked ended up being a lot quicker to stitch than I had anticipated, I had it done in two sittings spread over two days (maybe about 4-6 hours?). So now it's framed in my living room and I still have six days until the Steotchalong begins. I guess I'll have to find some other way to keep myself busy. Maybe I'll clean my apartment.

I found this project on Pinterest and adjusted the pattern a little to align it more to my liking and add the date (similar to #2, but my own version).
Pin #1: pattern
Pin #2: finished piece

And here's my finished project: