Friday, November 11, 2005

More pictures

I'm surprised at myself, at how prolific I seem to have been with my stitching lately - I think it probably shows that shooting season is over, soccer season is over, and cricket is more organised - meaning I have a lot more time in the evenings now than I did in the winter. It feels good, my stitching is definitely a stress release for me.

Yesterday I was feeling very tired and lethargic, and looking for something to stitch for my next ebay project, and I felt totally unmotivated - I actually thought maybe I've been doing too much stitching and was heading towards a slump. I got a chart and it's cottons ready (one of the Prairie Schooler Band Samplers) and thought I'd take it with me and see how I feel. By the time I sat and started stitching it - I of course enjoyed it and didn't want to put it down to come home! ... so my slump must have lasted all of about 3 hours ;)

Anyway - pictures! Firstly, a few ornaments -

PS - Miniature
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Another PS Miniature
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I can't remember the designer - but this is from my Ornament RR group, I *loved* stitching this one - but must say, the heart template and finishing off was hard work! I'm pleased with the result though :)
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and a PS Santa (from Kris Kringle booklet) for a PS exchange
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The Drawn Thread - Spot of Spring - I did this to sell on ebay, I've previously stitched all four as one bell pull - I'm tempted to stitch all four again as pin cushions like this for ME :)
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and, last, but definitely not least - a progress picture of Celtic Summer (as requested by Carol ... but I was going to take a picture today anyway LOL)
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- not the best picture really, it's still in the q-snaps and I think my camera needs servicing, all my cross-stitch pictures have looked faded lately.

Nothing exciting to report on in life ... and it's time to get kiddoes ready to head out the door for school!

5 comments:

Heather said...

I like all your finishes. When you say you make things to sell on ebay, how well do you do? Hope that's not too personal a question.

Kath said...

WOW Lisa, you are Mrs Trubo Needles aren't you!! Is it you who has my stitching mojo?

Love your finshes too. That heart one is a challenge, I know! Looks great.

Thinking of your camers, is it your settings that you were fiddling with the other day that might be having your pics looking faded? Just wondered.

Rowyn said...

Wow you have been a busy beaver. They are all really lovely - well done!

zoeandcooper said...

Those finishes look beautiful. You have done an excellent job.

CS is also looking amazing. Are you putting the beads on as you go? I have just started using qsnaps and I am not sure how well it would work doing it that way.

Lelia said...

Awesome stitching & finishing. You have an eye for excellent designs! Your slump didn't last very long ; ) Good going on your e-bay earnings.