Donnerstag, 31. August 2017

WIPocalypse - August

As usual - I am larte for my WIPocalypse update, but at least it is still in August!
Unfortunately, I don't have a lot to show this time, I was just so busy with work and most evenings I was really done and did not spent to much time stitching. This actually fits this months question:

How do you get yourself out of a stitching drought?
Ah well, I just wait. I think, as there are days, where I can't put my needle down, there must be days where I don't want to pick it up at all. I try my best not to push myself when it comes to stitching. Sometimes I read an amazing book, so when I pick up my needle I am thinking like "ah well, I'd rather be reading" and then I just put the needle down and read a bit. 
The only big crisis I had was when I had a terrible break up a few years ago and I didn't feel like doing anything at all. After a few days of just doing nothing and being miserable (you know those "everything reminds me of him"-thoughts?) I just decided to try and start something completely new, a new pattern and a new start free from any memories and that actually did the trick. 

If you want to read how other people manage their stitching droughts or take a look at their progress for last month, you can find the link-up here.

As for this months progress, as I said, it is not to much. The first thing I want to show you is my new start, which is also my first Gecko Rouge project! It is called "Sloth" by Eya Claire Floyd. It is rather small with 134x178, so a total of 23 852 stitches. I am working this on 18ct Aida, 2 over 1 full cross.
So far, I did some 2 400 so far and it looks pretty awesome! I can't wait to get back to this one!
Here is what I have so far:
And as a reminder, here is what it is supposed to look like:
It may not look like it, but there was a lot of confetti in the actual sloth, so it took a while to stitch. I am stitching 89 stitches high, which is half of the total height, and hope to get the first quarter done this year. 

The second project I worked on was my Cliff Side Beacon by Dimensions. I took this one on vacation with me, so it got a bit of love. I am now done with the sky now, finally!
I went form here:
To here:
Not much, but every stitch counts, right? I am on a conference next week and I think I will take this one with me, so I will hopefully get some more done for next month.

Another tiny progress I have to show is on my Mill Hill kit called Hydrangeas. I added a few stitches and went from here:
To here:

Last but not least, I currently have my Kreimhilds Revenge on my frame. I only added some 800 stitches, but I plan to continue on her for a few more days and columns.
I went from here:
To here:
Ok, I think that's it for this month. I worked on various things, but I didn't get much done on any of them, so it doesn't really feel like progress. 

Ok, I will get some stitching done now!
Happy stitching =)

Freitag, 18. August 2017

Gifted Gorgeousness - August

Oh my, it's already the middle of August! The last week at work was super busy, so I am a bit late for the GG SAL and I don't have so much to show, but every stitch counts - right? Anyway, here I am! I am going on holiday tomorrow, so I will keep this short.

The SAL is hosted by Jo and you can find the link-up for this month here.

So I worked on two projects this month.
The first is my Candy Cane Santa Stocking. I am getting there!
I went from here:
And now:
I worked a bit on the green in the background and started his hand.

The second project I worked on is my Map of Middle Earth - I only added 500 stitches this month, but hope to show a page finish next time (only about 2000 stitches to go).
Last time:
And now:
Sorry for the bad picture, but it is rainy outside and I had to take this with artificial light.

Ok, that's my progress for this month, I am off to pack my things for my vacation now =)

Happy Stitching =)