Saturday, December 11, 2010

Silent Flight - Update #5

Just a quick update on Silent Flight as well since it has been a month and a half. Not as much progress as I was hoping for, but progress is progress. At least you can start to see the mountain range starting to form.

I will be going to Mexico for a vacation in just over a week so I don't expect to get much done this Christmas season, but there is no rush on doing these projects so I am just trying to relax and enjoy it unstead of feeling like I am way behind/too slow.

Hope everyone has a blessed Christmas and a happy new year!

December 11, 2010

View From The Creek - Beginning

I must be crazy for trying to start a third project but I've really liked this design for some time. It is called View From The Creek. It is done on 25 count fabric and will measure to be 14" x 10 3/8" or 91,350 stitches. The beauty of this design is that there is no backstitching or anything of the sort. I've just gotten the supplies and would like to try and grid this time so it will be a little while before I can actually start stitching as I also have to wind up the thread onto bobbins first.

Here is what the design will look like when it is done.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Silent Flight - Update #4

Wow, it has been almost two monthes since my last update, where does the time go? Clearly, it didn't go into cross stitching ;).

A few week ago we went camping for the last time of the year at Harrison Mills. This is a beautiful, quite spot where Harrison Lake meets the Fraser River between the mountains. I've known for a long time there are several eagle nests in this area which is why I loved this design and that location, the one always reminds me of the other. I could see this design being a picture taking in this area. While we were camping there, a bald eagle glided right over my head, it was really cool and re-inspired me to work on this project again.

With the weather turning to fall/winter there will be less going outside now and hopefully more stitching, but I've thought that before and then still not stitch that much so we will see what happens.

October 27, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Silent Flight - Update #3

It has been a long time since I've posted an update. With this endless sky it just feels pointless as the actual picture doesn't seem to change much. But now I have about 2/3s of the endless sky completed and decided to change it up a bit and start working down onto the mountains instead of across and continue working on the sky. This will add more to the picture and give me a break from these same colours. I am considering trying to save the eagle for last as I thought it would look really neat to see the background complete and the space for the eagle remaining. But we will see what happens in the future. I may soon be complaining about the endless mountains next and need a break from them too, LOL.

September 1, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010

Silent Flight - Update #2

Just a quick update on my progress from the past three weeks.
I've just done some more sky, which seems to be endless at this point. However, the top of the mountain is just below where I've stitched so far. I want to get the top left sky done before I start on the mountains though as I am looking forward to the "new" colours for the mountains.

May 21, 2010

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Silent Flight - Update #1

As I said in my last post, I haven't had much time in the past three monthes to work on my cross stitch, but that didn't mean nothing was done. I did manage to do about 4,500 half stitches, which isn't really much for three monthes, but considering the time of year, I'm happy with the result. I decided to be a little different this time and start in the top left corner instead of in the middle like I am use to doing. I must have counted it out a half dozen times to make sure I start in the right spot, talk about paranoid.

So far it has only been sky that I've worked on but the colours are looking great. Hopefully soon I'll be able to work on the mountain on the left hand side to add some other colours to the picutre. At the end of the line of cross stiches down the right size of what I have completed is where the top of the eagle feathers will begin.

May 1, 2010

Silent Flight - Beginning

It has been awhile since I have last had a chance to update my blog. Going through tax session will due that to you I guess as I have not had much time to spend on hobbies when some days you are working 13-14 hours. But today is May 1, now tax session is over, yeah! This weekend I am now trying to catch up on some of my chores but I can take some time off to finally update my blog.

On January 19, 2010, I started a new project called Silent Flight (which is also from Dimensions, the Gold Collection) in order to create a rotation with the Glory of Autumn cross stitch. This project will measure 16" x 11" when it is completed and is done on 18 count aida. That means it will be 57,000 stitches when it is done. But it won't be too bad as most of them are half stitches. Only the eagle is full stitches in order to give it the appearance of being in the foreground.

Here is a picture of what it will look like when it is completed:

Here is a picture of the project once I had all the supplies organized and ready to go.

January 19, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010

Glory of Autumn - Update #8

Here's a quick update for the 5 month mark of this project. I basically have the top right of the design completed except for about 10 stitches that I am just waitting until I have more of that colour to do.

At this point, I am not sure what I want to do next, do I want to do the next fall tree on the top left, continue with the river bed on the bottom right, or maybe even try starting a second project to have a rotation? I had said with the wreath I didn't want to have multiple projects just to get some finishes under my belt but after 5 monthes on this one with a long way to go (or at least it feels like it to me), maybe a change would be good just to keep it fresh. That sounds kind of appealling at this point.

January 15, 2010

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Glory of Autumn - Update #7

Happy New Year. It's hard to believe another decade has come and gone much less another year. It doesn't seem all that long ago everyone was making a big deal about the new millennium but here we are, 10 years into it already.

Here are some progress pictures of where I was on New Year's day. Hey, it only toke me six days to post them, that means I am getting quicker at it.

I managed to get a fair amount done the week before Christmas once I had everything ready for Christmas. With my sister down for the holiday I didn't get any done that week but just after the New Year I had a few days to make some more progress before heading back to work which isn't in these pictures, but that will have to be another update. And since I haven't taken any new pictures yet you know that means it will be at least six days away ;).

January 1, 2010