torsdag den 15. september 2011

No updates lately

Sorry for being so inactive the couple of months. 
I started work again a month ago, and I am now in training to become a teacher - which means alot of work!!

Also, my hubby and I moved closer to where I work. So the moving has also taken up a lot of my time. However, this does mean that I do not have to ride the train or bus for 4 hours each day anymore. So that's 4 hours of my daily life I'm getting back. 

Hopefully I'll start working on my projects again soon, but I have to say, atm. World of Warcraft is also taking up some time. 

I am, however, still following other people's progress. It makes me wanna start again ;-)

See you soon, hopefully :-)

mandag den 18. juli 2011

IHSW results

Sorry for not posting yesterday, my internet was acting up.

I didn't get to do much stitching this weekend unfortunately. Friday evening we went to my mother's and slept over. Saturday morning we went to see a house, that we've been looking at for some time. Turned out it wasn't for us anyway. Saturday evening we had guests over for dinner, and Sunday we cleaned our appartment, and a couple came to take a look at it. You've probably guessed already, that we're trying to sell our appartment, all though it's not going too well at the moment.

But no more excuses; here is what I had time to do:

I know it isn't much. But then again, my weekend turned out to be dead busy :-(

onsdag den 13. juli 2011

A page finish! And Hermit and Stitch Weekend.

Wow! I finally made it, I never thought I would. I finished the first page from Envy a few days ago, for all of you quick-stitchers, this might not seem as a big accomplishment, there are so many people out there who stitch much faster than I ever will. But since this is my first HAED design, I do feel this is sort of a milestone for me. So here she is:

I've already started on the second page, since I am behind on my goals. I intended to finish page 1 last month, so I am 13 days behind to be exact.

I found out from Ewa's blog, that there's a Hermit and Stitch Weekend this upcoming weekend. Since I always wanted to participate in those, I signed up - even though we're having guests Saturday, so I probably won't get a lot done. But I am looking forward to see other people's progress on their projects as well.

You can sign up for the Hermit and Stitch Weekend here:

I intend to make an update on monday on how it all went.

Happy Stitching!

tirsdag den 28. juni 2011

New design and a new update

I got bored with the old design of this blog, so I changed it. I hope you guys like it. I was hoping I would finish the first page of "Envy" by the end of this month, but this is not going to happen sadly.

My husband and I are leaving for the Canary Islands tomorrow morning, and we'll be gone for a week. I'm not bringing "Envy" with me, since I think it'll probably be too hot to do any cross-stitching. In fact, I think it'll be too hot to do anything besides spending time in the swimming pool :-) And I'm also afraid that I would lose "Envy" if I brought it along, I would most likely forget it in the hotelroom or something.

As of tonight, this is what "Envy" looks like:

As you can see, I am still missing a lot of the confetti, and it takes so long to do. I am hoping to finish during next month - and that should be doable, considering it's now the summer holidays and I'm not going back to work before the 15th of August. :)

fredag den 17. juni 2011

Here come the confetti stitches!

So this is my progress so far. The confetti stitches are coming up now, and you can already see I've started on them. I love and hate them at the same time. I hate doing them, I hate the counting all the time, but I have a feeling the result is going to be great, so I'm really looking forward to see the development.

As of June 17th

lørdag den 11. juni 2011

So many stitches, so little time ...

I have been extremely busy with work lately. I have a bunch of essays to correct still. At least I am almost done with the oral exams. I had almost three full days this week, just with oral exams. My students did well - well, at least most of them :)

Here's a picture of my progress so far:

This picture was taken last night. Sorry if it's a bit dark. Fingers crossed I'll finish the first page by the end of this month :)

Happy stitching,

lørdag den 28. maj 2011

Small update

Here's some pictures of my latest progress:



Saturday (today)

I think the background is coming out nicely.

I won't have much time for stitching over the next couple of days since I've got a lot of exams coming up. After the 1st of June I'll also have a lot of exam essays (just about 120 essays!) to correct, so plenty of work to do.

tirsdag den 24. maj 2011

First update on Envy

Since I had to wait about a week for the fabric I ordered I haven't been doing much stitching, but here's an update on what I have been doing so far:

The border took a very long time, but I'm pleased with the outcome :) There's a lot of confetti stitches coming up soon, and I really hate confetti stitches. I just hope I can still keep going at this pace.

søndag den 15. maj 2011

First HAED design

I just ordered my very first Heaven and Earth Design. I never even knew such designs existed until last week. I ordered a design called "Envy" by Marta Dahlig, it's part of a series; "7 Deadly Sins" - all of the seven designs were absolutely breathtaking and it was very hard just to pick one of them. I ended up with this one:

I have already made some preparations for this design, including buying some of the colours needed (I need 90 colours in total!).

A Row of Love

Another Dimensions design called "A Row of Love". I started stitching it about 2 years ago.

Dimensions design

I ordered this design some five years ago, and still haven't finished.

I have not worked on this design for three years or more, can't seem to pull myself together on this one.