Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A Stitching Update

I feel like it has been quite a while since I've done any blogging about my favorite hobby, cross stitching.  But I have some fun stuff to share!

The polar bear piece that I finished around the New Year is finally framed!  It looks so good!  I do believe that I am going to keep it for myself and hang it in my bedroom!  The frame is actually navy blue.  Not sure why it looks black in the picture as I took it in natural light.  I love this piece and it pops even more in person.  I wish you could see the "sparkle" in the fabric!

I got the above piece framed at Acadian Corner in Metairie.  Love that place.  When I was there to drop the piece off to be framed I picked up two Mill Head Buttons & Beads kits to work on, at some point, for Mardi Gras.

Purple Mask

Teal Mask
And finally, some progress on Dragon Knot 2!!!  I have finally completed 12 pages of this project.  Only 4 more to go with 2 of those pages not even covering a quarter of the page!  I hope to finish it this year.  At least that is the goal.  Then the decision, how to finish it?  Frame it?  Make a pillow out of it?  A wall hanging? 

In addition to all the stitchy goodness, I've been reading too.  I finished Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  I highly recommend it.  If you like crime novels.  I think that is what I would classify it as.  I typically don't read that type of genre but the book was a gift (Thanks Jill, it was an awesome read), my friend must know me better than I know myself!!! I also read Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.  Awesome book!  I loved the creative thinking behind the disappearance of the Roanoke colony, the reason behind the Civil War, who John Wilkes Booth really was and well, just the life that Abraham Lincoln secretly led. Another recommendation!  And last, but not least, I am reading the book behind the new tv series, GCB.  It is similar but different.  So far I've enjoyed reading the book and watching the show!!! 


Sharon said...

Your polar bear's framed is lovely! Great piece!

Lisa said...

I love your polar bear they look so cute looking up to the sky. The mardi gras stitching will be so colourful when they are completed. Keep busy stitching.

Kay said...

The polar bear is beautiful! I love it! Happy stitching!

lesli said...

Those polar bears are absolutely adorable...I'd definitely keep it!!
Your beading is just lovely! And oh my....12 pages of Dragon Knot? Congratulations on your progress! Defintely frame it....I'd fear that having it as a pillow it could get ruined!

Anonymous said...

Your polar bears are really nice.


Denise SA said...

Those polar bears are just soo cute

Elena said...

Beautiful pieces. I love them all. I think my favorite are the masks. where did you get them?

Vickie said...

Your stitching looks great. The polar bear is cute, the masks are pretty and I love the Dragon design. I tried to read the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo..everyone tells me if I can get past the first few chapters I will be sucked into the story.

mdgtjulie said...

All your stitching looks great. I love the polar bears; they're darling. And the frame DOES look Navy Blue. Nice work on Dragon Knot 2. Can't wait to see it finished. And love your new stash. Purple and teal are two of my fave colors.