Friday, January 11, 2013

Snapshot Saturday- Stitchery

Snapshot Saturday is hosted by Alyce of At Home With Books. You can head to her blog to check out the linky list to see what others are posting.

This year I am trying to do more of my needle work. I have countless patterns, kits and a few long suffering in progress pieces. So around New Years I pulled out one of the kits, intended as a possible generic Christmas gift, and got cracking. I've been working on this while I've watched tv in the evenings, so my reading progress is not so quick. I aim to get a couple reviews. Completely forgot that I needed one for Classic's Club book.

30 comments:

Brokencookesdontcount said...

Beautiful needle work! I used to do embroidery when I was in high school. I certainly don't have the patience for it now. Have a great day!

Paulita Kincer said...

Looks very complicated. I can see the lion. Is that santa behind him?Here's Mine

Ginny said...

Lovely stitching. That is mostly when I do my sewing, when I am watching TV.

Eugenia said...

Nicely done! Like the lion!

Diane@Bibliophilebythesea said...

Beautiful work - so intricate.

Kaye said...

So detailed! My daughters do this kind of work and they really enjoy it. Have fun with all your projects.

bermudaonion (Kathy) said...

Very nice!

Susan said...

The lion reminds me of Narnia! It's going to be a beauty!

Booksnyc said...

I have some long suffering projects of my own including a birth announcement for my now 8 year old nephew! Your project is beautiful with its bright colors!

Jennifer Baylor said...

I can't even see the top of my sewing table. It is piled with debris and UFOs. Just not enough hours in the day.

Christine Harding said...

I really like that. I have a pile of embroidery projects to finish, as well as some that I've never started. My Snapshot is at http://goo.gl/BIJkg

Judy Blauer said...

I too, do stitchery while watcing TV. I used to do counted cross-stitch exclusively, but my eyes gave me such problems, I quit. Now I am just doing redwork style embroidery. And with trying to keep up with reading challenges, I seem to have very large piles of unfinished projects or books.

Carolyn Wilker said...

I cannot do the smaller stitch count in cross stitch now. Probably 14 count, if I were to do it. Your project looks interesting.

Sarah Williams said...

Sometimes I like the 18 or 20 count projects. Makes some of the stitches easier, but also easier to mess up on the counting.

Sarah Williams said...

I've not tried any of the blackwork or such styles yet. After trying to decipher the 6-8 golden to light brown shades in starting this kit, the monotone styles does sound appealing.

Me too. One of the long suffering projects I have was a kit I started in grad school 10 years ago. and it is just about finished too.

Sarah Williams said...

Thanks!

Sarah Williams said...

We could definitely use some clones. One for crafts, one for reading and one for the more tedious RL things like cleaning.

Sarah Williams said...

I have one I started for a cousin's wedding probably 5 years ago. I guess I'll save it for a big anniversary.

Sarah Williams said...

Yes, that is Santa!

Sarah Williams said...

I find it relaxing. Keeps my hand busy, but not a whole lot of thinking required. Until I realize I've miscounted and have to adjust a fix.

Sarah Williams said...

Thank you. Its much easier than trying to keep track of my place in the book in between commercials.

Sarah Williams said...

Thanks!

Alyce said...

That looks like it's going to be very pretty! I have no patience for cross stitch and haven't ever finished a project (though "ever" is kind of silly to use as a description since I had only started two of them).

Sarah Williams said...

Thank you!

Sarah Williams said...

Thanks!

Sarah Williams said...

Thanks!

Sarah Williams said...

He does look a bit like Aslan, doesn't he?

Silver's Reviews said...

Wow...very nice. I can't do anything like that.

Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Saturday Snapshot

Louise said...

I used to do crossstitch in my 20s but haven't done any in a few decades. Beautiful handiwork is nice to see.

Sam_TinyLibrary said...

Very impressive!
I don't have the patience for needlework...