Posts Tagged With: Serenity Harbor

Back Again

So life has gotten complicated lately. Some big changes are on the horizon, but I’ll push through it. I’m still stitching; it’s my happy place. Here’s the run down of my progress since my last post in March.

I took a break from my larger projects to do some cat-themed smalls:

Stoneware Cat by Priscilla's Pocket, released at Nashville.

Stoneware Cat by Priscilla’s Pocket, released at Nashville.

My Cat, a freebie from Giulia Punti Anitichi. The button was on sale at Nashville.

My Cat, a freebie from Giulia Punti Anitichi. The button was on sale at Nashville.

Now how about some in progress shots.

From Sea to Shining Sea, floss pack from Classic Colorworks and design by Little House Needleworks. I still need to do the border, and then this one will be finished!

From Sea to Shining Sea, floss pack from Classic Colorworks and design by Little House Needleworks. I still need to do the border, and then this one will be finished!

Not the best picture, but I've finished five months of the Story Time Sampler from Frosted Pumpkin. Alice in Wonderland, Secret Garden, Sherlock Holmes, Wizard of Oz, and Charlotte's Web.

Not the best picture, but I’ve finished five months of the Story Time Sampler from Frosted Pumpkin. Alice in Wonderland, Secret Garden, Sherlock Holmes, Wizard of Oz, and Charlotte’s Web.

Serenity Harbor from By the Bay. I still need to fill in most of the water for part 5; I doubt I'll finish before part 6 comes out in June.

Serenity Harbor from By the Bay. I still need to fill in most of the water for part 5; I doubt I’ll finish before part 6 comes out in June.

Furry Friends from Country Cottage Needleworks. This is a pretty personal project, so everything else is on hold until I finish. More to follow.

Furry Friends from Country Cottage Needleworks. This is a pretty personal project, so everything else is on hold until I finish. More to follow.

I’m trying to work through some of the smaller projects in my stash, which means I’m probably going to fall behind on Serenity Harbor and probably won’t be able to catch up (the stitching is very dense all the way down to the bottom from here on out). That’s okay. I may have just bought more stash, so I need to clear out some space. Oops.

The last few weeks of stitching were brought to you by Lost. Finished the last episode last night. I’m not entirely sure what happened for, like, any of it, but it was fun nonetheless. I haven’t decided what to watch next, so in the meantime I’ve got Breaking Bad playing in the background (again) until the next season of Orange is the New Black hits Netflix next month. If you have any suggestions, leave ’em in the comments.

You may notice I changed the title. There isn’t really a story there; the old one just wasn’t fitting anymore. We’ll try this one on for a bit.

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A Little of This, a Little of That

I left my last post on something of a sour note, didn’t I? Let’s look at some pretty pictures to distract us.

I haven't actually read The Secret Garden, so I don't have any witty remarks for this one.

I haven’t actually read The Secret Garden, so I don’t have any witty remarks for this one.

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February WIPocalypse

Oh wow, it’s February? How did that happen? Then again, in my mind it’s still October 2009.

Oh February. I haven’t posted in a few weeks and haven’t done much stitching since I finished the Alice and Co. block. Sadly, one of the cats has been sick, and it’s exhausting being a grown up. He’ll be okay, but it’s a chronic problem that I’ll have to actively manage for the rest of his life. In general, the cats have been good about rolling with the punches, but our daily routine has changed just enough that all three of us are pissed off at each other.

Sad cat is sad.

Sad cat is sad.

So here’s what little stitching I managed to do before all the cat drama kicked off:

I didn't fully appreciate how big this pattern was until I unfolded the fabric all the way.

I didn’t fully appreciate how big this pattern was until I unfolded the fabric all the way.

That’s the first part of Serenity Harbor, stitched with one strand of silk over two on 36 ct. linen. This is my piece for the Stitchy Start blog.

February’s WIPocalypse question is: How do you overcome that feeling that you’re in a rut with a particular project?

I have to walk away. I try not to have too many projects going on at once, so I usually stop stitching for a few weeks. I go do something else, go outside for some fresh air. After a bit, I’ll come back and jump right back in. If a project is really hurting, I might just pack it away and move onto something else.

I should write more, but in the meantime I have to go babysit two cats who won’t eat (one because I changed his food, and the other because he’s sad he can’t eat with his brother anymore). We’ll get through this.

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The Time Has Come, the Walrus Said…

…to start the new Frosted Pumpkin SAL. Here’s Alice, the White Rabbit, and the ever creepy Cheshire Cat!

I added the teeth to the Cat. I made the mistake of doing a google image search for the Cheshire Cat, and such things can never be unseen. Holy crap is that thing creepy.

I added the teeth to the Cat. I made the mistake of doing a google image search for the Cheshire Cat, and such things can never be unseen. Holy crap is that thing creepy.

I like this one. This was a quick and easy stitch. I think the frames will be a little quicker than the Once Upon a Time border, and the blocks are about half the size. Fabric is Belfast linen in Storm by PTP, and floss is Weeks and Cosmo. The fabric doesn’t seem quite this dark in real life, but it’s a little tough to photograph right.

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