A Year of Projects: Weeks 6/7

Create, forget to share. Repeat.

I’m not going to get down on myself for not updating recently. I’ve been creating furiously, however, I haven’t been compelled to SIT and write about it. In fact, I’ve been having a difficult time sitting still for any length of time to concentrate on “computer” stuff. It is what it is, but that doesn’t make it less annoying.

I made a post with lots of pictures about a week ago featuring all the projects I’ve finished. Until We Win: Fight is off the needles and blocked. My Gluten-Free Wheat stitch scarf is off the hook (but not blocked and I’m not sure it needs to be). I had this scarf with me yesterday when I went and visited my grandmother, and my Aunt loved the pattern and wanted to make one for herself. I made a couple weird-ly constructed hats. I’m still kind of working on the sleeves to my sweater, but it is super boring knitting.

I’m making a monochrome version of the Zinnia Blanket from back in June. This version will allow me to tweak the pattern and get it just right. It will also be a slightly larger lapgan/throw size as opposed to baby sized. Also without the contrast border linking them together. Options!

The Original

I also decided to get a stamped embroidery kit to work on. I’ve never properly embroidered anything, so I decided it would be FUN to do it. Counted cross stitch is not intuitive enough for me to jump into, so I figured a stamped set with a finite amount of stitches would be right up my alley. It is considerably more time consuming than I anticipated! But I still think it looks cool, and will be PERFECT for covering up a big ugly hole I put into the wall when hanging pictures.

Since this picture was taken, I have finished the started leaf, the right/center leaf, and started the 2nd leaf from the right. I’ve put in about 3 hours so far. I’ll update next week with a photo of where I’m at. I purchased it as a kit for about $9 USD on Amazon. It came with the plastic hoop, 3 needles, ALL the different thread colors (in greater quantity than required),and a color guide and rudimentary stitch guide.

I’ve also started working on putting my downloadable patterns up on LoveCrafts in addition to just on Ravelry. Their approval process feels like an agonizing long time! Its only 48 business hours, but I keep refreshing my email to see if they’ve been approved! On my to-do list is to update my pattern landing page for my current sources (Ravelry, Etsy, LoveCrafts, and this blog).

Until next time!

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10 responses to “A Year of Projects: Weeks 6/7”

  1. Phew……you have been super busy. No wonder you have not had time to update. I like that embroidery you are working on. My mom taught me how to do that when I was a tween. (Many moons ago) It was the way we made pretty pillowcases back in the day. So glad to see it has not been lost. Your stitches are quite nice and very even. Good job.

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  2. You have been busy. I hear you about waiting for approvals for your patterns to be online. I kept hitting refresh while waiting for my novel to be accepted by Amazon. lol. Waiting is hard! Congrats on all your progress.


  3. Oh goodness. That embroidery looks very difficult to me. I don’t think I’d like all the finger poking I suspect I’d do. Yours looks amazing. Your monochrome blanket looks really nice. Boy, I’m impressed trying to manage all those sites. Good luck as you grow your business.


  4. Sounds like you are really getting organised and ensuring maximum accessibility to your patterns which although frustrating will hopefully mean others will find your fabulous patterns. I used to do crossstitch but it took me about 15 years or more to finish one item, I’d be more tempted by the beautiful embroidery you are doing. The sheen on the threads is lovely, really makes it look like a dust free leaf. Tomorrow I’m going to dust my houseplants 😉


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