Friday, July 19, 2013

Craft treasures

My huge find for today and who knows how long. 115 full skeins of DMC floss for $4.00.  Wow. Granted, there are some duplicate colors but that's okay, there's still lots of different colors. Found at The Arm's of Love in Greenville.  Have not been there before but we decided that since there weren't very many yard sales today we'd hit some stores.  It was just chance and spur of the moment my sister and I decided to go into this thrift store.  Not a lot of air moving around for a hot day, but it ended up being well worth it for both of us.  More goodies than this were found but this was the best one for me.

They are having a half off sale again next month so we plan on watching for that!

115 skeins of DMC floss

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Latte coming along

Quite pleased with the progress I made yesterday. Now to see if I can do as well today, although I should get some laundry done also - getting pretty low on clothes.  Third cup on the cross stitch is working up really well and fast.  Would love to have at least that part done by tonight even if I don't make it to the saucer.  There's always the weekend. 

That said, I have every day to stitch to my hearts content, so days don't mean much to me, other than tomorrow I'm going to garage sales with my sister, so won't be stitching until evening.  Would love to find more cross stitch goodies like I did last week, but those don't happen often and that was two estate sales rolled into one.  Possible that I missed some things but there was too much and a lot was not sorted the way it should have been.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Another Latte and Red Dragon update

Started 3rd cup.  Can see it forming already. Love when I can see it come together.  After this one then 2 more cups and saucers to go. Hope to spend time on this one again today.

And the red dragon is done. Just need to figure out what to put with him. I'll do something with his eye and nose.  Maybe can find some flames to stitch for him.  A stash would be nice if I can figure that out.  Have a short poem I came up with that I may put on here too.

Red Dragon

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Joy of cross stitch shopping

Just sent an order in for:
28 Count Opalescent Autumn Blush Jazlyn Fabric 13X18
28 Count Irish Cream Linen Fabric 13x17
28 Count Millenium Blue Cashel Linen 18x27
Petite Needle Threader And Cutter

I love 123Stitch. Material was on sale and think I got a good price. Have no idea what I'll use them for but I'll find something to stitch up on them. The needle threader and cutter I saw on the Cross Stitch Forum.

Love sending myself presents.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Red Dragon update

Getting close to being done with the stitching.  Then I need to figure out what I want to put on for extras.  A little poem I wrote may make its debut but I want a little dragon stash to go with, so will be checking my nooks and crannies for beads - glass and pearls that I know are around here.  Could add some sequins but not sure yet.

Back to stitching while the night is still fairly young.

Red Dragon update

Dark Waters - HAED

Just came across this Dark Waters HAED

I've never done an HAED and this one is worked over one on 25 count evenweave.  My eyes are saying ouchie.  I love this but just not sure I could stitch it.  Something to think about for the future I guess. I do have my magnifying light and that helps a lot working on dark colors, although this piece is done on very light.  Maybe will have to think about doing something very small on 25 count to see how hard it might be for me.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Red Dragon

Started this yesterday.  Not sure if I've done this many stitches in one day before.  Now to decide what little saying I want to put next to him when he's finished, which I'm hoping for today.  I'm using Prism in a red.  Haven't done any of this floss before and I'm kinda liking that I don't have to change colors.  The pattern was found on a site and had been taken from a 1900 magazine, which I believe was originally done in fillet crochet.  It's just a black symbol on white squares so the color choice is up to the crafter.  I decided to go with a green background since I didn't want anything light colored and I already have the "Latte" I'm working up on black. This color gives my eyes a break from very dark to very light material.

Not a lot of body but I think I'm going to like when it's done.  And this may end up being the fastest cross stitch project I've ever done.

Red Dragon

And I think I just came up with a very short poem to go with this.  That didn't take long. :)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Price gouging?

I'm looking at Dimensions Balloon Glow with the vivid colors and while I know it would be a lot of work I just think it's gorgeous.  I know I would never get into one to take a ride but I love this cross stitch kit.

Herrschners has 40% off but it would still come to $37.24. Now, it would be a good deal if you could subtract the shipping charges of $11.45 from this price.  Amazon Prime has it for $23.70. With my Prime I don't pay shipping and I always receive my purchase in 2 days, with no extra cost. I realize I paid for the Prime, but I order many items through Amazon and wish I had signed up for it a year, or even two years ago.  I feel that in the long run I'm still ahead of the game by ordering through my Prime.  I also think that high a price for shipping is not right.  This item would not weigh that much to charge this amount.

But that's me and others might disagree, which is their right to do so. Still, I have yet to find anything at Herrschners that I want to buy at their prices.

Dimensions Balloon Glow