Completed project update

It's been ages since I last posted here. I'm just getting back into posting more often at LJ in general. Here are my last two finishes. Both are HAED (Heaven and Earth Designs) patterns in the smaller, round format called Ornaments. The gypsy and fox is called Wanderlust, and was a Christmas gift to my daughter. The cat is called Witching Hour and will be a Christmas gift to my step-daughter this Christmas. (Note: There is not really such a size difference; it's just the way the photos came out.)

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A few projects

I've been a silent reader (and admirer) for some time, but decided to show some of my projects here. Actually, I'm planning to post each month showing the progress on those projects. Maybe it would help to revive the community - I really miss all the beautiful things I used to see here.

Ready for framing:

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WIP (almost ready):

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WIP (long-lasting one):

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WIP (just started):

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WIP (tiny):

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Beautiful Boy

Am Still Here!!

Just when you thought...

Am still cross stitching...

Doing a mega BAP containing nearly 146k stitches.
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Cross stitch dump!

So... trying very hard not to stitch today so as not to (further) irritate some inflammation in my shoulder. I spent the morning at the framers getting a few pieces "turned in," and most of the afternoon so far designing a new (easy) piece for a coworker's going away present.

As I am almost out of distractions and fear having to resort to doing something as disturbing as actually cleaning house, I decided it was time for a livejoural cross stitch dump.

That should take up at least a few more minutes...

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dragon cross stitch

Funny bargains with my hubby...

Not too long ago my husband & I struck a deal. I will get to purchase a cross stitch pattern/kit for every fountain pen he buys, even if the pen is for me. LOL! AND...for every two projects I finish, I get to buy a new one. For the record! This was NOT HIS IDEA. This was mine. I needed a way to manage and/or curtail my stash building. (I'm hoping to forestall those people who might object to my hubby limiting my purchases! We are a team!)

Today I had to have another cortisone shot in my knee and I joked with the doctor that I should get a sticker and a lollipop if I was brave. He said no lollipop (and truthfully I do need to lose weight so that's cool) but two stickers. The doc forgot. (In his defense, 46-year-old women don't usually request stickers if they're brave when they get a shot with a VERY LARGE NEEDLE.) ROFL!!! So on the way home I had the BRILLIANT idea to get a cross stitch project instead and hubby said of course!

I love the days when not only do I get to peruse stuff on get to order. Wheeeeeee!