Obsession... Confessions of a serial starter
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Name: Dede

Location: Georgetown, DE

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Witness the Obsession
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  1. Alpine Seasons Garden
  2. American Sampler
  3. And They Sinned
  4. Angel of Frost
  5. Angel of Healing
  6. Antares
  7. Babysitting
  8. Ballet Pigs
  9. Beauty and the Beast
  10. Beauty and the Beasts
  11. Blue Rose Sampler
  12. Bubble Flower
  13. Calling the Crows
  14. Celestial Dragon
  15. Chloris
  16. A Confabulation of Dragons
  17. Curl Up with a Good Book
  18. Days of Advent Sampler
  19. Desert Rose
  20. Dragon Fae 1
  21. Dragon Skies
  22. The Dreamer
  23. Dutch Beauty
  24. Egyptian Garden
  25. Emblem of Love
  26. Emily Lucille
  27. Fairy Dreams
  28. Fairy Moon
  29. Florabundance
  30. Flower Power
  31. Heaven Above
  32. Hope
  33. Houses of Hawk Run Hollow
  34. Jane Longstreth
  35. Jewel of the Sea
  36. Luna, Sol and Stella
  37. Martyrs
  38. Mistress Winter and Jack Frost
  39. Mouline Rouge
  40. Noah's Sub
  41. Peace
  42. Peacock Garden
  43. The Pheonix
  44. Pheonix 1
  45. Pirate and Mermaid
  46. Polar Lights
  47. Princess Asleep
  48. Rae QS
  49. Red Witch
  50. Rose
  51. A Rose Among Thorns
  52. Rose Fae
  53. Salamander
  54. Sea of Roses
  55. Song of the Dead
  56. Soul Mates
  57. Spanish Geometric Sampler
  58. Storykeeper
  59. Taj Mahal
  60. The Tower at Stony Wood
  61. Tree of Life with Dragon
  62. True Colors
  63. Watergarden
  64. Woodland Faerie

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Recent Posts

And now it's becoming a trend
On a Roll... Another Finish!!
Tower of Stony Wood - FINISHED!!!
Quick Update
This was a surprise
Losing my stitching mojo again?
Trying something new for the new year
And back to my darling
And what have I been up to?
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Sunday, September 30, 2012
Plugging Along
I worked on Luna, Sol, and Stella for about a day or so and then decided it had to be regulated to UFO status.  I'm very sad about this but, despite being lovely, the fabric is just too hard to work with.  The weave is so tight that I have great difficulty getting the needle to go through.  And since I'm trying to pare down my insanely long list of WIPs I decided this one would have to go.  Although given my fickle nature, it may not stay gone!  Who knows?

I also worked on Martyr's

Monday, September 24, 2012
Weekly Update
Two projects to report on this week:

Fairy Moon

and Florabundance

Monday, September 17, 2012
Still Here
And I think it might be back to stay...  for the first time in over a year I've spotted a design I can't wait to start.  This isn't necessarily a good thing since the design in question is Heaven and Earth's Hannah Lynn Montage with close to 1/2 million stitches.  But, my goodness, isn't it gorgeous?

Now on to my progress for the week.  I finished the Moses Parting the Sea block on Days of Advent Sampler:

I also finished the Moses is Drawn from the Water block since the last time I posted:

I also worked on Dragon Skies.  I just hit 100,000 stitches on this one.  Of course, more than half of that isn't even stitched, but still I'm over half way.

And if you're interested, I've also been updating my Finished Projects pages.  I'm only up to 2008 and I didn't really start keeping track of what I was doing until 2009 so I've forgotten a lot of the details. 

Saturday, September 08, 2012
It's back!
My stitching mojo, that is.  And I'm sincerely hoping it's back to stay for a bit.  I think the biggest problem was my eyesight.  I started having a hard time focusing with my last set of glasses and when I got these new ones last year it became close to impossible.  I tried all kinds of magnification aids and nothing really worked, either they got in my way or were uncomfortable to wear for long periods.  I finally found a solution with contact lenses.  My reading vision is actually worse with the contacts, but now I can wear reading glasses to stitch and this has made a world of difference.

I have done some stuff over the course of the last year, but for now I'll just post two recent finishes.  The first is Love is Patient by Victoria Sampler.  This was a wedding gift for my brother and was quick and fun to stitch.  I was very nervous about the hardanger seeing how my first attempt at cut thread work was not very fun!  But once I figured out how to do the Greek crosses it wasn't so bad.  The area is not as neat as I would have liked and most of the dove's eyes are a little off-kilter, but still not bad.

The second is The Big Zipper by Bent Creek.  Another fun stitch, but I'm glad it's over.  Going from over 1 on 25 count to over 2 on 18 is really an adjustment!

So that is it for now.  Hopefully another year will not go by before you hear from me again!

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