But he isn’t interested in the real flowers. Nope. he was busy sleeping while I stitched on my tulips needlepoint.
If I keep on it, in a few days I will finish the tulips needlepoint.
I am really unsure of how much I like this project. There are moments where the flowers seem too square and then there are moments when the result seems gratifying. I guess, its a love hate relationship and the only way I’ll know if I love this project is by framing it.
Here is a detail of the stitching.
Framing my stitching projects isn’t on any list at the moment so I’m guessing after I finish the tulips they will go to the folder with all the other finished projects.
Still, after I finish the tulips I would love to finish the cat needlepoint. It’s been more than two years since I started that project and it needs just a few more stitches and it will be done. And I will be at peace with myself for finishing something that I started.
I don’t know why, but lately finishing, completing, finalizing, anything that means an end result brings me a lot of joy and satisfaction.
Spring is here! It’s so nice to not wear many layers of clothes. I think the reason why I like Winter so much is that it makes Spring so much sweeter.
I’m doing good.
I wanted to write about many things but then again not everything needs to be shared. I passed all my exams at university, work is OK and soon we’ll go team building (it will be high school all over again). But, I am happy about one thing in particular: I finished a needlepoint project.
Yup, I finished my geisha needlepoint from Draga Decor. I actually, worked on it on every spare moment I had (while I “read” about 6-7 audio books by Agatha Christie).
And here is the end result, my framed Geisha:This was the final stage right before framing it. I was really happy with the colors and all that. Had some issues with the quality of the floss but that passed.
Of course, Marlanu’ had to approve it before putting it on the wall. But then again, I have no idea where I could put it in my room and all the other rooms are already packed full with paintings and other stuff.
So, I’m still pondering on the location.
Still, its so nice. The framing was really expensive and this was actually the second choice of frame since my first pick, a more simple reddish frame, was out of stock.
I’m actually proud of myself, now another 5 projects to finish and I can say that I don’t leave anything unfinished.
I have this thing that once I start a project I keep going on it for a while but then I get bored and I start another one.
So at the moment I have a “few” projects that just beg to be finished:
Probably the most “famous” project that I have yet to finish is my needlepoint cat from Krif. This stitching project is almost finished, I really have a few more stitches to add and then I can frame it and just get over with.
But those last few stitches are criminal. So many colors in such a small area, it’s becoming annoying to change the floss every couple of stitches. I thought of buying more needles but then there’s a chance I might lose them and I don’t want to have a bad surprise later.
Another project that is on the last 100 meters is my tulips needlepoint. The thing with this project is that I made a mistake on it and I’ll have to undo and re-do some parts of it. I don’t mind re-doing, its the undoing that will kill me.
Still, this project is dear to me and I will most likely finish it by the end of this year.
And then we have the two Geisha’s. One of the is a huge one, when I bought it I was so in love with it, with the bright colors and all, but now that I am actually stitching it the love is slowly fading away. That’s the issue with big projects when it comes to stitching you get bored and even tired of them and its very hard not to give up on them completely.
The only thing that keeps me going back to this project is the fact that its printed so I don’t have to check a paper every time and count every stitch. That would’ve been criminal.
The second Geisha is a lot smaller and I’ve seen this project on many blogs. I’ve seen the completed needlepoint and the cross stitch version, but the needlepoint version is much nicer.
This the most “cleanest” project I’ve worked on. I really just tried to complete each stitching page before going to the next one and the result is really nice. This will probably be finished as the same time as the tulips.
Those projects are the “least” important to me. I don’t feel burden to finish them but at the same time I don’t feel like throwing them away either. It’s really sad, but stitching really takes a lot of time. Even if I would stitch two hours per day I wouldn’t be able to finish a project in a month.
And yet, its so addictive that you really can’t give it up as a hobby.
Unfortunately for me, I have one more. This one is a cross stitch from Marjolein Bastin. I made a HUGE mistake with this one. I didn’t keep the same material on which came with the packet. I said to myself that I can’t stitch on that small piece of material and there’s no way that the project will fit on it.
Guess what, now the project is way to big.
I still have a lot to learn about stitching and hopefully this year I will have a project or two finished.
Ahh, October has come yet the cold weather has not.
I do believe that there is a slight chill in the evenings and mornings but during the day it’s nice and sunny. It’s actually a nice combination if you ask me.
But its not like I am awake during the day. I actually sleep most of the day off, get up around 4-5 PM and then just get on with my business. So, I miss about everything that goes on during the day. Its a sad reality at the moment but then again I remember that I am not the only one that works and is busy with her own life. Everyone around me is busy these days, its just they are busy during the day and I’m busy during the night.
I could say I hate it, but its really hard to get mad when going to work in such a fun environment, I get to sleep with my cat, enjoy the silence when I woke up and find there’s nobody there to bug me with different things and so on…
Anyway, I just finished reading “Stardust” by Neil Gaiman, am currently thinking of what books I should read next, finished a stitching project, kept my promise of working out for at least a month and other unimportant things (to other people).
And there is one thing that I have not been doing at all in the past month: using my photo camera. It seems that I’ve neglected it for such a long time and yet there was nothing important for me to photograph these days. Nothing caught me eye, and I was mostly on auto pilot when going outside so I didn’t noticed much in the first place.
And then I found this pic on my phone.
I took this pic with my Nokia X2. It’s actually a pic from when we went to Fetesti. I was not expecting the pic to be this clear and… lovely.
I miss my photo camera! So October please let me take some nice pictures of the Autumn foliage.
I am now going back to look for some nice fairy tales for adults. They seem to work wonders on my general mood.