Monday, March 30, 2015

Madness? This is MMC Designs!

The Mother has been quite busy planning our next Round Robbin, there is a layout to make and fabric to dye!

The Maiden

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Gathering Place

I have added more creatures to my night scape... can you see the small river? The Maiden

Friday, March 27, 2015

Skull Banner

Here is my start of Skull Banner stitched on 32ct Huntress (one of my favorite fabric colors)!
Speaking of fabric... The Mother has been dying her own with AMAZING results!
The Maiden

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Pop of Poppy

While searching the blog into the wee hours of the morning with the Mother for a project that would hold my attention I realized I had several that have never been posted! My plan is to get them up over the next week and in that spirit I present Poppy!
I abandoned this project after one day (the wings were harder to remove than anticipated and the fabric while PERFECT is a difficult stitch due to a tight weave), but I fully intend to return to her someday. Hopefully this post will serve as a reminder! The Maiden
Stitched on 32ct platinum pizazz

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Night Creatures

The Mother and I have truly become night creatures! In the spirit of this I decided to pick up one of my oldest and neglected projects entitled "Night Creatures" by the gathering place.
The Maiden.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Crone's House CrossStitch

 The Crone has been very ill for the past several months and since she was on Spring Break I decided to visit her this weekend! The past few days were filled with fun projects, great food and of course Cross Stitch!
 Above is an Herb Garden  I planted during my visit and this little guy is her dog "Bubba" (he is an honorary cat). 
 I have been struggling with Undine and after several trips to the LNS decided to go a VERY different direction... here is a sneak peak of what the Crone and I devised!
I also received Vintage DMC's (I kind of just want to roll in them)! The dye lots are truly so different and are great for older patterns!
 Her internet access is limited so I took pictures of what she has been working on, this cute Carriage House!  Stitched on 32ct OD linen "Legacy."
Now we must plan a trip to see The Mother!
The Maiden

Eight Armed Woman!

 Here is a quick update on our Ella's, we both randomly decided to start on the arms this go round and have been cursing this decision ever since!
None more than the mother, who is doing the skin one over one!
Hahahaha, The Maiden

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Dos Ellas

The Mother: "I really want to put Ella on the snap frame" 
The Maiden: "do it!!! Should I?"
The Mother: "Ooh.Yes!" 
The Maiden: "Should I finish beading Undine first?"
The Mother: "Nope."
The Mother's
The Maiden's

At the Met

Here is my tiny start of at the Met! While I wanted to work on her, my desire to stitch Umbrella Sky has won out! The Maiden

Sunday, March 8, 2015

System 4

After receiving disturbing MRI results that explain why I have been unable to stitch I decided I deserved a System 4 cross stitch stand! A girl needs her stress relief! I was able to stitch for 4 hours today (not sure if I overdid it...) and completed all the stitching on Undine! 
 Here is a shot of the system 4, much easier to use than wooden stands and my posture was the best it has been since I began stitching! The strain on my neck was almost completely alleviated and I was much faster for I started stitching with 2 hands! Mother you were right, the right hand does belong on the back of the fabric.
Here is my lovely stitching assistant Lane, he must investigate everything!
The Maiden