DJ Turntables Cross Stitch Hoop Art

•February 27, 2015 • 1 Comment

A good friend of mine passed away last week. We worked in the same office at the university and he sat in the cubicle in front of mine. We both had asthma and, on days when either of us was out and hurting, we would pass our inhalers over the top of the wall. Outside of work, he was a DJ. At one point, he asked if I would look into designing a cross stitch of dual turntables with blue accents for him. I was daunted and I dithered and this design is far, far too late in coming as a result.

John, wherever you are, if you’re watching, I hope you’re smiling. (Read more…)

“Hey Mister DJ…”

•February 26, 2015 • 3 Comments

All finished and ready for framing. Too bad I left it on my girlfriend’s kitchen counter. *headdesk*

Things I’m learning while cross stitching…

•February 25, 2015 • 5 Comments

- In a pinch, post-it notes are a decent facsimile for missing graph paper.

– Scotch tape is your best friend (for all those loose floss tails that haven’t been weaved in yet).

– Be prepared to alter course — because the stencil you sketch out unevenly on post-it notes will always look a little off on the Aida cloth.

– Be prepared to swap colors. Same reason.

“Mr. Blue Sky, please tell us why…”

•February 25, 2015 • Leave a Comment

This design is late, but I hope the person it’s meant for appreciates the sentiment regardless.

Broomstick Lace Wristband with Buttons

•February 22, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Idle hands have been getting me down lately, so I opened up the internet and started searching for a new crochet project to try. I found a pattern for a broomstick lace scarf, loved the look (and the name!), and opted to scale it down a bit. (Read more…)

Crochet stitches I’m not terrible at…

•February 19, 2015 • Leave a Comment

- chain stitch
– single crochet
– double crochet
– magic ring
– broomstick lace

I seem to be picking these up a lot faster than I picked up my knit stitches. I finally see what so many people meant when they said starting off with crochet is a little easier. Brilliant!

Fiona the Human Cross Stitch Bottle Cap Necklace

•February 17, 2015 • 4 Comments


– Photo courtesy of Adventure Time Wiki

One of the wonderful things about new relationships is finding common ground and interests and, for crafters in new relationships, being appreciated for the work you put into a project. My girlfriend liked my necklaces and she also likes Adventure Time. I thought Fiona the Human would suit her rather well. (Read more…)

 
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