Saturday, May 8, 2010

It's About Time

I was recently reminded (thanks Dineke) that I have not posted an update for a long time. My bad. I have been stitching daily on The Astronomer but haven't taken any pictures. I am also 2 months behind on my TSUAL but as you can see it is progressing nicely.
I am really enjoying The Astronomer. I have completed half of page 1 & am almost done with half of page 2. I am working across the top but got tired of so much black so went on to the second page so I could have some new colors to stitch with. When I am working on a project I keep seeing new symbols that I haven't stitched yet & feel like I can't wait to get to them to see how they stitch up. Does anyone else do this?? Please don't tell me I'm crazy. I already know that. I stitch HAED & Mystic Stitch patterns & I have been known to cruise Kustom Krafts, Scarlet Quince, Long Dog & the many quaker sites in search of more large projects. My husband says I'll never live long enough to stitch them all but my response is I'll have a good time trying & besides it is 2 hobbies-collecting & stitching.
I recently took advantage of HAED's mother's day sale & purchased 3 more of their charts. Wizard of Oz for my daughter who also stitches plus Magic & Wizard's Lab for me. I know I'm weak but I also know I'm not alone in my obsession.

18 comments:

  1. Looking good. Not a very elegant TUSAL jar, but whatever works, right??

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  2. Love the TUSAL glass jar mug- makes me think of my childhood when I used to go visit my relatives - nice memories!

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  3. Your certainly right about it being 2 hobbies collecting and stitching, I must confess that I have been doing a lot more collecting than stitching lately. I have never seen the astronomer chart but your stitching is looking good and I will be coming back to watch your progress. I have also never seen a handled jar before it looks really useful.

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  4. I am amazed at your cross stitch! So many stitches!

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  5. Looking good Cindy. I keep forgetting to post a photo of my TUSAL as well!

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  6. Great progress, and enjoy your new stash! It is always fun looking into your own stash, so yes, collecting is a hobby of it's own :)

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  7. It looks to be coming right along, beautiful stitching!

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  8. Wow, you are coming right along on your stitching, and REALLY filling up that TUSAL. Well done! *Hugs*

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  9. Your WIP is coming right along!

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  10. You're right about the collecting and the stitching being 2 hobbies LOL Your stitching is really coming along nicely and yes I do the same I see a symbol that I haven't stitched yet and have to pull the color out to at least just look at it! LOL

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  11. Excellent progress and TUSAL jar!

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  12. Your doing a great job. Yes, I like you stitch the same way. I can't wait for a new symbol.

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  13. What a great progress. Can´t wait to see more

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  14. Great progress. I also tend to like large projects better than small ones. But I do enjoy getting a finish so I have to slip the small ones in.

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  15. Cindy ~
    Great progress on the Astronomer! Those are giant projects. I personally love your TUSAL and when it is full and you get another bigger one you can get a drink out of your old one. Very useful!
    Love the Quaker Halloween one and am off to collect it. Thanks!
    God Bless your stitching fingers and might I say they are quite good.
    Lenna

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  16. Great progress on the Astronomer its looking great :) xx

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