Sunday, May 15, 2016

Gifted Gorgeousness - May 2016

Today is the 15th and that means it's time for GG! If you want to know more about this SAL, hop on over here for more info!

As I stated in my previous post I finished "Love is Patient" and gifted it to my good friends for their wedding. The wedding was absolutely beautiful and I couldn't have been happier for them! Love was definitely patient for them, seeing as they waited 18 years to be able to finally say "I do"!

Last I posted about the piece, it looked like this:

Finished, it looks like this!:

Dimensions Crafts "Love is Patient" Kit FINISHED!

I pretty much followed the kit's instruction except for the little & was supposed to be the same red as the names but I thought it was just a little too much all in one place so I broke it up with the tiniest change lol. I also initialed and dated the bottom left corner. Sorry the finished picture isn't that great...I took a quick pic to send to my mom to see the finished product and then forgot to take a better one before it was bagged up and on it's way to its new home. It was bothering me that I didn't pull the upper left corner tight enough when I mounted it but my husband said that it just showed that it was a labor of love and the little imperfections make it more unique and prove that it is homemade. Ok.....I guess that's one way to look at Either way I hope they liked the gift! It's only because I wanted so much to make this for them that I was able to finish it in a month and 5 days! I was definitely motivated. 

That's the only updates have for now as far as any progress goes. Since I still haven't been able to work on any stitching for a little bit thanks to the crazy work hours and also now the baby is not feeling well lately. I keep telling myself that I just have to make it another week and then I'm off from work for 10 days!!

I picked up a couple more charts this week while perusing Etsy. I found a "Lord's Prayer" chart to do for my grandma. I also have been following Ishkabibble's progress on her Final Fantasy logo cross stitches and have been wanting to follow in her footsteps! So while I was looking around Etsy I found a chart for FFX! Since it's my favorite of the FFs, I had to get it. Seeing as that will be a selfish project, I don't know when I'll actually get to it, lol!

Friday, May 13, 2016

TUSAL - May 2016

Oh my, it's been a little bit since I posted and I'm late for the May TUSAL :( but here it is!

Between the crazy hours at work (I pulled a 60 hour work week before my days off) and celebrating my first mother's day with 3 sets of parents, things were a little hectic to say the least. Unfortunately I wasn't able to do much stitching lately but I did finish the piece for my friends' wedding on the 11th! *cheers and does a happy dance* I will post a pic of the final result in a bit!