Thursday, April 15, 2010

Part 4 of Castles in the Air COMPLETE!

I know I just posted yesterday... but it seemed like a significant enough milestone to post again. I finished Part 4 of Castles in the Air. As many of you know I am finding this project a bit of a PITA. My uneven linen is a bit challenging, but getting better, and I frogged those yellow and purple flowers, not once, not twice, but THREE times!
But I made it. Big thanks to Kelly who has been working on the same part and has helped me be motivated to keep at mine.
Here is the picture of this complete piece:

I also put some stitches into my original design for the smoke project I was talking about the other day.
Here it is at about halfway... (beads to come at the end). If you want to know more about this project click here.


Coming up: I am going to get back into Dragons for awhile. We are getting very busy at work... so stitching time will decrease as I work some overtime. But I'll try to still do as much as I can.
In other news... my toe is getting a bit better. Still can't believe how much a stupid little toe can hurt. And I am waiting for the GI clinic to figure out what is going on with my follow-up ultrasound. They lost the paperwork or something. How annoying. But whatever. In the meantime I am still on my rabbit style diet and taking my meds.

Thanks for all your comments about my toe! Really appreciate it. And for all the encouragement for Castles. You are all why you see Part 4 complete above. I don't think I could have done it without you!

14 comments:

Meari said...

Castles looks really good, and I like the blue floss you chose for your smoke project. It really stands out of the fabric.

Christina said...

What a fantastic piece of stitching, this will look amazing once it's framed, I'm sure. Well worth all of the frogging!

EvalinaMaria said...

Both of them look great, congratulations!

CindyMae said...

Wonderful progress!!

Katrien said...

Your smoke project is really coming along.
Great work on Castles.

Carolyn NC said...

It looks great - wonderful progress on your WIP's!

Silverlotus said...

Great job on Castles. I really need to get back to work on mine. And I am so happy to hear you will be working on Dragons again. :)

htimcj said...

Everything looks great!
Heidi-ILCS

Vicki in CO said...

Congrats on the progress on Castles--it is really coming along! I love the colors.

The smoke project is cool; something I wasn't familiar with before.

Nancy M said...

YAY on finishing Part 4!!!!! I am just on Part 5, which isn't too bad, but looking at Part 6, it's more TONS of color changes....I really need to get my needle keeper out for this one! I just hate rethreading my needle after just a few stitches! Great job and I'll look forward to seeing your own design!

silentsgirl said...

What great progress - I love how both of these are coming along.

Justflo said...

Great progress with Castles. I too have had problems getting into it. Now I have and am enjoying it.

Happy stitching to you

Kelly said...

Castles looks fabulous Mel! Love the colours on your smoke piece, the blues really stands out!

Jo said...

Castles is looking wonderful, well done on your hard work.