So this is it. I launched my new blog over at blogger and I am quite happy with it. I just added the first post to it (featuring an update on Eternal Promise). I thank everyone who followed me on this blog over the last four years, your lovely words when I didn’t feel good and your encouraging comments kept me going more than once. I would be honored (after all, I am a “Lady” now πŸ˜‰ ) to meet some of you at my new place, the mighty castle of Stitch-a-Lot!.
I am not importing my old blog posts because it is truly time for a change. So I am not planning on deleting this blog anytime soon, but there won’t be any updates here anymore =)
The new address is http://lady-stitch-a-lot.blogspot.de
The great thing about blogger is, that google friend connect is working with it, so it’s way easier to follow people there πŸ˜‰

Anyway, I thank all of you once more for following this blog for so long, I will of corse continue following you blogs =)

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Long overdue post

Well, it looks like my mojo to blog is still on holiday. But at least I’m stitching, I’m just not blogging about it, but I hope to improve there soon. I have a bit of progress to share an quite a lot of stash I gut over the last months to share and still a bit which has not been captured in pictures by now.

But first of all I hope that all of you enjoyed a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones =)

First up is the first page on Middle Earth. I managed to finish the page by the beginning of this month. I don’t know why this took so long, I didn’t feel like stitching for a few weeks. But here it is:

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I’m sorry for the low quality, but I couldn’t find my camera when I took the pic, so I used my phone. I love how this is stitching up and after visiting a hobbit-triple-feature und watching the Lord of the Rings once more (I didn’t have the time to see the double-triple-feature 😦 ) I really feel like stitching some LotR-designs. I’ll maybe pay a visit to Eternal Promise soon.

Today I also finished a page on Yule Angel, which I started at the beginning of this year. The picture could be better, too, but it’s hard to catch the colors when there is no daylight available.

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It was quite nice to do some block stitching and I enjoyed the fast progress I made. Maybe I’ll stitch another column, this would mean that half of the top row would be done (it’s 400 stitches wide and I have 189 so far).

I also added a few stitches to QS Theatre of the Absurd. It hast been a WIP for so long and it’s more than half way done, so next years goal is definitely finishing that one. I didn’t take a picture, it’s just 300 stitches I added so far, so I will see if I can add another few until I share it with you.

I guess I haven’t told you about it, but I have a new boxfriend. We are a couple for some 10 weeks now and it (finally) looks promising so far. He has an obsession for Pen and Paper roleplay games and Starwars, so I decided to make a bag to keep his dices (there’s many of them…). I decided to put two starwars designs on it to make it more personal (and I basically had two finishes this month). The stitching is done, but I still need to iron and sew it. I will share a piccie when I am done (which should be during the next days).

Besides Christmas sttiching stuff, I spent my time crotcheting a huge Cthulu for a friend (already gone, so no piccie) and knitting a pair of socks for me (not finished yet, but quite). I’m also doing some fingerless gloves, so I am quite occupied these days.

My new boyfriend got me a daylightlamp for stitching and a kit with an owl design (no piccie yet, it’s still to be taken), so there is more work for me =)

Which brings us to…

STASH!

I hope I don’t forget about any charts I got lately πŸ˜‰

First up are some Haed charts. Nene Thomas was retired some time ago, so I decided to grab a few charts while they were still available. So I got:

Blue Nocturnebluenocturne

Dragon WitchΒ dragonwitch

Snow Girlsnowgirl

Violet Melodyviolet

and also QS Moon IndigoMoonIndigo

During the 50%off Sale I got 4 additional charts

First is “Wolf variant” by Bente Schlick, which I love so much that I already ordered the missing threads.

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Next is Ondine by Martha Dahlig. I really love this one, the pink colors are so vibrant!

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Then there is also “Golden Rose” by Cris Ortega

Golden Rose

I even got myself my first Hannah Linn chart. Usually her style is not for me, but I instantly fell in love with the design and colors on “Red Riding Hood

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And last but not least, Sovereign of Autumn by Msytic Moon Media, which is an incredibly powerful design

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Apart from that I bought a ticket for the annual Christmas Raffle, which means another chart for me! I always thought that the charts coming with the CR were always Quick Stitches, but Suteki is actually 300 stitches wide and nearly 400 stitches high, which is quite huge. I never won the CR and I’m very unlikely to do so this year, but this charts is worth all the tickets I ever bought. The Artwork is by Aimie Stewart and the name seems to be “Suteki”. I think there are still two days left to participate, so hopp forward to the Haed Site and buy a ticket to get her and the chance to win a years full of charts:

suteki

Some of you may know that Bev from Love Thy Thread decided to close her business and just bevor her store shut, I decided two more chart from Leonid Afremov. The first one is “Alley by the Lake” and the second one is called “Quiet town”

Alley by the lake Quiet town

There are currently so many designs I want to star because they are all so beautiful and powerful! I would love to stitch Ondine and Sovereign of Autumn at once, but I guess I wont get anything done considering my stitching speed πŸ˜‰ But it’s not about finishing, but about enjoying the process of stitching, right? πŸ˜‰

I fear I lost count of all your blogs. I had some issues with my feed reader, he refused to load all the posts, but then he suddenly came up with posts from a few years ago or decided to load the same post a couple of times. So I got a new one, imported all my feeds to it and that one decided to get all the posts he could find (goes back to 2011). So I just decided to tick the “mark all posts as read” option and will try to follow your blogs from now on πŸ˜‰

I seriously hope to blog again in a few days (or at least in January, this would already be an improvement for me) πŸ˜‰

A row finish! And a post, lol….

Well, I usually lose my stiching mojo and feel like blogging without having anything to blog about but this time it’s different. I stitched (a bit during) the last weeks and made some progress, especially during the last week, but I completely lost my mojo to blog! LOL!
I really don’t know I ended up with not blogging for nearly two months!
At first I didn’t have much to show because I had an exam at hand and didn’t spent much time stitching. So it took me until the end of July to finish the second row. Before I start rambling about what happened I guess I will show you a pic of Kreimhild how she looks now:

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You know, life sometimes is very stressfull. At the beginning of July I started to feel stressed and it got worse. I had a lot to do for university /exam, a seminar and my masterthesis) which is usually fine. But I had some trouble with friends also and since I am very sensible person who tends to do (nearly) anything for her friends even if it means taking their worries and wishes upon me, I managed to stress myself even more. Some people just have a certain habbit to put more pressure and expectations on me that I can handle and this came on top of my stress at university. I also had some trouble with my mom, which obviously didn’t help. Well my last real relationship (I had some intermezzos but they only lasted a few weeks, nothing with real feelings, just didn’t work) ended 15 months ago, there is still some damage to cope with and now and then my feeling go up and down and spin around and I don’t know if I should enjoy it or hide somewhere.
I think all these things are not that bad if they happen on their own, but it all happened at once, so in the middle of July I was totally done.
So I went on holiday!

I booked a nice little room in a town called “Norden” which lies by the sea. I had to walk some ten minutes to the sea and even though I don’t go swimming I absolutely enjoyed it there. They have a Wadden Sea (dict.cc claims that this is the term!) there and I really enjoyed walking through it (running through the mud was along my favorite things as a child). I spent the evenings walking along the dike and sitting there reading an these few days I had of were fantastic. If I had know how good it felt to be there on my own I surely would have stayed longer.
This is actually the first time I went on holiday completely on my own. As a child I went with my parents or with a group of other youths and after that I used to go with my current boyfriend. And I really must say… It was great to have those days without anyone telling me what to do and complaining about something πŸ˜€ I didn’t do much, lying in the sun at the beach or the dike, I went to visit the island Norderney for one day, but I spent most of my time walking an reading, just as I wanted πŸ˜‰ I guess I will do this more often, I feel way better since I am back from the trip πŸ˜‰

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This is what I enjoyed every evening =)

Well, after my little holiday I spent 5 days in Bochum and then went to Berlin with a friend for a few days. I never went there before and I am not sure if I will go there again. the town is just to big and there are to many people there for me. But we had a few nice days and since last Wednesdays I am really back at home. So back to studying πŸ˜‰ And blogging (hopefully)

I hope I will find the motivation to take a piccie of my current WIP, which is a new start and already hast some 1,700 stitches in AND to blog about it πŸ˜€ And catch up with your blogs. I opened my feed reader yesterday and it hat 450 unread posts. I guess I just scan most of them πŸ˜€

Until then I hope you all enjoy your stitching and survived this extra long rambling post (congratulations if you are still reading :D) πŸ˜‰

Moving on

Mhm, it looks like it has been two months since I posted…. Where did the time go? I feel a bit guilty because I have not posted or commented in such a long time, but I just needed the time to sort things out. Thank you for the lovely comments you made on my last entry, they truly built me up =)
I have moved in the middle of June and by now it actually looks like a place where a person could live here. A bit of furniture is still missing and a few things haven’t found their place yet, but I feel comfortable. Some days, especially in the evenings, I feel lonely , I just want someone to talk to or someone to hug, but I guess that will get better in time. Getting a giant cuddly giraffe by the name of Sophus Lie definitely helps with that πŸ˜‰
sophus
As for my feelings I can say, that I am feeling a bit better. Let’s say that Paul found a good way to make me not miss him anymore…….. I’m happy that I have my place now and that he is gone… Being single again is fine for me now, whenever I feel the slightest hint of anything for a guy I just want to run away until it’s gone, so I guess I need some more time for myself πŸ˜‰
I have been very busy with university stuff the last weeks, I’m still working on my Bachelor thesis, which will hopefully be ready soon. The good thing about this is, that I just didn’t have the time to feel that miserable πŸ˜‰
As fo stitching… Well, I’m doing it again! I made a small new start called “QS A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (AMSND) , which is a Haed-Freebie Michele shared via facebook some months ago. It’s just one page, so it’s a really quick QS… The size is 75×89 (I guess?) and I am already halfway through:
AMSND

So I will soon have a finish, yay! I started this because I didn’t feel like starting something huge, I needed something I could actually finish πŸ˜‰ The BAP-newstarts are coming soon, so don’t worry πŸ˜‰ I don’t know when I started this, but it must have been July by then…
Another few weeks ago I felt the urge to stitch on Yule Angel (haha, a Christmas chart while it’s terrible hot in Germany… or was, it’s better now), just a few easy stitches, less confetti than AMSND…I already stitched down one skin of 939 (ok, I’m using the same dye lot for Rheingold, you may remember that I bought 15 skins from the same dye lot some ages ago…) I’m currently 8100 stitches into this, so just some 2000 stitches left of page 2. This means that a page finish is close, too, so double-yay!
So here is how my Angel looked last time you saw her
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And now:
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As for my yearly goals… I decided to drop them… I’m very happy that I found my love for stitching again, even if I have not been able to pick up my YOTA pieces again (way to many memories connected to them…..). I just don’t want to push things now, I’m a bit worried that I might lose my stitchy bug again. So I’m working on the projects I feel like and see what I will get done. I just want to try and pick all my projects up once this year.
I guess I will have a few new starts in the near future, I feel like starting things these days, so I will just do it. One project is “Noble Spirit” by Jody Bergsma, I have the threads here, but I need to wind a few more before I can start. I love the design, but I don’t know when I will start it.
Another one is a new chart I just got a few days ago (I could not help it, I just fell in love).
It’s called “Starlight” by David Hoffrichter, who is quite new to HAED.
Starlight
Let’s just say that there was a 53%-sale…. πŸ˜‰

Another addition to my stash is “Ice Palace” by Ciro Marchetti. I got this from the one and only wonderful Crafty Princess Alicia to cheer me up! You are so sweet honey, one day I will be more than happy to return the favor!
Ice Palace

The last addition to my stash is “The Wylde Hunt” by Sandra SanTara
Wyldehunt
It looks that I will stitch my futre husband then ;-D…

Well, I don’t know what else to say right now… I’m spending my days with maths, stitching and a lot of reading… I’m just trying to move on these days… It feels weird, but I think I can do it. I don’t need a guy to know who I am and what I am capable of, I am able to live on my own. I have said things like “I can’t do that” many time during the last 12 weeks, but I could and here I am, stronger than ever.
I hope I will post more often now, maybe I will be able to get back to posting weekly again… But I won’t push it πŸ˜‰

Until then,
Happy stitching =)

Long time, no post……

All right, it has been a couple of weeks since I posted. The reason for this is that Paul decided that he didn’t want to continue our relationship. We broke up three weeks ago and I have been feeling terrible since then.
My problem is, that actually, nothing happened. We had two or three busy weeks, which meant that we just didn’t spent so much time together, but we didn’t fight or something like that. I had a feeling that something was wrong so I talked to him and so he broke up with me. I knew that things could have been better, but nothing that bad. I know that a relationship is a lot of work and I am more than willing to put that work into a relationship. If something goes bad, you have to talk about it (man hate talking, I know….), which may be difficult but in the end you can make things better. We have been a couple for 15 months, so I know that things between us could work if we just tried. So I am sad that he just threw away everything because of a few bad weeks. Even worse is that he also isn’t able to give me a reason for this. He says that his feelings are gone, but when we were on holiday a few weeks back, everything was fine (I asked him about it and I think he was honest about it). We have been living together for just 6 months, I mean you don’t decide to take a flat together if you know that things are going downhill. When we were on holiday he could imagine going on another holiday together and such things. I told him to be honest, to tell me if anything happened, even if there was another woman or so, because what I hate most is if someone lies to me. If he tells me the truth, I may be hurt and angry at first, but in the end I’ll be glad that I know what happened and that he was honest. And after so many months and living together and everything I think I deserve to know the truth. ( If I ever find out that he lied to me about the reason hell will seem like a very pleasant place to him). I also think it would make things easier for me if I knew why this happened, I just feel like everything happened way to fast (I friend of mine described this as “it’s like someone died but you can’t find the body”).
Well, since I still love him, I feel really bad. I want to roll into a ball and cry all day. I feel like throwing everything away (like my studies), run away from everything and hide somewhere. Some days I just wish that I won’t wake up in the morning. I know, I have to carry on, throwing things away won’t make it easier and so on, but sometimes I don’t know where to find the strength to go on.
Apart from feeling miserable I have to move once again. I found a new place and will move there next week, but this means a lot of work. I spent yesterday running around and buying things (and cleaning the place, because it looked terrible here and it looks like Paul doesn’t feel responsible for this). I have most things now, there are a few I still need to pick up, but at least I don’t have to go and look for them first anymore. I have to pack my things, which will take some time (I will use the opportunity to throw a few things away, make room for new things and so on…). At least we had the same ideas about who gets what of the furniture we bought together, so that problem is solved.
And apart from that, I have a Bachelor thesis to write, on which I am way behind the schedule (I wanted to have it ready by the middle of july, I fear that won’t work…), I have two lectures at university and I have to work. In general, I have absolutely no time to cope with a broken heart and moving right now…

“All right lady, why don’t you just pick up your needle, do a bit of stitching and calm down?”
Because I can’t pick up my needle =( I tried, but I just can’t get round to do some stitching. When I look at my stitching, I remember all the time I sat next to him and stitched, how he was fascinated by this, (how he complained that I bought to many charts) and such things. I have been able to wind a single bobbin since we broke up, but most time i just sit there and do nothing. The lovely ladies on facebook told me that it’s okay and that I should not push it, but I just feels weird. Stitching filled my days, when I got home and felt tired, I picked up my stitching to relax.
These lovely ladies also suggested that maybe I should start something new that Paul hasn’t seen before and therefore doesn’t have a connection to him. Maybe that’s a good idea and I will do my best to give it a try. Maybe it will work and I can also pick up my old projects in time.

But here are some “old” pics for you anyway… I finished page 13 on Kreimhild on 13th May, here she is
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And a few new charts I got back then
Adolescence by Martha Dahlig
Adolescence

Dragons Keeper by Rene Biertempfel
dragonskeeper

And one I got a few days ago (I know I should not buy charts now, I spent enough money for furniture and such things these days….)
Winterborn by Tiffany Toland-Scott
winterborn

I know I didn’t comment on your lovely blog post, I read them , but I just don’t have the time and energy to do any nice commenting things these days =/ I will try to be better once things are settled…

First WIPocalypse for 2013!

So, here we go! We may have survived the last apocalypse, but we continue with this =) If you would like to join, just head over to Measi’s place and sign up!
There are themes for all the dates this year, but I am not sure if I will pay much attention to all of them because I have a small plan about what to work on and it doesn’t always fit the months theme. But I will try to include something theme-related.

Idea for January is to give a small overview on your projects and your goals for this year πŸ˜‰
I fear I did so two weeks ago ;-D Therefore I am not doing this again πŸ˜‰

As for introducing myself… I could update my “About” page one day… mhm…. I’m 22 by now, still studying maths and still living in Germany. I’m by now living in a bigger place with my boyfriend. More room means more room for stitchy stuff, for example

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Yay, it’s finally complete and here and wonderful and everything! I picked it up from my parent’s house yesterday and set it up in the evening. I already did a bit of stitching on it and it’s wonderful =) It has such a good tension (well not on the photo, I’m losing the tensions when I stop working, I think it’s better for the fabric), much better than my qsnaps. And I can finally stitch with a straight back and without holding up the frame all the time.
And I want to pronounce that there’s Aurora Cabin on it! Hah, I’m truly working on it!

But it will soon have to make room for Kreimhild, because a week has gone by, so I am switching from Theatre to Kreimhild.
In the end I managed some 900 stitches on QS Theatre:

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The page is 98 stitches high and I think I will stitch the last 8 rows when the page beneath it is released. I don’t want to cut all the threads and I don’t know where to park them when I stitch the whole column. So I will leave the last 8 rows unstitched, so I can park my threads there. Any other suggestions?
As for the design itself, I must say that it is very confetti heavy, but it turn’s out beautifully =)
This one has Kreinik in it and I’m not using the very fine braid. I did so on Storykeeper and hated every stitch. Besides I think Kreinik would be to thick because I’m stitching with one thread. So I ordered a bunch of shiny thread a while ago to try different things. I’m using Kreinik blending filament and it is much better than Very fine braid. Just two stitches so far, but very lovely =)

So I am off to look at all the wonderful WIPocalypse updates now =)
I will post again next weekend, it’s Yota time then!

Happy stitching =)

A little bit of stitching and new furry friends =)

First of all, sorry for not being around for so long. I am currently super busy with university. I didn’t put in a stitch for a few days now. I lack the time and mojo to do so, my little free time I spent knitting things for christmas. I’m yearning for the free days around christmas, I just need a little break. Two more weeks to go and I’ll be free (for a week or so….)!
So just a short post today.

First up is my tiny progress on Yule Angel, some 1100 stitches added. We have more blue and more bulbs of violet….

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There are currently 3600 stitches done and the page has 5200, so not so much left. I hope to have this done by christmas. It’s IHSW next weekend (see to the right for more information), the final IHSW for 2012! So I hope to get a few stitches in then….

Apart from that I am waiting for my threads from 123stitch to arrive so I can kit up for the Freebie SAL. And I am still waiting for my Millenium frame… Things switched to “processing order” nearly two weeks ago and I am eagerly waiting for a shipping confirmation. I would love to have this for christmas, after all, it’s a christmas present for me… So fingers crossed they will ship it soon…

And now for my new friends:

This is “Emmy” Noether:
Emmy

And this is “Lady” Sofia
sofia

I thought about getting a dwarf hamster for some time and finally my boyfriend convinced me to get two 6-week-old Campbells =) The are so cute =)

I have to go back to work now,
so,
Happy stitching =)

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