23 Sep 2012

A very old UFO and a small CJC2012 piece

I have to many WIPs and UFOs. When I wanna stitch, I spent lots of time to decide what to stitch! Esp. if the piece I wanna stitch is a no. I wanted to stitch the autumn by Bent Creek but I noticed I am missing two colours! The list says I do have them both, but I can't find them.. So, I can't stitch and finish that piece now. But I did NEED a small piece.. wonder why?

Well, as some of you might know, I play World of Warcraft. I have been leveling my priest's profession: Archaeology. Now that's something that is quite boring! Most of the time you are just flying from place A to place B and again to place C and A :P So, while I was doing this, flying around, I was checking Facebook and newspapers etc. Until I realised something.. I should stitch while I am flying! Ha! So I needed a small project next to my laptop which I could pick up when I am having a boring moment on WoW (flying, waiting for an instance group etc.) I chose one of my CJC pieces: Snowman 10 by Lizzie Kate :) Yay! I am multitasking!  I haven't stitched really much yet, but at least something.

I LOVE L*K patterns! They are nice and small and yet, so colourful :) After I have finished this, I will choose another Lizzie Kate as my laptop project lol.

Let's talk about that old UFO. When I had started stitching back in.. 2003/4 (I can't remember when that happened, I THINK it was in 2004, at least my oldest Cross Stitcher-magazine is from that year) I saw Dimensions' kits somewhere. I fell in love! I ordered one and started it right away. However.. uhm.. I think I chose a bit too big project! And challening too! I soon got tired of it as it doesn't only use cross stitches or even half stitches, but also half stitches on four strands, when 1 strand is colour A and 3 strands are colour B. So, I gave up and it's been an UFO for a looong time now. I pick it up every now and then and do few stitches but for some reason, I always put it away after some time. But now I am not gonna do that! I will keep it in the living room, somewhere where I can always see it and it screams my name! Maybe one day, I am able to finish it. And when I do, I will have a giveaway! :D Don't hold your breath though..

Here's how it looks at the moment. Oh and the kit is called "Southwest Mesa"

Look at these lovely colours!

It should look like this when finished.

Lots to do, lots to do.. But I do enjoy it now :)

Also! I did some shopping few days ago.. From Dimensions again. I ordered two ornament kits which I plan to finish before Christmas. Wish me luck! I will post a pic of them when they arrive, they were mailed on Friday, whooo!!!


  1. Hehe Hely, I do the same thing except with fishing. I maxed out my WoW fishing skill in about a week just cast, stitch, stitch stitch, click, cast, stitch, stitch, click. It actually made fishing quite interesting. I even got my Sea Pony pet at Darkmoon Faire that way :D

  2. Ok Southwest mesa is absolutely beautiful but ridiculously difficult!!!!!It reminds me of Thea Gouvernier's Balinese Dancer whom I have been stitching for years and I am still only at 1/3!Anyway I have done this multitasking in front of the computer too. As I have quite a slow computer I stitch a small design usually a card or something that I keep next to it. Till the computer manages to go to the next blog I want to read I have done a couple of stitches!Sometimes I love the stitching and forget what I was doing on the computer!AriadnefromGreece!

  3. Adriane: yes! It is not the easiest kit around :P It looks amazing and it was definately a wrong choice for someone who hadn't been stitching that much yet. But I am happy I bought it back then :)

    Good idea about maxing the fishing skill! I have maxed the skill with my ally priest, but not with any of my horde, which I play most of the time now days. It's also very good when flying around searching for new battle pets! Yes, I am hooked :P lol