Charts for sale...

For anyone who's interested I've finally gotten around and setup my for sale page and have listed my "Birds of A Feather" 3 part chart set plus my left over WDW floss.
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A Vikings World - First update...

This next project that I'm finally getting off the WIP pile is for my boyfriend Tony.  His ancestors came from Norway and he's interested in his Viking heritage.  I bought the chart February 8, 2013 or so said the receipt that was tucked inside the chart.  I think I started it the 17th of the month.  I'm guessing as I forgot to write down my start date, figuring I'd get this stitched up before the end of the next month well before June and his birthday.  Well you know how real life kind of takes over, I got busy at work, I tried stitching on it over the weekends but I always seemed too tired.  So I just ended up putting it and all my stitching away.

When I put Vikings World away I had one shield done, the bottom of the mast and two and a half sections of the sail.  I couldn't afford the "Gentle Art" sampler threads it called for so I went with the "DMC" conversion that was provided.  I started working on it again Monday November 18th.  Here is my progress after one week's worth of stitchy work.

You can find the chart at this website:

On the football front the Seahawks are now 10 and 1 for the season. YEEEAAAA!!!!  I never use to be a big football fan until I discovered that I could stitch and listen/watch a game for 3 hours and not miss count my stitching.

P.S. I took a chance and soaked the finished "Birds of a Feather" project in Orvus and cold water and it came out fine with no bleeding of the red thread into the linen it was stitched on.  So now it's been ironed, rolled up, and put away until I can afford to have it framed.

Birds of A Feather Finish

It's hard to believe, my first finish in four years.  I didn't think I'd ever get this thing off my WIP list, but here it is.  I have one dilemma with this piece.  When I got the floss with the charts and fabric as a kit I didn't bother to check and make sure the floss was colorfast having never worked with WeeksDyedWorks over dyed floss before.  After I finished the border from part one I discovered the large red flowers bled when I got one wet.  So the question is - Do I soak it in Orvus and cold water and hope for the best. Or, leave it dirty and try and steam out the hoop rings in the linen.

Name:  Birds of a Feather
Type:  Counted Cross Stitch
Finished Chart Size:  173w x 190h (11.5" x 12.75")
Leaflet/Kit #:  3 part chart pak mystery
Designer/Publisher: Brenda Gervais© 2011 With Thy Needle & Thread
November 17, 2013
Misc. Info. : Started
May 21, 2011 using WDW linen 30ct. confederate grey and WDW over dyed cotton floss.

Sorry for the crappy snap.  I tried taking a picture outside in the natural light. In one corner it says ... 11-2013 and the other my initials...  J K J

TUSAL - First official post

Over the last almost two years I've been seeing Daffycat's "Totally Useless Stitch Along" Ort thread posts on various blogs.   I know it's a little late in the year to be starting this, but what the heck, at least I'll have something for the last two months of the year. Now that I've got more time on my hands then I know what to do with. Maybe I'll actually be motivated to get some very old projects done that have been lingering in the WIP box for years.  And yes, I realize that I'm officially one day late with my posting - so what else is new....  LOL
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Birds Update, Job Train to no where, & YEA Seahawks!!!

Well here it is, another bird's update.  I can't really say it's taken me two weeks to finish off the forth quadrant of the inner square.  More like four days of really intense stitching with a final push to get this posted today.  That way I can get started on the first quadrant and finally be done with this sucker after having it in the WIP pile for a little over two years and five months. (Click on picture for bigger image)

The one job interview I've had in the 6 weeks since I've been unemployed fell through, with an "Oh we decided to fill the position with someone inside the company" after making me wait for three weeks before telling me.  Every application I've filled out either directly through WorkSource or on-line has gotten no response or an automated e-mail saying you're not what were looking for or the job's already been filled.

On a lighter note...Sudden death overtime for the Seahawks with a win of 3 points for a score of 27 to 24 over Tampa Bay.
Hopefully I'll have better news in my next update.