February WIPocalypse

First off I have a couple of disappointments to relay.  Duck Collage didn't get any attention this last week so no updates; and my 100 ml glass TUSAL beaker that I've had ever since college chemistry (32 years) class is broken. Putting my micro highlighter pens in it caused the bottom to shatter and over the weekend I noticed tiny shards of glass on my TV tray/ table.  Thankfully I still have my 50 ml glass beaker for floss orts.

February 22 - Topic: If you have any of your pieces on display in your home which attracts the most plaudits? (Via Hazel)
I only have two pieces on the wall and they are.....

Sorry for the reflection of the curtains.

Two reasons: 1) I don't have the money right now to frame and hang all my pieces. 2) I live alone and have no boyfriend/friends that visit me. So there is no one to admire my work.
Thanks for stopping by. Hopefully I'll have an update on Duck Collage to post next Sunday.

SEX!!! + Duck Collage - Week 5

Ha!  I thought that title would catch your eye.  For those not in the know SEX stands for Stash Enhancement eXperience.

This week Heaven and Earth Designs had their Valentine's Day Sale.  And I added to my collection of zodiac patterns by Linda Ravenscroft.
Zodiac Patterns Link

In the past I've only purchased charts from HAED when their sales reached 50% off.  But it seems that hasn't happened in quite a while, so I just bit the bullet and purchased two more from the set. Here's what I've got and need so far...

Since I don't have a significant other I got this as a Valentine's gift to myself. 

Now on to Duck Collage progress.....

I have come to the conclusion that even if I worked on this 8 hours a day for the next 3 weeks; I don't think it is going to be finished by the 5th of March.  That and the fact that right now I can only handle stitching about 2 - 4 hours a day until my shoulder gives out.  Anyway here's this weeks progress.

Happy Valentine's Day and thanks for stopping by my blog.

To Dima (D1-D2), Jo, and Angie...  Thanks for commenting on my last post.  For some odd reason the comment notifications didn't get forwarded to me.

Duck Collage Week 4 & TUSAL

Well by the look of the clock here in the Pacific Time Zone it's after midnight on Sunday and time to post my weekly update and my TUSAL beaker.

I was hoping to have another duck finished, but I ended up watching the SuperBowl more then I was concentrating on my stitching.  I was rooting for the Panthers but unfortunately they lost to the Broncos.  As for my stitching  I'm going to have to work more than a few hours three days a week if I'm ever going to get this finished in time.  And so here's a snap of my latest update.

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Duck Collage Week 3 + 1 Day

Well as the title of this post says I'm a day over due for my weekly post.  I managed to finally finish my first "quacker" and have six more to go.  I guess-ta-mate I'm only one week behind now.  I had a very productive Sunday stitching and binge watching the original "Dark Shadows" tv series.  I purchased the complete limited edition episode set, and can get through an entire weeks worth of episodes in one day.  Right now I'm up to #63. 

I also made a few changes with the frame I was using. The slate frame I started out with was too big and cumbersome so last Friday I went to my LNS and bought a 17"x17" Q-Snap frame.  I've never used one before and I find it tolerable to work with. I plan on using it just for Aida cloth as I don't like the way it distorts the fabric close to the edges.

So here's a couple of snaps of my latest progress.  I also have a snap of my Christmas cactus; it bloomed last month and decided to surprise me with a two more blooms for January.

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