Stitching Saturday: Land Baby Pt. 6

I didn’t get as much done on this as I wanted to, but here is where I was last time I showed you my progress:

I was almost done with the second row here. 🙂 Below is where I am, lost in a sea of color changes.

In that little 20×20 block is over 25 color changes! I’m about halfway through them all, but it’s well worth the trouble for how wonderful it looks once it’s done!

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!!

Free Pattern Friday: Fantail Afghan Halfway Done!

Back in March, I talked about making an afghan called Fantail Fantasy in Bright Yellow yarn by Red Heart. The pattern I have is written down, and I couldn’t find it online anywhere. I think it was a free pattern by Red Heart many many years ago, but I can’t really remember.

Here’s what it looked like originally, and I didn’t like it that way so I reworked it recently. I’d had other projects pull my attention away as well as running out of yarn so I had to wait to get some more in.

Here is where it’s at now. It’s about halfway done according to the size my coworker wants it to be. 🙂

It has a border that will go on after the body is done so maybe, if I have enough yarn, I’ll have it done by next Friday. We’ll just have to see.

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!

YouTube Tuesday: Mad Morti and a FFO!!!

First my FFO(Fully Finished Object) which is my small cross stitch cat project. I promise, there’s a link between it and Flosstuber Mad Morti. First, here’s how the project is supposed to look like:

The cat is cute, but the words are meh. So, I changed things a wee bit. *WARNING* If you’re easily offended even by innuendos, don’t scroll down any further.

For some reason, his expression fits the words lol!

Now, I chose the word “Duck” as a homage to Mad Morti, her husband David and their field of ducks. Below is the video that began a very funny running joke that I plan to keep laughing at and sharing as often as I can:

These two have a great time together, and they’re a definite relationship goal! I am ever so grateful for the recommendation to watch this couple. Below is the video that brought the stitching journery to an end for the field of ducks, but the joke will live on.

I didn’t know this was going to happen, but I do strongly encourage you to view video #17 in the playlist to see how the Field of Ducks looks as well as find out how the original designer reacted to what Mad Morti has done to hers!! I know you’ll get a laugh out of it.

I really enjoy watching this pair, and I want my own Field of Ducks now so it’s going on the Want list. 🙂

If you enjoy this wonderful couple as much as I do, please Like or Subscribe or Both and do leave a comment of some sort too. I know Morti reads them all, or as many as she can. 🙂

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!

Stitching Saturday: MSAL May

This Mystery Stitch A Long(MSAL) is being hosted by Fox and Rabbit, a pair of Australian designers, fabric/thread dyers and fellow stitchers. It’s called Changing Seasons and each month, a new design is released on the first of the month, Australian time. Since they’re a day ahead of those of us in the U.S., we get it a day early. 😀

May’s design filled one of the small blocks in the center area of the design and was quite simple. I used two of the three colors I’d chosen for Spring to complete it. I also did the third part of the frame that surrounds this center area.

Looking at it laid out this way, I’m wondering if there’s going to be something in the area between the outside frame – mine is silver – and the inside frame – the variegated green. If there’s not, I might look for something because I think leaving it empty wouldn’t look right. That’s just me though. We’ll just have to see what the designers have in mind when the time comes.

So far, I’m not regretting starting this big piece. I might be once I get going on the metallic silver frame. That’s going to take me the rest of the year to complete I’m sure of it.

I’ll see you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!!

Dollhouse Project: First Floor

Just thought I’d show you what we’ve done on the dollhouse thus far. Last time, it looked like this:

Ground Floor

and today, it looks like:

First Floor

I assure you, the floors aren’t crooked, the angle of the photo is. I am not a good photographer, but I’m better than I was this time last year.

So, we have the Ground Floor and the First Floor, just two more floors to go before we get to the Attic.

The First Floor rooms from left to right are: Study, Library, Music Room, Grand Staircase, Sitting Room, and Ballroom.

This project’s framework is being made out of 1/4 Luann and wood glue. I am not using nails or screws anywhere – yet.

The front of the house will be attached with magnets and small screws(or nails depending on what I can find. The roof of the house is going to be a mansard roof.

At present, the production of interior walls has come to a standstill as my son and I look for a better way to cut the wood. The tools and blades that were suggested to me are hard to use. I don’t own any power tools and can’t afford to buy any so everything is being done by hand. If anyone has any suggestions on what to use to cut the wood without splintering it, please leave a comment below.

I’ve already begun making plans for the decorating of the ground floor. Three of the rooms: both cellars and the mudroom, will have stone floors. I might put stone on the washroom floor as well. I’m not sure if the kitchen will have the stone floor as well or get a wooden one.

This is a French Chateau that is being renovated into Modern – for now – but the Ground Floor is keeping it’s original stone floor for the most part. Let me know what you think : stone or wood in the Kitchen??

I realized, belatedly, I forgot to cut a hole for the door into the mudroom – the Tradesman’s entrance as it were. I may just put up a fake one in the room itself if it ends up being too hard to cut one out.

While I hope to have another floor done by next week, we shall just have to see. The tool and blade is hard to work with but not impossible to use.

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!