Sunday, March 23, 2014

Theme-A-Licious March Madness (week 3)

The theme for this month is March Madness, "Work on something different every day... it's madness... of the funnest possible kind."  I used the Random Number Generator to pick a number from 1-95 for a WIP from my WIPocalypse list to stitch on each day.  I'll post an update every weekend with the choices for the prior week.

March 15 - #74, The Wizard of Oz: I started stitching the wicked witch. When I have big blocks of one color, I do the half stitches first when following the pattern, then it's easy to go back and cross the X's without looking at the chart.  Do you stitch this way or prefer one X or one row at a time?
The Wizard of Oz update #1
March 16 - #82, Trick or Treat Greeting:  I stitched the purple letter E and some backstitching.
Trick or Treat Greeting update #1
March 17 - #6, The Sorcerer:  I stitched more purple in his cloak.
The Sorcerer update #11
March 18 - #70, Snow Bear and Sleigh:  I stitched more blue half-stitches for the background.
Snow Bear and Sleigh update #1
March 19 - #50, Santa Hang-Up:  I did some backstitching and started his hat.
Santa Hang-Up update #8
March 20 - #86, Boo-gie Fever:  The skeleton has a hat now.
Boo-gie Fever update #1
March 21 - #11, Star Wars:  I finished stitching C3P0.
Star Wars update #3
I roll up the extra fabric and tuck it into the Q-Snap covers which I buy from Christine's Q-Snap Huggies.  Only 10 more days to go for March Madness!  Happy Stitching, everyone!

24 comments:

Linda said...

Amazing Debbie. You are getting so much done on all of these each week. You should have tons of finishes by the end of the year. They are all looking great. My favorites are the pixel people.

Linda

cucki said...

Beautiful stitching..well done x

sharine said...

You have such a great variety of wips going on. They all look great:)

KimM said...

You are a Cross Stitching Woman Machine!! WOW!

jacquie morris said...

Thank you so much for popping in on my blog... you too have a new follower...me!! Your stitching is awesome, and wow your busy busy busy!! I have q-Snap frames too, never seen the covers you have though.. great colors! Love your blog :)

Tama said...

Wow, I'm amazed at all your projects! And here I thought the Turtle Trot was a lot to manage in a month! You're doing so great, I love seeing your progress.

Eugenia Maru http://lulurulitos.blogspot.com said...

Amo el punto cruz! Y sus trabajos son muy lindos. Felicidades.
Saludos desde Chile
Maru

Vicky L said...

Your stitching is beautiful. I am going to put Trick and Treat and Skeleton Boogie on my wishlist. My birthday is coming, Maybe I will get it soon, lol.
When I have a huge block of coloring, I will outline the shape than fill in by rows.

Annette-California said...

Beautiful progress on all your wips. You must stitch in your sleep to get so much done. love Annette

Busy Lizzie said...

beautiful stitching and updates. Love this sal, it seems to be a lot of fun

Pull the other thread said...

Amazing progress on everything. Well done! I'm the same as you I do all the half stitches I can find of a particular colour then double back and cross them, as you say I don't have to look at the chart when crossing them all.

Heather said...

Looking great :)

Julie said...

Great progress on them all Debbie, you are certainly fulfilling March's topic.

I stitch half crosses them go back, but only the amount in each line, but if its handdyed then of course one X at a time.

Katie said...

I do the same as Vicky. I stitch the outline and then color it in. When I taught myself to cross stitch I crossed each X as I go. So I've always done that. It's just normal for me. Some people said it must help with my tension cause my stitching always lays perfect. Who knows haha.

Love your random picks. I'm going to miss you doing it this way cause it makes it really fun to watch. Love your projects and great progress on each one!

Chris said...

Omgosh I can't imagine having so many projects on the go I would go mad!! but well done you.
Chris

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a great variety of projects the random number generator came up with!

Jan Gartlan said...

You have been very busy. Such excellent progress! CP3O is cute

Beth in IL said...

Wow! You are organized!

Rai Rai's Stitches said...

I just bought a couple of the qsnap huggies from Christine. I love them!

Miamina said...

I love that you have such fun and bright projects to work on. I really need to make some time to stitch some smaller, fun things!

Great work and I look forward to your next post....as always x

Meari said...

Your stitching is adorable. All of them!

Anne said...

Beautiful stitching, and I do so love your Q-Snap huggies!

geeky Heather said...

Love the projects this week!! I don't do that half-cross thing, but that is very smart! Perhaps I should...with my extremely short short-term memory,I might actually be able to look at the chart only once per row that way!!!

Shebafudge said...

Lots of lovely stitching, as always.