A blog about my two main hobbies, ballroom dancing and sewing
Or as it's actually called on the kit, Tempting Tango.
It's turning out to be a fairly quick stitch, but the design is bottom heavy. The fabric has the street printed on it and there was an + where I was supposed to start to make sure it lined up correctly. The bracelets and part of the flower are metallic threads. You can sort of see the shine.
This week has been pretty cruddy to me. It started off with me having to find a new job. My LinkedIn profile if anyone is interested. I also had to say goodbye to Onyx. She suddenly went downhill starting on Wednesday. I had her for 12 years and I miss her.
As for crafting, I started to get bored with Insanity.
Switched over to an afghan I had started a while ago that I found tucked away in my closet (of doom)
And have pulled out TW's Romeo and Juliette. Which I don't think I've worked on since I started this blog.
I did end up going on a tiny bit of a stash spending spree just because I was miserable.
Got the last peacocks and also bought some yarn. I had to order yarn anyway because I'm making an afghan as a wedding present.
I leave you with a few of my favorite pictures of my Onyx.
So I'm slightly more than halfway through the page. In another 10 rows I'll have some blue.
I was getting annoyed with the extra fabric so I decided to roll it from the bottom. Of course that required me to unfold the entire piece of fabric. I forgot how big this was. I think I ordered 55x55?
I fell prey to the HAED sale...
The last two are Maxine Gadd who's work is retiring.
And a cute photo of Onyx from today. She once fell through those bars and has since learned to brace herself with her back feet. She also spent the next month after falling, hugging the back wall whenever she came into or out of my room.
Or rather insane. Started with 10 rows on the page, now at 40.
I've also started thinking of a rotation for next year. So far I have the following: The Accolade (GK)The Arab Tent (GK)Insanity (GK)Cinderella and the Prince (retired HAED)Fantasy Triptych (Wentzler)Black Stallion (HAED)Dragon Carousel (Allison)Best Friend (Allison)Stroke of Midnight (Wentzler)Alternative Reality (HAED)
I'm thinking of adding a new one of a HAED I purchased directly from them that I already have the material for. Preferably in a color family different from the others. That narrows it down to Dragon Dancer, 4 Heavenly Beasts, Chase, and Tempest. Current colors are dark, brown, green/sky blue, beige, purple, red/gold.