20 July 2010

Another update

I am starting to see a lot more steady progress on this. I am almost done with the vegetations on the left-hand side, at least what's hanging over them. It's a lot of tedious filling in on the head, but last night, I got a good long stretch of black done while we watched Coal Miner's Daughter, one of my favorite movies.

I thought I'd post the difference between what it looked like two weeks ago, when I really started back in on it. Which is this:

And today. Not bad for two weeks work! When I look at it on a daily basis, I don't see major changes, but this is pretty dramatic here. Tai Shan has a back and a complete head now, LOL. Mei Xiang is a lot better looking. They're getting there, but I can't slow down now.

I am pretty proud of myself. I went to A.C Moore to get paint for one of my fair projects. I took along one of my stitching magazines, but I didn't kit anything up. Maybe it was the comfort of having the magazine there, and the knowledge I have whatever I need here at the house, but I'm tickled. I did, however, hit their 4th of July clearance. I got a table runner for the coffee table, a decorative shutter to hang my primitive ornaments on, and a cute little box for storage. All at 60% off. I paid $12 for all that stuff and my paint, and it had been A LOT more. I am going to cross my fingers that they will have a Halloween or fall shutter, because that would be pretty sweet to hang my Halloween ornies on til I have enough for a tree.It's time to keep my eye out for that. I'm leaving my patriotic things out til September 12th, then it's all getting rotated out for the fall and Halloween stuff


April Mechelle said...

That is a lot os stitching ! They are looking great ! Also great find!

Kathy A. said...

You are making wonderful progress on your Pandas. I love this one.
We saw the Pandas at the San Diego Zoo and they are incredible animals.

valerie said...

Great progress on the this rate you'll be ready for the fair for sure!

Annie said...

You've really done a lot of stitching on the Pandas. Just keep those x's coming and you should be ready for the fair in time.

And the snowflakes on my cards are indeed stickers, the 'peel off' kind that aren't just a printed picture, but more like a die-cut snowflake. I received them in an exchange last year and finally got around to using them.

Bridgette said...

You are making great progress. I love watching the pandas come to "life".
Happy stitching!

Elaine said...

Wow Rachel you are doing a great job on those pandas,they look fab!

Bette said...

You've made a lot of progress. Keep up the great stitching.

Pumpkin said...

Wow, you DID make great progress!

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls