Friday, September 16, 2011

Pretty Ugly

I've really enjoyed working on the Halloween project that I posted about recently. Here's my progress as of this afternoon:

Working on this has been really fun. The stitching is simple, and I can do it while I watch Arrested Development on Netflix. (I am pretty late to the party on this, but oh my gosh, talk about funny. Why was that show canceled?)

It wasn't so fun, however, when this happened:

I was running the needle under a row of completed stitches on the back when the eye of the needle snapped! What the heck?!?

Things got pretty ugly around here for a while. Broken needle = cranky Kristi.

Ok, so it wasn't really that bad; a broken needle isn't that big of a deal. It was just a minor inconvenience. It's not like I don't have dozens of needles stashed away.

But speaking of pretty ugly, isn't this the prettiest "ugly" you've ever seen?

I know I've said it many times before, but I'm going to say it again: I love overdyed floss. It's just so pretty! The "S" is done with Pumpkin Harvest and the "U" is done with  Mulled Berries, both by Crescent Colours.

Wish me luck with the rest of this. I'd like to get through it without breaking any more needles!


Mollie. said...

Broken needles don't happen too often when I embroider, but I'm the queen of broken sewing machine needles!

And that is some seriously lovely ugly!

besomom said...

That owl is darling! I love the pumpkin, too. I learned the hard way to always bring extra needles with me if I am stitching on-the-go.

Julie said...

Oooh that looks so good! I've never broken a needle, only needle threaders. :)

Shelley said...

You're right.. its a gorgeous ugly! I've had one or two broken needles.. gives me a fright because i'm not expecting it! Looking forward to seeing your progress :)

Becky said...

Kristi - that IS the prettiest ugly ever! I love purple!

Good luck with not breaking more needles.

PS - The show was cancelled cause it was too smart. And you know we simply can not have anything smart on TV!