Monday, August 31, 2015

I'm going paperless!

OMG, I'm so excited! Yesterday we had a little SAL at the Stitchers Muse (some very lovely stitchers are meeting there every Sunday from noon to 4 PM) and I noticed that Nancy (unfortunately no blog) and Rachel from Stitch, Please! were tapping their tablets instead of marking charts and they had so much more room around them... You know, curiosity killed the cat, I glanced over Nancy's and Rachel's shoulder to see what they are up to... they were working from digital charts! Wow!!! I absolutely loved it. I learned from my dear friends that I need to apps

Dropbox is free and is installed on the iPad (tablet) and your computer. Then you can drop your .pdf file to it and it will miraculously appear on the iPad. Then you can open it in GoodReader (only 5 bucks with change) and then, voile!

I bet that my progress on Guardian Angel and Strawberry Thief will be tremendous this week. Who knows maybe I will put a few stitches in Strawberry Pirate too. All my HAED designs are in PDF format.

So long my friends, I'm back to stitching!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Guardian Angel update

I just finished third page of my Guardian Angel and that will make my first column of pages complete. Five more columns to go... well, the last column of pages is only 12 stitches wide so really it is only four more to go.
I've started this project in January of 2011 as a part of the Crazy January Challenge, if this is a speed I'm stitching it will take me sixteen more years to see the final result (@#!$). I guess I have to commit myself to stitching this project more faithfully, just like I did with Strawberry Thief (ST). If I can stitch one page  month (this piece hasn't as much confetti as the ST so it should go faster) then it can go to framers by Christmas of 2016. And I have just perfect spot for this angel in our bedroom...

So long my friends,

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Strawberry Thief - weekly update

Thank you to all for keeping me in good spirits during my dreadful Tuesday morning. Frosty is back to normal and I'm full of energy ready to conquer the world.

I was able to finish my first column on the first page of the Strawberry Thief. It took only a little over ten hours, here is the pic:
So long my friends,