Random Acts of Creativity

Location: Kansas, United States

Sunday, October 15, 2006


Right, so much for that 'updating weekly' thing. Ah well. This is a contest entry piece for Picture This Plus's Halloween contest. It's Lilybet Designs' 'Halloween House' with some color and fabric changes. The fabric is PTP Shadow Cashel. The most notable change is the swap to Treasure Braid for the spiderwebs around the house and on the roof. I was thinking about using grey silk for it, but this is much more eye-catching.

A picture of the original design can be found here on Lilybet Designs' website, about halfway down the page.

Monday, August 21, 2006

HAED - Storyteller Storykeep

So much for updating weekly. Sorry, there's been a lot going on.

Anyhow, Heaven and Earth Designs has a line of patterns called Storykeeps - bookmark-sized patterns that are smaller, more manageable parts of their ginormous regular-sized patterns. This one, based on Selina Fenech's Storyteller design, is going to be a Christmas gift for a good friend of mine. This picture is after a week of work on it (okay,more like four days) and represents just over eight hundred stitches.

This project is on white 25-ct Lugana, all in DMC floss, stitched with two strands of fiber over one fabric thread. Yes, I think I'm going to go blind doing it, but it'll be gorgeous when it's done.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Chatelaine - MIDI Mystery II - Part 1 complete


I'm proud of myself for not being too much of a procrastinator to a) get part 1 finished before too much of August is gone and 2) actually getting a picture of it up here to show off. As the post title says, this is the completed (sans beads) part 1 of Chatelaine's MIDI Mystery II (Baroque Times). It's stitched on 32-count Fresco linen from Picture This Plus.

..er.. now if I can just figure out how to add a picture.. there we go.

Now, on to part 2! Flowerpots and fountains ahoy!


Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Blah, blah, blah.

It seems like most stitchers' blogs I've seen are hosted here, and since I can't really see putting my creative doodads on display in my MySpace area, I figured I'd join the crowd.

I'm Lynne, an almost-thirtysomething from Kansas married to a soldier. I dabble in a lot of craft type things including beadwork, crochet, knitting, and cross stitch. Once I kick my camera into behaving, I'll post actual pictures here about once a week or so of what I'm working on. More than anything else, it's so I'll have a visual record of my progress.