Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Just an update...



A few noteworthy things I wanted to share with my readers ;)

First, is that my previous layout titled: "Me: A-Z" got placed on the 'Most Wanted' list over at CSI...again! I am so flattered! It means so much to me to have the support and words of encouragement from like-minded artists. So thank all of you that left sweet comments for me and picked my layout for a feature!
Second, to continue the red flower theme, check out what I've just finished cross-stitching...
Flamenco 12" x 18" Counted Cross Stitch Kit
No. 2435 Marilyn Robertson




It took me about a year to complete, since I was working on it only when I was watching movies with my hubby. It's such a brainless, repetitive task that's it's extremely therapeutic to do. Another benefit is that I don't feel guilty for wasting time watching TV if I'm multitasking. This is proof positive that a stitch at a time, while not seemingly much, adds up to a completed project. 
*Now that I'm done with this, I need another project to do while watching movies. Can anyone recommend something? What do you do while watching TV? 

This is how it would look framed if done according to the kit project card. Do you like this framing?

Thanks for all your input!
Irma

15 comments:

Remini said...

eina sau koks grožis... myliu aguonas, o čia dar siuvinėtas paveikslas... nerealiai gražu :)

Shaunery said...

We love having you play at CSI, as an artist I LOVE your layouts.
Your cross stitch is amazing, I've tried it and lack the patience! It will look stunning framed!
Keep creating!!

agnė said...

Fantastiškos aguonos... Įsivaizduoju, kiap smagu buvo jas pabaigti. :)

Dėl rėminimo, tai man jos truputį per daug įspraustos į paspartą, taip praranda savo didingumą... Norėtųsi jo, o ir rėmo didesnio (o ir pasparto spalvą gal kitokią rinkčiausi, nes tarsi nugesina tų aguonų visą grožį ir tą jų „degimą“... Na, bet čia mano subjektyvi nuomonė. ;)

Živilė said...

Kaip smagu, kad ivertino tavo skrebuka! Ir jis isties vertas to :)
Labai grazios aguonos, ir kiek darbo ideta O_o Turbut niekaip nepasiryzciau tokiam dideliam projektui... saunuole, kad uzbaigei ;)

Živilė said...

Pasiulytas aguonu reminimas man nelabai...

sandi said...

Wow! Irma that cross stitch is absolutely gorgeous! Love it!

Irma said...

Thanks Shaunery and Sandi!
****
Dekoju merginos!
Zivile: man pateiktas ireminimas irgi nelabai patinka....toks masyvus tas lakuotas remas lyg plastikinis atrodo. Aguonom noretusi labiau 'organic' naturalios medienos, gal tamsiau pasendintos? O Paspartas gal tiktu zalsvas?...kontrastinga spalva su raudona tai tada aguonos dar raudonesnes atrodytu. Nuejus pameginsiu visus variantus kadangi dideli pasiulyma turi, tik va apsispresk man.

cat lacigale said...

gorgeous cross stich frame ! I love this !

Denise Price said...

Congratulations!!! I was so happy to see your "Frida" LO featured on CSI.

I'm also excited to see your poppy x-stitch. I remember you mentioned it when I blogged a page that also featured orange poppies. And now I get to see your completed x-stitched poppies!

Jurgita said...

Ir kada tu viska suspeji ? Paveikslas nerealus ... aguonas myliu ir as :)

A. J. Tallman said...

That is superbly awesome news about your journaling piece, Irma!! Holy cow!! I'm so psyched for you!! :-)) And the flowers are gorgeous--the idea of such a simple project appeals (something you can do while accomplishing something else--yay multitasking!!).

dalijablog said...

Sveikinimai Irma!

Jau siuvinetas darbas koks žavus!
Bet kiek čia darbo!!!

Aš turiu net keletą pradėtų darbu, bet kur tau! Laukiu kada būsiu sena, gal nebejudesiu - tada ;)

Irini said...

Irma wow what a gorgeous layout why wouldnt it be on the most wanted list!!!...your cross stitch is gorgeous, I cross stitched before scrapping and occasionally do it is very theraputic I am like you I cannot sit and watch televiosion this drives the boyz nuts of course but I have to keep my hands occupied my latest fetish is crochet....all you need is a hook hahahaha!!
hugz
irini

Nadia Cannizzo said...

WOW this is AWESOME ..love the cross stitch! To have that patience is amazing! And congrats on being featured at CSI. Your layout is so unique and deserving, and its no wonder it was featured. Hope you are well :)

Marilyn Robertson said...

Very beautifully created. From the artist Marilyn Robertson
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