Friday, September 24, 2010

Embroidery, zombies, and GOMA!

I promise this post will be more than just more mini embroideries.  I just love them so much.  They're so much fun!  Quick and easy and so cute.  I dunno what I'm gonna do with all of them, though!! 

Sublime Stitching Brain from the Vital Organs pattern set

Mixer from the Sublime Stitching Crazy Kitchen pattern set.

Camper inspired by Red Velvet Art

Okay.  So, I got in my books, the Zombie Cross Stitch and the Nautical Pattern ones, yesterday.  I scanned in all the zombie patterns, because they're TINY!!  So, I scanned them in and increased the size by 150%, and it's much better.  The patterns, I guess are for smaller cross stitch pieces, because the specifications for finished pieces are like 2 inches by 3 or in that area, and the largest is like 4 inches by 7.  I picked out one to do and started last night.  I can't post it, because it's a surprise for someone, but it's turning out well.  I did lose my place in one area, and it's a little off, but you can't even tell, so I didn't bother going back and redoing it.  It's a zombie, for cryin out loud! 

Anyhow, the patterns, for a beginner, anyway, are a tad more difficult to follow than the ones in the Subversive Cross Stitch book.  But, once you get going, it's okay.  I think it's going to turn out really well, and, of course, you can count on pictures when it's done!!  I haven't tried any of the patterns in the Nautical book, but they look pretty easy, although, some look VERY involved.  I always love a challenge, though. 

OH!  I'm off today, and I was watching Cats 101 on Animal Planet, when they featured this ADORABLE blog!!

A girl named Sachie is responsible for this cavalcade of ridiculous cute.  She's just as cute as Goma!  She moved here from Japan, and wanted a cat to keep her company, so she found Goma, and fell in love with Goma.  She's a woman OBSESSED!  And her blog is just the cutest thing ever.  You should totally check it out.  And you can become a fan on Facebook- Friends of Goma.  DO IT!

Okay, I'm off to clean the bathroom, finish laundry, and go try a new Chinese place for lunch that Allen's work does labels for.  Byeeee!