Filler Time

It’s disappointing to say there isn’t an update for this week. Not much time to stitch these couple of weeks. That’s okay though. I will definitely have something ready for next post.

Until then, enjoy this song by Flume. I’m in love with this song! (It does have explicit language so listen at your own accord. It’s not full out bad language though. Just one word said a couple of times throughout. It’s a really good song.)

Hope you’re all having a great March!

waffu

SS, Page 1 Done

You read that right. A page of SS has been completed.

Surprise WIP 1.3

Is that more color coming through? You bet your sweet behind there’s some more color coming.

This completed page has 5200 stitches. and there are 142 pages left to work on. Yes! I gave you a little information on SS. It has a total of 143 pages. I do think that in the next couple of pages it’ll make it very impossible to keep the stitch as a surprise. (^_^).

Keep on stitching!

waffu

Some Surprise

No…I don’t have a surprise or anything. Just an update on that surprise stitch haha.

Surprise WIP 1.2

It’s been a little while since I’ve updated on SS. I wanted to finish the last page on AF4 before stitching on this. Now I’m very enamored with SS. I just love stitching SS. You can see the colors a little bit better now. Right?

There’s only 3 more columns on this page and it looks amazing. We’ll start to see some more colors being added. I like the black stitches, as it doesn’t take a lot of time to stitch continual blocked colors, but excited to see what’s coming. Ooo I can’t wait to stitch these next columns! I want to just stitch haha. Why do I have to work!

Keep on stitching!

waffu

 

8 Pages Down, AF4

I’m glad to present the hard work of finishing 8 pages of my AF4 cross stitch project!

Asian Fantasy 4 WIP 13.6 (012917)

Asian Fantasy 4 WIP 13.6a

You know what that means? I’m done with this row and making my way down.

Here’s what AF4 looks like now:

Asian Fantasy 4 WIP 13.6b

I have three more sections to go until I’m done this upper corner of AF4. I know I said I didn’t want to make stitching goals, but I would like to complete this new section by the end of the year.  I’m optimistic.

Let’s see the specs of AF4 so far are:

  • 8 out 80 pages finished. (72 pages left)
  • 40,000 stitches stitched. (I still haven’t added the stitches from the upward stitching. I will add them as pages go. Also, I’m sure I’m missing a few on the count because I can’t remember what I did when I first started. I think I did it by page, but not too sure. It seems to line up okay, but you never know.)

I’m very happy about finishing this section. Can’t wait to mush on (^_^).

Happy Stitching,

waffu

 

Welcome 2017

It’s 2017!

Doesn’t saying the year 2017 have an ominous negative energy to it? No? It does to me. Kind of freaked me out in December when I first said 2017. The way if flows out the mouth isn’t good. I wish nothing but good things this year, but this feeling I have hasn’t shaken off yet. Might take a couple of months. Who wants to slide into the new year with that feeling though? *derp*

I hope you all had a safe and wonderful holiday. I was off of work for awhile and definitely had some time over Christmas and New Years to get into some great stitching.

Asian Fantasy 4 WIP 13.5 (121716)

AF4 is coming along nicely. Almost done with this top portion. One more column to go!

Lets see…resolutions for this year…I’m not sure if I have any for my stitching this year. Did I have one last year? I did make a personal resolution. I would like to just go for what I want. Not to think so much. All that thinking and holding out…for what? Doesn’t make sense. Why not take a risk? If it doesn’t kill you it’ll make you stronger.

Any resolutions for you this year?

Keep on stitching,

waffu

Fluttering Along?

Hey everyone. Still in shock over last month and trying to wrap my head around it. It’s not inappropriate to call this a “grieving” process is it? It feels like I’m grieving. Usually I’d just try to force some positivity. Not this time. I’m just going to grieve for a little bit longer.

Even after this American shock…I still found time to stitch.

Asian Fantasy 4 WIP 13.4 (112716)

Stitching soothes the soul. There’s only 2 columns left for AF4 and then I’m done with the page and moving on down.

Besides the other, I’ve come to a personal crossroad. I’m reevaluating my career. I love my job, I do. I do wonder where am I going afterwards. Is this a career I want to continue? If so, what is my end goal? Is there even an end goal here? I’ve been lost.  I’m not too sure what I want to do. At the same time, I’ve been thinking about going back to school and majoring in Psychology. It was my major when I first started college. I’ve always wanted to be a therapist of some kind. Marriage, child, mental…I’m not sure which I’d focus, but I would like to be a counselor of some kind. I love helping people and as someone with their own mental health disorders I would definitely want to focus and help others. Especially those who feel stigmatized about it. It took me a long time to feel as if my anxiety and obsessive thinking are okay. I’m okay. You can manage them really well and it’s not because something is wrong with you. You’re just magnificently different. It’s a compliment really. Who wants to be the same as everyone else anyway? Not me. I’m not basic.

I’m just unsure. Is this what I want to do? Go back to school? I know that learning is an everlasting continuum. I’m a little lost with what it is I want. It’s a little strange for me to focus on my future. My spontaneous brain doesn’t know how to comprehend the thought change.

Has anyone gone through something similar?

By the way, I found this adorable livestream. I’ve been watching it for a very long time. Maybe August. Thought I’d share (^_^).

Have a wonderful day.

waffu

Nostalgic

I hadn’t felt like stitching this past month, but I did finish a column for the Surprise stitch.

Surprise (110616)

Here’s a bit more of a closeup to see the colors.

Surprise Up Close 2

Love these colors. This is the stitch I’ve been looking for all this time. It compliments AF4 so well. The color schemes are the right amount of opposite for me to flip between the both and not get bored. All I can say is…FINALLY!

The Surprise and AF4 stitches are my first rotation cross stitch projects. Goodness. You do realize I can stick with these for quite a while right? I mean…it’ll take years to finish. You ready for that commitment? Lol.

Holidays are a’coming. Thanksgiving isn’t very far and Christmas is around the corner as well. I plan to take a long vacation for Thanksgiving and an even longer one for Christmas. I’m excited about it because I can get in a ton of stitch time. Right now, I only can stitch on the weekends. Usually a Saturday gives me ample time to do a good lazy day of stitching. If I can plan it that way. I would love to plan it that way haha. Other things muddle the works sometime.

Does anyone have rotational stitches? I don’t plan to “plan” when to stitch Surprise and AF4, because I love the freedom of feeling like one or the other when it’s time, but I do wonder if you guys have a plan with stitching projects when there’s more than one. When’s your best time to stitch?

Leaving you with an oldie, but goodie Korean song now. Gosh, I can’t believe how long I been in the Korean music game. I feel old sometimes haha. My love for all things Asian began when I was a wee doll in the year 1996 and I was introduced to anime (*ahem* the original Sailor Moon was a must after school and Dragon Ball). Then manga, live dramas, yaoi manga, and then music. I think that’s how it all flowed. Goodness knows you can’t part me from my yaoi manga and dramas! Haha.

Enjoy your days,

waffu