Saturday, January 28, 2012

2nd Tis the Season update


Good Saturday morning, friends! 

This weekend for me will be like much others, busy, running around, grocery, checking in with family, laundry and then back to work, but I've pledged to find some time to work on Tis the Season today.  Some days throughout the week, I'm so wiped out by 6p that I can't concentrate well enough to pick it up.  So, to make up for that, I'm just going to have to find more stitching time on the weekends!  Or else I'll be working on this piece come NEXT Christmas!

I'm still enjoying stitching with the single strand of silk, but I'm wondering if the cardinal is starting to look a little thin?  I shouldn't worry too much about it now b/c I'm certainly not going to take it out and restitch with 2 strands.  The color I selected is Strawberry Shortcake instead of the called for Poison Apple.  I like a really red cardinal and Poison Apple was much too sun-baked for my liking.

Now for my crisis of the day.  The online photo editor I've used for years (and swear by) PICNIK, is closing in April!  Do many of you also use Picnik?  I honestly adore it compared to other photo editors I've tried.  I'll be lost without it.  It's so easy to use and offers me all the functions I could ever want.  Boo. Hoo!   I'd really appreciate any suggestions for a "you-don't-have-to-be-a-geek-to-use-it" photo editor. 

And with that, it's time to walk to d.o.g.

Happy stitching,


  1. I love the substitution yiu've made on the cardinal. This color makes me actually want to stitch this design!

    I don't think the cardinal looks thin at all, and this is coming from a girl that almost always stitches with 2 strands because I love full stitches.

  2. Like you I'll miss Picnik dearly for the mosaics :( your WIP is looking great - love the red colour chosen