Tuesday, September 8, 2009


I promised an update and here it is.

As you can see, I have made more progress on the sky portion of Astral Lions and have finished the large lion head. I am pleased with the progress I have made so far and happy that there have been very few "pull-outs".

I have also started another small project from "The Cross Stitcher" magazine issue 205 (Christmas 2008). It's Elvis!!! Yea, I'm an Elvis fan. I get that from my mom, I think. I am also a huge fan of Lisa Marie Presley - she is an incredible singer and musician just like her father. Here is a picture of what I managed to get done last night:

The chart is located on page 75 of this magazine. I am stitching it on 28ct Ivory Evenweave. I am still learning my way stitching on Evenweave - this is my 2nd or 3rd piece on this particular kind of fabric. At first I began the project on 14ct Black Aida, but decided that would be too dark and the white areas in the pattern would have to be stitched, so I switched.

And finally, a picture of my Sandy.

As you can see, she likes to share her food with her toy mouse/mice!

Happy Stitching!!!


CindyMae said...

Astral Lions is looking just simply amazing!!! Wow! What awesome progress!! Great start on Elvis and Sandy looks so cute!

Julie said...

Thanks! I should be finished with Elvis tonight. I will post a pic of the completed project soon!!


Siobhan said...

Astral Lions looks great--so does Elvis! ;) Sandy is adorable.