Sunday, May 15, 2011


Whoa, where did the first half of May go?!? Things have definitely been hectic this month, especially with work. So much drama and all that fun stuff, to make a long story short, I am officially on the hunt for a new job! Any crossed fingers on the job search would be really appreciated!

I picked Biff up from the framers today! I have to admit I was a little nervous to see him finish, finished! I was sort of second guessing the mat colors, and having the yellow on top of the blue, since it's such a more prominent color than the dark blue. In the end though, I think he turned out great! I was so happy they had a blue wood frame that matched the blue in the piece.

"Biff the Wolverine"
Started March 08
Finished April 31
DMC on 14 ct. Oatmeal Fiddler's Aida

Since my last post, I've also started and finished a small project. I found this Mickey Mouse Sketch kit on clearance at JoAnns. I've seen the kit before and really liked it, so when I saw it on clearance for $4.97, I had to pick it up! I started and finished it over 2 days, it's all done in backstitches with a couple half stitches for the eyes, nose & heart shading. I think it will look really nice in just a simple black frame.

Started May 05
Finished May 06
DMC on 14 ct. Aida

I'm a huge Disney nut, I have been since I can remember. I grew up during "The Renaissance" (The Little Mermaid, Beauty & the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, etc). My parents always bought us each Disney VHS when they were released, so I also grew up watching all the old, classic Disney movies as well. When I was young, whenever I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, my answer was always a Disney animator. I still hold a soft spot for Disney movies and see them in the theater when they come out. I can't wait for the new Winnie the Pooh movie coming out in July.

I also finished the next block of Boo Club, Fright, but don't have a picture. I have two new starts as well, "Santaberry Pudding" by Shepherd's Bush and a Dimensions kit, "Shell Collection". I'm not really feeling "Shell Collection" though, the actual colors don't look anything like the picture on the front of the kit. The colors are really dull and some of the colors used for some of the backstitching literally blends in with the stitches behind it so much, you can't tell there is any backstitching. I don't really see that one turning into a finish, which is disappointing because I really like the design.

Hope everyone had a great weekend & thanks for stopping by! Nick


  1. Mickey and Biff both look great. Can't wait to see Mickey in his frame. Sorry to hear about Shell Collection. In that case, I generally change the color of the backstitching so it can be seen. It's a pain to pick out the other color though, the one that didn't work.

  2. Wow, Biff came out great!! I really love that! And Mickey looks wonderful too!

    That's too bad about Shell Collection. It is disappointing when something doesn't match the picture. Have you thought about replacing the threads to something that is more to your liking. I've done that on a few occasions and have been much happier with the result.

  3. Biff turned out awesome! I love the mats you picked out! :)

  4. Biff looks fantastic Nick!! I love how the frame and mats complement the design.

    That Micky design is really unique. I haven't seen any of these before.

  5. Your choice for mats and frames is absolutely perfect. You did a great job.
    Love your Mickey.