Saturday, January 17, 2015

Long Weekend Challenge

Joined two different SALs (Stitch-A-Long) and have at last count 11 projects set up to stitch this year, all of which are full coverage. Heaven and Earth Design, Tilton, and Artecy charts. So for this weekend challenge at USA Cross Stitching Group I'm working on Soul Mates, a Heaven and Earth Design chart. First picture is where I was on 1-15-15, and the second is where I ended in the evening on 1-16-15. Will maybe edit this post to continue to add a progress picture each day, even if just to see myself how much I've done in a day.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Cross stitch accessories

My pretties from Ginas Fobs and Froggers and I just love them. Made two scissor fobs before these arrived and plan to do more with the hope of maybe selling some, but want to give them to my nieces at Christmas time. If I get enough done then they can pick and hopefully find what they like. I don't, however, have any plans to make needle minders.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Update: Hometown Christmas & Thanksgiving

Update: New start on Hometown Christmas from Tilton yesterday. 1 over 1 full cross stitch on 25ct. Very long way to go, if my eyes can hold out on this fabric count.

Hometown Christmas - full coverage

Also, working on Thanksgiving, a freebie from Tilton. This one is 2 over 1 on 18ct Aida, so will go much faster and it's a much smaller chart.

Thanksgiving - full coverage

I have more on the go but not going to put pictures up yet, will wait until I pull them out again. Never can figure out a good rotation system for myself.  Did 2 scissor fobs and have bought more beads, charms and other goodies for making more. Will put pictures up of those when I get more done. Lots and lots of charts I'd love to do and have in my folders. I doubt I'll ever get to all of them so I think of them as buying art, although there will be some I will get to and hopefully finish so they can find a home on my walls. I'd also like to find some smaller projects to do for Christmas and I'm sure I have patterns in books right here, just need to go through my stash to find those.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Challenge for 5-20-14

Going to see how much I can get filled in today for the cross stitch group Tuesday challenge. Would like to see one page finished on Fairy of the Forest. Also, can't wait to get out of the darker colors and into some lighter ones with this.

Fairy of the Forest

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Oh! There You Are! weekend challenge

Oh! There You Are! by Tilton. I think I started this last month, but didn't do much, just a tiny bit of one page. Below is where I've got so far for the USA Cross Stitching Group weekend challenge. Kind of nice to work with some blues and not dark colors. Picture of project came out a bit on the dark side, and generally it shows up too bright. Probably be a good idea if I started posting my starts, progress, and finishes here to give me a record of what I'm working and when.

Oh! There You Are! by Tilton

A little progress

Monday, May 12, 2014

Fairy of the Forest weekend challenge

Started Fairy of the Forest from Artecy, not sure what date so need to start keeping track better. Would also help to see a before and after to help notice the progress made.

Fairy of the Forest - Before

Fairy of the Forest - After

Monday, January 27, 2014


My progress on the HAED Star Weaver. Second one wouldn't load in for some reason. I started this one approximately a week and a half ago.

And the Magic Dragon update.

I was thinking I should go back to the dragon since Star Weaver was only going to be stitched this past weekend but I'm kinda into it right now so think the best way to go is with the one I'm enjoying the most. Just the blue floss but it's sort of a no brainer. :) Maybe that's where I need to be at this moment. Only a little bit of counting but the grid lines help keep me on track.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Holiday stitching

Latest finish as of last night, which only took me a few days to stitch up but really like how it turned out. My camera rarely gets the color of the material right and this is no exception. It should look more like a light tan not greyish or off-white.

Next up will be one of the below patterns, not sure which I'll go with first.  Maybe the Merry Christmas one. I'm thinking green and red, then possibly something sparkly for the hearts, which would look more like snow. Have a light blue 14 ct Aida ready to go.  All of these here are freebies you can find out there. Mine were located through Pinterest.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Why Not! progress 11-4-2013

Latest on this one, and now to get back to it today. Need another finish, but this will not happen in one day. :) And I would love it if I could turn the flash off on my camera but I guess there isn't a way to do that. I checked the book and nothing there on it. Ah, just found where I can decrease the brightness, but that didn't seem to do much either.

Halloween progress

Yes, that holiday is past us now, but I'm not done stitching Halloween stuff.  Latest finishes as of last night. Freebies from Michaela Learner at Cross Stitching Guild  a facebook group. She's also working on the 4 seasons freebies and has 2 done, so I'm going to wait for the other two and eventually I may try doing the all on one piece of fabric with a boarder between them. Sounds interesting, but will wait to see what I end up deciding, and when I can get to them. Many projects waiting in the wings to get started and finished yet.

Now to get back to Why Not! my other Halloween project to be finished and hopefully that will be soon. I have a Christmas one I want to start, but need to grid the fabric first, which can be time consuming but well worth it in the end. Love working with grids!