Sunday, June 23, 2019

A few FFOs

Due to some technical difficulties, and the subsequent learning curve that is inherent when you have new a hardware and software set up, I haven't uploaded a floss tube video in 2(!!) months.

Fingers crossed there will be one this week.
I'm also trying to get back to blogging regularly. I'm implementing a new schedule for myself, so hopefully it will turn my intend to dos into have dones.

Over the past couple of months, I have had some finishes and FFOs, if you follow me on Instagram, or are a FB groupie, you will likely have seen them.

And Spooky Halloween pillow tuck by PrimitiveStitchin

At home with Jane Austen by The Sampler Girl

My shortened version of Santa's list by Country Cottage Needleworks

Christmas Tree ornament from "Timeless Ornaments" by Jane Chandler

My last project had already been a finish, but I FFO'd it just this past Friday..
This is Triton's Treasure by The Stitching Parlor

That's it for this week, Thank you for stopping by for a visit!

Until next time,
Stay crafty!


Sunday, February 17, 2019

Finishes, FFOs and progress

I'm not doing so well with this regular blog post thing am I?
I will do better.

It's been a bit hectic here, but I've managed to get some stitching and sewing in here and there..and even a finish or 5.
First I have a sewing finish.

Don't get too excited, it's still stitching related lol!

On the front, I used vintage doilies,  buttons, "pearl" beads and an applique. I used the rest of the doily from the front for the back.

I designed this for small projects, but there are so many pockets, at the moment there are 3 in it. My current 2 ornaments a month wips, and a cute little Chessie & me kit (from my stitch 9 list)
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Next, is my first fully finished  #2amonthsal ornament!

It's kind of a mystery project (I don't remember what chart, or the designer) on a mystery aida (I *think* it was 14ct) that I hand dyed aqua.

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Below are my 3 additional finishes.

1. Triton's Treasures by  The Stitching Parlor. It was also stitched on a mystery Aida, also hand dyed by me.

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2. Halloween freebie by Carrie's Creations

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3. The cat from Halloween Spot by The Drawn Thread

With so many wips, it's not really feasible to update them all in this post. I guess I will just have to post more eh? 

This time, how about an update on 1 of them?

Silent Sampler by Rosewood Manor has seen some good progress..I changed the colors, I wanted a "washed out" color palette. I will be aging it when I've completed it.

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Today I've been working on some sewing, and hopefully I will be able to continue tomorrow, but we will have to see what the days brings.

Until next time,
Happy Stitching!

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Challenging Challenges

Over the past several months, I've been enjoying my cross stitching again. It had fallen by the wayside over the years, so it has been wonderful to get back to it.

At the end of last year, I decided to challenge myself to make 2 ornaments a month. (If you'd like to join me use the hashtag #2amonthsal) Since I will be making some of my ornaments from a couple of  my books, these will also be part of the #craftbookchallenge.
I've created facebook groups for the 2 a month SAL and the Craft Book Challenge.

You can find the 2 a month here. and the Craft Book Challenge here.

While most of my ornaments are likely to be stitching, I do plan on a few quilted and crafted ones as well, don't feel like you can't join in if you aren't a cross stitcher, The point is to make 24 ornaments for your tree/gift giving by Christmas.

In the past week, I've also jumped in on a couple of stitching challenges,  #stitch9challenge and #yearofwips2019. To make things even more complicated, In YOW, you can "upgrade", so to speak, to extreme by adding as many wips as the number of your birth date (1-5 get special rules..N/A here)
My birthday is April 30, so I added an additional 30 wips to my challenge.

Here are my picks for these challenges. All of them are part of the Year of Wips, or YOW, so I am only notating the Stitch 9, and 2 a month.

Works of Jane Austen Mystery SAL
Stitch 9 

1801 House by Chessie and me

Olde World map by Diane Thomas for Janlynn 
Stitch 9 

Super Star Mario by Nintendo America INC
Stitch 9 

2019 country Christmas ornaments club
series counts as 1 for Stitch 9, 12 for yow and 2 a month

Tritons Treasure by The Stitching Parlor
Stitch 9

Little Red Bird by La-D-Da
Stitch 9 

Dragon Heart by Black Swan

At Home with Jane Austen by The Sampler Girl
Stitch 9 

Aure Fairy by Fanta-Cat designs
Stitch 9 

Wolf Moon by The Stitcher's Habit
Stitch 9 

Santa's List by Country Cottage Needlework

Enchanted crow by Threadwork Primitives

Beggar's Night by Threadwork Primitives

Bats in the Belfry by The Drawn Thread

Casting a Spell by Blackbird Designs

Welcome to the forest by Country Cottage Needleworks

Yikes by Erica Michaels

Noah's Christmas Ark 2 by Plum Street Samplers
Only stitching the honeybees for sure this year

 Noah's Christmas Ark 3 by Plum Street Samplers
Only stitching the Whales for sure this year

Vintage Christmas by Country Cottage Needleworks

Jinx by Raise the Roof designs

Quaker Bat by The Workbasket
Stitch 9 

 Winter Row by Bent Creek

So there they are..I tried to get a good mix of small, med and large designs. Some are certainly more simplistic, though not necessarily due to their size.

I'll be back soon with challenge updates and news from the sewing room soon!