Friday, April 17, 2015

Internation Hermit and Stitch Weekend


I haven't had a chance to participate in one of these weekends in a long time.....and I will be rather busy this weekend, but I do plan on spending some quality time in my comfy chair stitching....perhaps a little less time than I would like, but I will MAKE time to stitch!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

WIP Wednesday

Here it is, Wednesday again, and time to show you how far I have gotten on the Superhero alphabet.  I am enjoying this piece, but I am in a hurry to get it done to move on to something else in my to-do mountain.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

WIP Wednesday

Welcome to a new feature on my blog:  WIP Wednesday!

Since I haven't had as many finishes as in previous years, mainly due to working on larger projects with deadlines and not rotating, I needed to come up with something to post on the blog, so I thought a Wednesday update on what I am stitching might be in order.

The piece I am currently working on is called Superheroes Sampler, and will be from my Grandson, Peter.  I have managed to stitch one letter and Superhero a day since I started, and hope to keep that up if I can. 

Thursday, April 02, 2015

A Hardanger Finish




I have been working exclusively on this piece for the past 5 weeks.  It is called Delicate Daisies and the chart is found in the November 2007 issue of Cross Stitch & Needlework magazine.  I used white 22 count fabric, and DMC perle cotton fibres.  The piece is my contribution to a silent auction to benefit the Education Foundation in my area.  I actually finished this 4 weeks before the deadline!

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

March Progress and April Goals

Well, I only got one piece finished this month, that is all that I worked on too.  It was a rather involved project.  come back tomorrow and you will see a picture of it.  Not as much stitching time as I would have liked, life just gets in the way.
 
March 2015
WISPS:
10 hours on Rocky Mountain Christmas  
Logan’s stocking 
Antique Map and Needlebook
Heirloom Christmas Sampler
Oveture II 

In Progress
Hardanger Daisy runner finished

Future New starts
afghan pillow bear
afghan pillow moose
Crystal Violets
French Alphabet block sampler
Silent Night (CCN)
Around the World in 80 Days
Peter’s Birth Sampler
Natalie’s Stocking
Owen’s stocking
Peter’s stocking
Mark & Karen’s wedding sampler
Tony & Melissa’s wedding sampler
4 person RR Marguerite’s
Patriotic Banner
Carnival
Landon’s Stocking

April 2015
WISPS:
10 hours on Rocky Mountain Christmas  
Logan’s stocking 
Antique Map and Needlebook
Heirloom Christmas Sampler
Oveture II 

In Progress

Future New starts
afghan pillow bear
afghan pillow moose
Crystal Violets
French Alphabet block sampler
Silent Night (CCN)
Around the World in 80 Days
Peter’s Birth Sampler
Natalie’s Stocking
Owen’s stocking
Peter’s stocking
Mark & Karen’s wedding sampler
Tony & Melissa’s wedding sampler
4 person RR Marguerite’s
Patriotic Banner
Carnival
Landon’s Stocking
Justin’s Ornament
Justin’s Birth Sampler

 

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Owen's Birth Sampler finished

I know, Owen turned 2 at the beginning of January......but I did get this one done in February, so I'm close to the second birthday deadline I gave myself......sorta, kinda.....

This one is from a kit by Dimensions called Happi Transportation.  (Did I ever mention that I don't like kits?)
I switched out the fabric and the floss, so the only think I used was the chart.  There were half stitches with one strand, and half stitches with two strands and half stitches with 3 strands.....there were whole stitches.....and then there was the backstitching......lots, and lots and lots of backstitching.....but it did turn out rather well! 

I will be having it framed next time I go to Welcome Stitchery.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

First Finishe of 2015

I know, it's a bit late for Halloween, but I would like to think of it as early for next Halloween. 

Did I every tell you that I really don't like Halloween?  It is not a holiday I enjoy at all, and I just tolerate it for the little ones in my life.  So, why did I stitch this Halloween piece, you ask?  Well, it just kept calling to me! 


This piece is actually made up of two charts, Judith M. Kirby's Victorian Houses # 9 and # 15.  I saw them stitch together as a shop model in the early 90's at The Cross Stitch Place in Chicago, a shop that closed many years ago, and have wanted to stitch them ever since.  A few years ago, a dear friend painted the fabric for me as a gift, and I started it and completed the first house about two years ago.  I started the second house at the retreat I was on at the end of October, and finally finished it at the retreat at the end of January.  It will be framed in a simple back frame, I think.