Tuesday, May 15, 2018

my Gifted Gorgeousness Update for May

It's time for another "Gifted Gorgeousness" update.  This stitch-a-long is being hosted by Jo of Serendipitous StitchingGifted Gorgeousness projects are projects that were made to be given as a gift, or in some way or part received as a gift.

I stitched on one of my favorite projects this month, "Spanish Sampler" by Sandy Orton.  This project uses fabric and floss purchased with a gift card - gifted by my Mom.  I finished the top band which included cross stitch and four-sided stitch.  I also finished the top left corner (shown above) with satin stitch, cross stitch and back stitch. 


I stitched on my mini banner, making good progress. I completed the border and filled in a bit here and there.  This project was also purchased with a gift card - gifted by my Mom.

I also stitched a bit on my Summer Sampler, working on the "Camp" section.  This one moves along so slowly ... so many, many color changes!  This project was gifted to me one Xmas by my sweetie with the set of 4 seasons sampler kits.


Last, but not least, I put in some time on my embroidered lap quilt.  This was a gift from a non-stitchy friend.  It is a printed quilt top pieced together in four sections.  I used lazy daisy, split stitch and stem stitch.


That is my progress for the month on my "Gifted Projects".  I can't wait to see what everyone else has been stitching!




Sunday, April 29, 2018

my April WIPocalypse Update

Maison De Famille (freebie by Gazette94 )
I have a finish to report for this month's WIPocalypse update!  WIPocalypse projects are projects that I currently have in progress that I hope to finish before the world ends.  I have all of my WIPs posted here.

I have completed stitching "Maison De Famille" by Gazette94.  She has so many beautiful free charts available on her blog: here.

I stitched this chart with leftover bits of floss in blues and greys.  I'm toying with the idea of making it into the cover of a photo album ... we'll see.

I also stitched on "Napping Kitten" (who now has a face):

 I worked a bit on my "Halloween Collage", adding a spider and a few letters:


 And I stitched more on "Multi-Coloured Alphabet".  I am past the half-way point on this one!


That concludes my "show and tell" for the month.  I have so many fun projects to stitch, that I will be posting in the WIPocalypse SAL until the actual "Apocalypse."  I hope to have a few more finishes this year.

Happy Stitching!

Monday, April 16, 2018

my Gifted Gorgeousness Update for April

Maison De Famille (freebie by Gazette94 )
It's time for another "Gifted Gorgeousness" update.  This stitch-a-long is being hosted by Jo of Serendipitous StitchingGifted Gorgeousness projects are projects that were made to be given as a gift, or in some way or part received as a gift.  

I made some good progress on "Maison De Famille" (freebie by Gazette94 ).  I am stitching this "gifted" pattern with random bits of floss left over from other projects, all in shades of blues and greys.  Now it is about 70% complete and should be a finish soon.

I also stitched on "Dutch Sampler" by Sandy Orton (floss purchased with a gift card).  I completed the border and finished the top row of alphabet letters.


I put some time into my newest project "Mini Banner - Fall" by Debbie Mumm (purchased with a gift card).

I worked on the border of my "Christmas is Coming" Sampler by Faye Walsh, featured in Nov 2017 Cross Stitcher magazine (gifted magazine).  I have been stitching motifs on this as part of the "Christmas Ornie SAL".   


And finally ... I stitched this cute kitty from the 2013 Just Cross Stitch Halloween Issue (gifted magazine).  The design is "Stitch-an-Inch Halloween" by Donna Bayliss of "By the Bay Needleart".

I stitched the pattern on 14 ct clear plastic canvas.  I backed it with black felt, pinked the edge and added a black satin ribbon and purple buttons to finish.

Lots of projects, lots of progress, lots of fun!  I hope to continue the trend this month.
Happy stitching!



Monday, March 26, 2018

my March WIPocalypse Update

BeeHive Sampler - In Progress
 Time for another WIPocalypse update ... featuring projects that I currently have in progress that I hope to finish before the world ends.  I have all of my WIPs posted here.

Shown above is my progress on "BeeHive Sampler" designed by Sandy Orton.  This project is stitched on 28 ct evenweave and features cross stitch (over 2 and over 1), back stitch, straight stitch, french knots, satin stitch and bargello.  

I am moving along on this one ... but I still have a ways to go.  It is a joy to stitch.

BeeHive Sampler by Sandy Orton
I also stitched a bit more on my newest project, "Mini Banner - Fall" by Debbie Mumm.  This one seems to be stitching up rather quickly.

Here is where I left off:
And here is what the finish will look like:
Those are the only projects that I had time to work on for this update ... as always, I wish I had more time for stitching, but am grateful for the time I do have.

The flowers are blooming all around Atlanta!


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