Wednesday, August 15, 2018

my Gifted Gorgeousness Update for August


It's time for my August "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 actually managed to create, stitch and finish a Halloween ornament (shown above)!   This little spooky old house is Gifted Gorgeousness X3 I stitched the ornament with threads that were purchased with a gift card, I used buttons that were gifted to me by a crafty friend, and I created the chart to offer as a freebie Halloween design, so you can grab a copy from my website here: http://hobbyloco.com/patterns/oldhouse.html

I put some time into "Hummingbird and Fuchsias" which is a printed kit that was gifted to me by my Mom.  I stitched the flower bud and did the outlining of the bud and leaves. 


I pulled out "Gathering Honey", which I hadn't worked on for quite a long time. (Fabric and threads were purchased with a gift card.)  I completed the stitching and outlining on the lower left garden section. 


And last, but not least ... I stitched on my "Mini Banner Fall", which is moving along nicely.  (This was purchased as a kit with a gift card as well.)



That's all I have to show for this month's update.  I hope to have even more progress made next month.

Happy Stitching! 

Monday, July 30, 2018

my July WIPocalypse Update

Multi-Coloured Alphabet by Gail Lawther
It's time for another WIPocalypse update.  I did manage a pretty good amount of progress on some of my WIPs this month.

I added a few more blocks of color to my "Multi-Coloured Alphabet" by Gail Lawther.  

I also added more stitching to the border framework of "Castle Sampler" by Teresa Wentzler. 
  
And I put some time into my "Berry Patch Rooster".  


I also found time to whip up a little spider ornament from one of my very old patterns (available here).  I took my little spider chart and stitched him on some plastic canvas, adding red beads for eyes.  I then stitched with variegated floss to fill in a circle shape around him.  I backed the stitched piece with felt and pinked around the edge. Then I added a ribbon and some beads to finish off the ornament.


It felt good to have a finish for the month, even though it was just a small finish!
See you next time.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

my Gifted Gorgeousness Update for July

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. 

This month I worked on a few of my gifted projects including "Autumn Sampler" by Sandy Orton.  I stitched the berries along the right-hand side (shown above).

I started stitching on the second printed butterfly pillowcase of a gifted pair.  I completed the first pillowcase last year.
And finally, I worked a bit on "American Sampler", also by Sandy Orton (gifted fabric and threads).  I mainly worked Cross Stitches and a bit more of the Alternating Half-Cross Stitch background.
I am making slow progress on my projects ... but I do hope to have a few more finishes this year!  

Happy Stitching!

Saturday, June 30, 2018

my June WIPocalypse Update

Multi-Coloured Alphabet by Gail Lawther
It's WIPocalypse time again!  I have only completed a tiny bit of stitching on my WIPocalypse projects.  

I stitched a bit on my "Multi-Coloured Alphabet" (shown above), and a bit on "Afternoon Nap" (shown below). 


Since I'm a bit short on the stitching, I have a couple more photos to share from the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.  The first is "Earth Goddess", one of the wonderful "mosaicultures" that is featured as part of the "Imaginary Worlds" exhibit.  "Mosaicultures" are 3 dimensional sculptures made up of living plants.  

The "Earth Goddess" is part of the Cascades Garden fountain, in which water spills from her hand into the reflective pool.


And the next is a photo of the pool on the side of the "Fuqua Conservatory", which was looking lovely that day.


Gosh, I'm bound to have more stitching completed next time ... right?
Have a safe & happy Summer!
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