Sunday, August 29, 2021

August 2021 WIPocalypse Update


Berry Patch Rooster

It has been a long time since I posted a WIPocalypse update.  I thought it would be a good time, since I actually have a finish.  

I finished stitching "Berry Patch Rooster".  I picked up this project as a kit while on vacation in 2012.  I didn't start stitching it until 2013, and then it was just a bit of stitching here and there, as I rotated between projects. 

I did select this project for a focus month and made some good progress.  I have kept it close by for the past couple of months ... so I could toss in a few stitches when I had time.  The back stitching took longer than expected, but I did manage to finish it this week.  Hooray!  I'm not sure if I will frame it, or make it into a pillow. 

Another project I worked on recently is Bothy Threads "Cut Thru' Haunted House". 
This is still one of my favorite projects to stitch.  I did all of the back stitching on the roof and bedroom.  I completed the bats, moon, and flag on the right side, and continued stitching downwards.  The image below shows where I left off during my last update:


I worked on a few other projects in the past few months, and will update them as I get them photographed. 

Question of the Month: Which of your project finishes made you the most proud? The most relieved?

Gosh,  I guess I have some WIPs that I will be most relieved to finish someday. (ha-ha)

One that I was proud to finish was this one: 

Back in the 90's, I found this kit and wanted to stitch it for my Dad.  A 1928 Ford Model A (he restored antique cars most of his life).  I can't remember how long it took to stitch, but I did finish and frame it for him for his birthday.  I wish I had a better picture of it. 

I guess that's all for my update.  I can't wait to see what everyone else has accomplished. Happy Stitching!





Monday, July 12, 2021

Skating Snowman - A Tiny Finish


Skating Snowman - Kooler Design Studio via Janlynn 

This is the first project I have actually completed in a really long time.  The past few years have been extremely difficult for me, so I am just happy to have finished one cross stitch project!

I miss my stitching, so I am going to try to put a few stitches into "something" every day.  Baby steps ...



Sunday, December 20, 2020

LOVE at Christmas

LOVE at Christmas by Durene Jones

One more finish for the year!  I haven't done much stitching lately, but I saw this cute freebie from Durene Jones over on her facebook group and had to stitch it for my Mom.

I put a thin layer of quilt batting between the stitched piece and a felt backing.  I hand stitched around the border, added a ribbon loop for hanging, a dangling snowflake charm, and some purple buttons to accent the design.  I'm happy with the result!

Wishing all of you a safe and happy holiday season.

Merry Christmas!


Saturday, October 31, 2020

Trick or Treat Blog Hop

Welcome my dearies ... Come on in ...

You have arrived at my stop on Jo's annual Trick or Treat Blog Hop.  I promise not to trick you, but please mind the cat.  He's around here somewhere. 

I'm feeling a bit "witchy" this year, so I will share some "witchy stitchy" that I have stitched over the years.

Halloween Witch
by Terrie Lee Steinmeyer
from Sept 88
"For the Love of Cross Stitch"

Ghost Witch by Jessica Tromp

Isn't It Fun to Be a Little Witch?
by Giulia Manfredini
JCS Oct 2014 Issue

Freebie by me:

Here is the treat you have been searching for ...

If you are graphically challenged ... the letter is "E".   

Now please roll along to the next stop on the blog hop:

I hope you enjoyed your visit.

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