Monday, October 31, 2022

Trick or Treat Halloween Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on Jo's Hallowe'en Blog Hop!

This blog hop is being hosted by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching.  Please visit the start of the Hallowe'en Blog Hop if you would like to collect the letters for the mystery phrase.

My latest piece of Halloween stitching is this cute little ornament by Katia Potrich:

I stitched the ornament on 14ct plastic canvas, added a satin ribbon, and backed the ornament with purple felt.  I made a few small changes, but you can find the free chart here: 

Trick or Treat?  Here is what you have been searching for .... 

The secret letter is "S".

Now fly off back to Jo to finish the blog hop:

Happy Halloween!



Thursday, September 01, 2022

August WIPocalypse Update

Long Dog Samplers - Pandemic 

I'm a little bit slow getting my WIPocalypse update posted, but here it is.  I stitched on my "Pandemic" sampler.  I always work more slowly on a project when I have to choose colors and placement ... but I do love the way it is evolving.

I also did a bit of stitching on "Victorian Charm".  Not much progress, but any progress is good. (And the cat in the window now looks like a cat.)

Here is where I left off last time:

I stitched on my "Halloween Pumpkin":
You can actually see the progress on this one - here it is from last month's update:

Finally ... I stitched quite a bit on my 'Spanish Sampler".  I finished the 3rd and 4th corners, and completed the "4-sided stitch" border around the entire piece.  You'll just have to wait in suspense for photos - as I didn't get a good shot.  But it is moving along nicely.

The question this month was about online meet-ups ... and my answer is "nope".  I think it might be fun, but I haven't ever tried any of those apps & I am an extreme introvert.  So, I will just say "maybe, in the future I will give it a go."

Thanks for visiting. Happy Stitching!

Sunday, July 31, 2022

July WIPocalypse Update

Butterfly Forest
It's time again for another WIPocalypse update.  I worked on as many different WIPs as I could this month, so I have lots to show and tell.

Above is a current photo of "Butterfly Forest".  I finished the top left butterfly and all the back stitching, as well as more of the background stitching.  Here is where I left off last time:

I worked on my "Winter Sampler", stitching the snowman and nearby areas:


and my "Spring Sampler", doing some back stitching and stitching the area by the perfume girl's hair:

I also stitched on my 'Autumn Sampler", stitching and back stitching the toy top in the right border:

 I finished the border on my "Halloween Pumpkin", and worked a bit on the cat:

Other projects I stitched on this month are "Candy Nutcracker", which is a Christmas stocking:

The Autumn Sampler "To Everything There Is a Season":

 and "Yankee Doodle" Carousel Horse:

I still have not finished any of my WIPs this year, but a few are getting close.  I have worked on almost half of my WIPs, and I am making more progress than I did for the first half of the year. 

Topic(s) for next time: What five patterns do you really want to purchase (or start) right now?

LOL. I am concentrating on my WIPS this year.  Past that ... I would like to stitch this ship in a bottle for my sister: 

But haven't really looked around much to see what else is out there.  

That's all I have for this update.  

 Happy Stitching!


Sunday, June 26, 2022

June WIPocalypse Update

BeeHive Sampler Progress
It's time for another WIPocaylpse update.  The last update I posted was back in February.  I do have quite a few project updates, starting with "Beehive Sampler".

Beehive Sampler
I completed the bee band and started working on the Bargello band (shown at the top of the post).  I have about 80% of the sampler finished. 

I also made progress on "Afternoon Nap", filling in areas of the cat and stitching the green area around the ear.

Afternoon Nap

I started stitching the sunflower on my "Summer Sampler".

Summer Sampler
I worked a bit more on a border area and alphabet on my "Castle Sampler".
Castle Sampler
I stitched quite a bit on my "To Everything a Season" sampler, working on the greenery and basket.  I am nearing a finish on this one!

To Everything a Season Sampler
I stitched more of the sky and tree blossoms on "Napping Kitten".
Napping Kitten
I managed a few more inches of the border on my "Linen Sampler".

Linen Sampler
I stitched on my Bothy Threads Cut Thru' Pirate Ship.
Cut Thru' Pirate Ship
And made more progress on my Cut Thru' Haunted House.

Cut Thru' Haunted House

 And finally ... I completed another embroidered flower cluster on my "Rose Lap Quilt".

Rose Lap Quilt
That's all of the update photos I have ... I think I have a few other projects that I need to photograph and update, but that will wait until next time.

The topic of the month is:
Half-year recap:  How are you doing with your goals so far this year?

I set some pretty easy goals this year, as I am working 2 jobs and am usually too tired to stitch.  My goals for the year are to work on each of my WIPs, and try to get a few projects finished.  Out of 41 WIPs, I have worked on only 10!  I am trying to step up my stitching ... so I hope to actually achieve my goals this year.  I have made a lot of progress on a few of those projects and am nearing finishes ... so time will tell.

Happy Stitching!



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