Recently I had have the terrible and hated Autumn cold – I have done a lot of stitching o keep me sane. I have completed some WIPs – which is very exciting!
I have also been watching Twitch and FlossTube when I was ill – I have become a little addicted to Twitch. I have been watching fellow Cross Stitchers , Knitters and Crocheters.
Here is one of the pieces that I completed when I was ill. It is the Spooky Halloween SAL from Lakeside Needlecraft. I did have to do some FROGGING, but I was determined to complete this piece before Halloween; which I did!
I have also updated my Completed Projects page here on the blog and been doing some more FlossTube episodes. We are currently up to twelve episodes – amazing right?!
I know that this is only a short post; but I promise that the next one will be longer. It is getting late here now and I am back to work tomorrow!
Until the next row…
Oh my word! Yes, you did read that right! I started two new pieces over two days – crazy I know!
I have started “Rainbow Birth Sampler” by Faye at Little Dove Designs and the “Spirit of Christmas Mystery Sampler” by Linda of Lizzie*Kate.
The Birth Sampler should have been done ready for the birth of my former “Brewery Wife” Trudy; however I was unable to get it started until I knew the baby’s name etc. I now have all the information, so I could get started. I am stitching it with the ‘called for’ threads; which are DMC and it is being stitched on 14 Count Aida in Celadon from Zweigart – which I purchased from SewAndSo. I have found that I was stitching this rather quickly! I am enjoying it so far! Fife; that is the baby’s name, is being Baptised in November. I REALLY want to get this finished and framed before then!
I am hoping to complete the “Spirit of Christmas” for my Grandfather and his partner for Christmas. At the moment, I do not know if they will like it or not; however, Judy – my grandfather’s partner, loves things handmade. I want to get this framed by the first week in December – so I will need to crack on with it really! I am using Weeks Dye Works threads and 14 Count Aida in Heartland – both ‘called for’ items. I have never use WDW threads before – I just need to remember to do each stitch individually as the variegation will not work properly. I order the whole sampler kit from Peakside Needleworks, here in the UK.
The photos are not doing the pieces justice – that is the problem when taking images at night and the light is terrible!
In other news; I have also been doing some Finishing! Yippie! I have been framing (or re-framing in one case) and creating an Artist Trading Card (ATC) for the Cross Stitch ATCs “group” on Instagram. I posted my partner the card this afternoon, on my way to a Cross Stitch ‘Stitch In’ in a local needlecraft store. The smaller piece is my “Princess Peach” stitching that I created for Sprite Stitch and the re-framed piece is the “Story Time Sampler” from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. I REALLY need to work on my “A Very Merry Christmas Town” too!
I have caught up to date with “Spooky Halloween” SAL designed by Durene Jones and from Lakeside Needlecraft and the “Russian Dolls” SAL by Kim at KLT Charting. I have also added to my Chart Stash; but you will need to watch the current episode on my FlossTube channel to see how they are coming along (FlossTube #11). My needleminders from The Everyday Stitcher also arrived this morning – I cannot wait to use them! I have also signed up for the “Beverages SAL” (from KLT Charting) and the “Class Schedule SAL” by Kirsty at Armada Designs. I am very excited about these pieces; they do not start until 2018! It will be here before we all know it!
This afternoon; as mentioned above, I have been at a ‘Stitch In’ event as a local needlecraft store – Threads & Patches, is the name of the store. It is not too far away from me and I thought I would try again to attend this place. I will post all about it soon!
Until the next row…
Since my last post, I have completed TWO more pieces!
The ‘Story Time Sampler’ and ‘You’re Dino-mite’ are now ready to be framed! I do apologise about the images; they will look so much better when I have the pieces framed. I am so excited about that!
I completed ‘You’re Dino-mite’ in less than SIX DAYS! I started it on Monday 12th June in the afternoon; I was away for a few days with my family and I needed some “me time” and I completed it on Saturday 17th June around lunchtime. This inspired me to finish the ‘Story Time Sampler’ and I finished the last frame in about three hours yesterday afternoon.
While I have been stitching; I have also been watching some FlossTubers – I have been inspired to create my own channel; so keep your eyes peeled for that!
The FlossTubers I have been watching are JustKeepStitchin’ – a mom/daughter combo Pam and Steph. I follow them on Instagram and I have fallen in love with their channel. The patterns the have been showing – I need them in my life! There are so many designers I have never heard of and I love the designs!
Now that I have finished two pieces; I now need a current project. I have started the ‘Tea & Cakes’ Stitch-A-Long from the beautiful Kate of Lakeside Needlecraft – I am a little behind, but I am very determined with my stitching. Keep an eye out for some progress photos on my Instagram account!
Yippie! Yes, you have read the title correctly! I have completed my first piece for 2017. It is only a small piece but it was a relief to me when I had completed it!
It is the ‘gift’ with Cross Stitcher (Issue 219 – Summer 2017) – it is a festival style cuff bracelet! Super cute! As a subscriber, I have already received this issue and I have already created a VERY long shopping list!
All the colours; except the lightest of the green were in the kit. However; it is a little too big for my wrist, but I still like it!
It thought that I would stitch this quickly to break up the #30For30Crafting challenge that I am doing with The Story Time Sampler from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery.
Until the next row…