Wednesday, May 31, 2017

I've hit the bottom!

First:  Complain, complain, moan, groan, whine.
Now that’s out of the way, it’s time for my 2nd qtr. Blog post. J

There are finishes to report:


The first one took ages. The other two took days. Figures.  The designs are by Heart in Hand from a leaflet called Christmas Triplet.

New Start!


You guessed it.  I started Death by Cross Stitch.  The winning color was sapphire by Carrie’s Creations.

After many years of not trying, I’ve finally hit the bottom.


Yes, that’s the bottom of the Ballroom picture.  I haven’t worked on it since of course. Still overwhelmed by it I guess. J

Happy Stitching World.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

A Pretty Good Start

Stitching wise, the year is off to a good start.
My first finish – Summer Blackout by Heart in Hand.  The fabric is a piece of damask, slippery stuff.  The floss is some blue Threadworx.

Inspired to look for other things in my stash, I did this.


The chart is from a booklet called Fab ABC Chartbook that came with an issue of World of Cross Stitching.  The design is by Rhona Norrie.  The floss was included too.  Curious colors, but I really like the design.


And there’s progress on the camper kit.  I’m easily distracted, of course, or there would probably be more.  I’m a collector too, which is why I caved and bought the fourth kit in the set when I found it on sale. J

Here’s to more progress and finishes in February.

Happy stitching World

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Happy New Year!

I’ve decided on my goals for 2017:

Stitch more.

Blog more.

Keep it simple right.

Christmas was fun. J

Then I got a cold for New Years K

So my new start was put off – for a day. J

This was in my stash.  When I got 2 more in the set for Christmas, J I thought it was time to start.

I have to admit, what I really thought would be a great start was this.

This was a birthday gift.  It will get started sometime this year. Right after I finally decide on a color.  Or colors.  Could you see this in more than one color?  I can, which only adds to my confusion.

No new finishes to show.  But I did put some older pieces to work.

This was the first time I tried this.  I can see it making a return appearance next Christmas.

As for me, I’m off to do some stitching so I can have something to show next time.

Happy stitching World