Monday, January 29, 2018

2 WIP's

Hi stitchers

It's been really hot the last few days today it's 33C or 91F and last night was so hot I'm lucky I got any sleep. I'm sure I've told you I hate summer but I really hate summer nights.

Hard to stitch when it's hot.

So Wips 

123 stitch before 

And now

Mini pirate before 

And now with page 8 finished, she has a sword and it was a pain to stitch.

So want her done this year and I think it will happen.

I'm now on page 11 as you can see but she gets put away.

I've gone in to the lakeside needlecraft seasonal streets Sal because it's by Shannon Christine and I love her right now. I don't think I will be stitching it this year as I have Lizzie Kate but maybe for next year's small Sal who knows. I need to get fabric for it too.

Here is part one. Not my stitching but a picture.

Thanks for all your nice comments and happy stitching!!!

Friday, January 26, 2018

Smalls Sal January

Hi stitchers

My first post for the smalls Sal run by Stitching Lotus.

January I stitched 

Geisha by Joan Elliott I gave this to a friend who loves it.

Hello February without the hello stitched with Weeks Dye Works Jealousy 

I'm stitching Lizzie Kate Holiday Spirit 
I'm thinking of changing the white as you don't really see it on the fabric.

I also stitched The Summer Flower by Jeannette Douglas. 

So lots of small ones in January to kick off the Sal.

Hope everyone is doing great and getting lots of stitching in.
Happy Stitching!!

Monday, January 22, 2018

New Start

Hi stitchers 

When I got the world of cross stitching January 2018 magazine, I just had to stitch this chart

Fairy by Shannon Wasilieff I have a lot of her charts I plan to stitch.

I think she has taken over from Joan Elliott, for me anyway.

Joan Elliott has not made many new charts in a while. I miss her pretty fantasy charts she does.

Here is my progress 

Stitched on 16 count cream opalescent Aida by sew it all
Sadly she now gets put away. I have other things I want to stitch right now.

Happy Stitching!!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Evenweave Finish

Hi stitchers

Yes I stitched on my first evenweave. It's easy to stitch on but I still like my Aida better. If a chart needs evenweave I will use the fabric but other then that it's Aida for me.

I like seeing more of the fabric in my finish then lots of holes in evenweave. 

So my finish is The Summer Flower by Jeannette Douglas Designs. I have all 4 seasons and hope to stitch them over the year in that season. My favorite is spring and it's the last one to be stitched of course.

Here the chart pic

I did not stitch the green leaves at the top flower, it just looked wrong to me I also got the thread pack because it's silks which I loved, I ran out of the light green I would have needed.

I think it looks good, I had to go off the picture a lot for the colors.

It's on 36 count evenweave off white by sew it all.

The word summer is 1 over 1 and now I think the stitchers that stitch 1 over 1 and don't have to are crazy. So tiny cross's how you don't go cross eyed I don't know and I have good eyesight.

I also had to do satin stitch's which was fun.

Now I need your help

I got this chart, which I want to start soon but what fabric

Do I go grey like the picture or light blue maybe. You will see the fabric in the wings too.
Help what color fabric would you go? I need idea's even if it's a mix.

Thanks for your nice comments.
Happy stitching!!!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Quaker and cross stitch tracker

Hi stitchers 

The last few days I have made myself a cross stitch tracker. All the new charts I got in late 2017 and all the new Wips and old. Too many to count, I needed a place that I could just see what I have got.

So tabs are

Dmc, I mostly use dmc thread and I have found I'm starting to buy colors I already have. So far I've just put down all the DMC numbers not what I've got, but I will.

Other threads, this is for kreinik, rainbow gallery, weeks, classic and any other thread I have.

Cross stitch books, I have gone over my books. A few leave as I don't want to stitch anything in them and talk about old. Still I have a few that I'm to keep. This is not for all the magazines I have.

Last is Stitch tracker, which has everything and what I will be using the most of.
Chart, designer, start, end, fabric, threads, beads, wip, notes.

I have gone over all my stash, kitted and charts and filled this tab. The only charts that I have not put in are the heaven and earth designs and magazine charts that are not a wip or kit, or with fabric. I have so many but who knows if I will stitch them. If I do they to will be added. 

Going over my stash, there's so many I now what to stitch. I've also worked out what I hope to stitch this year and a group of small ones a set for next year. I need to stop buying cross stitch but I know that's not going to happen.

So to stitching, it's what you want to see right.

Halloween Quaker. I have seen lila's studio making a Christmas one, can not wait until that's out.


And now

Until next time happy stitching!!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

A Little Geisha Finish

Hi stitchers,

The small sal. I was not happy with what I had so far for it. Two words, talk about boring, I'm going to start Lizzie Kate 3 little words in February, I just got the fabric but after dear Santa I need a break from stitching words.

So I drive down into my stash and found a Joan Elliott (can not go wrong with her, right) book from cross stitch crazy magazine, don't know what issue.

And stitched a little geisha, she is so pretty and now I'm happy and ready for the Sal on 26th.

My January Stitchy plans are all over the place so I've made new ones for the rest of the month, but you will just have to wait and see what I stitch next.

Happy Stitching!!!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Progress and a Finish

Hi stitchers, thanks for your comments. I hope everyone is having a great stitchy start to 2018.

Progress on Let it snow


And now

It's not much but still...

Now my finish Lizzie Kate Dear Santa

I'm so happy with it but so over stitching words for a little bit.

Untill next time happy stitching!!!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Happy New Year!

Happy 2018 Stitchers,

I'm off to a good stitchy year with 2 small finishes.

First before the new year I was still stitching on abc stitch so here it is now.

On 1st January I got my Lizzie Kate word stitched

And with both

This morning I stitched my monthly word, just have to now make it up.

The thread is weeks dye works jealousy and I added a love heart charm.

So now I have 3 and half days to stitch something not planed. I'm thinking Let it snow by Barbara Ana designs. I started it in my 25 days of cross stitch and now I want to try and stitch on my many Wips that I started. On the weekends in January I plan to stitch my mini pirate.

Untill next time. Happy Stitching!!!