Friday, November 16, 2018

A Little Christmas and A Little Miss

Hi my Stitchy friends, thank you for all your comments. I'm glad you all like my Christmas stitching.

This week I started holiday Quaker by Lila's studio. 
I wish I hadn't started it. I say that because as soon as I did I felt guilty because I haven't finished the Halloween Quaker yet and I guess in my mind I need to finish the first one before I can work on the next. So it's only a very small start .

It will look like this


And my small start. 
Fabric is 16ct Aida Mirage. I had got the called for fabric and it was too light for my liking.


As I wanted to stitch Christmas I picked another new start and I got it finished too.

Kringle's Crow by Threadwork Primitives. I did it on 18ct or 16ct Aida called wren. Lost the tag.

Here is what the picture is


And my finish. I have seen this made into a Halloween one to but I think I will just keep it this way.


Next i have plans to stitch the songbird's garden series by cottage garden samplings.
I just got the weeks threads for the first one forever and ever and waiting on my gray fabric in the mail. Maybe it will come next week. 

I want one of my project bags to keep all 12 in and the thread as I buy it. I could buy a new bag and have looked but I thought if I finish a wip that would save me money right. I would love to get another 3 bags but right now that's not going to happen. The other 2 I would use for 2 new heaven and earth I want to stitch soon, maybe next year. Never know maybe Santa is listening ha ha.

Anyway so I looked at my Wips in the project bags to see what I feel like stitching and started working on Miss Black Swallowtail by Nora Corbett. I can't put her down. 

Here she was before 


And now



The wings feel like they are taking forever to stitch but how cool are they. When I put in the kreinik and beads the wings are going to be so pretty. 

That's my stitchy week my friends. I think I will keep going on swallowtail for now. 
See what next week holds. Happy Stitching!!!

Friday, November 9, 2018

A Finish And A Wip

Hi stitchers, how was your week?

I have another finish to show you. It's a gift for a family friend. 

Christmas Cardinal by Stoney Creek
Fabric 16ct Aida Navy with all called for dmc and treasures.

Here is the chart photo


And my finish 


Next I let the wheel pick. It did number 2 which is Lilly of the woods by Mirabilia 

Here is before 


And now. I was working my way up then I will stitch down.


Not sure what I'm going to stitch on next. This time I'm going to pick something myself.
See what I feel like.
Untill next time happy stitching!!!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Another Finish....What?

Hi stitchers, I didn't think I would be back so fast or soon, but I finished a chart last night so it only took me a afternoon to stitch. 

What can I say...lol maybe Kay you are right and I can stitch fast.
Thank you for everyone's comments on yesterday's post.

My finish is A Little Christmas by Lizzie Kate 
Fabric 16ct Aida Wren.
Change was the stars at the top. I tried doing them on the Aida but it didn't look right so I used mill hill beads 00553 from my stash and think it looks good.
Stitched with dmc
 
Kay you will also be getting this one, it comes with fabric I didn't use and the beads but you will need a tiny heart charm or just leave it out cos I used it. 

Here's the picture 


And my finish


Now as I was stitching a little Christmas, epic storybook princesses popped into my head. I was thinking I could see Snow White on this fabric. I don't like what I'm using for it, it's a lot of fabric to work around and I was never sold on ivory. Stitching on wren got me thinking I can do them as singles on their own fabric colours. Now I want to stitch it again. I can also do away with that border. I'm hoping I can use the same piece of fabric, I will have to count. 

I'm also not saying I will be stitching the princesses this week. I still have my other Christmas stitch to do but we will see what happens.

Today I also have to pick a wip for my number 7 project bag, as it's a mermaid bag and I finished Sirena. I'm thinking the seahorse one. Well that was easy lol.

Until next time happy stitching!

Saturday, November 3, 2018

A Mermaid Finish

Hi stitchers, how was your stitching week, around the ghosts, witches and little monsters?

After my last finish/post, I went on my tiny decisions app and made a new wheel. 
I have one for all my Wips, new start and mill hill ( on 1 wheel).
My new wheel I put the numbers 1 to 14, which is my project bags and added new start, Wips wheel.

I did my new wheel and it picked number 7. 

Sirena by Lila's Studio. This morning I finished her. Yay happy dance!!!!

Here is before


And finished



Changes I made are the skin I used dmc 754 and 948, I gave her a blue eye which you can't tell really and I used 00374 beads as I didn't have the called for. 
The rest is as charted with weeks, dmc, and kreinik.

I can see her as a little bag but I'm not that kind of stitcher and have no one around me to ask. 
Oh well one day maybe.

Halloween pass the stash

Only 3 of you wanted spirits and spell by with thy needle and thread.

I put your names in a wheel ( love this app right now)

And the winner is....... Kay congrats.

Now I've just looked and can't find the paper I had your address on so sorry but can you send me your address with country to tigersactivewinter@gmail.com thank you.

I will post it next week sometime. 

Next for my stitching I'm going to do 2 new Christmas starts and hope to get them finished as they are small. We will see how it goes. 

Until next week happy stitching everyone!!!!