Friday, January 20, 2017

2017 WIPs

I came into 2017 with 12 WIPs. I was thrilled as I started 2016 with 17 WIPs. I will list them for you now in no particular order over the next few blog posts. 

1. Mini Alice and Snow White by Heaven and Earth Designs (HAED)
I am delighted to announce I finished this on January 9th. It will be framed and given to my daughter who loves everything fairytales especially the TV show Once Upon A Time. 
It is stitched on 25 ct evenweave using two over one tent stitch. 

2. Four Seasons by HAED
This is my HAED focus for 2017. I am currently madly stitching the second page of this for a FB challenge. This is stitched on 28 ct evenweave one over one. 


3. The Enchanted Mermaid by Mirabilia

I made this a focus from mid-2016 and have now stitched a half. It is much bigger than I imagined and takes lots of patience but I am loving how it looks! This is stitched on 28ct hand-dyed fabric by Chromatic Alchemy using two over two Threads. 



I will be back soon to post more WIPs. 
Jan xxx

Thursday, January 5, 2017

2016 Finishes

Hello beautiful readers,

I am wrapt with my stitching productivity this year. Cross stitching has given me a buzz and made my working life and mundane areas of life easier to deal with. 

At the start of 2016 I had 17 WIPs. I finish 2016 with 12 WIPs. I have had 8 finishes.

Today I will share with you my Finishes.  

2016 Finishes
1. Prairie Schooler Alphabet- I love wrapping myself in this beautiful finish as I haven't framed it. It's just like a lovely large piece of cloth. I keep it draped  it over my sewing machine. I started this in January 2014 and finished it May 2016. 

2. 2011 Autumn Freebie called Fly Agaric by Chatelaine- started in 2014 and finished in 2016 stitched on 32ct Belfast linen in Antique  Gold.


3. 50th Wedding Anniversary Cross Stitch- I stitched this for my parents. It features a wedding photo and a current photo of the happy couple. The design is from Just CrossStitch June 2015. It is stitched 32ct Belfast linen in Antique Gold. 

4. Chateau by Annet Eriksen - this was started in 2013 and finally finished in December 2017. It is fully stranded black cotton thread stitched on hessian. I will see it into a cushion cover. 


5. Holiday Express by Mill Hill - started in September 2015 and finished in Dec 2016 for my son as a tree ornament 

6. Scottie Dog by Mill Hill- I started this in Oct 2015 and finished it December 2016. I gifted it to my mother for her Christmas tree.


7. Secret block I cannot discuss-ssshhh. All will be revealed later in 2016.

8. Christmas Fox by Vervaco- started in late 2015 and finished in December 2016. This is a cross stitch on printed canvas - 11ct. I fully finished it into a cushion. 


I will be back with a WIP update. Happy stitching. ....Jan xxx