Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Quilting Progress!

I finished the Following Quilt Tops over a sewing weekend with my Aunt:
Jelly Roll Race v1
 This was the first jelly roll Race Quilt Top I ever finished. It was fun but very hard to keep the initial first few seams straight. I think I am going to try another one in the future as I got an extension table for my sewing machine that I LOVE LOVE LOVE.
NOEL -
I actually completed 2 of these Tops. One will be for my Grandmother in Law and one will be for my Mother in Law. Never never again will I make 2 of something.

All in all a productive weekend as I was able to cross 2 things off my to do list!

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

August and September Stitching Updates

Well it has been a long time since I last Updated but I do Have a lot to share! My plan is to get caught up in a few posts. I am going to recommit to my Crafting Blog as I really need it to help me stay on task.

Cross-Stitching:
I have been working heavily on 2 projects:
Brigid's Shamrock
This is a HAED pattern that uses DMC threads and I chose to put it on 18CT AIDA as it is 100% Coverage. The Pciture above was the starting point in July. I worked on this project on 2 summer stitch days sponsored by my LNS and got to this point:
Then I spent concentrated time on the project in August and some of September am at this point currently:
My plan is to get to 1/4 complete before I move to another Focus project for awhile. I have already consumed 5 Skiens of DMC (2 black, 1 each of white, 906 and 907). I also made the grime guard on my Qsnap as well :)

I also worked on Tapestry by Ink Circles.

This is using the called for threads on Autumn by Under the Sea Fabrics on 32ct lugana. this was a true joy to work on but decided to take a break to focus on Brigid's Above.

Finally, I completed the following that was my travel stitching:
I used the called for DMC and a piece of 28ct. evenweave from my stash. It's a Cute Pattern from Lizzie and Kate Called Live Well

The plan for October is to get to the 1/4 point on Brigid'd and move to a Halloween pattern of some sort.

Happy Stitching everyone!







Thursday, August 3, 2017

July Finishes!

So I have completed 2 of the to do items from my last post!
Purple Zig Zag Quilt - Completed June 2017

Pretty Little Barcelona - Satsuma Street with called for DMC on Tarnished Silver by Under the Sea Fabrics
The Purple Zig Zag Quilt just needed the borders added on so I took a Sunday and added a batik from my stash and some Purple Grunge as the borders. I love love love the way it turned out.

Pretty Little Barcelona took longer to stitch than I really wanted it to but I am happy with how it all came out. I had 2 summer stitch days that were sponsored by my LNS Keepsakes and I contemplated bringing this to that but decided to work on a few other projects. I worked on Brigid's Shamrock, some of Cirque des Cercles and started Tapestry by Ink Circles. Tapestry has become my new favorite. I may be replacing it as my goal finish by August 31st.

This weekend is going to be a great one as I am packing up and going to my Aunts for a sewing weekend. I am going to try to finish up some works in Progress including the 2 NOEL projects and maybe even kick out the jelly roll Race if I can. Who Knows what will strike my fancy?

Happy stitching everyone!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

June Finish

Another finish to Share...Broderie a Paris by Sue Hillis. It was designed as a giveaway for the Stitching Retreat that is organized by my LNS  - Keepsakes in Sharonville, OH.

The Pattern calls for Cranberry and a cream overdyed floss. I am not a huge fan of red so I decided to do mine in my favorite blue color. I love how it turned out.

I am currently working on Pretty Little Barcelona by Satsuma Street. I began it on the plan ride to Seattle for our recent cruise to Alaska. I am getting somewhat bored with it so I may change it up depending on how I feel. My work life has gotten super busy and I am struggling to find the time I want to for crafting. I finally decided to take some days off at the beginning of July to get some control over things. I am also going to use goals to get back on track.

Summer Goals - completed by Aug. 31st
Complete Pretty Little Barcelona
Complete Cirque Des Cercles
Put borders on Purple Zig Zag Quilt
Finish Both NOEL Quilt tops
Finish one Jelly Roll Race Quilt Top
Finish shawl on the needles
Complete 10 Dish Rags
Finish sock pair on the needles
No stash Shopping
Blog once per week

The list is long but I think it is feasible.
Happy Stitching Everyone!



Tuesday, May 2, 2017

No Excuses...but I do have finishes!

I have two finishes from the month of April:
Pretty Little Amsterdam by Satsuma Street on Tarnished Silver by Under the Sea Fabrics with DMC

Happy Stitching by Sue Hillis on Lakeside Buttercream with DMC
Both stitches were a delight!

Happy Stitching Everyone!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Brief update

Just a quick note to let anyone who reads this blog know I am ok...just hard at work on a variety of crafts that are gifts so I cannot take any pictures quite yet. Currently...I am working on Pillows, a tree skirt update for the holidays, knitting a baby blanket, a pair of socks, and some small stitching. Hopefully I can take pics in the coming week of a few things.

Happy Stitching everyone!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

WIPocalypse Check-in

The WIPocalypse check-in for February was on the 26th but I am still within the Timeframe in my eyes.  This month I finished Pretty Little Toronto by Satsuma Street.
Other than that, I didn't work on any of my projects. I was able to have 2 other finishes - Celtic Twizzle and Paris.

My Hope for March is that I will have time to work on some other projects and make some noticeable progress :)

The Question for this month is : What is your favorite Stitch besides the standard cross stitch?
Answer: This one was funny for me as I haven't done a lot of Specialty stitches. But I have done variations on the Algerian Eyelet and loved it. This link will take you to the Krenik Website that has some nice diagrams in their How-To Section.

I was going to say half cross stitch as I love the variations in color/texture it gives to a piece but that seemed to be a cop-out.

Happy Stitching Everyone!