Friday, July 24, 2015

Stitch from Stash-B Check-in

I have decided to take part in Stitch from my Stash Part B for 2015. July is the first month posted for the 2nd half of the year.

Month: July
Spent: $0.00
Earned: $10.00 (completed 1 stocking and christmas ornament)

Stash Used this month:
  • Whole kit for the stocking
  • scrap piece of linen
  • scrap DMC
  • 400 yds of yarn - trillian shawlette
  • 1 whole layer cake - Batik Bricks top
I just realized that I have not kept as great of track of that as I should have for the first half of the year but I am going to give it a go now:

Stash Used during SFS 2015A
  • 400 yds - trillian shawlette
  • 4344 yds - 3 baby blankets (sand, Fruit Salad, Purple)
  • 2100 yds - 21 dishrags
  • 350 yds - Hitchhiker shawletter
  • Batik Bricks - 1 layer cake
  • Bee's Purple Quilt - 6 yds - all stash
  • Trivets - 1 charm pack and 1 fat quarter
  • Christmas Table Runner - 1 Charm pack and 0.5 yds backing
  • Zig Zag table runner - 1.5 yds
  • Barcelona Quilt - 1 layer cake and 4 yds
Cross Stitch:
  • Stocking - 1 full kit (14x 16 Aida, floss)
  • Santa's Office - 15x18 AIDA and DMC floss
  • 4 ornaments - 4 scrap pieces of fabric and scrap floss
Not bad for half a year!!! Now to get back to it. Happy stitching Everyone!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Ink Circles "99" Progress Update

I have been spending a lot of time on Ink Circles - "99" recently. I realized that my picture was slightly blurry but decided to post the picture anyways.

Ink Circles - "99", 36 ct. Cream linen called for DMC

I work on this one in three shelf increments so these are the middle three shelves. The hope is that I can get through them in the next few nights.

I also went to my first stitch-in sponsored by my local stitching store "Keepsakes." It was a single day and a great event. I met a lot of great women with common interests. There is a weekend event that happens in January that I hope to attend.

Happy Stitching Everyone!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Batik Quilt Top Complete!

Seems like this week has been a banner one for finishes! I have completed the Batik Bricks Quilt  top for my cousin. My intent is to take it to the long armer as soon as possible.
Batik Brick Quilt top - Completed 7/8/2015
I can't wait to call this one complete. I can also count the fabric as used as soon as I take it to the long armer.

I also decided to make a pillow or two to match the Barcelona quilt top that I made last year. Here is my start to that.
Barcelona pillow starts
Well ...It's time to determine my plan for the weekend.

Happy Stitching Everyone!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Christmas Stocking Complete!

I was asked by a close friend to make Christmas Stockings for her and her husband. Below you can see the completed stocking. I have to finish hers as well. She provided all the materials. I just need to stitch them.
Snowman Stocking - completed 7/5/2015

After I completed this stocking, I made a Christmas ornament. Since I am crazy I have an in process pic but not a finished one.

Ink Circles Christmas Ornament Pattern - Just Cross Stitch Christmas Issue preview July 2015
I used DMC floss scraps and changed the colors to be more vibrant as this is a gift for someone who loves those type of colors. I now decided to put "99" back on the Q-Snaps. I am going to concentrate on that for the next 2 weeks at least.

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Trillian Shawlette complete!

I have a finish to share of the knitting kind! I completed the Trillian Shawlette, pattern by Martina Behm, on July 4th. I still need to weave in the ends and block the whole thing but its still a finish. I have been using this as my car knitting project. I finished it in about 40 hours as that is how long I spent on it in the car.
The shawl is about 4.5 feet long and about 18 inches wide on its widest. I made it on size 6 needles and used a colorway of yarn by Interlacements. I can't remember the colorway as I misplaced the card after I wound the skien into a yarn cake.

Happy Stitching everyone!