Sunday, June 29, 2014

Just Nan SAL for June

I didn't start stitching this month's JN piece until the 25th, because I had a couple of other pieces that I wanted to finish (Gigi and part one of Halloween Town are done, and will be posted later this week). I thought about stitching one of Nan's WhimZi designs, because they are small enough that I could have stitched AND finished it in time for this post, but ultimately decided to stitch Miss Kitty's Pin Cube. This is a fairly new chart, and I just really like it; it has pretty colors, and is finished into a cute little pin cube.

I was able to get all of the stitching done, except for a series of backstitched border lines that will be used in assembling the cube:

I'll be stitching the border lines tomorrow, but might wait to start the actual finishing; it will just depend on how adventurous I'm feeling!

For more entries in the JN SAL, check back here in a couple of days, and hopefully more links will be available.

Hope everyone has a great stitchy week!

Friday, June 20, 2014

I just love Halloween stitching!

I was hoping that I would be done with Gigi by now, but I ended up not doing very much stitching this week. There was even one day where I didn't stitch at all, and that is a true rarity for me! However, she is still progressing:

Yesterday, though, I got distracted by the first part of a 4-part mystery design by a company I hadn't heard of before, called The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery, which I discovered through a post on Facebook. The design is called The Mysterious Halloween Town Club, and the first part can be seen here. I started stitching it yesterday on a piece of PTP Haunted Edinburgh, using a bunch of different over-dyed flosses from my stash:

Isn't it cute? I'm really looking forward to seeing the remaining three parts! I should be able to finish up part 1 this weekend, then I need to get back to Gigi, and Frosty Forest part 8 will probably be showing up any day now...I just want to stitch everything!

Hope everyone has a great stitchy weekend!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Gigi's taking shape

I am really enjoying working on Nora Corbett's Gigi, and she is turning out to be a pretty quick stitch. This morning I did the beading on the top part of the chart, and then extended my Q-snaps to fit the rest of the design:

The fabric is a Silkweaver solo on opal Belfast, and I think it's a nice witchy, but still pretty, background for her. I'm hoping to have her done within a week or so.

I want to say thank you to all of you who have left comments; I had 11 on my last post alone! While I started this blog as a way for me to keep track of my projects and actually see progress, it is so much fun to share with other stitchers from all over the world. :)

Hope everyone has a great stitchy weekend!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Frosty Forest update

I have now completed seven parts of CCN's Frosty Forest, with two parts still to be released. Part seven was the last of the four house blocks, called Snowgirl's Cottage:

I'm glad there are only two parts left, as I find myself ready to be done with this design. ;) Here is the entire piece so far:

I also completed part three of the By The Bay Needlearts mystery SAL, which looks like this:

It is now ready for the embellishing, which Donna posted a few days ago on her blog. She embellished the heck out of it!! I'm currently working up the courage to try some of her suggestions--might be a while!

Meanwhile, I finally got the charts for Nora Corbett's new Bewitching Pixies, Gigi and Luna, and I had a fun day stash diving in my fabric bins to find the perfect witchy fabrics for them; I think I found a couple of winners. :) Gigi's is a Silkweaver solo on opal Belfast:

Luna's is Silkweaver's Odyssey on Belfast:

I've already started Gigi; she has a black cat with her, so she had to be first as I love black cats! I'm hoping she'll be a pretty quick stitch, so I'll have a lot to show in my next post.

Hope everyone has a great stitchy weekend!