Tuesday, June 30, 2009
We have started a new month so it is time now for a new giveaway :)
So here is my giveaway.
This is a complete kit from Lanarte.
This giveaway is only for our HAED blog members and you have to post at least once your progress in June. We will pick a winner on the 1st of July.
So if you would love to win this kit, please leave a comment on this post.
I'm wishing everybody good luck :)
Monday, June 29, 2009
I can't remember what her last wip pic was but after stitching on her last Thursday and Friday this is where she's up to now :)
Thanks for looking. Great work everyone..... it never ceases to amaze me all the beautiful wip pics on here :)
Here's my contribution.
Artwork: Linda Ravenscroft
Fabric: Sugar Maple Fabrics - French Vineyard, 28 ct. Lugana
Stitch: 1 X 1 Full cross
Start Date: Nov. 2006
One of my yearly goals this year is to finish page 11 of this darling, and I'm so close! I plan to continue on at least until it's finished.
I also need to get moving on the freebie Story Keep, I chose Moon Fantasy. I haven't even pulled the floss for her yet!
If you are interested in what's been keeping me so busy lately, and you haven't heard the 'saga', check out my blog.
Happy Stitching All!
Anyway, I do have a couple of updates. I've mainly been working on my Alisha QS for the last few weeks, not done a lot compared to some of you speedy stitchers, but I'm really happy with how she's looking and I've loving stitching with these gorgeous colours.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
I'm finally able to post my progress too this week. It has been very busy for us the latest weeks, lots of new products came into our store and we had an open house last week. But our kids have almost their big schoolvacation (still 1,5 day school). Their vacation start here on the 1st of July and this for 2 months. I hope it won't be that stressy anymore and I will be able to do a lot of creative things.
In the meantime I kept watching all of your wonderful progresses and I love them all. But I didn't have the time to comment on them. You guys are doing a wonderful job.
So here is my progress from the last 2 weeks. Yeah ! I finished my 3rd page.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend with lots of stitching fun. Keep up the good work.
Here's my progress on TT Purple Dragon. This was nearly a disaster as I subbed the metallic onb her face for DMC 3865 and it was way too light and looked awful. I started to unpick it but caught the fabric and pulled it. I was so upset as I didn't want to ruin it and have to restart. Anyway I think I've saved it but instead of unpicking I've had to stitch over the 3865 so it's a little bulky but I think it'll be OK.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
I've just looked through all the posts for this month. My goodness you are all moving along so fast. Some of you are phenominal! You can sure tell I am the slow stitcher in this group! I love to see your progress thank you so much for your sharing and encouragement.
I haven't stitched on my large piece this month at all but I did get some done on the storykeep Thursday.
(I forgot about posting, sorry.) Here is before and after. I think I got about 200 stitches and I absolutely know that every single hole left behind is filled this time. If there is another hole in there it's going to stay at this point.
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Friday, June 26, 2009
I finally have a finish to post! Introducing Butterfliles Galore Storykeep:
Started: 18 April 09
Finished: 19 June 09
Stitched on 18ct Aida with 2 strands of DMC
I also started on the Moon Fantasy SK stitch along from the HAED bulletin board. Not enough done on that one to post a picture. So here's an update on Rainbow Mermaid instead:
She's 64% finished!
Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Cheryl (in Florida)
Here was last week's update
And this is where I am nowI can't wait to see everyone's progress! This blog definitely keeps me motivated to work on this every week. :)
Thursday, June 25, 2009
It's 108 degrees in my part of Texas right this minute!! WOW!! It is HOT!! And the scorpions are begging to come in the house for water! (2 on the back porch, 1 in the house......I can't be too afraid when husband's at work!)
Hope you all have a blessed weekend and can't wait to see more stitchy pics:)
Cindy F. and Wendy
Intended to stitch a bit more on her during daytime when my DD goes to the kindergarten but she had a minor accident yesterday evening (knocked the back of her head against the marble planks at the window), so she stayed at home today. She is fine but still we want to observe her for 24 hours just to make sure. Looking forward to see more WIPs tomorrow morning. Tiring day for me today, so I am off to bed. Happy stitching to those stitchers who are still seeing the daylight :0))
Are you ready to meet her ?!... This past week, her face came to life. When I look at her, I think that my Winter Angel looks kind, and now, everytime I'm stitching, she's taking care of me...
So here is my work :
And this a focus on her face (sorry for the bad picture) :
I hope that you will enjoy looking at my work ! You all are cheering me up, as always.
I wish you all a very nice week, with smiles in the air...
With all my affection,
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
And the first one that I click on is Marjorie Sarnat, and her KleoKats. We have a whole herd of furry babies, and I love stitching them too, both the realistic and fanciful. .and some of these are now must haves. I don't know whether to be happy or frustrated! lol
And anyone who loves detailed Santas, Dragons & Merlin, is going to love Miles Pinkney. Go take a peek!
And I know that I'm going to have to stitch a N.A. piece for my hubs. .Michele Zarb is extraordinary!
Didn't I read where Diane is thought to have a machine that stitches faster? Methinks I need to either borrow it, or find one of my own! lol
I hope that everyone is staying cool, and has a beautiful evening!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Here is my update. The tower grows slowly. When I get bored all that confetti stitching, I stitch mountains.
I try to update here every week but after our SAL comes weekend - we don't use computer at weekends - it's family time - so my update will allways come some other day. Hope it's ok:-)
I've also been working on Daydreaming Fairy by Zindy Nielson for the BB Freebie SAL, and have made some progress on her:
Seeing everyone's progress is really motivating for me- thank you!
'The wizard of Oz' is doing fine, I almost finished the first top-bottum row (2,5 pages) en after that I will post a photo again. I think I must manage it this week.
Furthermore the holidays do almost begin. Yet one and a half week of school and then everything is finished. The lessons are already over for a few days, but it remains busy because a lot of other things have to be done. I'm looking forward to the holidays, at least I won't be that exhausted in the evening that I almost fall asleep while stitching...
Sorry for the blurry photo - my camera didn't seem to want to cooperate! She's stitched 1x1 in DMC and Petite Treasure Braid for the sparkles, on 32ct white jobelan. I love her eyes, they're softer in the stitching than in the picture, or the web version anyway. I love stitching Ching-Chou's pieces, they have such lovely colours and faces. The flowers are lovely too even if they are horibbly confetti-ish, that bottom one on the left is quite sparkly IRL!
I'll probably try to keep up with the Thursday SAL, but I won't be posting row finishes as often since I've swapped focus pieces for a little while, but she'll be back on the frame soon enough. I have to swap focus pieces or I burn out, especially since I'm addicted to BAPs and have been since I started stitching again as an older teen/adult. If you want to know what I'm stitching right now, keep an eye on my blog here (not my blogger account)
Thanks for looking! :)
Monday, June 22, 2009
Hope you all have a fabulous week!
It doesn't look a lot but I'm stitching this on 25 count so it's quite difficult but I am determined to carry on with this and try and make significant progress over the next few weeks.
I'm also working on QS White Cat and when I went to stitch on this recently I discovered that I had made an A3 working copy of page 1 but then folded this in half and did a further A3 copy so whereas I thought I had completed one page I've only actually done a half a page! It's a QS so I've completed 1/6th of the chart so I must make some time to do some more on this.
Well done to all of you who are managing to make great progress and posting on your stitching. It must be so satisfying when you make a finish - something I think I've have a long wait to experience :)
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Wendy and I were chatting earlier today and we were worried our members may feel pressured to post every week. We don't want anyone to feel this way. I'm going to put a survey at the very bottom of this page asking you how often you want to post or if you want to continue a Thursday SAL. (Just hit your END tab on your keyboard and you'll get to the bottom quicker:) This is your blog, so we hope you'll participate.
Please don't be afraid to post suggestions or email Wendy or myself with questions.
Babs had suggested we have the Archives listed on the sidebar, which is a great idea. Anything else you'd like to see, not see?
Hope you're all having a great week! We look forward to hearing from you:)
Cindy F. and Wendy
I'll be stitching the top 300 stitches across the entire piece so I don't burn myself out on light blue. Not to mention that I can't wait to see the gammit of color across the top of the piece. In case you're interested, here is what the entire piece looks like.
I finally got the fabric I ordered for my new start - "Fragile" and I am anxiously off to start it!
She is an experiment in combining tenting with X-stitches and is done 1 over 1 on 32 ct Lugana (Burnt Papyrus - SMF) I started her in Feb. of 2006 and completed here May 2009. This was one of my swips... most of her was done in 2008 when she became a focus piece. She is now framed and hanging up on the wall.
And I have a weird problem. No matter from what angle I look at it. I do see a line between page one and two. Asked my husband, and he does see that too. I never had that before. Does anyone know how to get rid of that line?
I don't really want to work over 2 pages :(
Saturday, June 20, 2009
First there are some wips where I have completed the first page : Heart of the world : & also Claire's wings.
Next up are 2 new starts : Home is where the Cat is (R Sanderson) tented 2 over 1 on 28 ct grey lugana
and Melita (S Fenech) tented 1 over 1 on 32 ct Lugana - Majestic from SMF
I decided to restart my Presence of Gaia on 18 ct. Aida. I love this design so much and I just have to stitch it. But to keep on stitching on evenweave would keep me stitching another 20 years. So I hope working on Aida will be easier for me. I haven't stitched that much yet, so it is the right time to restart. I will be in Berlin next week on business, so I probably won't be able to start until the beginning of July.
Ladies, I do love your works and your progress pictures are awesome. I sure hope that I will be able to show some real progress after the restart.
Have a great stitching weekend
Friday, June 19, 2009
This blog is so inspiring and I just love seeing all of the projects that you are working on. I don't comment very often on other posts but I do read all of them. Keep up the great work everyone.