Monday, August 30, 2010

Joke's Foregone and Call of the Raven

It's been quite a while, so I have an update to show. I'm reaching the hair of the lady of Foregone. So stitching on it is becoming more and more fun. Call of the Raven is still growing on a monthly basis. And Astrid, do you see the difference? I'm rolling my work now instead of folding ;)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Finished Page 5

I just put the last stitches in page 5 of Contemplating the System. I really wanted to finish this page before the end o f the month. So I'm really happy that I could do that today.

Here is where I started this month.

Here is where I finished today.

Next month I go back to Fantasies of the Seas. Hope I can get as much done on it as I did with this one.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, August 27, 2010

A Finish!!!!

Quick Stitch White Cat

I haven't done any stitching at all for about four months but recently picked this piece up again as I wanted to finish it by October. It literally took me under three weeks to totally finish it and I put in my final stitch on 9 August.

Here is my last progress pic

and here is my finish.

Stitched on 28 count white evenweave Jobelan
Started 9 April 2009
Finished 9 August 2010

The picture doesn't do it justice, it really is beautiful even though I say it myself lol. I started this piece in remembrance of my white cat Lily who went missing - it is just so like her. I never thought it would look as lovely as it does and can't wait to have it framed and put on display. It is one of those pictures that follows you around the room and I am so pleased I have finally finished it as it has taken me far to long to complete.

This has also given me my stitching mojo back and the very next day I ordered QS Red Witch by Linda Ravenscroft and started stitching straight away. I first saw the full version of this piece on this blog and I liked it more each time I saw it.

Here is how it will look

I am stitching this on Polstitches hand-dyed Pearl 28 count Jobelen 2 over 2. Here is my progress so far.


Thursday, August 26, 2010

carley cat


so far was I in juli

and this in august, about 2500 stitches and I'm glad with my progress... I still like stitching this one very much!

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Wrath - August 23, 2010

I finally finished page 10 of Wrath. I have not stitched at all since my OH's accident nearly 4 months ago. For those that don't know, my OH was in a car accident and suffered a severe brain injury. He is still in the hospital and has made slow improvements. The prognosis has never been good but he is still improving more than the doctors thought so I hope he continues down that path. I recently just picked up my stitching again last week. It's helped to get my mind off of what has happened. Here's page 10, I didn't get a pic of the whole thing because I took it with my iphone and didn't realize I had it upside down until much pic of the whole thing will be coming after I finish the next page.

Wrath - August 2010


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Mad Tea Party by Romantic Fool "Mel"

This piece is my travel piece.  I work on it mostly when I go away on trips so that is why so little has been done but I was able to work on it for 2 hours on my mini-vacation this weekend.

This is the upper right hand corner of the pattern.

Cheryl's update: The Waiting (Schim Schimmel)

Another page finished!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Faery Tales and Bubbles

It has been such a long time since I have posted to this blog, sorry. I am also sorry for the horrible photos. Faery Tales is getting so big, as I have stitched all over the place, I am having trouble laying it flat to take the wip pictures.

Here is a close up of Bubbles, I did take a picture of the whole lot, but it was so blurry that I decided not to show it.
You are all doing some amazing stitching and I enjoy keeping up with all of the wips on this blog.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Joanne - Wizard of Oz

I've done more of page 1 (when will I ever get to the end of it?) but have decided to leave this alone for a few weeks as I've decided to carry on stitching a project I started on 6/6/99 and 11 years is a long time so I really need to finish it.  Pics and more info on my blog so here's the Wizard for now.

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Hi everyone,
I have been MIA, a lot has been going on here and I couldn't find the time for updates.
I finished From the Ashes from SPML and the 2010 SK HAED SAL Dark Mermaid.
I also have been stitching on QS Venus Dryad by Annie Rodrigue again while on vacation. I love the richness of those greens.
I am happy with my finish and I want to finish three more HAED's before I start a new one. The next one is going to be QS Bliss form Hannah Lynn.
I have been looking at all your stitching. It is looking amazing and very inspiring. What a great artwork!
Happy stitching, Lonneke

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Here's an update of MOTD,I can't seem to find my Faery Tales or Sunny scans. I'll try to dig thru my computers later today.
I had my gall bladder taken out in an emergency surgery 2 weeks ago and I've spent a good deal of time dopey but I did manage to get a bit done on Faery Tales. I'm trying to work on Sunny this week but it's been a long week already and I find myself being so tired:( I haven't taken any pain medication in days yet still so tired:(
Everyones updates look so great!:) We do some amazing stitching here:)
Happy stitching ladies!

From My Buddy, Valerie J.

Hello my friends!

Here is the photo of my 7th finished page. I started this embroidery 8 months ago and I am only embroidering this one. So I still have about 17 months to complete it. But I like it so much!

Congratulations on all your patterns, I love them!



Monday, August 9, 2010

Cheryl's update: The Waiting (Schim Schimmel)

I have nearly completed the next row of pages, I just have a bit of lightning confetti to do.



Call of the Raven and Foregone - Joke

It's quite some time ago that I posted an update on my work. I have been busy stitching on Foregone. It is a beautiful design, but until now rather boring! I am stitching brown, brown, dark brown, even darker brown and black. And I love bright colours LOL So how do I survive this? Yes, like all other stitchers do. Just follow my needle and from time to time stitch something else, like Call of the Raven. As you can see I don't like ironing LOL


Train of dreams - Sjoukje

After yet another week of stitching I have a beginning of the locomotive! It's a lot of red and blue, my favorite colours, I really like the brightness. On the right you can see the head of the dragon who is riding the train.
I have stitched 3 pages so far, still enjoying it!

Sunday, August 8, 2010



here is my update for my 'gothic rose'. I've stitched about 1600 stitches last month..


and 'carley cat'


Train of dreams

Like Sjoukje I am working at the Train again. The Medusa is so boring. And the Train isnt. So much confettie, I like it again. The colors and the items on the shelf. Or is it a desk or a floor. who knows ???

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Elfland Update

Well I am still trucking along on Elfland. It's hard to motivate myself when I have Rose waiting. But I am commited to only stitching Rose on SAL weekends. that way I actually work on my other projects too!
Here is the start of the second page. I gridded (for the first time ever) so that I could start in the bottom corner of the page as that is my preference. (I know it's backwards but that is how I like to stitch).
Sorry the pic is a bit dark. I was having flash issues.
Mel from Epic Stitching.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Marie's Update: Lavender Moon

Marie S. is my new buddy and I will post on her behalf from now on. This is her message:

Thanks so much Joke for excepting me as your buddy! Louanne thanks for excepting me : ) I have a lot of Haed patterns and I am going to start with Lavender Moon chart HAEJG 245. I have attached a picture of it so you can see what it looks like.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Train of dreams update

I stitched on Train of dreams quite a lot of time again, but I made little progress, I think. I have less time for stitching when I'm at home than during our holiday. There's a lot to do around here. You can see the smoke already, but the locomotive isn't there yet. Maybe next week?