Saturday, April 30, 2011

gothic rose update


here I am with my update from this month


april, she's finally has a face...


Friday, April 29, 2011

New Start

Here is my new starts Faces of Faery 74 - JBG stitched on 20 count white aida 2 over 1 full cross stitch.I started her on the 21/04/2011

Darcy and Holly

I haven`t posted for awhile has I have been busy stitching a none HAED which was completed last week and I am now back stitching my HAED's which I am enjoying.

Darcy QS - Hannah Lynn which I started on 25/12/2011.Stitched on 18 count aida full cross stitch. Holly Angel QS - JBG update I haven`t worked on her since the beginning of the year but as you can see I have completed page 1 and I am now working on page 2 and a bit of page 3

Thursday, April 28, 2011

"Envy" Pgs 14,15 and "Lust"

Hi everyone,

Wow there are some fantastic work out there! Everyones pieces are looking great!

Here is a update on "Envy" and "Lust" I've been off on Holiday this week, and the weather has been bad......So I have had lots of time for stitching.......First I wanted to get Pgs 14 and 15 finished on "Envy"

Pgs 14,15 "Envy"
I moved over to the other side so I could do some Dress and Background! The 3 pages in the Middle are just dress so I wanted a break from that.

Here is how she is looking overall......

Overall "Envy"
I also gave her a quick steam with the Iron, Just to freshened it up and to take out the hoop marks! The ruffle at the bottom is done and looks great IMHO!

When I last worked on "Lust" I stopped midpage.......So I wanted to get that done as well......

"Lust" page 7 Midpage

And here is the page done!

"Lust" Page 7
I'm excited about the next page as It has Some Arm. Overall I'm happy with how they are both going.

Both are Stitched on 18 count Aida, DMC threads 2 over 1

Happy Stitching All!

Helen - Fall Fairy

This is the end of my first month of stitching Ruth Sanderson's Fall Fairy. I am stitching on 20 count aida. The colours are coming out great and I love watching it progress, there are only some leaves at the moment but I am just about to start the first small fairy.

The First Rose, Christensen.

Wow, the month of April was so beautiful that I only did1.5 pages of The First Rose. We did a lot of motorcycling. Looked at the Tulips in the west and sat on a terrace in Maastricht in the South. And been underground in Maastricht caves. Luckily I had my motorcycle jacket on. We had no cold. In June I will go further again with The Rose. Then comes out the front of the dress. The day after tomorrow is Queensday. And on May 1st I'll continue with the Medusa. Situated on the weather, of how many I do in May.
Everybody has great projects on there hands. !!

The only way

Dear friends,

One morning, I opened my eyes and I listened attentively. I discerned little sobs and murmurs.

Then I got out of my bed and I followed these whispers. They guided me up to my stitching room... It was my Sleeping Beauty...

I must confess that I don’t feel well in my life since a too long time now. I had very bad troubles, and very hard moments without the necessary strength to overcome them.

That’s why I abandoned my WIP’s, my journeys...

So while I was standing in my stitching room, powerless and depressed, my Sleeping Beauty spoke to me. She said : “I need to live, and I need you for this. If you help me, I can help you too.”

“How ?” did I ask to her.

“Take your needle, did she answer. Forget everything else, and take the path of your passion again. Take the path of your life again.”

And that’s how I finished the page 3, not without difficulty, but she was right. She helped me.

Today, it is with a great and enormous pleasure that I’m sharing this with you all.

I hope that you will like the pictures. It is stitched on 28 count, with two strands of threads.

Stitching... Sometimes a lifebuoy, sometimes an outlet ... But always a precious journey.

I wish you all, my friends, a happy stitching...


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sk fragile & SK logan update. (Buddy Janet)

I rewarded myself with another new start when I got to the half way point of SK Fragile >g<  My new one is SK Logan.
I haven't done the metallic thread yet on this one.  As I need to see what looks best on 18 ct. and open to suggestions.
Both projects are on 18 ct 2 x 1 full cross.  And yes I have several HAED calling to me that I dare not kit up or I will be
starting them before I get back to my first one QS Dragon Soul !
best wishes

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wizard of Oz - Joanne

I've been quite busy with this over the past few days and can't put this down at the moment and have managed about 1,800 stitches since I finished the first chart page. The detail is amazing and you can just see the Munchkin's hat appearing in front of the door. Back to work tomorrow so stitching will have to wait for a few days but I'm only in work for 2 days this week and then have another 4 days off so another update soon.

Cheryl's update: The Lights of Home 2 (Schim Schimmel)

I have completed yet another page! It took me 6 days again. It took me about 9 days to complete a page on 'The Waiting' so I am much faster at the moment.

I would like to thank everyone for all their lovely comments. I do read them all and I do love getting them. It motivates me to keep going! So thank you!



Monday, April 25, 2011

Eldar and Masquerade SK

"Storykeep Masquerade" by CC Kuik
2010 Freebie SAL project
28ct Lavender Lugana
Using full cross stitch with 1 thread over 1

"Eldar" by Randal Spangler
Stitched on 28ct Cream Lugana
Using full cross stitch with 1 thread over 1

Until next time, happy stitching

SK Sunny Page 1 Complete

I haven't posted an update in a little while! I finished page 1 of SK Sunny last night and I am making a start on page 2 today. I've decided not to start Solstice and Equinox until I have completed page 2 of Sunny as I am determined to finish her. Here she is to date =)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Unicorn Dream - Week 74, Dreams of Gaudí - Week 69

Even a forced rest after a short hospital stay is good for something... for example I can spend my whole day stitching :) I think it's pretty visible on my wips. There's not much left to be done from the 7th page of the Unicorn, by next week it'll be complete!

And Gaudí's sky just kept growing.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

A Finish! SK "Butterflies Galore"

I finally have a Finish to show you all!

Now I'm known to be a little crazy in my stitching, as in I do crazy things with Time frames! So It was one of the ladies at works birthdays on the 20th, I was deciding what to do as a gift, She really likes Butterflies, and We had picked out a QS "Butterfly Keeper" However I had not made a start. So when she brought It up I said I hadn't started and she sounded a little disappointed! We cant have that now! So I brought SK "Butterflies Galore" on the 4th of April! Which left me 16 Days to Complete!

Finished Product! SK "Butterflies Galore"

Day 6
Day 11
Day 13
Day 14! Finished washed Ironed!
When I finished there was the Overwhelming sense of Achievement! I was also very tired! I had to do at least 1000 stitches a night to get it done on time, so it was 2 weeks of late nights but so so worth it!

Some stats!

12,500 Stitches
90 colours
2 weeks to stitch
18 count 2 of 1

Happy Stitching all! Sorry its a long post!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Cheryl's update: The Lights of Home 2 (Schim Schimmel)

I have completed another page! More of the cloud is done...



Wizard of Oz - Joanne

Last week we had a total internet failure for 3 days so I had the perfect reason to get stitching and I finally managed to finish page 1 of my chart yesterday. I was enjoying stitching so carried on with another page. I think I'm starting to like this project again especially as there doesn't seem to be many confetti stitches on this page just lots of blocks of colour.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

QS Terra and SK Sunny Updates for Vani

Here's some new updates from my buddy Vani!


Hi everyone!  I would like to share with you my 1st page finish on QS Terra Fairy Sprite!

Now I have been working on my SK Sunny, some very bright colors, makes for some interesting stitching!

Until the next Stitch!


Monday, April 18, 2011


There is a lot of time since my last update, but I was too busy to stitch and my work was growing very slow. I’ve got to finish the wings and the next step will be the dress. I would like to show you very soon.

Qs Corrinne (laura118)

With 2 pages of black left to do, I caved in and started adding some colour to her face. I decided to join the detail/confetti sal on the BB.
Well I hope you all like my work from yesterday.
Stitched on 18ct 2x1 full crosses.
Take care Laura
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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Faces of Faery 150 JBG - stitched by Jo

It's been a while since I posted any wips so, although I haven't quite finished a page, I thought I would show you my new start. It's the gorgeous JBG released for the Japan fundraiser. She is stitching up beautifully and as usual, the eye is amazing!

I am stitching her on my usual 28ct jobelan - this time in bone, 1 over 1 and full crosses. I started her on 26 March and have named her "Usagi" which (if Google is correct!) is Japanese for rabbit.

Since this photo was taken I have finished another column so I hope to have a page finish soon!

Happy stitching everyone :-D

TT A Pale Comparison as of 17th April 2011 by Gizzimomo

Hi Everyone,

Here's my progress on TT A Pale Comparison after a tricky page where I had to frog her forehead as the colour was totally wrong! I got there in the end though and  here she is with just one page to go until she's finished!!

Close Up as of 17th April 2011

Progress so far as of 17th April 2011

 I'm going back to Fairy Melody until I go into hospital on May 3rd and am hoping to get a couple of pages done! Also trying desperately to persuade DH to let me get four charts in the HAED sale (A Portrait of Ophelia (JBG), QS See A Butterfly (Kuik), QS Waiting (Kuik) and QS Getting Wild (Kuik) but he's not having it at the moment, got until the end of the day so fingers and toes crossed LOL!!!!

See you all soon,
Thea xxxx

Friday, April 15, 2011

Shauna's Train of Dreams

This is my latest progress. I just finished another set of pages late last night. I've only got one full page and a partial page left. I can't wait to put that last stitch in and then get it ready to be sent off to the framer. I've decided to pay the money for Jill Rensel to do it since it's for my son and I want the framing to be extra special. Thanks for looking and happy stitching.

Buddy Jacob - Dragon Lady Update

Hello! I havent sent in an update in a while. I took a week off to play some playstation and then I got in some replacement thread for a kit I was working on for my wife. I also got some more black in, and finished all of page 1! Nearly done with page 2 also, although there are a few squares in the face I cannot finish until I get two more colors I forgot to order when I ordered the rest.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Janet buddy, new start SK fragile

I caved in and started another HAED....I have no will power...lols...
Major confetti stitching with 60 colors ~ good thing I like pink & he's cute !
SK Fragile  Started April 8th, 2011
18 ct 2 x 1 full crosses
best wishes
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Céline's update : Impetuous Arrival

Hi everybody !

With the arrival of spring, I wanted to change colors. So I abandoned the first line to return to the beginning of the sencond line (page 10). I look forward to the faces emerge !!!

So, here is my update of "Impetuous Arrival" by Drazenka Kimpel :

So, seven pages are done, 8th is started (page 11).

Stay tuned for more !!!

Magali's update : Green Dragonling

Hello !
Here is my update on "Green Dragonling" by Jasmine Becket Griffith.
I've finished my first page (page 15) and I'm curently working on page 14. I started with the black on this new page. There are some confetti stitches to come to finish the eye and start the ear. I really love her eye, so expressive !!
I stitch on 25ct evenweave. I've made 6470 stitches so far.


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Cheryl's update: The Lights of Home 2 (Schim Schimmel)

I had a go at using linen a couple of days ago. A lady gave me a cross stitch kit that uses linen and I love it! In fact I briefly considered restarting The Lights of Home on linen but I have done too much to do that. But after this I will be using linen from now on for sure!



Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sunflower bee by my buddy Mrs Macaw

To prevent any confusion my buddy Ewa has asked me to change her name to mrs. Macaw.

In each stage of my cancer treatment, I have started a new embroidery. I started up this one when I would have my last breast reconstruction operation but the plastic surgeon was home in bed with the flue so I just had to go home again.:( But on Thursday 14th it will be done, so please keep your fingers crossed!
I stitch on 25 ct, 1 over 1, with one strand of DMC 25.

Friday, April 8, 2011

XMas (Kuck) and QS Rapture (Potts)

I've made some progress on Xmas- finally the little girl's face is nearly finished. I'm really enjoying stitching this piece- watching the details emerge.

And just a little progress on QS Rapture.

QS Terra Update for Vani

For my buddy Vani!!!


Hi!  After a small stitching break (went on vacation) I picked up my stitching again.  I started with my QS Terrra Fairy Sprite.  I am still on the first page but hopefully in the near future hope to see a page finish!  Here she is...

Happy Stitching!



Thursday, April 7, 2011

Anojaa buddy BlueBird UPDATE***

Hi everyone!
I've made it and I still can't believe it. I've finished the first page of the Blue Bird. I'm really proud of her. Here she is: (stitched one over one on 28 count jobelan)
Happy stitching!
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