Monday, December 31, 2012

Cheryl's Update : Sistine Chapel

Unicorn Dream - Week 149, Dreams of Gaudí - Week 143

Three more pages! That's all that's left from the Unicorn, because I've finished the page right on schedule! :)

And I've also finished the branches and the leaves in Gaudí, at last I'm gonna start the new year with the lights! :)

Happy New Year, everyone!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Teddy Bear Tree Stocking

Hi Everyone

Well completed my first stocking and started my second one. I am currently working on the Teddybear Tree stocking. This is my first time using metallic thread, but it looks nice with the colors used.

I have completed half of page one.

Escher, Three Worlds Framed

Finally back. The list was not in stock, so it was only just in time. Ivan's birthday is tomorrow. Sanne has a spot on the wall in mind. He's pretty big. 55 x 75 cm. I'll see if I can make a photo with Ivan and the Escher. A new project of mine is from Yerka and Pinkney. Ill show it soon.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

My First HEAD

Hello I'm Elif MUCUK. I'm 28 year old form Turkey. blog and the adventure of stitching HEAD charts.  I feel so lucky because I've discover HEAD and this blog.

 I've choosen three charts and I've started  two of them. QS Fairy with Butterfly Mask and The Train of Dreams. Here is some picture of them.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Saturday, December 15, 2012

New Buddy Saying Hi

Hello, Fellow Stitchers!
My name is AmandaMichelle, I'm 23 years old and from Canada. I'm new to this blog, but not so new to this wonderful site or to cross-stitching. I was taught by my stepmother when I was about 10 years old, and have loved it ever since.
Currently, I'm working on Jim Warren's "Night Moves". I'm on the last mini-page of column 1. The next column should show the first horse!
Anyway, I'm so excited to be on here with all of you amazingly talented people. I love to see everyone's updates, it's very inspiring. Thanks for having me!


Monday, December 10, 2012

my 2 main projects

Wild Rose Prindle pg 2 completed December 9th   22ct  2x1 full crosses
Snow Princess Sanderson pg1 completed November 26th   28 ct 2 x 1 tent
best wishes


Sunday, December 9, 2012

Unicorn Dream - Week 146, Dreams of Gaudí - Week 140

The Unicorn's background grows nicely, hopefully at this pace I can finish this page before this year ends :))

And I'm making some progress with Gaudí's confetti as well, pretty soon I'm gonna get to the lights! :))

Saturday, December 8, 2012


My last haed work finished!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Re: WIP Bubble (Selina Fenech) by Doris

WIP Bubble, Selina Fenech by Doris
Pag. 7 finish! now i go for pag.8.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Avarice pages 13, 14 and 15 complete


I left it a little while this time between updates as these last pages have stitched up really quickly. Lots of block stitching.

Anyway, these pages go more than halfway across the piece, the last of the next 3 pages being only 12 stitches wide.

I loved watching her hand come out in the stitching. I seem unable to put this piece in rotation as I am really enjoying every stitch, Bodes well for the other 6 'Sins'!

Stitched on 25ct Lugana one over one full crosses

Friday, November 30, 2012

Lots of Progress! (and the Inspector General Approves)

I'm please to show more progress than usual this time.  And Miss Pollyrose had to get in the pic again...nosy little thing that she is.

Project is Touching the Hem of God and it's 1 full cross over 1 on 25 ct Lugana.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

WIP Bubble (Selina Fenech) bya Doris

WIP Bubble, Selina Fenech by Doris
I finally got to page 7, I advance step by step.

Monday, November 26, 2012

HAED's Princess Izzy and Mini Lucia Updates by Gizzimomo

Hi Everyone,

I've got lots to report since my last post as I have finished Page 9 (out of 36) of Princess Izzy by Hannah Lynn AND Page 4 (out of 8) of Mini Lucia by Myka Jelina!

First up is Princess Izzy.....

Princess Izzy - After 9 Pages
.... so that's the middle block of 9 pages finished but still a very long way left to go! 

Next up is Mini Lucia....

Mini Lucia - After 4 Pages
Mini Lucia is a little minx as she is stuffed full of confetti but the effect is truly beautiful!

See you soon,

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Three Worlds Finished

After a year of much stitching it's done. Three Worlds, for my son. He has a pond with Koi carp. And I found this design fit well for him. In December last year I started it. In the summer months a small break. With little variation in color I found it at the end heavy. Next week I go to the framer to look for a nice frame. Ivan's birthday is on the last day of the year. I hope he has a lot of fun to look at it.
I stitched it on 18 ct aida. I start a new project when I feel up to it. I think a stocking.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Princess Izzy as of 9th November 2012 by Gizzimomo

Hi Everyone,

I have some progress for you on my Princess Izzy by Hannah Lynn. I've now finished 8 pages and she's (literally) sitting very pretty!

Princess Izzy - After 8 Pages
I'm going to keep with her and do Page 9 to finish this block off. There's still an awful long way to go but I now have her on my brand new Millennium frame so hopefully the better tension will allow even better and quicker stitching.

See you all soon

QS Holly Angel - JBG

QS Holly Angel is stitched on 18 count aida 2 over 1 full cross stitch.
Pages 1 and 3 are complete.Just need to finish stitching her hair on page 2 and then the top row will be finished.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Faery Tales & Princess Izzy

Hi All, Here are how my two are looking after another month.
Faery Tales on 18ct aida(5 pages to go)
Princess Izzy on 20ct aida


Just completed my first HAED stocking today. Took four months to do. Can't wait toput the backing on and hang it up this year.

Sadness of Gaia - Josephine Wall

I am doing this design on 14 count aida and the final size will 33 x 44 inches.

6474 /272250 = 2.38% Completed.

You can follow my progress at:


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Creativity finished!

Long time no see, but I'm back.
Here's QS Creativity by Lisa Victoria :
(Sorry she's sideways, can't fix it.)
She is stitched on 25 count evenweave, 1 over 1.
She was a pleasure to stitch!

I also started a new one, Mini Berry Branches by Hannah Lynn:
Stitched on 18 count white aida, 2 over 1

Monday, October 29, 2012

This haed is for my best friend! are pregnant and a child so I decided it was an ideal gift
Long time no cogia this design, I show you a preview here

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Avarice pages 11 and 12 completed


I finished both pages seeing as page 12 was only 12 stitches wide, it seemed pointless updating then having to do another a day later lol

After losing my stitchy bug for a while it came back with a vengeance and I have averaged around 700 stitches a day inbetween doing some house decorating and DIY this past month.

So the second row is now complete. The third row is confetti heavy on the first and last page but plenty of block stitching in the middle as I start her skirt.

Stitched one over one on 25ct fabric. Apologies not a great pic, bad light and a camera phone make for dreadful conditions.

My blog:

Monday, October 22, 2012

Completed QS Daughter of the Deep.

Finally completed her today - started on 27th August 2012. 

I love the colours and design :)

Update on Felicia by Hannah Disney

I'm done with page 3 on Felicia.  These colors are really fun to stitch--though I'm never quite sure how they will turn out.  This is stitched on 18 ct. Afghan fabric, 2 over 1.   I hope everyone is having a great Fall season!

last pages of Three Worlds

Finally an update. It is a battle with time. I have another 37 days, and then he must be ready. December 1, he must at the framer. Ivan's birthday is 31 December, but the framer is always the last two weeks of December closed.
Crosses another 20,000, which is an average count of 540 stitches per day. This should normally be fine. But you do have some of those days.
If it works, I go a little further with the Christmas stocking. I make it no hurry though.
Our grandson is great. He grows nice and gives his parents awake nights. If you're only four weeks old, you should though.

Treasure Quest. Karmen

I'm ready to start page 13 of 36...

Friday, October 19, 2012

Life Force

Finally finished page 2 of Life Force! Only 34 more pages to go!!

"Romantic Fool"

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

QS Daughter of the Deep - Update 16.10.2012

I have nearly finished her 25215/28875 stitches completed.

I am loving the detail and cant wait to finish her and get her framed on the wall. <3

Monday, October 15, 2012

Faery 2

Just finished page 3 of Faery 2 by Nadia Strelkina.  It is stitched on 20 count evenweave, 2 over 1.  I enjoyed stitching the castle but with this design I get good variety-- so looking forward to working on the peacock.  Hoping for another page finish soon!

Friday, October 12, 2012

The Field of Blue Slowly Grows

Design:  Touching the Hem of God
Stitched full cross, one over one on 25 ct lugana

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Catch up!

Soooooo sorry!  I haven't been on here in absolutely ages!  Not helped by a total stitchy-nothingness for about 4 months this year :( Anyway here are my most recent wips!

First of all, a new start (oopsie!) Starlight by Linda Ravenscroft.  Stitched one over one, full crosses on 28ct jobelan.  Lovely, but so many shades of blue and gray!!

Second, any my main project at the moment, A Princess is Born - Hannah Lynn.  Again, one over one, full crosses 28ct jobelan.  This is after page 3 was completed, I am now almost halfway through page 4.  Just page 5 and a column 12 stitches wide on page 6 and that will be the top row done!!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

HAED's Mini Transcendence as of 10th October 2012 (Two Pages Done) by Gizzimomo

Hi Everyone,

Here's an update on my latest start which I haven't shown here yet!

It's Mini Transcendence by Adele Sessler and I'm stitching it 1 over 1 in full crosses on hand dyed 'Emerald Sky' 25 count lugana by Sparklies.

So far I have stitched two pages (to find the top of the design) and have started the third tiny partial page. I started in the middle so page 1 is actually page 5. Faeren's face is little indistinct but it's so tiny you can understand why, other than that the detail is really good on this one!

Total Progress After 2 Pages
I hope you all like him as much as I do!