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Monday, 31 October 2016

October 2016 Stitching

These are the projects I've been working on over the past month.

In This House - Love Thy Thread (No longer available) - stitched on 22 count Oslo in Nebula from Crafty Kitten with DMC Variations 4025 - 3 over 1 tent stitch.

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After

Spring Mandala from Ink Circles - no before picture as this was a new start.  Stitched on 20 count nougat aida with DMC conversion - 2 over 1 full crosses.


Tango Owlet - Mill Hill - finished on 02.10.16


Things Unseen - Lizzie Kate.  Stitched on 28 count Jazlyn in Just Peachy from Crafty Kitten with charted threads.

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After

Nautical Year from Sand, Sea and Cross Stitch.  Stitched on 18 count cream aida using a mixture of DMC and threads from my stash.

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After


The Towpath from Gecko Rouge - stitched on 18 count aida with kitted threads.

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After

12 Days of Christmas from Satsuma Street - another new start.  Stitched on 32 count Murano in Ivory.  Border stitched with Dinky Dyes Silk in Shiraz.


Spirit of Christmas - Lavender and Lace - stitched on 20 count aida in nougat with DMC 2 over 1 full crosses.

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After

August from Cricket Collection - stitched on 28 count Brittney in a custom dye from Jodyri Designs with charted threads.

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After

So that's all the stitching from October.  I'm really pleased with the progress and variety.  Also I think I will blog this way from now on summarising the month unless I have a finish when I may do a stand alone post.

Keep stitching and smiling


Monday, 26 September 2016

Catching Up - 26.09.16

The first thing I need to tell you all about is that I have had to give up working on the KLT Frog SAL.  Unfortunately my stitching time has become more limited than I would like and I couldn't guarantee that I would be able to keep up with the schedule for getting the frogs stitched.  It's not something that I gave up lightly as I don't like to let people down when I have made a commitment but unfortunately due to health and work issues something had to give.  The project has been passed on to another model stitcher so I am sure you will still be able to see update pictures in the KLT Charting group.

I've been working on a few different projects over the past weeks and months that I haven't posted about here, so I thought I would do a quick round up with before and after pictures.

I'll start with the new projects I've started which obviously won't have before pictures.

Tango Owlet by Mill Hill - stitched on the perforated paper in the kit


Harry Potter Pillow Sampler by Clouds Factory - stitched on a 32 count Pearl Grey Murano


The next ones were WIPs I continued to work on.

Nautical Year from the book Sand, Sea and Cross Stitch - stitched on 18 count cream aida.  I have substituted some of the charted threads with hand dyed cottons and silks from my stash.
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After


Pumpkin Passport from Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery - stitched on 28 count Opal Jazlyn in Nimbus from Chromatic Alchemy
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After

Angel of Love by Lavender and Lace - stitched on a custom dyed piece of 28 count Brittney from Jodyri Designs.
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After

Sleeping Beauty's Castle from Chatelaine - stitched on 28 count Jazlyn March 2012 Ltd Ed from Crafty Kitten.
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After


Keep stitching and smiling


Thursday, 15 September 2016

Mystery Frog SAL - Frog 6 - KLT Charting - FINISH 29 of 2016

I was again lucky enough to be asked to model stitch the Frog mystery SAL for KLT Charting.  Being asked to model stitch means I also get to see the whole chart before the participants and I have to stitch each section before it is released to the participants.

I have permission to release my pictures of each part of the design as they are released to the participants of the SAL.

If you would like to join in with this SAL you can do so here.

I am stitching this on 18 count January's Boy dyed by KLT Charting.

Frog number 6 is filled in with Peacock Feathers from Jodyri Designs.  As with the Owl SAL I did earlier in the year I am counting each of these frogs as a finish so this is finish number 29 of 2016.



And here's the whole frog family so far.


Keep stitching and smiling


Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Halloween Mystery SAL - Jodyri Designs - Part 4 - FINISH 28 of 2016

I was again lucky enough to be asked to model stitch the Halloween mystery SAL for Jodyri Designs.  Being asked to model stitch means I also get to see the whole chart before the participants and I have to stitch each section before it is released to the participants.

I have permission to release my pictures of each part of the design as they are released to the participants of the SAL.

I am stitching my design on 28 count Brittney in Toxic Potion with the letters stitched in Witches Brew and the motifs in Nevermore.  The fabric and threads are all available from Jodyri Designs.  I backstitched down one side of all the letters with Nevermore to help them stand out against the fabric.

Here is part 4 of the SAL:-


Keep stitching and smiling


Monday, 12 September 2016

Six Fat Men - Lizzie Kate - FINISH 27 of 2016 - 11.09.16

So way back when in October 2011 I started this project from Lizzie Kate.  I stitched it on 14 count opalescent aida in Dragon's Eye from Crafty Kitten and I stitched it with the DMC conversion.

I've no idea why it took me a further 5 years to finish it apart from the fact that I have startitis but it's finished at last.


Keep stitching and smiling


Thursday, 8 September 2016

Pumpkin Passport - Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery - Part 8 of 12 - 08.09.16

Part 7 of the Pumpkin Passport was India.  I am still a month behind with this SAL but I'm hoping to get caught up again this month.



Keep stitching and smiling


Thursday, 1 September 2016

Mystery Frog SAL - Frog 5 - KLT Charting - FINISH 26 of 2016

I was again lucky enough to be asked to model stitch the Frog mystery SAL for KLT Charting.  Being asked to model stitch means I also get to see the whole chart before the participants and I have to stitch each section before it is released to the participants.

I have permission to release my pictures of each part of the design as they are released to the participants of the SAL.

If you would like to join in with this SAL you can do so here.

I am stitching this on 18 count January's Boy dyed by KLT Charting.

Frog number 5 is filled in with Frosted Mint from Jodyri Designs.  As with the Owl SAL I did earlier in the year I am counting each of these frogs as a finish so this is finish number 26 of 2016.


And here's the whole frog family so far.


Keep stitching and smiling



Monday, 29 August 2016

In This House - 29.08.16

I put over 1000 stitches in on this project over the weekend as part of a SAL in Cross Stitch Finish Line.  The aim is to put it in at least 500 stitches on a project.

I have found it amazing how many stitches you do without even realising.

Here's my before and after photos:



Keep stitching and smiling


Saturday, 20 August 2016

Pumpkin Passport - Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery - Part 7 of 12

Here's my part 7 of the Pumpkin Passport - in July we went to Egypt.  I have been working on other projects recently so am now trying to catch back up with this SAL.




Keep stitching and smiling


Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Mystery Frog SAL - Frog 4 - KLT Charting - FINISH 25 of 2016

I was again lucky enough to be asked to model stitch the Frog mystery SAL for KLT Charting.  Being asked to model stitch means I also get to see the whole chart before the participants and I have to stitch each section before it is released to the participants.

I have permission to release my pictures of each part of the design as they are released to the participants of the SAL.

If you would like to join in with this SAL you can do so here.

I am stitching this on 18 count January's Boy dyed by KLT Charting.

Frog number 4 is filled in with Rainforest from Jodyri Designs.  As with the Owl SAL I did earlier in the year I am counting each of these frogs as a finish so this is finish number 25 of 2016.



And here's the whole frog family so far.


Keep stitching and smiling