Friday, 31 October 2014

Together Forever - Love Thy Thread - 31st October 2014

I've been working on Together Forever this week and have finally got all those metallic stitches done in the balloons.  I have to say though that petite treasure braid is the easiest metallic I have ever stitched with.

Here's my before and after pictures.

I'm really pleased with how much progress I've made and may even have a finish the next time I stitch on this piece.  I am also going to add the bride and grooms names and the date they got married and a verse so thinking about it I may need two more weeks on it.

I didn't do a post last week as I was stitching on a piece I designed myself and I want to wait to put the pictures up until it is complete.

The next piece I am going to stitch on is a new start.  It is a piece I have wanted to stitch ever since I saw it.  I really struggled getting hold of the chart and I was extremely lucky when a reader of my blog called Kim said she would send it to me as it was a chart she didn't think she would ever get round to stitching.  I've just gone back to the original post where she commented and unfortunately she doesn't appear to have a Blogger profile any more.  The piece is Celtic Banner by Butternut Road and I can't wait to show you some progress.  Kim if you are still reading my blog I'd love to hear from you.

Keep stitching and smiling

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Seaside Mystery - Chatelaine - 17th October 2014

I've worked on this for a couple of weeks as I was enjoying it so much.  I decided I wanted to try and use all the threads called for so I could get some idea of the finished piece.  Here's my before picture

And the after.

I love the colours of this piece and really can't wait to see it grow more.  I have however been disappointed with the pattern.  It was only on comparing one section from a part released to the same section in a later part released that I realised it was shown in one part to be done in cross stitch and another part to have some sections completed in rhodes stitch.  Mrs Milky Bar Kid mentioned in one of her videos that she would never stitch a Chatelaine as each part is released but would wait until all the sections are released.  I have to agree that I will also be taking this route with any further Chatelaines I may stitch.  Had I completed the section in the earlier part with the rhodes stitches I think I would have been very disappointed especially if I had to unpick them as the section is stitched in one of the most expensive silk used so any wastage would have been a real disappointment.

I've started stitching a new piece which I designed myself and I am very pleased with how it is coming on.  I will of course reveal all in my next post.

Keep stitching and smiling.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Stained Glass SAL - Love Thy Thread - Page 5 finished - 5th October 2014

Page 5 of the Love Thy Thread SAL came out on 1st October and I started stitching it on Friday night.  Here's the before and after pictures.



It is stitched on 20 count pearl grey aida with thread from Crafty Kitten March 2014 Ltd Ed - 2 over 1 tent stitch.

I am so pleased that I am managing to keep up with this SAL it's the first time I ever have.

As this piece was scheduled to be on my rotation for the week I have been thinking about what to stitch on until Friday.  I have swayed between starting something new, picking up a UFO or carrying on with a WIP.  In the last half hour I have decided to spend the next few days stitching on my Chatelaine Seaside Mystery.

Keep stitching and smiling.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Together Forever - Love Thy Thread - 3rd October 2014

Here's my before and after photos for Together Forever this week.



I had hoped to get more than this done but didn't get as much time to stitch this week as I would have liked.

The next page of the Love Thy Thread SAL came out on 1st October so that is what I am rotating to next.

Keep stitching and similing