I stitched a little gift for a friends son's 3rd birthday. It was from Cross Stitcher Magazine and I started stitching it as soon as I got the magazine home. I bought it on the Thursday and his party was on the Saturday - talk about cutting it fine. It was originally meant to be stitched on perforated paper and just be the shape of the monkey. I originally thought about making it into a badge so stitched it on plastic canvas. Once I started it though I realised it was too big to be a badge so I filled in the background and framed it. I changed the thread for the body of the monkey to Bitter Chocolate and the jumper I stitched in Genie of the Lamp - both of these are threads from Jodyri Designs.
I made a small start on A Hug of Owls from KLT Charting. I chose to purchase the full coverage chart and it is extremely confetti heavy. Kim has also done a black and white chart which utilises long stitch and cross stitch and I may purchase this chart to stitch instead. I'm going to show you a picture of the finished design and then my progress.
I started and finished Mrs Clause's Christmas Outfits by Shannon Christine. It is such a sweet design and I can see myself purchasing a lot more of her charts in the future. I was lucky enough that Shannon asked me to model stitch this design for her. It is stitched on 28 count opal Regal Peacock from Jodyri Designs.
I put a few more stitches in Plum Pudding from Glendon Place but not enough to post an update picture.
I also made a start on a secret project which I can't post about until after January when the recipient has received it. I don't think the person I am stitching it for reads my blog but you can never be too careful.
So I think that's about it for September - I will try and post more regularly in October.
Keep stitching and smiling