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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.




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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


Monday, 8 August 2016

Stitching week ending 07.08.16

I worked on five projects this week as part of various stitch alongs.  One was the KLT Frog Mystery SAL.

The first project I worked on was August from the Cricket Collection.  I worked on this as part of the August Monthly Month SAL and also part of Stitch Maynia's Olympic Challenge to stitch on a piece with Blue in it.

Here is what it will look like finished

Before

After


I also worked on Needleworker from Little House Needleworks.

Here is what it will look like finished

Before

After


I am working on Celtic Autumn for the All That Glitters month long SAL .  I also used the piece for the Stitch Maynia Olympic Challenge to stitch on a piece with yellow.

Here is what it will look like finished

Before

After



For the Stitch Maynia Olympic Challenge to stitch on an International piece I chose Pumpkin Passport

Before

After

Keep stitching and smiling


Thursday, 4 August 2016

Mystery Frog SAL - Frog 3 - KLT Charting - FINISH 24 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 3 is filled in with Poisoned Apple 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 24 of 2016.



And here's the whole frog family so far.


Keep stitching and smiling


Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Stitching week ending 31.07.16

The first project I stitched on this week was C3PO from Stitch Line.  I stitched on this as part of the Back in Black SAL.

Here's what it will look like finished
Before
After

I then stitched on Six Fat Men from Lizzie Kate.  The last time I worked on this project was in 2011!  I stitched on it first for the Winter in July SAL and then also stitched on it for the Weekend Rush from Friday evening to Sunday night.  I am stitching this on 14 count opalescent aida from Crafty Kitten in Dragon's Evening Sky.

Here's what it will look like finished
Before

After

I also stitched on Frog 4 for the KLT SAL which you will see when it's released.

So only three projects stitched on this week but I'm really happy with the progress I made on Six Fat Men.

Keep stitching and smiling


Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Halloween Mystery SAL - Jodyri Designs - Part 3

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.

Here is part 3 of the SAL:-


I decided to back stitch down one side of all the letters with one strand of Nevermore and I am really pleased with how it turned out.  It gives them a slight 3D effect and also stops the letters blending into the fabric.

Keep stitching and smiling