Wednesday, February 10, 2016

WIP Wednesday

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I've decided to try a new weeekly or bi-weekly rotation with my stitching/blogging to see if it helps to keep me on track with my goals, to stitch more and to begin to blog more often, like I used to do. This week was spent with Mirabilia's Raven Queen stitched on 32ct Pearl Grey Lugana.  I decided it would be fun to see how far I could stitch with just DMC 310.....


I'm a tiny bit further along now and 1 skein of black is now gone.  To be honest so far she is proving to be a really easy stitch but I am enjoying it.  Once I get to the bottom of her dress with all the black, I will start filling in with all the other colors.  I think I'll be spending one more week with her before rotating onto another project.  I'd love to have this one finished by the Summer if possible :)

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Finish # 2: CCN Christmas Cheer

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My 2nd finish of the year is my first cross stitch finish.  I will use this for an ornament when I feel like doing some finishing, probably closer to Christmas.


32ct mystery piece of Lugana 
DMC as charted

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Sunday, January 31, 2016

January Review

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I lost steam midway through January and didn't feel much like stitching so I pulled out the knitting needles instead.  Knitting took a bit of a back seat to stitching in the latter half of 2015 and there is still so much I want to learn and try.

Top Left:  Nora Corbett Coral Charms
Top Right:  Eyelet Mock Cable Fingerless Mitts
Bottom Left:  Mirabilia Raven Queen
Bottom Right:  Trinity Cowl

I have just 1 finish for January, the knitted Cowl shown in my last post.  I did start another knitted first for me, some fingerless mitts.  I found a free pattern tutorial that caught my attention on Youtube and decided to give them a go.  I'm a bit further along now and I'm enjoying the pattern.  My stitching time was divided between Coral Charms and Raven Queen, with Coral Charms winning out.  I spent most of my free time with her this month but I only managed to get about half the stitching done.  I put Raven Queen away for now because my heart just isn't into another large Mira so soon after my Petal Fairy finish.


I started a small CCN ornament (Christmas Cheer) as well and I'm almost finished.  I will be updating my Instagram page with more progress pics than I'll be sharing on my blog.  If you want to follow along the link is at the top right of my blog.  I know not everyone has IG so I will continue with both.  I want to try to keep my blog to finishes only with a once per month update.  Hopefully that makes sense, it does in my head ;)

If you have any questions about any of my projects please feel free to send me an email which can be found in my profile.  I plan to make time to knit and stitch in February and hopefully have my first stitched finish of 2016.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Finish #1: Trinity Stitch Cowl

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I wanted to share my first knitted finish of 2016.


Trinity Stitch Cowl (pattern link)
CO 34 stitches, 10mm needles
Loops & Threads Charisma "Red"
Approx finished size:  10 inches deep x 25 inches around


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Saturday, December 26, 2015

2015 A Year In Review

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I managed just 17 stitching finishes for this year.  These are the 16 smaller designs I stitched.......


And the finish that I am the most proud of...............



I don't have any big plans for 2016, I will probably stitch a large Mira and a few smaller Nora designs and I might start my Toy Story Cast.  It's the first year I haven't made any concrete plans.  

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Gifts

Crochet Brooch, Mug Cozy & Ornament
from my dear friend Michelle

Nora Corbett "Anna" Chart
from my dear friend Lesleyanne

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