Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

Hello dear friends.
Just wanted to pop in and wish all of you Happy Thanksgiving (for those celebrating here in the US). But wherever you are, I am thankful for the inspiration you needleworkers have given me in my simple works.
Here's a fitting one for this occasion (finished in September):
"We Thank Thee"
Silver Creek Samplers

By the way, Jo-Ann store is having a sale on DMC this coming weekend (4 for a dollar). So to all stitchers in the US, get your floss list ready.

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Sea life progress

Hello dear blog friends.
Did you have a satisfying stitching weekend? I hope so, or if it was something better then that's great. The stitching spot is where I spent most of mine, I don't mind. The Big niece is back home for Thanksgiving break, so I wanted to have a week's worth of progress before everything gets busier. 
Here's Sea Life:
Stitched on the seahorse, seashells and the sand. Pretty much done with the darker tones. After all the white stuff comes the backstitch, which isn't really bad because there's not much of that, good for me😆.
I also managed to work on my small reindeer last week:
 There's a boo-boo here. I started with 3 strands on the antlers and hooves. When I got back to do the body, I used the 4 strands that was on the bobbin of the tan floss, no wonder it was tight to pull and started to get uneven stitches. Realization came too late. I didn't want to frog because of the big holes it would leave. Anyway, a hunkier deer is fine with me.
On other stuff, does anyone know if there will be any huge sales this week on cross stitch sites?
That's it for now.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Christmas stitching

Hello dear blog friends.
Someone's name is inching up Santa's "nice" list😇. 
I spent last weekend stitching on Christmas Eve:
 I was able to complete the snow on the ground. The camera can't capture the sparkles on fabric. By the way, this is light blue, not white. 
Words on the ground are next. I will be changing the colors to more attractive ones or a shade darker.
Meanwhile, my tree has grown:
 Only til now when I'm adding the picture that I noticed I missed to complete that one X on the leaf near the trunk. That's what I get for nightstitching, I'll get back on that soon. 
Since the tree is almost done, I started another small one. It's a reindeer:
 I still haven't told you where these new designs came from, it's from a very old book (unearthed from my recent book and magazine decluttering). I'll tell you once it's finished because I'm "shrinking" this pattern by a long mile.
I also needed a bigger ORT jar:
Isn't she cute? Got this at Michael's after Halloween and it was 80% off, of course she had to come home with me! It only cost me a dollar. I'm feeding this owl to keep both of us happy.

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Little Progress, Small Start

Hello blog friends.
Only few x's made on RBL, I wasn't able to finish the mermaid in the blue box, started putting the leaves on the pink flowers (the ones I didn't like as of my last post). 
Here it is:

I have also decided to grow a Christmas tree...on fabric. I'll keep the title secret for now because I don't know how this will turn out. There will be major changes on the total design size. I hope it works out fine.
 For the weekend I'm planning to sit down with the much ignored Christmas Eve by Prairie Schooler. I hope I'll have that finished before November comes to a close. Have a happy stitching weekend.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Sea Life

Hello blog friends.
Nothing much going on (busy at work still), so it's a short update again.
Here's Sea Life:
 Added more on the boat and boathouse. 
 I had to frog that anchor on top, moved it up and closer to the boat so I can add that other design from the booklet.
Ooops, I almost forgot to tell you, I recently won (yay!!!) cute Gnome patterns from Tangled Threads (check it out). So adorable! Thank you so much Rhona.

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Read Between the Lines

Hello friendly bloggers.
Just a quick update on RBL:
 Got bored with all the lines so I decided to put some elements in these boxes. Wasn't quite happy with the pink flowers, but I don't want to frog just yet. Maybe it will all come together when more things are added.
I'm back on Sea Life now. I'm really enjoying that one.
Many thanks for the comments last time, "Jo's Halloween blog hop," I surely enjoyed that one! Now I keep thinking of getting another Halloween piece, better plan ahead right?

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