…and I’m OK with that. I am absolutely AMAZED I was able to complete it in a month!
“Christmas Island Santa” from Mill Hill’s Tropical Santas collection
And wow, it was all about the details…
Stitching Journal Pages
First ornament down, 15 more to go (unless the 2018 Santas match the theme):
My Santa tracker from my stitching journal
Goal page from my stitching journal (I completed all my goals for May!)
My “Stitch Maynia” was stitching every day. I did good! Only 3 days off (and it was mostly because of travel).
So what’s next for June?
I am trying to take it slow and easy to keep my stitching stress level at a ZERO. I am also excited that I will be able to visit Stitcher’s Paradise on an upcoming trip (heaven…but I’m budgeting, and I can only take a small bag to fit under the airplane seat!).
- Start and finish Mill Hill’s “Captain Santa”
- Complete 1/2 of “Once Upon a Time Sampler” border
Peace, joy, and happy stitching!
I’ve finally decorated for Fall, and I put some finishing touches on two finished pieces.
Barbara Ana’s “Sweeping the Garden”: Attached by magnet so I can switch up the displays!
The Sampler Girl’s “A Pumpkin of My Own”
Bunting I knitted a while back
It’s been quite a while since I’ve had a finish (cross stitching or knitting). I consider myself to be a slow stitcher, so I’m happy that I have this one to add to my “to finish” pile. I started this project Friday afternoon and just finished (Sunday afternoon).
All the details:
Barbara Ana’s “Sweeping the Garden” from Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine (Fall 2017) | Stitched 2-over-2 on 32 ct Zweigart linen in “Winter White” colorway | DMC colors (used a mix of called-for colors and my own picks)
I’m not sure how I’ll “finish” her yet (I’ve named her Tabitha by the way). I know she’s supposed to be for Fall decor, but I think she’d be perfect to have around all year. I have a huge pile of finishes that I need to frame or craft into some sort of display so I can finally have a home that looks like a stitcher lives here.
After a marathon stitching session, I’ve finished Little House Needleworks’ Dear Diary #1: Abigail Winslow, 1780.
Joy and motivating are the only words I can come up with to describe stitching this. I used all the called for DMC threads, and I used 28 ct Lambswool linen.
Well it’s time to clean up this project and set up for the second: Mary Heaton, 1878.
Stay safe in this weather, and happy stitching!
Finally framed (by Mom)! My niece will get it today! So glad I was able to make it home to the party!
I’m on the front row sitting down in green (and new haircut) and my husband is right behind me.
It’s another finish for 2016!
Fibery Friends Sampler
by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery
And a surprise…
Instead of the charted sweater, I added my own personal touch and graphed my afghan! The color pallet of this chart even matches my yarn colors. Too perfect to pass up: built in motivation to pick up my knitting needles and restart the afghan again.
Here’s my 3rd (?!) finish of 2016:
“Elsie,” kit by Mill Hill
This was a kit I got on my Las Vegas trip last April. I still DREAM about that store (Stitcher’s Paradise). I’ve turned it into a magnet by backing it with card-stock. I messed up on some spots, but I think it turned out fine. The majority of this happy cow was stitched this weekend while I hermited on my couch binge watching Poirot.
I finished my colorful cacti today! Here it is- all ironed and ready for a frame. It was so relaxing because it was an easy, straightforward pattern, and it was a blast to stitch. This pattern is officially called, “In a Prickle,” by Lesley Teare from CrossStitcher, February 2015 (Issue 288). Now the question is: where am I going to hang it up?
Thanks for following along!