#19 *WIP Wednesday* 30.09.15

Happy hump day stitches!

I hope you are all having a good day. This week I’ll be showing you one of the many projects I’m part way through. It’s the Autumn Goddess by Joan Elliott. I’ve had my eye on this chart for well over a year & got it a couple of months back. I started it in August & have only just put it down in the last few weeks so I can start a gift for my friend. I don’t have a picture to share of that one so here’s the Autumn Goddess!

  

Look at those eyes!!

As anyone stitching this beauty before? I would love to see how you’ve got on!

What are you all working on this week?

Kim xx

#18 2016 Magical Creatures Calendar SAL

Hi Stitchers,

I’m sure I have mentioned it before but I am part of the best Cross stitch group on Facebook called ‘Cross stitch friend in the UK‘. It really is a great group… everyone shares posts about their WIP, new projects & questions for advice about cross stitch related queries. It also arranges exchanges each month where we are put into partners & stitch something related to the theme that has been picked like Halloween Coasters, Keyrings & Christmas cards! Its fab! if you are on Facebook, I definitely recommend taking a look… its so friendly!

Anyway, one day someone posted about starting a calendar in 2016 that they spotted on Cloud factory. Click Here to see the design. So I joined the group which is called ‘2016 Magical Creatures Calendar SAL’. Where we will all stitch along month by month & at the end of the year we will each have a great finished project!

I just wanted to share with you all that I would be stitching this from January 2016 and I will be posting my progress each month. The group is on Facebook & anyone is welcome to join in! I have just purchased the chart today 🙂

Whats great as well is the group has paired up with two craft companies called Lakeside Needlecraft & Chromatic Alchemy to get the threads & fabric in! It’s all really exciting & I cannot wait to start it!

Has anyone else joined anything like this ready for the new year? What do you plan to stitch in 2016?

#17 Patchwork Snowman

Hello again!

Now that I have the blog bug I just can’t stop & want to update you all on what I have been doing 🙂

This morning I finished my second Christmas card of the year. When I started this one off, I really wasn’t keen on it. Originally when i picked this design Friday night it was because my friend Josie was coming to stay for the weekend. I obviously couldn’t stitch the baby chart I’ve started in front of her, as i want it to be a surprise! So, I picked a small weekend project to work on while she was here. It also doesn’t hurt to get another finished project under my belt. There’s nothing like finishing a project to spur you on..

I don’t know if this is the same for everyone else but part of the fun of starting a new project is gathering up the threads & fabric to use. Even with the colours all together I wasn’t sure… but here it is anyway.

This one, I have named ‘Patchwork Snowman’ is from a free chart book that came with an issue of Cross Stitch Crazy. Unfortunately i cannot find the issue number. I think i bought this chart book via eBay as I know how good the free chart books usually are from Cross stitch crazy. I have however taken a picture of the Chartbook for you to see. If any of you happen to know the issue number, then please let me know so i can update this 🙂

Cross Stitch Crazy Chartbook

Cross Stitch Crazy Chart book

So after 2-3 days of on & off stitching here’s a shot of the work I have done. Again I decided to complete this on 28 count Evenweave, as I enjoyed it so much last time. I’m not yet brave enough to do a full project on Evenweave… that will come in January 🙂

My Patchwork Snowman

My Patchwork Snowman

The more I stitched the above project, the more I enjoyed the colours & pattern of it all. Its certainly something different 🙂 Again, closer to the time I will be mounting this onto a card to make up a christmas card to give out christmas!

Anyone completing any festive stitching yet? or is it too early…

#16 Festive Stitching

Hello All,

As usual, long time no post! However, Just because I haven’t been posting doesn’t mean that I haven’t been stitching 🙂

I’ve been keeping busy with lots of different projects. I finished the wedding Chart for my friends, finished two Christmas cards & started a new project by Joan Elliott Called ‘Autumn Goddess’. I also started a new baby sampler design for one of my best friends who is due in January! ( I will be sharing my progress shortly) busy busy busy! I hope you have all been productive stitching away as well 🙂

After finishing my second Christmas card yesterday I thought it was about time that I updated this blog. So here I am!

I’m off today as I booked a holiday to tag onto my 3 day weekend. I have been very productive & no doubt I’ll go back to work tomorrow wishing I’m back at home chilling with Netflix & my cross stitch!

First up I’ll share my first finished Christmas card of the year! This project was also my first attempt at stitching with Evenweave. I feel like I’ve gone up in the world. It’s certainly something to try if you feel that you have mastered using Aida.

Starting up wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be as I had to get used to counting over strands rather than working with squares. However after a slow start I really got into it. If you need any help starting out then have a look at this link…it set me right. Click Here to read more. The Simple diagram that shows you what to look for when stitching on Evenweave was really helpful.

So I picked a 28 count fabric to start with which is the equivalent to 14 count aida & here are the results…

Festive Cookie Bear

Festive Cookie Bear

This little sweetie came as a supplement with my magazine subscription with The World of Cross Stitching- Issue 234.

I’m really happy with how he turned out & I’m also very proud as I braved the french knots. (The first in a while). Closer to Christmas I will be mounting him onto card to give as a Christmas card.

Has anyone else made a start on their Christmas stitching? If so, What have you been up to?

Did you know there are only 12 Mondays left until Christmas???