#13 Welcome to the World! #CrossStitch

Hi!

So I finally had one those weekends I’ve been waiting for & finished the card I mentioned in my last post. I’ve had a 3 day weekend because of how my shifts fall & used my Saturday well πŸ™‚ Sunday was fairly productive & Today, not so much. But that’s ok, I got this done & that’s all I wanted from this weekend πŸ™‚

Below is a picture of the completed project before I added the back stitch. I decided to show a photo before & after, more so I can compare how it looks. I don’t enjoy the back stitch point in any design but absolutely love the effect it has once it’s done! Β I always think that without back stitch a project never looks complete…. don’t get me wrong, I would love it if it wasn’t essential.

Before the Back stitch was completed

Here is a picture of the finished piece πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I’m really happy with it & love the colours πŸ™‚

Completed stitch before it’s been added to the card

Finally, Below I have put on a picture of the chart book I used for this project, as I said in my previous post I need to find a way to keep a record of who designed what I’m stitching. The Design above is by Lesley Teare. I LOVE this chart book that came free with a cross stitch magazine & usually use them well! I have used it a few times & still have a few more I want to use. If you come across this on eBay, I would recommend buying it!

Chart book I used by Lesley Teare.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend! I look forward to seeing everyones WIP posts on Wednesday. I’m not 100% sure what I’ll be stitching next… I’ll probably go back to something I haven’t finished. I go on Holiday to Sunny Morocco on Thursday for 2 weeks so I don’t want to start anything new!

I want to take some stitching away with me, Does anyone have any advice or suggestions on how to go about doing this? I wish we could stitch on the plane but Its not possible without scissors and a needle 😦

Anyway, I hope to post on Wednesday before I go away & at least put some ‘Throwback Thursday’ posts in place as I have plenty of work to share with you…. πŸ™‚

I hope you all have a good week!

Kim x

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#5 WIP Wednesday 25/3

Hello!

Happy Wednesday crafty crafters! I hope you are all having a productive week 😊

Rather than posting ‘every day’ progress on my current projects, I’ll be posting once a week under ‘WIP Wednesday’ an update of what I’m working on… I’ve got this idea from magazines I follow on fb. (I wish i was witty enough to have made this theme up on my own). So, my thought process behind this is that in doing this it’s less likely to bore you guys & hopefully you’ll appreciate my progress more!!! of course if the mood strikes me I will certainly post some other updates especially if i’m moving between different projects πŸ™‚

Unfortunately I’ve been sick the last few days so haven’t been as productive as I would like. I found that i just could not focus on stitching when i wasn’t well & as you all probably appreciate I don’t want to get something wrong & then need to un-do all my hard work…There is nothing more demotivating! I did however sum up the courage yesterday to start my new wip I shared with you all in my last post.

It’ll be my first project that I’m completing in all one colour, so far it certainly makes a nice change. After a few hours on it yesterday I do think it’ll be something I work on little & often. I’m already tempted to put it down & start another small project on the side but for now I *WILL* resist the temptation & focus on this project for another week or so.

Below is a picture of my progress so far, I really love the ‘tye-dyed’ Aida!

On my last post you’ll be able to see what the final piece will look like. The chart is 4 pages which is always pretty daunting when you start off, but i do like a challenge… even if it does take me years to complete!

What are you currently working on??

P.s. I am currently working on updating my xstitchbee blog further with some details about myself as I realise it is fairly sparse at the moment… as they say Rome was not built in a day! i’ll keep you posted!