Monday, August 20, 2018

IHSW Update August 2018

I just wanted to show that I am still at it!  I went a stitching meet-up this Saturday and I got some more stitched on Rose Goddess. Here is my IHSW update.

I finished the face on Saturday and the rose at the lower right was done on Sunday and today.  Let's see if I can finish the rose tonight, on to more xxs.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Just Checkin In

I didn't want the whole month to go by without another post, this will be a short one. If you are wondering why, well I have been possessed, obsessed and consumed by Joan Elliott's "Rose Goddess"

I did a small conversion of the skin tone but everything else is as charted. I will as always leave the beading for last and there will be plenty. I stitched on this one exclusively until I ran out of the red Kreinik in the border so for a couple of days she sat watching me while I started a small piece from the 2018 Halloween issue of Just Cross Stitch magazine. When I went to stitch night at my LNS on Wednesday I picked up more Kreinick and finished the small "Hanging With My Boo!"
I just loved this little ornament and it looks great on the 28ct linen from Under the Sea Fabrics called Lycan's Moon.  So now you know what I've been up to and it time to make some more of those wonderful little xxs.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

It's been so long...

But this will be an exciting post. First let's check out my long (you may want to finish reading this post first) Stitch Con video. Now you know what Stitch Con was, so if you ever have a chance to go to a retreat take it and go. Retreats are so much fun. I know that was a long video so you can imagine what writing a blog post would have been like. I'm sorry that I took so long to get back here but July was kind of busy.  My husband and I went to Las Vegas right after I got back from Cincinnati for the 4th of July and I have been doing a lot of stitching. My first thing I finished after Stitch Con was a small piece that I started there and it is:
Vanilla & Chocolate by LHN

The next project I finished was during the week before the 4th of July, everyone was stitching patriot so I had to join in.
Four Freedoms from LHN
After that I didn't want to work on a wip so while in Vegas so I started (and finished it when we returned) this little beauty.
Fairy Dreams from Joan Elliott Designs
My last finish for the month of July was another wip.
Mademoiselle Rose from Jardin Prive'

As if that wasn't enough I have worked on my All Souls Vierlanden from Quiltify Designs on Etsy.
All Souls Vierlanden from Quiltify Designs
This progress has been over several different sessions not all at one time. This one is easy there is no color changes, it's all one DMC floss #4245 (Coloris floss). Another wip that got some loving is Seeds of Freedom. Only one section left and it will be finished.

Seeds of Freedom from Silver Creek Samplers

After I stitched that small JE design I wanted to put another one in my wips so I started Rose Goddess. I also used it as the first day "J" in a SAL on Flosstube and InstaGram hosted by a Flosstuber who's channel name is "Jessie Marie Does Stuff". Jessie's channel is turning 5 years old and I think that is a big accomplishment so I joined in to help her celebrate.

I did a skin conversion on my version of this design, I used DMC 3862,3863,& 3864. The stitch-a-long is #jmdsturns5 on Instagram and for the second day "M" I worked on a wip.
M is For Mermaid -Heartstring Samplery
This one if you remember was one of my Stitch Maynia starts and this is where I am on it now. For the third day for "D" I plan to work a little on "Dorothy's Discovery which was also a Stitch Maynia start.
Dorothy's Discovery- Silver Creek Samplers
As promised here are the written instruction to make the "Minnie's Clearfront Vonna Bag"

Sorry, this is the only way I could figure out how to share the instructions I hope you are able to read them. Once I have had more practice making these myself I will put out a better instruction sheet (maybe even with pictures) and maybe even a video tutorial.  Well I thank you for staying this long if you are reading this, I appreciate you all, if you've been here before and came back or if you're new welcome and hope you'll come back again too. It's time to go make some more of those wonderful little xxs.