Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Wipocalypse April 2018

Again better late than never.  For some strange reason my calendar is off or maybe I'm the one that is off, but anyway here are my wips.
Vintage Cat

This is the only active wip that I have and still am working on since my last Wipocalypse update. I have not touched anything in my wip bag but I have been stitching.  This is Vintage Cat by Alice Alan from Etsy. 

Michelle Obama

As if you needed to be told who this is... I started this chart thinking that it would be another for my wip bag but it was so amazing watching the image come to life I just couldn't put in it down so instead of being a wip it became a finish. I got this design from 

He Is Risen

This was another piece that I started and couldn't put down so it became a finish too. It is He Is Risen from Little House Needleworks.

The Wipocalypse question for this month was "What do you listen to while stitching?"  Well most of the time I am listening to the TV and when there are new flosstube videos I listen to them.  Well that's about all for this post see you soon and happy stitching.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Friday, April 6, 2018

Another Post

As promised in my last post, I am going to show you the other things I've been doing this year. Some you may have seen before as wips, some you haven't. These are in no specific order:

 "31" is from Pine Mountain Designs and it's stitched on 28 ct Lugana called Lycan's Moon from Under the Sea Fabrics, with all DMC floss. The color of the fabric is fantastic.

Blackwork Easter Bunny

 Blackwork Easter Bunny is a small design from a Cross Stitch Collection magazine by Lesley Teare on 28ct white even weave. If you look closely you can see the little gold accents I added.

Bunnies Galore

This little cutie is just one of the three designs included in the Britter Cup Designs Bunnies Galore chart. I just love those floppy ears. It is stitched on 28 ct off-white evenweave, I used Weeks- Havana and GAST- Cranberry for some needed variegation.

Remember Me
 Remember Me is one part of the Cape Cod Keeps chart by Plum Street Samplers, stitched on 28ct Lugana called Gossimer. I used one Classic Colorworks and the rest is DMC. I also love mermaids.

Diamond Mystery SAL

This is one of my oldest and favorites, it is Connie Gee's (Connie Barwick) 2015-2016 Diamond Mystery SAL. I used all DMC variations and Coloris flosses on 18ct Ivory Aida. I loved seeing how each of the diamonds would turn out with thoses flosses.

Cross Eyed Cat
 The Cross Eyed Cat is another old one, I started it back in 2016 and I have no idea why it took me this long to finish it, other than the two cats it all letters and zigzag lines. It is from Notforgotten Farms on 14ct marbled Aida with DMC 310 floss

 This little monster is from a collection of Halloween ornament designs called Creature Feature by Sue Hillis. He is on 28ct Jazlyn in a dark purple from Needleworker's Delight, I also used all DMC flosses.

It's In The Bag-Coffee

As you can see I actually FFOed this one, it is one of two designs from Noteworthy Needle. I picked this chart up at a retreat I went to last year.  I stitched it on 14ct Oatmeal Aida and to get that burlap affect the bag is stitched with a mixture of two different colors. I added brown beads to the bag of coffee beans for a 3D affect. I had a lot of fun with this one. A wonderful lady sent me this coffee bean fabric I used to make the little pillow.  I love it!

Johnny Appleseed

 Johnny Appleseed from Silver Creek Samplers was fun to stitch, it was mostly letters but there were also pictures that added a little something different that attracted me. It's on 28ct Lugana in Truffle from Picture This Plus and I used all DMC.

Mini Strawberries & Shoe
 I wanted to make some small items for my salad bowl display these were really quick. The Strawberries & Shoe designs are both from Pineberry Lane stitched on 28ct Mushroom evenweave.

Seafarer's Globe-Seven Seas
 Seafarer's Globe was an older wip you've seen many times. I got this chart from a Cross Stitch Collection magazine March 2016 issue.  I fell in love with it at first sight.The design is by Maria Diaz Designs stitched on 18ct Ivory Aida with all DMC flosses.

These Old Bones
 Last but not least is These Old Bones from Lone Elm Lane stitched on 28 ct Cashel linen in Charcoal Grey.  As you can probably guess I kind of love Halloween. Hopefully I'll have this fellow FFOed in his box before then.

As a challenge I issued to myself, I attempted to make some project bags. The white zipper front was interesting to make and not too difficult, with the lining and having none of the seams show. I think I did a pretty good job on this one. The clear-front bag is another story. If I decide to use up the large piece of clear vinyl I bought and try another, I may have to make some adjustments to the guide I followed or at least read it all the way through first. Now the last one is inspired by the "Finishing Guru" as I call her Vonna Pfeiffer also known as "The Twisted Stitcher".  After watching her video tutorial, if I couldn't make this bag there was something really wrong with me. She made it so easy to do. Thank you Vonna!
Well I think I have bored you for long enough so I'll return now to making some wonderful little xxs. Have a great day and happy stitching!