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Sunday, September 14, 2014

I Missed Wipocalypse Again!

I know, I know... it has been forever since I've been here or at least it feels like it to me. You all may not agree.  Well as always it's because I've been stitching a little. For some unknown reason I have become addicted to SALs. I finally finished the very first one I started, it is "Around the World in 80 Stitches" by Papillon Creations.  All of the stitches are done but here are about a million beads to be added.  I will get to them some other time.
This is stitched with all DMC flosses, the white is DMC 8 & 12 perle cottons, the fabric is a 28ct Jobelan in "Dusty Green", I even used DMC Jewel Effects (E130) as my metallic. The charts are still available, but I don't know for how long.

This one is a little in-between chart that I liked and stitched  up, it is "Love Never Fails" from The Primitive Hare. I stitched it on a scrap of fabric and I forget what it is but the floss is DMC variations # 4240.
This will eventually become a small decorative pillow.  Next is another update of yet another SAL, this is my "August Birthday Cake" from Brooke's Books Publications...
followed closely by "August Calendar Girl" from Little House Needleworks.
Another stitching finish that has been a long time coming is "Idelia Mae Rich", from Little by Little. This is only one of two charts that I know of, that are like this where the head is printed on paper and attached with glue before framing. From the chart this is how some pieces were done in the early 19th century.
Ms Rich was stitched on 36th ct Vintage linen in Butter-creme with DMC and Gentle Arts theads. I will have to find the perfect frame for her. Here we go again... 
another SAL. This one is "Early Witches" Halloween Mystery SAL from The Primitive Hare. This one is so much fun, it's not just the stitching but learning the history behind the Witches. You can Google their names and read their stories.  I can't wait for the next one. This next picture is an up-date of my World Cross Stitch Day project. It is my traveling project and I only get to stitch on it while riding with my hubby or waiting at the doctor's office. So not a lot of progress, but some.
It will be finished before the next WCSD (2015).  It is now September so of course I've started on the September Calendar Girl from LHN.
I just love her little basket of apples and her green pants.  Last but not least is the start of Brooke's Books "Advent Animals Collection" this is #1 of 25 so stay tuned for more up-dates.
I am stitching these on this one piece of fabric which is actually a kitchen towel.  
I am loving the way the colors (DMC) are popping on the Robin Egg Blue. So now you see why I have been missing.  I hurt my right shoulder back in late April or early May and finally found out that it is a torn rotator cuff. I've started physical therapy which has improved my range of motion already. It's a complete tear so I don't know if surgery will ever be in the plan but for now it's PT twice a week. Okay, enough jibber-jabber  it's time to go make some more wonderful little xxs.  Thanks for stopping by.  





11 comments:

Pull the other thread said...

Wow that's a lot of stitching. So many wonderful finishes. Sorry to hear about the injury, hope it gets better very soon.

Brigitte said...

Oh my, Minnie, you were stitching on many projects lately. No wonder that time for blogging was short.
I also love SALs but I've joined only one at the moment. That witches SAL is looking gorgeous and I have thought about joining it, too, but I'm too busy with my BAP projects this year.

Great finishes that you managed here. I love Idelia Mae and I have also seen the second lady with the paper face by Little by Little. BOth are just gorgeous.

Annie said...

Lots of beautiful stitching, Minnie! Torn rotator cuffs are the worst:( I hope yours is better soon!

Katie said...

Wow so many beautiful things you have worked on. Congrats on the finishes! Too beautiful. I'm doing the advent SAL too. They are fun to work on.

Vickie said...

Good for you with Around The World Minnie! Now for those beads. Wow!
Love, love, love Idelia Mae!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I love everything! You have been a busy gal! I don't know about you, but I love to sew beads on things!

Jan Jones said...

Wow such lovely progress and finishes. Sorry to hear about the shoulder injury. Hope it heals up real soon!

Crystal Rhew Staley said...

Wonderful stitching! I'm doing the Primitive hare Early Witches too...i LOVE that pattern!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What an incredible amount of stitching! I love your Around the World, you have done so well to keep up with it. I really regret letting it slide. Looking forward to seeing all your beads added.

The other projects are all so lovely, it's hard to choose a favourite!

Emma/Itzy said...

You have been busy!

Rekha said...

fantastic work on "around the world" Minnie and all the rest too. Miss you all and stitch night ! I will have to send pictures of the project that I did finish - Rekha