Monday, April 4, 2022

What's New?

 I know you probably weren't expecting to see me this soon, but here I am πŸ˜‡. I've been very busy stitching away on some of my wips and surprisingly a couple of new starts. Lets start with my wips, the first one I worked on since my last post was "Aida Button" (ABC de la Brodeuse) from Jardin Prive'

I stitched quite a few xxs on this one. The next wip I worked on was "Natural Beauty2" from Filanthrope Broderies

There wasn't a lot done on this one when I first started, at least now you can see a face. I love seeing this design come alive but there is a lot of confetti stitching and blended threads. She is a beautiful design.
Up next was "African Angel" from Barbara Baatz. 

I love this design, there was a mistake in it (I'm not going to tell where) that I had to fix and then I just kept stitching and stitching until she is where she now. Wow that wing is huge! Next time I will definitely have to put in that zebra's other front leg so he won't fall over. After working with all of the whites and greys I went to the opposite end of the color spectrum and worked with all black on "A Haunting We Will Go" from Keslyn's. 

Not a lot of progress, but enough to say I did a thing πŸ˜‰. It was becoming clear that I needed some more color in my life, we were still having snow outside so I made it Spring! I worked on "Forever & Ever" from Cottage Garden Samplings.

The saying goes "when you see cardinals Spring is near" now I have a lovely pair. 
As one of my new starts I wanted to stitch something for my nephew in honor of him becoming an Eagle Scout, but I couldn't find an eagle I liked, what I did find is a design of a barn owl. I made a few changes and this is my version of an eagle worthy of an Eagle Scout.

Now to graph his name, troop and date and I'll be all set. I saw this next design and it just spoke to me and I started it with another stitcher, she is TerryLee part of the Facebook group "Cross Stitch Finishline". 


This is where I left off on "Daisy Mae", those ears remind me of Play Boy Bunnies. My story behind this design is that Miss Daisy Mae is a retired bunny who loves her bees.πŸ˜‚
Last but not least is my current new start, as everyone knows it is Halloween all year round so I had to start a little Halloween stitching in Spring. This is "Silhowitches Quaker" from Teresa Kogut.

I did not have the called for fancy flosses (WDW - Swamp Water and Guacamole) so I'm using DMC 4000 and 471, I think I made a great choice.
My final plan for the rest of the month of  April is to continue on Silhowitches and then join the Designer of the Month Focus challenge from the Sunshine Stitchers and GaRon Zoom group and work on Ink Circles "Comparatively Small Red Ship of Life".
Time to make more wonderful little xxs.



1 comment:

Boyett-Brinkley said...

I just love looking at your work — it is so, so good! I like that Halloween is all year — I am thinking of putting up a spooky tree with Halloween ornaments this year!