Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Mystery Sampler - Progress

Taking a little break from the 31 for 2012 Challenge for the Lizzie Kate Mystery Sampler.  This sampler chart is being released in three parts and this is my progress on part 1.  I started stitching on Friday afternoon and took this photo on Sunday right before I went to bed.

Lizzie Kate Mystery Sampler - progress

Lizzie Kate
Mystery Sampler

Saturday, July 7, 2012

The Book Store - Finished!

Finished up this afternoon!  Lots of stitching gets done when it feels like an oven outside.

Progress as of 7/4

The Book Store - progress


The Book Store - finished

The Book Store
Country Cottage Needleworks

Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Book Store - Progress

I picked this design back up last Saturday morning (one week ago) as soon as I finished Winter Rose.  It's coming along very quickly (surprisingly quickly).  I have been stitching while watching LOTS of U.S. Olympic Team Trials coverage.

Top photo is under lamp light; the one from today is natural afternoon light.

Also, you can sorta-kinda tell on the top photo - the books are finished with sparkly metallic gold thread on the bindings.  LOVE.

Two days ago

The Book Store - Progress


The Book Store - progress

The Book Store
Country Cottage Needleworks

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Winter Rose - Finished!

I didn't quite get this finished before stitching group last week, as planned. The final 15 or so stitches went in first thing Saturday morning.

Winter Rose - finished

Winter Rose
Lavender & Lace

Monday, June 18, 2012

Winter Rose - Progress

She has a head!  I'm going to try to finish this up before stitching group meets again on Wednesday!

Winter Rose - progress

Winter Rose
Lavender & Lace

Monday, June 11, 2012

Winter Rose - Progress

Her head is still chopped off, but check out the rest!  Cool plaid skirt!  Floofy ruffles!  And the blue pattern on the side.  I love it!

Winter Rose - progress

Winter Rose
Lavender & Lace

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Winter Rose - Progress

I've chopped her poor little head off here.  The central figure is almost complete.  I'm getting started on the plaid skirt edging now and then there's a petticoat ruffle and skate and she'll be all done.  There's plenty of background and edging to do before it'll be done!

Winter Rose - progress

Winter Rose
Lavender & Lace

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Green Flip-Its - Progress

Halfway through!

Green Flip-Its - Progress

Green Flip-Its
Lizzie Kate

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Green Flip-Its - Progress

2/3 of the right half of of this project.  Each panel will have little yellow flower buttons.  So cute!

Green Flip-Its - Progress

Green Flip-Its
Lizzie Kate

Sunday, May 13, 2012

The Nutcracker - Progress

Pardon the creepy children with no eyeballs.  The middle section now complete, I have snowflakes and flowers at the bottom and title at the top.

The Nutcracker - Progress

The Nutcracker
Country Cottage Needleworks

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Nutcracker - Progress

The Nutcracker - Progress
Progress as of Sunday, May 6

The Nutcracker - Progress
Progress as of Thursday, May 3

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Letter E - Progress

Top half - done!  There will be sparkly gold thread in the three gaps on the cross bar and beads in the gaps at the top.  More beads will be in the flower/bubble thingies above the fairy's hands.

Letter E - Progress

Letter E
Nora Corbett

Monday, April 30, 2012

99 - Finished!

The Elusive Final Bottle!
Drew this bottle design and stitched it up on 4/25/2012

Finally complete!
The finished product!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

99 - In Progress

4 months of work .... 

First weekend's work



77 to go!


66 to go!


55 to go!

snapshot of the back
Here's what the back looks like.

Halfway home
12/4/2011 - Halfway done!

44 to go!

33 to go!

23 to go!

18 to go!

12 to go!

8 to go!

4 to go!

1 to go!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Nautical Fence - Finished!

Stitched the last X in the sand last night (just before midnight).  The buttons are not attached yet - just laid on top to show placement.  I've loved this pattern since I first laid eyes on it and it was a pleasure to stitch.

I did something different with the sand section on the bottom.  Inspired by one of the members of my stitch group, I stitched it diagonally instead of horizontally.  I think it gives the sand a nice texture (and it made a neat pattern on the back!).

Nautical Fence - finished

Nautical Fence
Raise The Roof Designs

Merry New Year - Finished!

Got some early morning stitching in on Saturday.  Don't ask me why I woke up before 7am!

Merry New Year - finished

Merry New Year
The Stitcherhood

Homework - Part 3

Fireworks on Groundhog Day?  Works for me!

(What a difference sunlight vs lamplight makes on a picture, eh?  This one is by the window; the last one was under my stitching lamp.)

Groundhog Day - finished

Ground Hog Day
Bent Creek

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Homework - Part 3

Progress on the last bit of homework for this summer's retreat!

Ground Hog Day! - progress

Ground Hog Day!
Bent Creek

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Homework - Part 2

Missing floss arrived in the mail yesterday. Got it all stitched and finished last night!

Owl on an Egg

Owl on an Egg
Bent Creek

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Homework - Part 2

Progress on my second homework item. I am waiting for the missing color floss to be delivered.

Owl on an Egg - progress

Owl on an Egg
Bent Creek

Friday, April 13, 2012

Homework - Part 1

Taking a short hiatus from the 31 projects to complete homework for an upcoming finishing class. I'm taking a class on the following - Box Finishing, Tall Triangle Stand-up Finishing and Ruched Ornament Construction - and this is the first of three pieces being stitched for this class.

Birds & Berries

Birds & Berries
Lilybet Designs

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Daydream - Finished!

Knocked out another project today!

Daydream - finished!

My Mark Designs

Thursday, April 5, 2012

First Mate Santa - Finished!

Oy! The cutting out is headache-inducing! But the sparklies are worth it.

First Mate Santa - Finished!

First Mate Santa
Mill Hill

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Nautical Fence - Progress

The mermaid comes next!

Nautical Fence - progress

Nautical Fence
Raise the Roof Designs

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Bed & Breakfast - Progress

Eye with tentacles or egg and bacon? You decide!

Bed & Breakfast - progress

Bed and Breakfast
Amy Bruecken Designs

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bone Cheeks - Progress

Having so much fun with this one! The silk threads are luscious.

Bone Cheeks - progress

Bone Cheeks
Prairie Moon

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Fleur d'Orleans - Finished!

Picked this back up on Wednesday for Panera stitchy night and finished it last night!

Fleur d'Orleans - finished

Fleur d'Orleans
Ink Circles

Monday, March 19, 2012

Slainte - Finished!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Yeah, yeah, yeah; I'm a little late. But I did work on this all weekend! Had finished all but the tippy top of the S and the entire E. Got that done tonight.

Slainte - finished

A. Fox Original

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Gyrafa - Progress

Gyrafa - progress

1834 Gyrafa Sampler
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