Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Harvest Delivery WIP

I have been stitching "Harvest Delivery" by Plum Tree Samplers on 32ct Jobelan, for a few weeks now.  I LOVE the colors in this piece!
I finished the left side of the project, with the trailer, pumpkins, and flowers: 

Next I will be working on the gorgeous horse!  I am having so much fun with this pattern!


Thursday, 27 August 2015

New Start ~ Harvest Delivery

For about a week now, I have been stitching a new project (I started on Wednesday, August 19th) .  It's called "Harvest Delivery" by Plum Tree Samplers. 

For the fabric, I chose a 32 count Jobelan in the color Sand-Castle.  The threads I am using are Weeks Dye Works and The Gentle Art.  The pattern suggested 1 strand over 2, but it looked too flat, so I re-did it using 2 strands over 2.  It looks a lot better now!

This is all I have done so far.  I really love the color nuances with the threads.  The colors are so  beautiful!  Very Autumn-y! ^_^


Sunday, 9 August 2015

Storykeep Masquerade ~ WIP

I haven't done much cross stitching since March of this year.  I have been painting instead... But the past 2 weeks I have started stitching again.  I have been working on "Storykeep Masquerade"  by Heaven and Earth Designs, artwork by Ching Chou Kuik.

I had started this piece in December 2013, so it has been a while since I stitched it.  I am stitching it on 25 count Evenweave with 2 strands over 1.  Here is my progress as of today:

However, I noticed a problem.  I am using a circular frame to hold the fabric taut while I stitch.  When I removed the frame to take this picture, I noticed two small circular stains on my stitching on the cat's face!  I then realized that it was the the little round metal bits on the frame that must have stained my work with what I'm thinking is rust!!! :(
Look at both photos below:

In the pic above I have written "HERE" with arrows pointing to both circular stains.

In the pic above, you can see the metal bits that I believe caused the stains.

Has this happened to anybody?  What should I do?!?!  Any suggestions?


Saturday, 7 March 2015

Faces of Faery 162 WIP

It has been a week now (since March 1st) that I decided to continue working on my FOF 162, from Heaven and Earth Designs (artwork by Jasmine Becket-Griffith).  I had started this piece in February/March 2013 and had stitched it until July 2013.  So it has been almost 2 years since I have stitched this...  Here is the progress I have made in 1 week's time:

I wanted to stitch her other eye, so here she is with both eyes finished!

Here is a close-up:

And here is what I had the last time I had stitched her (July 2013):

Annie <3

Monday, 15 December 2014

"Scarlet Lips" FINISHED!


I have finally finished "QS Scarlet Lips" by Heaven and Earth Designs!   I had started stitching her in 2011, and worked on her on & off for 3 years!  Here she is:

"QS Scarlet Lips"
2 over 1 on 25 count Lugana
Started sometime in 2011
Finished December 15, 2014

Here are some detail pics:

This is the first QS piece I finished from HAED, and I couldn't be happier with the results!

Annie <3

Monday, 25 August 2014

FINISHED "French Lavender Pocket"!


I have finished my "French Lavender Pocket".  I needed to find the buttons, ribbon, and cord I needed, so it took a bit longer to finish.  Here it is!

"French Lavender Pocket"
2 over 2 on 27 count Linen banding.
Started August 17, 2014
Finished August 24, 2014.

Here are some close-ups:

I don't have any lavender at present to put in it, but when I do, I will take another picture!

Annie ^_^

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

"French Lavender" WIP


I finished the cross stitch part today!
It was so easy & fast to stitch up!  Very lovely!

Here is the entire band:

And now I will need to add the buttons, stitch it up into a pocket and add the handle.  Then I can stuff it with some lavender!

Annie ^_^