Letter S - Speeding Along

I finally tried out my Qsnaps in my new stand, and I love how easy it's made stitching on Letter S! I had "S" out in August and I tried to stitch on it, but it really wasn't happening well. I left it here:

I had also made a mistake on the upper curl, so I had to frog all the purple there (CC Vintage Violet). So it was a little disheartening working on this one at that time. 

However, after trying it out with my new stand on September 25 (after finishing Ho Ho Ho), I really like it! 

After an hour or so on September 25th, I was really happy with my progress. Then I pulled it out again this weekend after Kate's visit. We had a blast btw, and photos at the end of this post. I wish it could have been longer. We did a lot of stash shopping, enabling each other, plus Kate was able to help me thin out my stash so I had room for more... Thanks Kate!

This was my progress after Thursday and Saturday:

And I had a little time Sunday after hockey to do quite a bit more:

Right now I'm hoping I can maybe get this finished by the end of the week! That would really give me a great sense of accomplishment since I'm stitching 3 of these on the same piece of fabric. Plus I'd know how far off my other 2 starts were. :) 

I think I'll hold off on beads since this will stay in Qsnaps for a while, but if I can get the rest of the cross stitch done I'll be very happy. 

My loose plan for October is to finish "S", then work on Princess and the Dragon:

for one week to join in the Burning Needle FB group's "There Can Be Only One" October SAL, and spend the 3rd week on Vermont, a Xmas gift for my business partner.  I left it here in January:

I don't think it will take too long, hopefully a couple weeks straight can get it finished. 

And now, for Kate's visit!
 Kate trying poutine! Not necessarily a fan. :)
 On top of Mont Royal in Montreal, QC
view of the Green Mountains from the Trapp Family Lodge

It was somewhat of a whirlwind visit, but we managed to hit 2 LNS' and Michaels for Kate to stock up on DMC and I had to add a few things as well, although I forgot to take photos. I'll try and remember to do that this week. I hope I can figure out a way to get over there, I really enjoyed her visit. 

I hope you've all had a good weekend!

Happy Stitching,

Tiffstitch

Comments

  1. Lovely stitching on all of your projects Tiffany. Sounds like a fun visit with Kate.

    Linda

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  2. Great progress with the Q snaps on your frame. Beautiful view in your photographs.

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  3. What great progress on S. She looks fabulous on that fabric. Gorgeous view of the Green Mountains, wow!

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  4. Very nice progress on the stitching front - S is really beautiful. Glad you had such a good time with Kate, and YAY for more stash.

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  5. La S è veramente bella, complimenti per i progressi!

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  6. Your letter S is looking really beautiful. I love how the letter shows through her wings. Must be fun to stitch.
    Looks like you and Kate had a great time - it's fun to make new stitching buddies!

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  7. Wow you have made amazing progress on the S, well done. Glad you and Kate had a good time together.

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  8. Great progress on "S", so glad that the new Q snaps are working out for you. It looks like you and Kate had a great time - woo hoo!

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  9. That's great progress on your S - so nice to see how a new toy can motivate us :) Also nice to see your second project. And Vermont will be a great piece when finished.
    Great pictures from your get-together with Kate.

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  10. Great progress on the S!
    I have just noticed the lovely fabric you're working on ;)
    How nice to meet up with Kate!!! I am so envious! Visiting a beautiful country, stashing and meeting up with a blog friend.. bliss!

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  11. The S is beautiful, had to pin it to my Pinterest page.
    Kate's look is so sweet, so she did not like the Poutine, I am with her on that one.
    It is so much fun to meet up with other stitcher's, I have had that opportunity.
    I am adding you to my Blog follower list tomorrow
    Vermont looks like a sweet stitch.

    Blessings
    Catherine

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  12. Really good progress on S, love the fabric you chose.

    Your photo of Kate eating poutine reminded me of the video of the little boy on you tube with a tummy ache cause he ate to much. I have never tried it but it looks yummy!

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  13. Great progress on the `S´ love the colours.

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  14. I love the progress you've made on S, I really like the way the letter changes the colour of the wings.
    I also like your technique for stitching the monochrome design. I'm definitely stealing that idea when I do one!
    Glad Kate enjoyed her visit too, I'd not heard of poutine until I said I wanted to live in Canada and a Canadian blogger said I had to learn to love poutine!

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