Monday, October 3, 2016

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,



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


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

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

  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.

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

  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!

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

  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!

  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.

  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!

  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.


  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!

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

  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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