Thursday, August 4, 2016

And Now For Something Completely Different

After I finished Just One July with one finish and decent progress on a second piece I wasn't sure what I wanted to work on for August. I certainly am spoiled for choice with WIPs. A lot of them are here, but there are a few more not listed there. 

It's still been fairly busy at work, so I wanted something not too complicated to work on, an easy pattern and maybe large sections of one colour. I dithered a little on choosing, since that's what I do, but I eventually settled on Jodyri's Butterfly Quote. 

I left it here in January:

and now I've almost finished the top row completely and will be starting on the 2nd row. The word will be "caterpillar" eventually. I'm stitching on 14 count fabric from Silkweaver I think and I'm using Jodyri threads Pink Laydee and Sparkling Citrine so far. 

It was really nice to pick up something that's a little easier than both AAN and the owls for a bit. I'm not sure if I'll change to something else soon or finish the second row. I haven't decided yet. 

And here's my Owls finish!!

It was a fun little SAL and I think I may have to stitch the frog SAL that's open currently since I have the perfect piece of fabric from Chromatic Alchemy. I did a floss toss with my DD and she had fun playing with all the thread. :) I didn't take a photo yet, but I will once I purchase the pattern. 

Here are some close-ups of the last row, all owls are 4 over 2 with DMC 823:
 filling with Jodyri Flying Monkeys :D
 filling with Jodyri Christmas Twinkle - love this thread! it looks just like Christmas mini-lights
filling with Jodyri Black Widow

Thank you everyone for your encouragement in getting this done! It was close, about an hour to go before midnight on July 31st, but I made it. :) 

Happy Stitching, 



  1. Woo hoo, wonderful finish! Good for you. Nice progress on butterfly with a beautiful combination of fabric and floss.

  2. Owls is cute! Nice JOJ finish. Butterfly Quote will be pretty for sure with those thread colors!

  3. Congrats on the stunning finish Tiffany. The owls are gorgeous.


  4. Congrats on the wonderful finish!! All the owls are so cute !!:) Your thread choices were perfect for this project.
    Good progress on the butterfly project too.

  5. evviva li hai finiti!! Sono meravigliosi. Che belli i colori del tuo nuovo progetto!

  6. Wonderful finish with those owls! They're just too darling.

    Can't wait to see more progress on your caterpillar quote :)

  7. What sweet, sweet owls. They are absolutely darling!

  8. The owls look great. I love the way the Christmas Lights thread goes so well with the zigzag pattern.

  9. Wohoo you finished Owls. Great job!! Don't blame you or wanting an easy pattern. Sometimes that's a very nice change.

  10. Your owls are so very cute! Congrats on your Happy Dance.


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