Sunday, February 17, 2019

IHSW 2019 - February Edition

I hope everyone had a great hermitting weekend and got lots of stitching done! I did have a decent amount of time and was able to turn Fishing from this:
 to this!

A finished object! And one more WIP off the list. I'm so glad to have finished this. I stitched it 2 over 2 on 28ct Chromatic Alchemy Tempest and left the sky unstitched. I think it will look fine in a hoop and that will be my first ever attempt at a hoop finish when I get around to it.

Happy Stitching everyone!


Friday, February 15, 2019

Gifted Gorgeousness 2019 - February Edition

It's that time again to showcase all the gifts we've received or made or whatever we can fit into this post. Check out everyone's blogs over at the link-up on Jo's page since she's the hostess with the mostest!

And onto what I've worked on/gifted/been gifted/etc. this month:

I'm so close to a finish on this one! I need to get finished, and find my ecru thread, it's gone missing from this pack, so I need to find what I've done with that. :)

Love you to the moon and back - Barbara Ana free design 
I found this one through the link on Jo's blog about hearts for the People's Choice SAL. It was a quick stitch and I was happy to find some GITD thread to make it really fun. It was a gift for DD for Valentine's Day and she loved it! I used DMC variegated thread for the heart and stitched it in a way to make it look like patchwork, as it is charted. 


I did finish the second sock, but haven't got a photo of it. They were a big hit with DD and if you check the first photo, I'm using the new Addi flexi-flips. For any of you sock knitters, they really did feel faster than magic loop to me. I can't speak for DPNs, but might be worth a try.

Happy Stitching and Knitting!


Thursday, February 14, 2019

Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop 2019

It's time again for the Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop! Hosted as always by the fabulous Jo, please head over to her blog to see a list of all the participants.

I'm on the lookout for the stitcher who stitched this beauty:

This looks like a very cute Dragon Dreams design and I have few guesses on the most likely candidates to have stitched this one. Off to see who has mine and join in the fun! 

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!


Sunday, February 10, 2019

Fully Finished Gallery SAL - February 2019

Rachel of Ten Hour Stitcher had the brilliant idea of hosting a fully-finished SAL to help us get all our old and new cross stitches fully finished. I hope to keep up with it, or at least finish one a month.

I did finish one project last month that I posted about and I have another fully finished project as of last night, plus one that's on its way to being finished.

First up is Joy from JCS Ornament issue 2018:

Very simple running stitch on felt for this one with a hanger.

Next is a gift for DD for Valentine's Day:

This is a free design by Barbara Ana that I found with Jo's link for the People's Choice SAL in February. I used GITD thread for the stars and moon and stash threads for the rest. Again, a simple felt finish and the cross stitch was wrapped around stiff cardboard first.

And for the one that's not quite fully finished, I attempted to do a canvas finish for Dog Lessons by Lizzie Kate. I still need to find some matching washi tape for this one as the stuff I had on hand doesn't match. 

And yes, I'm aware tape isn't the best idea, but I like how well this fits the frame and it's about the only way it will stay. So I'll find some dark brown I think and finish this off and frame it. It's an old canvas someone gave me for DD, but something she's not interested in hanging up, so I'm repurposing it. 

I hope you've all had good luck with your finishes this past month!

Happy Stitching and Finishing!


Sunday, February 3, 2019

People's Choice SAL - February

I'm joining in the People's Choice SAL this month and hope to keep it up throughout this year. Jo of Serendipitous Stitching organizes this one as well and asks other stitchers what theme to have each month. February is hearts! 

It turns out I don't stitch all that many Valentines' things, but here is what I have:

I think this is a Bent Creek design, very fun, quick stitch for DD last year. 
Palko-lap's monthly calendar, again, very quick and easy. 
Abi Gurden designed this hear for the Stitch Specialists Group. I don't know if it's still going on, but this was my first ever tiny amount of hardanger. I was so new I had no idea how to wrap the leftover fabric, but I like the look of it. 
I stitched this several years ago, and although it's a Xmas theme, look, hearts!! 

Check out Jo's post and everyone else's to see all the different hearts out there to get some ideas for Valentine's Day stitching this year!

Happy Stitching,


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