Friday, March 29, 2024

A Recent Obsession

 I made it! Less than 2 weeks since my last post. That was what I was hoping for.  I had ideas of posting earlier, but there was a reason this post had to wait. Check it out!
Ondulations by Jardin Prive
stitched on 28ct rainbow gradient fabric by BeStitchMe

It's done!! I asked DH and friends about adding colour or not, and since the fabric itself is so colourful, I went with only DMC 310 and no colours. That made it easy to get all the way to a finish before the end of the month. 

Here are a couple close-ups if you're interested:

Because I got carried away with getting this to a finish, I don't have any progress on Do Not Meddle, and still haven't taken a photo of my 3rd Mischievous March project, but I do have a photo of my 4th Mischievous March start. It will eventually look like this:

And here's my start:
Journey by Urban Stitches
stitched 1 over 2 with charted DMC on 28ct Red Tide by Chromatic Alchemy

I did get a few more rounds on the 2nd PWHL hat, and it's moved up to here:
PWHL team hat by Sydney Gerzymisch
in Berroco Ultra Wool in a deep red, green and cream (although it looks white here)

And that's where we are after almost another 2 weeks. One more start tomorrow and that will put an end to Mischievous March! Plus soon I'll have to decide what I'm going to work on in April. That's 2/3 finishes for my focus projects and one that's pretty darn close that I'll keep working on in April. 

I hope you've all been having a good couple weeks and Happy Stitching!


Sunday, March 17, 2024

Catch-up Post and Mischievous March

Hello again, things conspired so I didn't get a chance to put a post up, but I have been stitching. I also remembered to pick up my Mischievous March projects! Rachel is working on some beautiful ones as well and I chose to start some new kits from Sweet Annet. 

The first one will eventually look like this:

And after a few days of work it looks like this:
Dragonfly in Flowers Stamp by Sweet Annet
stitched 2 over 1 with kit threads on included wooden framework

The second one is by the same artist, and will eventually look like this:
and I've managed a fair bit of sky:
The Little Prince stamp by Sweet Annet
stitched 2 over 1 with kit threads on included wooden framework

I'm trying to use up one colour at a time, sort of like I do with Mill Hill kits and that seems to be working fairly well so far. 

I have 3 more to go, and although I did get a few stitches in the new one today; I'm very sore after a hockey tournament yesterday and it wasn't really worth taking a photo yet. 

I've also managed to progress more on Ondulations, my March focus project and am almost at the left side. There are 2 photos since I had to move the Qsnap:

Ondulations by Jardin Prive
stitched on 28ct rainbow gradient fabric by BeStitchMe

There's a bit more to the left side, so I should get there in another couple days of stitching. 

I'm also keeping up with Do Not Meddle, in fact it might have the most progress of any of the projects I've worked on so far. Here's where it looks now!
Do Not Meddle by Dragon Dreams
stitched 1x1 on 28ct white fabric as charted

Hopefully this week will bring more stitching, but we'll have to see how tomorrow goes. It's an interesting feeling when everything in your body hurts. My quads are the worst, but ice and painkillers have helped. 

I hope you're all feeling well and had good stitchy weeks!

Happy Stitching, 


Tuesday, March 5, 2024

New Monthly Project Alert!

Here we are in March already! And like most of you said, Do Not Meddle does need to get finished, so I think I'm going to try and do a thread length in it every day before I start stitching on anything else. Here it is now!
Do Not Meddle by Dragon Dreams
stitched 1x1 full cross on 28ct white with recommended DMC

I think I'll try and keep up with the current trend of finishing up whatever colour needs filling in. That's been sort of a sense of accomplishment and keeping my interest, so I'll keep it up for now. 

The new project I'm going to work on for March is Ondulations by Jardin Prive. Here it is when I last worked on it back in July 2021 for the July Olympics start extravaganza I did with Rachel
Ondulations by Jardin Prive
stitched on 28ct rainbow gradient by BeStitchMe as charted

I still haven't decided if I want to add the colours that it asks for or use some of the specialty threads I've accumulated over the last several years. It might be fun to dig through what I have for something close to the charted threads. 

And Wiglaf has grown substantially, I'm maybe close to halfway done now? 
Wiglaf scarf by Lizi Lowe
knit with Fiber Me This You and the Stars 80/10/10 MCN 
and Sassy Black Yarns Connecticut Snow 100% baby alpaca

Next  week I'll update with more progress on everything hopefully. Have a good week everyone!

Happy Stitching,


Halfway Through May

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