Sunday Stitch

Every Sunday I spend time with my His Name is Jesus by Joyful Expressions. There were Sundays that I didn’t stitch on it because of various reasons. I started this pattern last year (yet another one that should be finished!) and I’m enjoying stitching it very much. I am stitching it on 16 count Aida in Haven by Picture This Plus. Almost done with 1/4 of the design.

Friday Finish!

During the past two months, I’ve had 4 finishes and 1 FFO. I wasn’t able to post them because life happened!  Anyway, these are my finishes:

Merry Christmas by New York Dreamer stitched on 14 ct. black aida
Started 5/6/16
Finished 4/26/17
Coexist: Stitched on 16ct aida in Confetti by Picture This Plus
Started 2/22/17
Finished 5/28/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Star by SamSarah Design Studio stitched on 14 ct. red aida
Started: 3/8/16
Finished: 6/10/17
Snowflake Frost by Country Garden Stitchery stitched on 14ct. red aida
Started: 5/9/16
Finished: 6/18/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My FFO was a little gift I made for my niece:

Paws Bookmark by Angie Kowalski stitched on 18ct white aida
Started: 4/4/16
Finished: 6/21/17
FFO as a bookmark: 6/22/17

Progress Update

Hello everyone,

These past two months have been chaotic for me. A new demanding job, nieces graduations, other job interviews, and other life events that made it a little difficult for me to sit down and write in my blog. However, I have several finishes, one cross stitch FFO, one crochet FFO, a start, and was able to complete a few other stitchy goals.

For my progress, I’m happy to report that I am up-to-date with my Happily Ever After SAL from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. This is how this project looks so far:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…And I’m ready for July’s release. I’m considering this a partial finish for this month but it will be a real finish by December of course!

As far as the other finishes, I will be writing a separate post for these. But, The Potting Bench, Paws Bookmark, Snowflake Frost are all finished! These were all started during Stitch Maynia 2016. I wanted to finish the majority of these projects  and it’s the reason why I didn’t join this year. My goal is to have all of them finished so that I can start new bigger pieces. I’m very interested on stitching pieces such as Mirabilias, Passione Ricamo, Joan Elliott, and Heaven and Earth Designs. Along with the yearly ones from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery and Cloudsfactory or if any other ones catches my eye.

I also have the goal of stitching Christmas ornaments. My favorite season of the year is Christmas and I would love to stitch something about it every month. In fact, I want to have my Christmas tree decorated with my ornaments.

I had a new start last month. Summer Queen by Mirabilia was started on May 22; I couldn’t resist. I haven’t stitched much of it but this is my start:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lastly, I’ve also been crocheting. I managed to finished my first big project which is a poncho designed by Nadia from Yarnutopia. I loved this poncho from the first time I watched the tutorial and thought I could definitely do this, and I did!

This is how it really looks like:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But, I stitched it with several modifications: no pockets, no ears, no kitty face, and no back lines. I also outlined the bottom, the pocket’s edge, and the hoody’s edge with black yarn. This is what it looks like:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s not perfect but I think I did good for being my first project bigger than a hat or a scarf.

Have a great stitchy week!

xx Lucy xx

Pink Flower Update

I started this free pattern from DMC back in April of last year. It a very simple pattern and I thought it was going to be a quick stitch. Yeah, right!  Why is it that most simple patterns that we think it will be a quick stitch end up being a long one? Anyway, there was a little problem with this one and that is that I got a little bit excited and cut the fabric too soon and too much. I can’t believe I did that!

Well, here it is how I just left it:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is being stitched on 14 ct. oatmeal aida and DMC flosses. I’m trying to get all of these little projects (that I started last year) finished so I can take on the bigger ones. I have a Heaven and Earth Designs one that I’m dying to start and a Passione Ricamo that I’d love to start very soon.

xLucyx