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