I wanted to share a cute freebie pattern by DMC Portugal. It is sort of like a trip to Europe! Every month there is a new release so you can sign up for the notification to be sent to your email box. Visit DMC Portugal and download the first three free patterns!
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.
I started this Janlynn kit on 2/20/17 as a request from my mother. I haven’t worked on it as I should but I will be working on it at least one day at a week. Since I have so many work in progress and still have to meet my goal of finishing 17 pieces by the end of the year, I want to, at least, get this started so that I can, maybe, give it to her on her birthday which is in September
Well, this is where it stands as of now:
There is a lot of colors as there is a lot of details on it. It is kind of like a full coverage piece, but it is only 9 x 11, so I believe I can do it.
The kit came with 14 ct. white aida and all of the flosses which I compared with the DMC ones that I have and they look like it is the same. I believe the needleminder is from True North Needleminders (etsy store) or you can find them in their Facebook group.
I love Christmas. It’s my favorite season of the year! So, this year I will be stitching a Christmas themed piece every month. If it’s a small piece, I will be turning it into a tree decoration.
For this month, I will be finishing this one:
It is featured on the 2016 Christmas Ornaments in the Just Cross Stitch magazine. However, I had the bright idea of stitching it on black aida .
Well, this is my update:
Let’s hope that, when it’s done, it will look as pretty as I had imagined it with black fabric.
I just wanted to show you an update of the piece that I’m stitching which is from a SAL. The SAL is hosted by Miniberger from a Twitch channel I visit. She is an awesome gal who is very talented not just in cross stitch but in knitting, crocheting, pearling, and I’m sure in many other crafts.
The SAL is called Coexist which is a #miniwintersal created by Miniberger herself. The pattern was designed by another Twitch broadcaster called Prfctlywcked. I loved the pattern primarily because of what it says and let’s everyone know to “coexist” no matter your gender, race, religion, etc. which is a nice message to everyone; especially during these times.
We get together every Wednesday at 8:00pm EST on Miniberger’s Twitch channel: http://www.twitch.tv/xminibergerx and we get the stitch on while chatting.
Here’s the picture of how it will look like once is finished:
Here’s my update for the past three weeks:
I’ll share the next update this Sunday.