End of July Update

Wow! I can’t believe it’s the end of July. I thought we were in June! It’s been a while since my last post and I have a perfectly good explanation for it. I started a new job and I’ve been in training. Barely any time for stitching but I’ve been pushing myself to get some more finished pieces this year to reach my goal of 17. I’m up to 10 as of today.

This month I had two FO and one partial FO:

Believe in the Magic by Angel Stitchin
On 14ct red aida
Started: 5/15/16
Finished: 7/7/17
Festive Fireworks by Erica Michaels
on 14ct oatmeal aida
Started: 7/1/16
Finished: 7/6/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m up to date on the Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery yearly SAL. Can’t wait to see August.

Happily Ever After: July
by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery
on 28ct mushroom evenweave.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plans

Now, since I’m so busy at work, my rotation has to be adjusted (yet again). My work schedule is a little crazy so my stitchy time will be changed to (perhaps) 1 hour in the morning during the week. Weekends, after my chores and errands, I’l have more time to stitch. Therefore, I think I might do the following:

I’ll assign 1 project a week just so that I can see progress on it. I’ll take a picture at the start of the week and at the end of said week. My Christmas ornaments will be stitched as scheduled (1 per month) and I’ll stitch them during my lunch hour. Therefore the plan for August is the following:

Week of 7/31-8/6: Happily Ever After: August by Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery
Week of 8/7-8/13: Postcard from the World by Cloudsfactory
Week of 8/14-8/20: First Snow by The Drawn Thread
Week of 8/21-8/27: Keep Calm & Cross Stitch by Michaela Bermudez-Garcia
Week of 8/28-9/3: Twilight Angel by Dimensions

I am getting to a finish on another Christmas ornament for this month (I will be finishing right after I’m done writing this update) so, hopefully, I’ll have another finish to show you for this month. Next Christmas ornament is Candy Cane Basket by MCG Textiles.

Next month I am foreseeing two more finishes and another partial finish with the Happily Ever After: August.

‘Til next time! 

 

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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.

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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 

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Our Lady of Guadalupe – Update

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.

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Christmas Themed Piece

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.

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