Sunday, 30 October 2011

Mega Update Post !!! (Travelling Projects: Update Two, Morning Projects: Update Seventeen, Fractal Bookmark: Update Five, Oakhaven 2011 SAL: Update Six and The Great Escape SAL: Update One)

I can't believe its been so long since my last update and its been even longer since my last stitching update.  Therefore this update is going to be a mega update.  First up is my latest travel project.  It is a small freebie of a bowl of pansies. This would have been a quick stitch but the only time I really work on my travel project is when I am at my sisters or grans so it took a while to actually finish.  It is quite a cute picture and the bright colours were lovely and cheery to stitch:

Details (Bowl of Pansies)


Designer:  Debbie Cripps (Link no longer available as was a freebie from her website)
Material:  28 count evenweave in green tones, Hand-Dyed fabric from Polstitches
Threads:  Recommended Six-Stranded DMC Cotton


Next up is my current morning project finishes of which there are four.  I have finished Average Dog.  I think this design is one of favourite of all time.  I LOVE the saying and the colouring of the dog.  Here he is in all his glory:




They all have a halloween theme and once again are all internet freebies.  I LOVE stitching halloween designs.  In particular I LOVED stitching the witch on her broom.  It was my first experience of using Kreinik threads and I must say I was impressed.  They added a real sparkle to the design and were really good to use.  I am also really impressed with my French knots on 'Best Witches" because I think they turned out really well.  Here are the piccys:

Details (Pumpkin):

Designer:  Freebie from Sew Discounted website (no longer available)
Material:  14 count aida in a Hand-Dyed smoky grey
Threads:  Recommended DMC Six-Stranded Cotton


Details (Best Witches):

Designer:  Barbara Ana
Material:  28 count evenweave Hand-Dyed from Polstitches
Threads:  Recommended DMC Six-Stranded Cotton





Details (Halloween Ride):

Designer:  Freebie from Herrschners website at this link
Material:  28 count misty blue evenweave
Threads:  Recommended Threads


I have also completed the October Owl of the Oakhaven SAL I am taking part in.  It looks like this (and is one of my favourites so far):


I have also completed the latest page of my Fractal Bookmark.  This is the last of the full pages and I have only one small page left to complete.  I am only showing a picture of the page I am working on because I am so close to the end:



I have also started taking part in The Great Escape SAL designed by Abi Gurden and available via The Stitch Specialists yahoo group.  I have currently completed the first three parts and the finished pic is available by following this link.  I recommend joining the site because everyone is very friendly and the designs are gorgeous.

Details (The Great Escape SAL):

Designer:  Abi Gurden
Materials:  32 count Belfast Linen in Pansy Impressions (Opalescent)  by The Crafty Kitten
Threads:  Vikki Clayton HDF Threads


I will stop bombarding you with my updates now and promise to update more frequently.  Happy Stitching Everybody!!!!!



3 comments:

  1. Ask Julie of the blog Julie and Yes Dear's Ravings..TSS are not as nice as you think.

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  2. Wow that is a LOT of projects! They look wonderful I like that pumpkin one he is cute.

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  3. All great projects, Donna!!! Can't wait to see more. :D

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