Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Cheeky Dolphin Finish

An extra finish for February !!! I was out and about today for my mothers birthday and took Cheeky Dolphin with me to finish off. That's another finish from my Crazy January list !!!!





Happy Stitching Everybody !!

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Monthly Monday Round Up

On the last Monday of every month I am going to post an update on that months stitching and post a list of goals for the following month. I hope making mini goals will aid with the completion of my Crazy January Challenge.

This month I started the Crazy January Challenge. Here is a montage of my fifteen starts ...





I finished Oakhaven Designs 2012 SAL ...





I have also been working on Papillon Creations 2012 SAL and have made progress on part seven ...





My February Goals

1. Complete parts seven, eight and nine of Papillon Creations (this will
make me only one part behind by the end of the month)
2. I used a Random Number Generator to pick the first of my Crazy
January projects to work on. It chose number ... One... meaning I
would like to complete page one of Fractal Bookmark 322

Hope I can get near achieving these goals !!!!

Happy Stitching Everybody !!!!!!

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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Oakhaven Designs 2012 SAL Completed !!!

I have finished the last two parts of Oakhaven Designs' 2012 SAL. This was one of my goals for 2013, so yeaaaaaa!!!!!!!!! It has been a fun and easy stitch and I have enjoyed it. I am not, however, taking part this year because I want to concentrate on other projects.





I have also made a start on Papillon Creations part 7. I have been working a lot this week so have not worked as much as I wanted to on it because I need to fully concentrate on it. Here is where I am with it ...





Happy Stitching Everybody !!!!!

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Crazy January Challenge : Project Fifteen

Oh I can't believe it's over!!! But project fifteen I was soooo excited to start. It's the first page of this year's HAED SAL. I am doing Literate Dragon, he's such a cutie. I am stitching him on 25 count with two over one full crosses ...



I am putting all my projects to one side now while I catch up with the Papillon Creations SAL. I am only two parts behind so it shouldn't take too long to catch up (famous last words!!!).

Happy Stitching Everybody!!!

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Monday, 14 January 2013

Crazy January Challenge 2013 : Project Fourteen


Not much time to stitch today but I did make a start on section two on my Linen thread butterfly design. The threads were not too bad to use this time, when using them on section one I had a nightmare with them (this design calls for DMC linen threads). I managed to work on the bottom border section ...





Happy Stitching Everybody !!!!

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Sunday, 13 January 2013

Crazy January Challenge 2013 : Project Thirteen


Number thirteen is a page start for my current Dolphin project. I have started page four of this design and want to complete the page for the challenge. It feels like I haven't worked on this design for ages so it was nice to get it out again. I can't believe the challenge is almost over. I think I will miss starting something everyday !!! But I am looking forward to getting back to some of them ...





Happy Stitching Everybody !!!!!

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Saturday, 12 January 2013

Crazy January Challenge 2013 : Project Twelve

This is a kit I paid fifty pence for in a charity shop, I love dolphins and this one is cute. According to the packet it is a freebie kit from an old Crossstitcher magazine ...





Happy Stitching Everybody !!!

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Friday, 11 January 2013

Crazy January Challenge 2013 : Project Eleven and First 2013 TUSAL


Project eleven was a freebie kit from Crosstitcher magazine (June 2011 issue). I have now run out of thread because I mucked up the placement of the head on my first attempt !!!!! Therefore I will have to make it up from my own collection as the replacement thread the mag suggests is a completely different shade to the orange thread in the kit. Beside it is my first TUSAL pic for 2013 in my nice new jar (click on the link in my sidebar for more info) ....

Happy Stitching Everybody !!!
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Thursday, 10 January 2013

Crazy January Challenge 2013 : Project Ten

This is project ten a freebie from Abi Gurden from The Stitch Specialists yahoo group. I'm stitching this on a piece of 28 count even weave from a polstitches grab bag. This fabric is quite bright so I didn't really know what to use it for but it's perfect for this. I will photograph it better next time so you can see all the colours ...


Happy Stitching Everybody !!!

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Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Crazy January Challenge 2013 : Project Nine

Day nine sees not only a new start but my first 2013 finish. I worked today on a small mouseloft kit called Aristo-Kat. LOVE it soooo much .....





Happy Stitching Everybody !!!!

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Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Crazy January Challenge 2013 : Project Eight

Arghhhhhhh!!! Spent all day working on this chart, was really enjoying it as I have been waiting ages to start this one. Just as I was about to put it away for the night I realised I started with my fabric the wrong way so have had to unpick it all and restart it the right way. How frustrating !!!!!! Therefore my progress is tiny today. I am stitching it on 25 count pale blue fabric. This is stitched with three threads over two strands which feels enormous after stitching over one on the same count yesterday ....





Happy Stitching Everybody !!!!

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Monday, 7 January 2013

Crazy January Challenge 2013 : Project Seven


Not so much time to stitch today so only a small start but a start nonetheless !!! This is HAED freebie Trick or Treat by Randall Spangler. I am stitching this on 25 count using DMC thread 2 over 1. This is my first time using 25 count over one but it is ok so far and I think the coverage will be good. I only have to complete the first page of this one for my crazy challenge and there's not a lot of confetti, so I'm excited to continue it ...





Happy Stitching Everybody !!!!!

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Sunday, 6 January 2013

Crazy January Challenge : Project Six

This is a lovely sweet pattern that was a freebie from the Oakhaven Designs Yahoo group that I am a part of. I have no finished picture to show but here is my progress for today ...





Happy Stitching Everybody !!!


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Saturday, 5 January 2013

Crazy January Challenge 2013 : Project Five

I am LOVING this design. I have had it in my stash for a while and am delighted to be starting it. It is a design by Maria Diaz from Cross Stitch Gold Magazine. I am stitching it with the recommended DMC threads, 2 over 2 on 28 count pale pink linen ...


Happy Stitching Everybody !!!

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Friday, 4 January 2013

Crazy January Challenge : Project Four


Project Four is not a complete new start but a page three start for my Fractal Bookmark 292. The aim is to finish the page as part of the challenge ...





Happy Stitching Everybody !!!


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Thursday, 3 January 2013

Crazy January Challenge 2013 : Project Three


This has been my favourite project so far. It is called Hummingbird, a freebie by Teresa Wentzler. It is stitched on 18 count Floba linen, which is a really nice fabric. Some of this project is done over two and some over one. Over two on 18 count feels really big, the pattern calls for using four strands of thread !!! I love the delicate colouring of this one. I really don't want to stop it !!!





Happy Stitching Everybody !!

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Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Crazy January Challenge 2013 : Project Two

Here is day two. This project is from The World of Cross Stitching magazine. It uses DMC satin threads, they are a nightmare, they hitch all the time so I have had to redo bits several times. Progress was therefore slow but it's looking good so far ...







Happy Stitching Everybody !!!!

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Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Crazy January Challenge 2013 : Project One


Here is my first project, Fractal Bookmark 322. I can't wait to see this one grow as I LOVE this picture. It will feel strange tomorrow not to carry on with this one but pick up a new project!! I managed just over three hundred stitches on this one.








I also have another finish for 2012 that I finished on New Year's Eve. This is The Prairie Schooler 2006 Santa stitched on 18 count aida using the recommended threads. I stitched to commemorate my new singer sewing machine !!!! Such a fun design to stitch ....





Happy Stitching and Happy New Year Everybody !!!!


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