Monday, 28 April 2014

Stitch from Stash: April Edition (EPIC fail) and Firework Progress !!!

Well four months into Stitch from Stash and I've had to use a free month. I am a little disappointed as I really wanted to stick to it. The only reason was that I've had a rotten time in work recently and I used retail therapy to get over it. I bought threads for my firework project, some hand dyed fabric, one silk thread and three magazines, all of which put me well over budget (approx. £40).

Never mind I WILL do better next month !!!! I will need a couple of threads for projects but I'm hoping that's all I will spend.

On to Stitchy progress ...

Fireworks is getting closer to completion. I have had some lovely comments about this one, which have really spurred me on ...





Happy Stitching Everybody !!!

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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Making Waves !!!

My dolphin design is going well but I'm not sure if I'll make my target of a page and two rows this month. It's looking good though and is still a pleasure to work on ...





Happy Stitching Everybody !!!

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Sunday, 20 April 2014

Some Firework Progress !!!!

I've made some progress on fireworks this week. This project is very bleugh. All my projects are full of blues haha, think I need something break up the colours !!! If I wasn't just over halfway completed I would put it to one side ...





Happy Stitching Everybody !!!

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Saturday, 12 April 2014

Firework Progress !!!

No Sew and Stitch square this week as I've been super busy in work but I have made some progress on my travelling/handbag project at the moment. This is Fireworks, a freebie internet pattern that I've had for years. This was one of my Crazy January Challenge pieces, here it is when I left it in January ...





I've made good progress and here it is now ...





I don't mind this design, it's a nice easy one when I'm out and about, however stitching on black is a challenge. It suits this piece but it gets very fluffy !!!!

Happy Stitching Everybody!!!

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Monday, 7 April 2014

Page Finish on Dolphins !!

I've finally finished another page on dolphins. This shouldn't be taking as long as it is but I've been working a lot of hours recently and I'm just exhausted. I'm almost at the stage I was before deciding to restart it ...








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Friday, 4 April 2014

Sew and Stitch Magazine Square #2

For square number two you had to stitch a selection of ribbon onto a background of stripy blue fabric. This was certainly a lot easier than last weeks square (although that was pretty simple). Once completed the stitching of the ribbon you had to decorate the square with freehand cross stitches and weaving between the threads of the ribbon ...














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Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Easter Egg Band Sampler Finished !!!

I spent my day off today finishing off Easter Egg Band Sampler. This was a chart I designed myself and is available here as a freebie. I stitched it using DMC Threads on fabric from The Crafty Kitten. This was my first time designing and then stitching a design I had made, and I had to say I enjoyed it. It did take me a long time to decide what colour to make the French Knots haha !!!



Here it is ...







Easter Egg Band Sampler

Designed by StitchyDonDesigns
Threads:  DMC
Size:  33 stitches by 58 stitches

Happy Stitching Everybody !!!

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