Hi Blogger Friends,
Yet again I have been remiss with my blogging. After today's post I am going to endeavour to do them weekly so that I don't find the time taken to get them done is excessive.
Today's post will be just the stitching I have worked on since I last posted. Just so that I can start a fresh and I will then do my weekly posts on Monday's so the first one after today will be the 12th September 2016.
What have I been working on over the summer
After having such a good start to the year my Stitchy Bug really waned over the summer months. Thankfully it is beginning to pick up again and yesterday I had my longest time spent stitching in months. I did nearly 7 hours with three projects - so I am pleased with that. Sadly the left side of my neck is less pleased it is really stiff this morning and I think I will probably have to get my wheat bag out later just to ease it.
So over the nearly two months I have worked on 16 projects plus one project I was playing with options (this will be at the bottom of this post) and of those I completed 3. These I will show first
A very old small project that I was finishing off at bedtime whilst listening to Harry Potter on audible. The design came from an old issue of The Gift of Stitching Magazine and is designed by Helga Mandl.
Letter F - Prairie Schooler Alphabet
This one took 23 hrs I am currently working on Letter G see below and still on track to complete the top row of this project before the end of 2016
I have been promising my daughter a bookmark for probably nearly 15 years and I finally got around to making her one. The design is one of four from an old issue of World of Cross Stitching magazine and the design is by Durene Jones.
Works in Progress
Scotland and Ireland Santa's by Mill Hill
Enchanted Aurora by Joan Elliott
Death by Cross Stitch by Long Dog Samplers
This is my progress
Historical Countries Mystery Sampler by Papillon Creations (Originally in The Gift of Stitching Magazine)
I finished the Irish section on the left during my last stitching session and started on the Dutch section.
Paws and Claws by Long Dog Samplers
Lady of Shalott by Teresa Wentzler
Plum Cushion by Donna Vermillion Giampa ( Originally in Just Cross Stitch magazine)
Geometric Bookmark from Cross Stitch Collection magazine
Rainbow Bookmark my own design
Playing with my Jane Greenoff design programme and below is my progress so far
Medieval Queen Bookmark by Textile Heritage
This project has only come back out on the 3rd September and will be stitched on every Saturday until the Strictly Come Dancing Final in December, with a little luck I might get it completed.
Scheherazade by Papillon Creations
I played with two of the four colour options on some scrap aida
I chose the Aladdin option and have now kitted up this project selecting Light Peach 28ct Jobelan again as I really like the fabric colour and the DMC threads, ready for a future start. Although I thought the Sinbad colourway was really colourful, the Aladdin colours are much more me.
So that is what I have been doing over the last two months. Obviously where I have only put the one photo I have not stitched it all they are wips I have picked up and worked on and the photos are showing where I have left them.
I will be back on the 12th September with my next update.
Bye for now