Sunday, July 16, 2017

July: Cheer Angel


Sharing my progress on my, Painted Pony, painted canvas project from last month Wings are almost done. I've also been working on her dress. Thus far my fibers have been Crystal Braid, sz 8 perle cotton, 6 strand floss, and Frey Werks. I'm planing to use some Silk Lame' Braid to add some sparkle to her wings.
Painted Pony
I Love to Cheer! angel

Thanks for stopping by,
Gwen


Thursday, June 29, 2017

June Update: Glad to be back






I haven't done much stitching, blog reading or blogging, since my last post. I'm slowly getting back to stitching, and am challenging myself to get this post out before the end of the month. Hope I get chance to read some blogs next time I off work. I will be using this post for 4 SALs, Gifted Gorgeousness, Christmas Ornament and WIPocalypse 2017, and Stitching Smlls.

Currently, I'm working on Painted Pony's, I Love to Cheer Angel for my DN. I've stitched over some of the original design elements in favor of my DN's gym colors. 

Painted Pony
I Love to Cheer Angel

All but the back stitching is done on my first Hands On Design, 12 Days Ornament. Hope to get that completed soon so that I can get on the next ornament. 
Hands On Design
12 Days

My DN graduated HS last month. I finished her graduation angel, just in the nick of time.  Well to be honest, it was very close to the wire. Yes fellow stitchers, I was attaching the twisted cord while waiting for the ceremony to start. But, praise be, I had it all done and ready for the family get together after graduation. She was very thrilled to receive it.
Painted Pony
Graduation Angel

Thanks for visiting,
Gwen

Monday, March 27, 2017

March: WIPoclaypse Check-In

My Graduation Angel's skirt is almost done. Need to fill-in some stitches and add some beads to the center of the gray motifs. Now I have to decide on a stitch and fiber for her wings, and blouse. I'll most likely be stitching her collar with a Kreinik braid.

Graduation Angel, Painted Pony
Since I took this picture, I stitched the mortar board using Very Velvet V201

My other WIP project that saw some March love was the Bristol Sampler Stitching Bag. I stitched the scissor fob panels and the thread winder.

Bristol Sampler Stitching Bag, Betsy Morgan

Wonder of Wonders, I had a finish, finish this month. Hope to share with you soon.

Thanks for stopping by, 
Gwen







Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Grad Angel

Hosted by Jo at Serendipitous Stitching



My major gift stitching this month was my DN's Painted Pony Graduation Angel. 


I'm loving my progress so far. 



Sunday, February 26, 2017

My progress Feb. 2017

Today is the official check-in for WIPocalypse 2017. As I have missed the check-in for Gifted Gorgeousness 2017 and Smalls SAL 2017 I will include them here as well. These two SALs are a part of my WIPocalypse goals  this year. 

I managed to complete almost half of the frame work for My Stitching Treasures. I felt to need to something other than the frame and started filling in motifs. I finished area 3 and 10. All but one of the threads I ordered have finally arrived so I am free to continue filling in as I finish up the border.

One new start in Feb. was Erica Michaels' Nativity Berry. I am stitching mine on silk gauze, using the called for threads. This kit was a birthday gift to me.

My niece will be graduating in a few months. This Painted Pony Graduation Angel is for her. I'll be using her school colors. There is no stitch guide so, I'm attempting to pic my own stitches. Keeping my fingers crossed

And finally a finish! My Christmas ornament for February, from On the Twelfth Day of Christmas by Sue Hillis. This chart was gifted to me from a blog giveaway.

Thanks for stopping by.
Gwen




Tuesday, January 31, 2017

WIPocalypse 2017


WIPocalypse
WIPocalypse  hosted by Measi's Musings

I didn't cross off many items from my WIPocalypse list last year, so I will be working on those same items this year. I think I'll make a goals board to help me stay on track.  I am also adding My Stitching Treasures (MST) by Jeannette Douglas and Halloween at Hollyberry Farm (HaHF), by Stacy Nash. I don't have all of my fibers yet but I've started the frames for MST.

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My finishes this month are my monogram sleigh and the needlebook  for Bristol Sampler Stitching Bag.

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Measi's topic for this month.
January - What SALs are you participating in this year?

I 'll be continuing with the following SALs:


Considering FB SAL: Linen and Things Mystery Sampler