Thursday, April 16, 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness - April 2015


I missed the check-in yesterday because I hadn't taken an updated picture. Today it is raining and will be for the rest of the week and weekend, if the weather man can be believed. So here is my short update and a not so hot picture.  
After my Easter crafting hiatus I am finally back to working on Strawberry Lace. I have had to frog a portion of everything I worked on this past week. I hope the frogs will go away so that I really get back in the stitching groove. I did manage to get the pincushion back stitched. 
Strawberry Lace
pincushion back
Thanks for stopping by,
Gwen
 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

April WIPocalypse



Image result for easter graphics

Hen: Size 10 Crochet Thread: 
Blue: Sz 30 DMC Cebelia
Pattern: Christiane Eichler
Red: Sz 30 DMC Cebelia
Pattern: Renulek

Host Merasi
I got a little distracted this past month. I was browsing and came across the crocheted hen and a lot of pictures of tatted eggs. It started with the red egg, then I found the pattern used on the blue egg. The blue egg turned out to be a lot bigger than I expected. I was almost through with the first half when I looked at the instructions again and realized that the thread used in the model was size 80 and I had used a size 20 thread. Luckily I was able to find a paper-mache egg that it could fit. Now I'm working on one in the size 80 thread, it should be ready by next Easter. 

Aside from the pin cube that was in my last post the only stitching that I can report on is this below. 



Growing Love
Threadwork Primitives

Thanks for stopping by,
Gwen


Friday, March 27, 2015

Pin Cubed

  
After making a paper pin cube at a guild meeting this month. I decided to stitch one. The Quaker Cube was featured on Stitch-Creations as a SAL a few years ago.
Quaker Pin Cube
Hardanger Fabric with Simply Shaker - Wrought Iron

Thanks for your visit,

Gwen


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness SAL: March 2015





This is my small progress for March. The top section for the back of the pincushion is done and  the bottom section started.
Strawberry Lace

Hop on over to see what the other stitchers have accomplished. Gifted Gorgeousness.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

March 2015: WIPocalypse

March Check In: it's time again for the WIPocalypse check-in. 

My stitching for February was on three projects. First up was The Strawberry Lace Sewing Case. The front of the needle book and half of the back is done.


Next up was a little more on the walls of the house, Christmas at Hollyberry Farm,  


And a new start. "Growing Love" Stitcher's Wallet. This is a Nan Lewis exclusive from Ladies Prim Society (Threadwork Primitives).

Thanks for stopping by,


Gwen



Wednesday, February 25, 2015

February's Smalls Check in

I managed a finish this month. After changing my mind several times I found this chart by Julia Lucas Designs in Just Cross Stitch, 2013 Halloween Ornament Issue. The model uses beads for some of the bones but I just used floss and plain cross stitch. I stitched it last week and did the finishing over the weekend. I also finished the Moon Witch from last month's Halloween Ornie SAL.
Trick or Treat
Julia Lucas Designs
JCS Halloween Issue 2013

Cheryl A Smith

Sunday, February 15, 2015

February's Gifted Generosity SAL progress

It's February 15th and time for a Gifted Generosity SAL link up. My plans for this link up was to complete the stitching of the pincushion. I managed to finish the front of the pincushion, the back hasn't been started yet.  I will need to make stitch faster if I am to complete the back and do front of the needlebook. Someone has stolen 2 days from this month.

Strawberry Lace
pincushion front

Thanks for stopping by,
Gwen