Sunday, August 27, 2017

August Update

Where oh where does the time go? It's been a month since my last post! Shame.... I only have 3 projects to report progress on, my Halloween Ornament SAL, Christmas Ornament SAL and Fragments in Time 2017. My progress on the angel as stalled big time.

I finished Birds, 12 Days  by Hands on Designs, still need to back stitch the word. I've been thinking that beads would be a good alternate for the berries. I decided to try it out and used MH 553 for the berries on this ornament. While I am happy with the way they turned out I wish I had the petite beads instead. I plan on getting some of the smaller beads with my next order of cross stitch supplies.

12 Days 
Hands On Designs

My HalloweenOrnie SAL this month is Spooky Tree, by  Elizabeth Designs. I know that this was in one of the Halloween Ornament Issues but I'm not sure which year. I stitched mine from JCS Halloween Collection. It was published in 2011 and contains a compilation of several designs from prior years magazine issues. The published ornament has 2 bat buttons in the upper left and right side but I don't have the buttons.   
Spooky Tree
Elizabeth Designs
JCS Halloween Collection

I have threads everywhere on my Fragments In Time. I'm off in my placement of the motif in the first block. I'm not going to frog it, so I worked some more on the dividing band to help with placement of the remaining. motifs. 


Vickie said...

Cute finish!!

woolwoman said...

Hi Gwen - I think I told you I was stitching Fragments too all on one piece. I have had a real hard time with that border chart - I had to borrow someone's magnifier at the Sun Region EGA retreat in April - I only did enough of two sides to get placement to start the bird. It's slow going for me on that one and I love the colors but I also tire of it rapidly for some reason. I am off a bit on that grassy knoll - WTH - I am rocking on - no one will notice (I hope). Love your other works. Hope you have a great week ! Mel

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Nice work on the Smalls this month especially the little Hallowe'en Tree.
I also like the beads for the holly berries.

Mary H said...

What pretty things! I love the Fragments in Time series AND the 12 Days too...both of which I resist with all my might! And the fall tree is sweet! You've had a good month!