Monday, May 3, 2021

May Days

I squeaked in two more finishes last week to end the month. In addition to last week's finish of Month Markings, I finished Starry Night, and Pumpkin Spice a freebie from 21 Halloween Cross-Stitch Projects in 2021. I really love the look of the WDW Autumn Harvest thread.
Starry Night
Prairie Schooler
Stitched on black 28ct Lugana (I think)
A tad too big for an ornament, possibly a pillow or flat fold finish.
Pumpkin Spice
Hel Panda Ross
FlossTube/Instagram made me do it:
I pulled out Just Add Tinsel, Blue Ribbon Designs to stitch along with Lorrie of Mischievousstitches and friends. I finished the front and back of the Star Pinkeep. I had to made a design modification (wink, wink) since I had made the stars' outline too small and didn't want to frog. (Full disclosure, most of these two were already stitched. I just added the flowers etc.) The next piece I will be tackling is the scissor fob. One of the birds is almost done. 

Just Add Tinsel
Blue Ribbon Design
Laura and Brenda of Laura and  the Serial Starter have challenged the lovers of  Blackbird Designs to stitch a Blackbird Weekend on the first weekend each month. I have several started and a lot more planned, Soooo..., this past weekend pulled out  Casting A Spell. This is also on my WIPGO board so thought I could kill two birds with one stone. I worked on the border for the Halloween sign.
Casting a Spell
Blackbird Designs
The WIPGO numbers for May were posted last week and they are:
My projects are 22: The Game, goal stitch 5 days this month (about 5 hours)
My minuscule start.
The Game
Artecy Designs
My progress on Sunday after spending some time wrangling my threads and attempting to get better organized.
This sepia toned cross stitch is from an antique print. I'll have to make it about a 3rd the way down the left side (top of the chair back/top of girls head) before I can see any definition.

19: Hands on Design 12-Days  I have only 4 more of these ornaments to stitch. I have been stuck on Ladies Dancing for far to long. Not sure what my problem. Hopefully this will get me over the hump and I'll get the last 4 at least stitched this year.

12 Days
Hands on Designs
I will see if I can fit any of these into the May Acrostic on 24 Hours of Cross Stitch. 
Thanks for stopping by,

<span style="color: 41383c; font-family: VIVALDI; font-size: 40px;">Gwen</span></div>

1 comment:

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

You have been busy, these challenges are great for inspiring us to stitch more designs!
I love that red you're using for the HoD 12 Days design.