Finishes

Friday, July 21, 2017

Friday Progress Photos!

Hello stitchers!  I can't believe that it has really been 3 whole months since my last post!  Well it has been a busy summer.  I was able to go back home to the US with my family and have a bit of a summer vacation :)  I even visited a LNS and got some goodies while there!  I still have so much to add here to update and I even have had my 6th finish of 2017.  But I will start with my current progress.  Way back when I first started this blog almost 5 years ago now I used to do weekly progress photos on Fridays and I want to try to get back into doing that.  So here is my progress for the week on one of my WIP's Floss Daily by Wee Little Stitches.

This is where I was after working on it the last time which I know was sometime in 2016...

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The needleminder is one I had purchased from the Minding my Minders going out of business sale last October.

And here is my progress from two evenings until now!

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I love this design so much and I feel like I could probably finish it in about a week or so!  The variegated floss is all cotton from Mo's Sale, and my plan is to use all hand dyed threads to fill in the floss bobbins of the design.  I really do hope that I can finally get you caught up with all of my stitchy progress and share posts with you on a more regular basis.

Thank you to everyone who is still reading my blog, and until the next time...Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Olympic SAL Day 17 - Olympic Medals - Copper/Bronze

For the very LAST day of this SAL I chose to work on Purity, Strength, Truth, or as I like to nickname it Buddha by Dimensions.

Here was where I was after starting in for Stitch Maynia...

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And here is a close up of my progress!

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It's really hard to tell but this is part of Buddha's chest and shoulder.  I enjoyed working on this WIP a lot, and I can't wait until I pick it up again.

This challenge was a lot of fun!  It helped me to touch a lot of my WIPs that hadn't gotten any love since I started them for Stitch Maynia 2016.  Thank you for staying with me on my stitching journey!

I have one more challenge to update you on which was the November Election challenge for Stitch Maynia, and a few finishes to share with you and then I think I might finally be caught up on sharing my stitching progress with you!

Thank you again for your support and encouraging comments!

Olympic SAL Day 16 - Olympic Torch - Fire or Flames

The only WIP I have that has flames in it is San Francisco by Candamar Designs.  It is a kit that comes with pre-printed fabric and you just stitch a little bit to embellish the design.

Here is what it looks like overall...

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I had previously added the black half stitches below...

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And during this stitching session I added the flames in the lamp post and the red half stitches.

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I am not a huge fan of stitching on printed designs so this isn't really my favorite WIP to work on.  But the stitches do help to highlight areas of the design.  See you soon...Happy Stitching!

Olympic SAL Day 15 - Olympic Medals - Silver

Here is my progress on Paris by Thea Gouverneur.  I switched out the white evenweave that came in the kit with this beautiful color Brigid of hand dyed fabric from Under the Sea Fabrics.

This was my starting point...

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And here is my progress!

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A quick reminder of what the finished design will look like...

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It is funny on both of my Paris themed designs I worked on for this challenge I worked on part of  L'arc de Triomphe!

See you soon and Happy Stitching!

Olympic SAL Day 14 - National Anthems - Patriotic Theme

Here is the patriotic/musical anthem. This is Rosewood Manor's American Flag Quilt Sampler!

After


And Before
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What it will look like when complete.
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I enjoyed stitching this design.  It will be exciting when I finish one of the quilt blocks...it will feel like a mini finish, and I get to have 50 of them.

Happy Stitching!

Olympic SAL Day 13 - Olympic Medals - Gold

Olympic Medals: Gold! I finally got to use more than one color. This is "I Love You" by Love Thy Thread or as I call it The Princess Bride.

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Here is what the finished product will look like :)


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It was nice to get to finally use another color of gold while stitching this design...Happy Stitching!



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Olympic SAL Day 12- Cycling Events - Wheel

This is my only WIP with a wheel so I completed the car and then a few other parts of Home is Where...before and after progress.



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It is nice to work on a small design because you can make some visible progress in a short amount of time!

See you soon and Happy Stitching!