Snowflake

I stitched up this cute little snowflake last week.  I still have a few beads to add to the middle and the outside points, but that shouldn’t take too long.

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This was stitched on 28-count blue evenweave I picked up at Hobby Lobby.  I used one strand of Kreinik blending filament with one strand of DMC floss so it sparkles!  I also have some very cute white and silver backing fabric picked out.

 

 

 

O Christmas Tree (the 2nd)

This is such a cute and easy pattern that I thought I should make another.  Here is the one I finished in March of this year.

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I have a few people on my Christmas list that I want to gift ornaments to, so I thought this would make an excellent choice as it stitches up so quick.

I used a different color ground fabric for this one.  It is 28-count Natural evenweave.  This is what I have so far.

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I hope to be done with this one this weekend!  And then I might try to stitch one more before Christmas!  As the time nears to actually “finish” these stitched pieces into ornaments, I am getting super nervous.  I want to use  The Twister Stitcher’s  flat ornament directions.  I’m sure I can manage it, but it just scares me that I might screw it up and then I have ruined my stitched piece.

October YOTA

Sadly, no progress has been made on The Legend Of The Dogwood Tree.

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This is where I left it last month and this is where it remians today.

I have been stitching, just not on this.  I

 have some Christmas things I have been concentrating on and that means this project has fallen by the wayside.

I would say that maybe next month would be better, but who am I kidding – the closer Christmas gets the less I will be working on anything.

Loose Feathers Update

It has been a very long while since my last update on this project.  I started this project in March and have not paid much attention to it in the last several months.  I get in a few stitches here and there.

This was my progress as of March 14th.

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And this is where I’m at today.

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See, not much to talk about.

I’m not sure why I haven’t stitched on this project more.  I really like it and I really enjoy stitching it.  I think I feel too much pressure to work on the Christmas stuff.  I have a few small projects I want to finish and then I might start making this one more of a priority.

Snowman Joey Getting Close

Snowman Joey is almost finished!   I just have a little more to stitch on his scarf and some back stitching.

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I already have the black felt I plan to use to back these ornaments.  So, once the stitching is complete, it won’t be too difficult to actually finish Joey and his brother Rallie into real ornaments to hang on the tree.

I have not gotten nearly as much done on these as I had wanted.  I wanted to finish all 5 of the snowmen this year, but it looks like there may only be two to hang on the tree!  I still have some time to maybe knock out one more before Christmas, but didn’t I say just the other day that I needed to trim down on my open projects??

Progress on a Butterfly

It has been a month since my last update on the Mourning Cloak Butterfly.  And lots of progress has been made!

It no longer looks like I threw up on my fabric!  YAY!  Although the colors are not great, now that the edges of the wings are getting stitched, it is beginning to look like an actual butterfly.   I am hoping that once more of the cheerful colors are added, I will like it more.  It is a depressing color scheme – all those reds and browns.  I guess that may be why it is called the Mourning Cloak.

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I hope to have this one finished soon.  I have way too many projects going right now and what to trim down and focus on just two or three.

 

September YOTA

August did not bring much stitching on The Legend Of The Dogwood Tree.  I started a branch down in the corner and stitched a little white in the middle of a petal.  I also got in some backstitching on petal.  I know it’s not much progress, but it has been hard for me to stay motivated to stitch on this project for a multitude of reasons.

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Mourning Cloak butterfly

I have made a bit of progress on my Mourning Cloak butterfly.

This was what it looked like on June 29th.

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And this is what it looks like today.

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It still looks like I threw up on my fabric, but at least it is beginning to take the shape of a butterfly.

I’m not fond of the color scheme of this butterfly, but I’m sure it will look better once it is finished.