Friday, January 27, 2017

2017 Smalls SAL January Check-in

Good morning everyone,

I hope your Friday is off to a great start!  So far so good with me.  I plan to stitch a little on White Tigers today and switch to Circle des Cirque on Sat and Sun.  Since today is about showing you my finished smalls I will wait until next week to show you my progress on my larger projects.

First, I would like to thank Heather at Stitching Lotus for hosting this smalls SAL and for allowing me to join.  I didn't participate last year but decided to give it a try for 2017.  I enjoy looking at other stitchers' blogs and have added several new ones to my list.

Well onto the finishes.  I was able to complete 2 this month.  One is a FFO and the other just needs to be framed.

The first one I completed  was from San-Man Originals. I am on her message board and she had a set of 9 ornaments for sale.  This snowman is the first one I have completed.  I plan on stitching and finishing one per month.  I love her designs because they are cute and fun.


The second finish was a 2012 summer SAL that was on By The Bay Needleart blog here.  Just scroll to the end of the page and on the left hand side you will see the label that says 2012 summer SAL.  I am embarrassed to say I have had it kitted up since 2012.  The only thing I didn't do was put french knots on some of the flowers. I like it the way it is.  It will go in my bedroom once I find a frame for it.

Thank You for looking at my blog and the kind comments.  It makes my day.
Mary

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Made some FFO's today

Good afternoon everyone,

Well I finally got behind the sewing machine to make some FFO's.  I have a few more projects to complete but it will be easy.

These 2 are from Sanman Originals.  The first one is Swirly Cane and I made it into an ornament.  The second is Get Ready and I made it into a pillow for my basket.  I am pretty happy with the results.  I struggle with ornaments sometimes because of the cording but I won.

I have my first finish of 2017 completely Finished but I will wait until the 27th to post.  The hint is that it is a Sanman Originals chart I purchased last month.

I have made some great progress on Ink Circles because I have completed the 3rd page.  I will post an update next week.

Thanks so much for looking and for any comments that are made.  It truly means a lot to me.

Until Jan 27th,
Mary

Thursday, January 5, 2017

2 Finishes and a New Start

Happy New Year everyone.  I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday last month.  Ours was nice but low key.

I had some small finishes last month.  I was finally able to complete the last 2 of the series (January and December) into pillows.  This series is by Hands On Design and were in Cross Stitch and Needlework Magazine 2014.  It was 2 per issue.

Not perfect but that is ok.  I accidentally attached the back the wrong way for December so I had to cut it off.  On the left side the trees are pointing down instead of up but it is done and still cute.  I am not going to stress over it and I didn't want to throw it away.

I have a new big start that I will rotate with my Circle des Cirque.  It is called White Tigers and it is by Jeanette Crews Designs.  It is in the  Stoney Creek Collection Encore #8106 book.  I am using 32ct Pearl Gray linen.  I just started on Tuesday so not a lot of progress so far.


Here is an updated picture of my Circle des Cirque.  I am almost done with page 3.  I will work on this every other week until it is done.

Thanks for looking.
Mary

May's Theme-Tas-Stitch Finish

Good evening everyone, I am so thrilled I have a finish to show you.  The theme was monochromatic design and I was out of town visiting fa...