Friday, March 30, 2018

March Smalls Check-in

Good morning everyone,

I hope everyone that celebrates Easter has a wonderful weekend and whomever doesn't celebrate I hope you have a great weekend as well.

I can't believe it is time for the check-in already.  I have been stitching like crazy and have a few things to show you.

Thank you again to Heather at The Stitching Lotus for hosting this wonderful SAL.  You can join at anytime.

I finished this ornament at the beginning of the month.  It is called Spiderweb Ornament from KBB Crafts and was in the 2017 JCS Special Halloween issue.

After seeing everyone's cute finishes I decided to do this bunny series.  It is in the current JCS issue and I adapted the colors to match my backing fabric.  I am choosing to do all the bunnies brown and this color is from Carrie's Creation Threads.

Lastly, is an ornament I finished for Needlecraft Haven. They choose a freebie every month and you can post a picture until after the last Sunday of the month.  This was my first time participating and it was a lot of fun.  It is called Christmas Joy and you can find it here in the November 28, 2017 entry.  It is really modified because I decided not to include the cart and the trees.

So as far as my bigger projects here is an update on them:

Seasons in Chalk by Hands On Design JCS 2016.  Beginning of the month:

Current progress:

White Tigers beginning of the month


Current Progress:

Well that is all for now.  Thanks for looking and have a great start to April.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

My finished Fairy

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are having a wonderful Tuesday morning.  Today is my son, Blakley's 15th birthday.  We went out for dinner Saturday to a Chinese buffet but today I am making all of his requested foods.  He is a carb and meat guy so it is fried pork, mac and cheese, steak fries, rolls and cake.

So on to the good stuff.  Yesterday I completed Aneke, The Tulip Fairy by Cross Stitching Art.  This is a gift for my mother.  In December she will turn 70 and I thought she would like something special.  Tulip is one of her favorite flowers and one of her favorite colors is red so it was a win.

It is hard to tell but her entire wings are made up of different shades of Kreinik #4 braid and tons of beads.  She was so much fun to stitch.  The fabric is 32ct Taupe Lugana.

My next project will be from the Nora Corbett's Pixie Blossom Collection called Geranium.

The color I chose is a 32ct Joblean from Fabrics by Stephanie.  I have had it for a few years but I think it is Peppermint.  It is the only red on her website.  Colors run lighter on 32ct Joblean for some reason. Just as FYI for you.

Well thanks for looking and have a wonderful day.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Have some FFo ornaments to show

Hi y'all,

How are you doing?  I am doing great!  The weather has either been rainy, windy or cold so I have had a lot of time to work on cross stitch.

I completely FFO'd Souvenier de Paris by Blackbird Designs.  It is from 2009 and is found on her blog.

I know it is hard to see the White Chocolate floss but I am still very happy with how this turned out.

The second thing I just got done FFO'ing is We Three Kings by The Cat's Whiskers Studio in the 2009 JCS Christmas ornament issue.  I am participating in the Chrismas Ornie SAL 2018 and for the month of March the theme was We Three Kings.

I used sparkly scrapbook paper I found at Hobby Lobby for the backing.   I also used red Swarovski crystals I found at Hobby Lobby on the crown and I used leftover gold Kreinik braid for the crown.

I am very happy how it turned out.

Well, I hope you all have a great couple of weeks and I will check back at the end of the month for Smalls check-in.


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