Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Love with a Capital L July progress

Hello, BAP stitchers!  July was a weird month for me.  I traveled and lost my stitchy mojo; recovered my mojo and got sick.  I'm still not 100%.  But I did work on Love.  Page 11 is finished and 12 was started.  I also got some graph paper and charted my "personalized" section.
I'm hoping for a finish by November 19 (wedding anniversary).  Happy stitching everyone!

Sunday, July 31, 2016

So Frustrating!

Hey guys I'm here with almost another 3 pages finished.  I have one done but couldn't quite whip out the other two.  I would have had it done but last weekend we were out of town for a wedding and this weekend hubby wanted to go out and do stuff all weekend.  

But I'm super close and will finish both pages tomorrow.

Here's where I was last time:

Here's where I am now:

As you can see I just have a tad in the middle and at the very bottom.

I have 9 pages left and only 4 whole pages.  I'm still debating but I think I'll do another set of 3 pages like I did this time and then the rest of them all together.  Either that or I'll do them all in one big set.  Pretty sure 2 sections though.  Either way I'm getting there!  I'm really aiming for the end of September.

Renee's Fractal White Tiger July Update

This month, I added 1,145 stitches to my Charting Creations Fractal White Tiger cross stitch based on artwork by Ricky Barnard.

I surpassed my goal of 900 stitches per month again and finally passed the 10,000 stitches mark.

This photo shows my update last month.

(The colors in this photo are more true. My camera and lighting this evening did not want to play nice.)

10,372 of 174,300 stitches are done and the project is 5.95% complete. 

Next month will be busy, so I hope to have progress to share. 
I still love working on this one!

July Progress

Just a bit of progress.  I was able to stitch a pot with flowers and a start on the tree.  July was so busy and August is starting that way too.  I have barely kept up with my Randje per Week and finished my spool project.  Our county fair starts on Tuesday so will be entering it and a couple other items. Hope you all have had more time to stitch!
Keep stitching!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

June Whizzed By!!!

Who where did the month of June go?  It disappeared very fast!

I have only stitch a bit on my piece.  I completed 5 more motifs.  I have been side tracked with a couple SAL.  Managing to keep up on the Randje per Week.  We have reached the half way point.  Still love all the different styles of alphabets and numbers.  I also joined another SAL.  It is a Quaker Patchwork.  It is a closed group so can't show it till I am done.  You have to send a picture of your piece to receive the next installment.  I am on page 4.

July looks to be a busy month too.  Hoping I can tear myself away from the SAL and get a few more motifs done while watching the KC Royals.

Keep Stitching!

Love Update- June progress

Hi everyone and I hope those of us in the States had a good 4th of July.  I finished another page last month (bottom left).  There are now another 3 pages to go, plus my personalization section, and the bottom border.

I've sketched out my personalization in the margins of my chart: our names, "united in marriage" and wedding date; I'm also planning to add a rose motif.  Though, I need some graph paper so I can figure out the proper spacing.  No rush on that since I need to finish pages 11-12 first.  Happy stitching everyone!

Friday, July 1, 2016

No progress again

Once again I didn't work on my HAED. The shame of posting this should be enough to get me back at the frame.

March 28, 2016

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Progress :)

Hi guys I'm back!  I'm about 75% done with Paradise with 12 pages left.  6 of those are full pages. I'm doing these 3 pages a tad different and I'm doing all 3 together.  

But here's the pics :)

Last time:

This time:

So as you can see I finished 2 1/2 pages this month and am well on my way in the next section!

I'm really hoping I can get these 3 pages done this month.  Wish me luck thanks for stopping by!

Renee's Fractal White Tiger June Update

This month 1,185 stitches were added to my Charting Creations Fractal White Tiger cross-stitch, based on artwork by Ricky Barnard.

This is how it looked last month.

9,227 of 174,300 stitches have been completed and the project is 5.29% complete.

I really do love working on this one!

Sunday, June 12, 2016


Hello my stitch friends! I am so glad to participate in this blog!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Love with a Capital L April-May progress

Hi everyone.  It's been awhile!  The frog visited in April. The thread I bought for the big capital L, Silk n' Colors "Turkey Feathers" did not work out. 


You can see the faint remains of the frogged stitches.  I was so upset after frogging, I had to set it aside.  But I did take it out a week later and stitched a new page.  Then, in May, I worked on it again.  I also spent some time charting a new section for the bottom, with my wedding details.
Honestly I'm at my wit's end with that capital L.  I want a variegated thread with the colors in the piece (dark red, orange, gold).  If you have any suggestions, please let me know.  Or I could just stitch it it with the crimson. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Holiday Blew By!

Wow how is it June?!  I meant to post yesterday but between work, Disneyland, a movie and a long drive home it didn't happen :D. 

Not much progress on paradise (yet again) but this time it was because I stitched a page of another design for the HAED challenge so I did actually finish almost two pages.  But last time I was here:

Now I'm here:

Actually a tad farther but didn't get a pic. The end of the page is where the blue starts so I have about 3/4 done.  See you next time with hopefully more progress!

May 2016 - Christmas Contest Suteki

I apparently haven't stitched on Suteki since the end of March, and then not a lot. March was vacation month, April was The April A to Z Blogging Challenge, and I really have no excuse for May other than it's taken me a while to get my stitching mojo back. I left off here: suteki014
And worked on her approximately two hours on the 31st so that I'd have some progress to show: suteki015
I'm trying to get my routine back on track, but it hasn't been easy after so long a break, so I can't guarantee June will be much better, but I'm gonna try!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

May 31st--- ALREADY?

My, my the days are whizzing by!  I have done some work on my piece.  9 1/2 motifs finished.  I know the corner deer isn't stitched yet--thinking I might put something smaller in that space and add my name and date there.  Just thinking about it.  I have been doing most of the stitching on this piece while we watch (I listen) to the KC Royals baseball games.  We started watching early last season and was so impressed with the team.  They show such great emotions--remind me of 11 year old boys when they are winning!  LOL.  A lot of joy in the way they play.  And haven't seen ANY diva antics from any of them.

I am keeping up with the Randje per Week.  I really do find a lot of pleasure in stitching the letters and numbers.  I think it will be a great piece to have for reference when I want to find an alphabet to use! Another 4 weeks and we will be 1/2 way done.

I hope you had a great Memorial Day!  We attended the small ceremonies at a couple of our local cemeteries.  Our oldest son and 2 of his daughters,my sister and one of her sons and his family.

Keep stitching!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Renee's Fractal White Tiger May Update

Over 2,000 stitches were added to my Charting Creations Fractal White Tiger cross-stitch (based on artwork by Ricky Barnard) this month.

This included a page finish - page 1 is done!

 This was how it looked last month. (The colors in the first photo are more accurate.)

I am eager to finish page 2 and then move down to page 6 so I can see the blue eye appear.

8,042 of 174,3000 stitches have been added and the project is 4.61% complete.

If I meet my goal of adding 900 stitches a month, I will have over 5% of the stitching done with my June update.

Happy stitching, everyone!