Saturday, July 1, 2017

Renee's Fractal White Tiger June 2017 Update

The first 4 rows of page 6 are all filled in on my Charting Creations Fractal White Tiger cross-stitch. I do love this design by Ricky Barnard.

I only worked on it 3 days this month, but did manage over 600 stitches.

This is how it looked last month. 

There was a fair amount of confetti to fill in above the eye. Next month I should hit some larger blocks of color, so I should have more visible progress. I hope so, because I am eager to work on his nose.

Wishing you all happy stitching!

Thursday, June 29, 2017


I finally finished my first page! Only a year and a half to do, but at least it is one done!
Here is where I left off last month:
 And here is where I am today:
I feel like I am making progress.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Winnie the Pooh II June progress

Hello friends!  It's summer time, and I tend to make more stitchy progress when the days are hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk and I'd rather hide inside with the air conditioning.

I worked on Winnie the Pooh this month as part of a weekend stitch-a-thon.



It was very productive and I managed about 2000 stitches.  I'm finally getting away from that big tree, hurrah!  You can see a bit of blue sky, clouds, and the pink on the bottom is a mountain range in the distance.  

The next few columns have large blocks of solid color so that will be different.  Hopefully it will stitch up quickly.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Renee's Fractal White Tiger May 2017 Update

I do love working on Charting Creation's Fractal White Tiger, based on artwork by Ricky Barnard.

This month's progress is difficult to see. I have been filling in some of the confetti stitches that I skipped on my quest to add the eye.

651 stitches were added this month and the top two rows of page 6 are now complete.

I hit the 18,000 stitches milestone today. 

This is how the piece looked last month.

There are some larger blocks of color coming up, so next month's progress should be more visible. 

Reptiles-I am Obsessed

I don't want to put this down although I have other, more pressing projects. And, it really doesn't look like much. I need to set it up somewhere so I can stitch on it at least once a week.
Here is where I was in March:
 And this is where I am today:
I am close to finishing the first page, but I have a bit more to do. Maybe by the end of June?

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Winnie the Pooh II May Progress

Hello everyone! May was a crazy stitchy month.  With Stitch Maynia, I made 5 starts and worked on 10 WIPs over the first two weeks of May.  Still, Winnie the Pooh got some dedicated attention afterwards.  I've started using highlighters on the chart since more colors are being incorporated.  Previous progress:


I'm happy with my progress.  I finished columns 3 & 4 (down to the midline), including the blended thread & blending filament, and got a good start on column 5.  The empty squares are charted for 1 x 1, which I will do later.  I think the detail will be a swarm of bees.  I'm loving this project and wish I had room in my rotation to dedicate more time to it, but it will be a focus piece someday.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Renee's Fractal White Tiger April 2017 Update

In March, I failed to add a single stitch to my Charting Creations Fractal White Tiger project. In April, I managed to add over 1,300 stitches and finally reached the 10% complete mark.

I am anxious to finish page 6 and see how it looks with more of the area around the eye filled in.

This is how it looked on my update at the end of February.

Some of the fur above the eye was filled in.

My schedule in May is looking a little crazier than normal. I do hope to have some progress to share, as I love working on this one.

Happy Stitching,

April 2017 - Happy Haunts

I left off Happy Haunts last month here: Haunts013
And, although I really tried to give it my all this past week, I didn't do so well: Haunts018
I really wanted to finish the row (simply because the slack on the left side is driving me insane and I want to wind it up a row), but I just can't manage it all in a week. Oh well, maybe next month!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Winnie the Pooh II April progress

Third time is the charm, friends!  So, I am using the chart from the kit, subbed DMC and antique white monoco for the floss and fabric, respectively.  I restarted and gave it 4 days effort in April.

I finished the first 2 columns down to the midpoint, and most of the third column.  What's undone in the third column are over 1 sections, and blended floss (with filament)... I didn't feel like getting into the fiddly stuff and I intend to stitch all the 2 over 2 before doing the 1 over 1 sections.  It's about 2,000 stitches.  I also got a tiny start on the 4th column.

I'm pleased with it now.  I won't finish this year but hopefully I can finish at least 25%.

Friday, April 28, 2017

April Birds

I'm really not enjoying this project any more, but I want to see it to the end.

For April I worked on the Fall section.



Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Spring Scarfs and new yarn

Micheals has a new yarn that is only 1.99 yahoo and you know what its a 4 weight its soft and comes in tons of colours. (Just wish they could keep them all stocked).
So Elk studios released a video and a new pattern using the yarn and i have started it. Actually I am half done it now. Its called the love me more scarf. Sometimes I find scarfs boring to crochet but this one called to me and I am enjoying it.

You can find the link to the pattern and she has a link to her video on her page too HERE.

Enjoy I will post a picture of my scarf later on


Sunday, April 9, 2017

March 2017 - Happy Haunts

I almost forgot to post this month's progress. I left off here last month: Haunts011
And made it a bit farther to here: Haunts013
Hopefully next month will be better!

Thursday, March 30, 2017


 The above is where I left off in February and below is my stitching for this month. Pitiful.
But, this blog makes me stitch a little each month instead of letting it sit in the basement. I may finish this before I hit 100!