Monday, December 4, 2017

Winnie the Pooh November Update

Hi friends, the year is almost over and I'm still trucking along on Pooh... well, trucking is not exactly the right word.  Delicately stepping, we shall say.

In November I got about 1500 stitches on Pooh, finishing 2 more columns except for the over 1 section (Owl). 
More green trees, basically.  It's the 100 hundred acre wood!  I'm looking forward to working on this in December and crunching some numbers to figure out how far along the project is (hint: less than 50%). 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Fractal White Tiger November 2017 Update

1,279 stitches were added to Charting Creations Fractal White Tiger, a chart based on artwork by Ricky Barnard.

Next month, I will surpass the 24,000 stitches milestone.

This is how it looked last month.

I find the progress a bit difficult to see; however, the top 2 rows and 2 columns on the left side of the page are complete. 

December is a busy month, but I would love to finish page 7 before the end of the year.

I wish you all happy stitching!


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Winnie the Pooh II October Update

Hi friends!  I worked on Winnie the Pooh as part of a Stitch-a-thon weekend at the end of October.  My time was divided with sewing my son's Halloween costume, but I still managed about 1700 stitches.

Previous progress:
New progress:
I decided I needed another page finish for my Stitch from Stash budget so I went back to Page 1 and did the 1 x 1 section, swarm of bees I suppose.  

First time using a magnifier!  I was able to see it fine with the help of the magnifier and extra light, but it was so tight on the fabric (28 count) that I hurt my left index finger a little, from pushing the needle through from the back.  Next time I may use a thimble.  Page 2 has a much larger 1 x 1 section (the owl)... you can see the outline of his wing on the right side near the balloon.  
I love working on this piece, at my current pace (a few days per month).  That won't be enough to finish anytime soon, even next year, but I'm fine with that.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Renee's Fractal White Tiger October 2017 Update

After no progress last month, I was thrilled to add 972 stitches to my Charting Creations Fractal White Tiger this week.

It filled in a bit on the top of page 7.

This is how it looked in August.

I am looking forward to working in more of the face near the eye.

Wishing you all some happy stitching time.


Saturday, September 30, 2017

the stranger is checking in lol

Hey everyone,
Just checking in to see how everyone has been. Please email me if you have had any problems ect.
Its been one interesting year for me. Almost a whole year without cross stitch. feels weird but I am happier with not setting deadlines for myself and I was consistently doing that with my stitching, I am still learning with my crochet but love being able to put it down and pick it u whenever to work on it.

Hope everything is well with all of you girls!


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Winnie the Pooh II September progress

Hello friends!  My September rotation was fruitful since I was feeling a bit peaky at the time and spent pretty much an entire Saturday stitching (plus a few more days).  Previous progress:
I finished Column 11, stitched Columns 12 (over the page break), 13, and started on 14.  I'm over the midline of the design now.
You can see the beginning of Winnie the Pooh on the bottom right, with his blue balloon just above.  There is quite a lot of over 1 stitching charted for Pooh, most of the edges.  I think it looks a bit odd next to the over 2 stitches, but I'm sure it will be fine once I add the backstitch.  It was nice to finish with that orange/brown tree, which is full of confetti.  Next month it will be fun to finish the blue balloon and get into another big green tree.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Reptiles in August

I have gotten a little stitching on this piece this month. It isn't much, but a little is better than nothing.
Here is where I left it in July
 Here is where I am today.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Winnie the Pooh II August progress

Hello, friends.  This month I got about 1500 stitches done.  I started a new diamond painting and that is a huge distraction.  Previous progress:
New progress:

I finished one column and stitched most of another.  There are another 4 or 5 colors to fill in the second column.  The orange/brown tree has a lot of confetti.  I'm looking forward to next month since I'll start page 2 and Winnie the Pooh is charted in the next column!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Renee's Fractal White Tiger August 2017 Update

This month, I finished page 6 of my Charting Creations "Fractal White Tiger" cross-stitch. This piece is based on artwork by Ricky Barnard.

1,818 stitches were added.

3 of 30 pages are done.

The project is 12.46% complete. (There are a few partial pages on the chart.)

Next, I will be filling in page 7.

I just love watching the picture emerge on this piece.

This is how it looked last month.

(The colors are more true in this photo.)

Wishing you all some stitching time this September. 


Monday, July 31, 2017

Reptiles- A Few Stitches

I was trying  to stitch on this piece at least once a month for a week, but no such luck. But I think I did make some progress!

And I bought myself a needle minder to brighten up this project.

Renee's Fractal White Tiger July 2017 Update

There were 1,202 stitches added to my Charting Creations Fractal White Tiger cross-stitch this month. I love this piece, based on artwork by Ricky Barnard.

There are only 1,248 stitches remaining on page 6, so I hope to have a page finish to share in August.

This is how it looked last month. I filled in more above the eye and worked on some of the stripes to the far left.

I hope you all have a wonderful August and find some relaxing, yet productive, stitchy time!


Friday, July 28, 2017

Winnie the Pooh II July progress

Hello friends!  I managed about 1600 stitches on Winnie the Pooh this month.  Progress was quick because of large blocks of color in the sky.  It was fun to introduce some new colors (orange/gold) for the next tree.


I had to pull some extra DMC since one of the new colors turned out to be a duplicate with a different symbol, for 869, which is used in the tree trunk on the left (and also some in the orange tree).  The Cyberstitchers Candamar - DMC conversion is wonky in places.  I checked the floss list from the kit; "medium dull brown" (869) doesn't sound like "medium dark gold".  The two colors from the kit floss were virtually identical and didn't fit either color description, to my eye.  Having a full DMC set comes in handy sometimes!  I decided DMC 420 would be a good sub for the medium dark gold.. it looked good next to the colors charted around it, yet still distinct, and also 420 isn't anywhere else in the conversion.
It's getting really hard to put this one away....