Stitchy Saturdays – Some progress and a couple of finishes

Yes the weekend has come at last and I’ve saved my stitching progress for your Saturday viewing pleasure.

First up is the one I’ve spent the most time on, one of my CJC (Crazy January Challenge) pieces, Jungle Scamp by Maria Diaz. As I’ve said before I’m stitching this for hubby, so there is no deadline, and after stitching a lot in variegated floss or doing monochrome pieces it’s actually quite nice to have color changes, and in particular seeing the design come to life as you add new colors to it 🙂

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Secondly we have the Blackwork Lady, which was in WOXS a while back. Haven’t bothered doing much on her to be honest. I love the design, but I need a lot of light while doing it and as I usually don’t start stitching till the afternoon there isn’t much time for her. I am determined to finish her in March though, so you should be seeing a few more updates in the near future.

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Then there is Solo Brode’s ‘En attendant l’été’. Not a lot done on this either, just a few stitches here and there. The chart doesn’t seem like the easiest to follow and I’m glad i have the whole one not doing it piece by piece as i think the small adjustment I’ve made myself will have been inconsistent if I didn’t have the full picture.

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And then for the two finishes.

 

First we have the February biscornu, where i used another of Faby Reilly’s freebie charts. I mostly used the pinks she had charted and added a heart button and some pale pink beads to the middle spiderweb stitches. I used some of my sparkly 28 count Brittney for this one, giving it some extra bling.

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And then I finished the most recent Crossstitcher freebie, a mirror pouch. I didn’t use the design in the magazine, instead I chose to stitch a design my friend Kell of Kincavel Krosses designed for this freebie. I stitched it using Tentakulum Painter’s Threads in Van Gogh. Isn’t it lovely? Thank you so much to Kell for the lovely design.

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lady Kell of Kincavel
    Mar 05, 2011 @ 17:34:53

    Awww, thanks for the compliments, Line – your mirror pouch is in the gallery over at Kincavel Krosses already – I love the colours you used. 🙂

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  2. claire93
    Mar 05, 2011 @ 17:35:28

    that’s some lovely progress you’re making Line. I really like your blackwork lady and your two finishes. I received my copy of Cross Stitcher by post yesterday but the mirror arrived broken :os a real shame the Cross Stitcher team didn’t think to put it in some bubble wrap or something

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  3. Blu
    Mar 05, 2011 @ 17:39:43

    Gorgeous finishes! The biscornu is adorable!

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  4. carladee
    Mar 05, 2011 @ 18:29:44

    great progress here, love the variety of projects you have on the go 🙂

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  5. Line
    Mar 05, 2011 @ 19:44:23

    Thanks everyone 🙂 Claire – according to their facebook site they’ve said they’ll send out replacement mirrors if you e-mail them, not sure if that includes abroad subs but it doesn’t hurt to check.
    The e-mail is crossstitcher@futurenet.com

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  6. Lynn B
    Mar 08, 2011 @ 09:43:57

    I love your progress on these, the black and whit lady is really nice!

    Thankyou for your nice comment on my blog, I look forward to you visiting again.

    Kind regards

    Lynn B

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  7. Lainey
    Mar 12, 2011 @ 18:12:23

    Great progress on your wips, really like your blackwork piece!

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