WIPocalypse May Update

WIPocalypse May Update

Holy Maynia Batman! Are you sure you are ready for this update? Well buckle in and hold on tight cause May was a wild ride. I worked on up to 4 projects in a night several times during the month. I worked on WIPs, Focus Piece, New Starts and ATC’s. 22 New starts! See you at the bottom!

WIPs

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Mini Treasure Hunt Bookshelf by: Aimee Stewart (HAED)

Stitched 1 over 1 on 25ct Lugana in Ash Rose from 123 Stitch. 88 DMC colors with 1 Krenik. Design size is 325 by 235 stitches

Got some work done here. Only a couple hundred stitches. But its all about the journey!  🙂

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Under the Sea SAL by Durene Jones and Lakeside Needlecraft

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32ct Lugana in Calypso by Under the Sea Fabrics. Design size is 185×154 stitches.

So Close to a finish here!!

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Mini Phantom of the Masquerade by Melissa Dawn (HAED)

Stitched 1 over 1 on 28ct Lugana in Golden Blossom from 123 Stitch. Design size is 237×297.

Got my page finish!!

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Quotes to Live By, Charity SAL by Stitchrovia

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32ct Jobelan in African Daisy from 123 Stitch. Design Size 199×254

Good progress on a third piece!

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Nest is Blessed by Lisa Reakes from World of Cross Stitch Magazine Issue 244

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32 ct Belfast in Dusk from Silkweavers/Zweigart. Design Size 112×112.

Again just a few stitches added but I think I might be over my speed bump here.

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Fall Wreath by Angela Pullen Atherton Just Cross Stitch October 2014

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32ct Linen in Tigers Eye Design Size 156×155

This piece is moving slow and steady, but its sooo beautiful its easy to just enjoy the process🙂

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Foxglove by Nora Corbett

Stitched on 36ct on Opal Linen in Apollo by Under the Sea Fabrics

Great progress. This was my focus piece for the month 3075 stitches.

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Christmas Rules by Lizzie Kate

Stitched 2 Over 2 on 32 ct Linen in Christmas in Williamsburg by Under the Sea Fabrics. Design Size 85×358

Do you love this as much as I do? I know if I was monogamous this would be more than finished, but I am enjoying watching it grow stitch by stitch.

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Guardians of Notre Dame by Ingleside Imaginarium

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32ct Jobelan in Vampyris from Under the Sea Fabrics. Design size 165×162

Still caught up on this…. for now 🙂

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Fairy Tale Land 2 by SodaStitch

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32 ct linen in Iced Grapes by Under the Sea fabrics.

Some lovely backstitch and a little more progress 🙂 that prince will get a head soon I promise.

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House of Stark by Lolitamade on ETSY

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32ct Jobelan in Chalkboard by Fiberlicious with only B5200 from DMC.

Just a little progress but I love it. Even with it being only one color. Look for its companion in my new starts section.

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Legendary Creatures Alphabet by Cloudsfactory

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32ct linen in Lycan’s Moon by Under the Sea Fabrics.

Sllloooowwww and steady.

New Starts

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Started May 2, 2018

Firecracker and Freedom by Carolyn Manning from Just Cross Stitch August 2017 page 44

Stitched 1 over 1 on 28 ct MCG Textiles dyed blue by me. Design Size 59×78

This is my ATC for May 2018 in the Instagram group #crossstitchatc . Fancy Feline Themed.  I also completed this on May 26, 2018.

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Started: May 3,2018

Hearts on a String: Rose by Durene Jones from Just Cross Stitch June 2018.

Stitched 2 over 2 on 28ct MCG Textile coffee dyed by myself. Design size 36x 36.

This is my ATC for May 2018 in the FB Group Cross Stitch Card and ATC. Garden Themed. I completed this on May 4, 2018

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Started: May 4, 2018

At Our House by Lizzie Kate

Stitched 2 over 2 on 28ct Lugana in Roselind by Under the Sea Fabrics.

Stitch Maynia Start, this one is a gift for someone I love.

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Started: May 5, 2018

Rascal Raccoon by Brooks Books from Advent Animals Series

Stitch 2 over 2 on 28ct Lugana in Frozen Fractals by Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie. Design Size 43 by 52

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Started: May 6, 2018

Dashaway SAL by Caterpillar Creations on ETSY

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32 ct Lugana in Frosty Mint by Fiberlicious. Design Size 128 by 177

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Started: May 7, 2018

Sophie Squirell by Brooks Books from Advent Animals Series

Stitch 2 over 2 on 28ct Lugana in Frozen Fractals by Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie. Design Size 43 by 52

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Started: May 8, 2018

To Do List by Lizzie Kate

Stitched 2 over 2 on 28 ct Monaco dyed pink/purple by me. Design Size 87 by 112.

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Started: May 11, 2018

Stitching Witch by Marie Warmke in Just Cross Stitch October 2014

Stitched 2 over 2 on 28 ct Opal Lugana in Dreamsickle by Under the Sea Fabric. Design size 34 by 48

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Started: May 12, 2018

Owl Dad by Brooks Books

Stitched 2 over 2 on 28ct Lugana in Sage Brush by Under the Sea Fabrics. Design Size 123 by 153

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Started: May 13, 2018

Fall Pumpkin by Alessandra Adelaide in Just Cross Stitch October 2014

Stitched 2 over 2 on 28 ct crystal Lugana in Huntress by Picture this Plus. Design Size 161 by 162

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Started: May 15, 2018

Live Love Laugh by Stoney Creek

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32 ct Jobelan in Emerald Grotto by Under the Sea Fabrics. Design Size 215 by 119

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Started: May 17, 2018

House Targaryen by Lolita Designs on ETSY

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32 ct Jobelan in Chalkboard by Fiberlicious with DMC 666 only. Design Size 152 by 298

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Started: May 19, 2018

Mira Mask by Nora Corbett

Stitched 2 over 2 on 28 ct Opal Lugana in Ophelia by Under the Sea Fabrics.

This was designed specifically for Attendees of the 2018 Mirabilia Minions retreat in San Antonio, TX.

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Started: May 21, 2018

Fairy Tale Lands Pt. 1 by SodaStitch

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32 ct linen in Iced Grapes by Under the Sea Fabrics.

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Started: May 22, 2018

Miss Lole Daggerwing by Nora Corbett

Stitched 2 over 2 on 40ct. Opal Linen in Apollo by Under the Sea Fabrics.

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Started: May 24, 2018

Living with Charm by Lizzie Kate

Stitched 2 over 2 on 40 ct linen in Masquerade by picture this plus. Design Size 75 by 375

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Started: May 27, 2018

Time for God by Lizzie Kate

Stitched 2 over 2 on 28 ct Lugana in Gaia by Under the Sea Fabrics. Design Size 53 by 185.

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Started: May 25, 2018

Cleaning House by Lizzie Kate

Stitched 2 over 2 on 28 ct Monaco dyed yellow by me. Design Size 107 by 63

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Started: May 29, 2018

Santa’s Village 2 by SodaStitch

Stitched 1 over 1 on 32 ct Linen in Crystal Helix by Picture this Plus. Design Size 591 by 92

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Started: May 30, 2018

Worlds Postage Stamp by SodaStitch

Stitched 2 over 2 on 28 ct Opal Lugana in Aztec by Under the Sea Fabric. Design Size 118 by 309

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Started: May 31, 2018

Wreath by Ursula Michael Ornament Book

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32 ct Belfast in Dusk by Silkweavers. Design Size 41 by 41

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Started: May 28, 2018

At Our House by Lizzie Kate

Stitched 2 over 2 on 28 ct Lugana in Roselind by Under the Sea Fabrics.

This is a second Project for Myself.

Finishes

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Monopoly by Frilly Flamingo by Jade on Etsy

Stitched 2 over 1 on 18ct Aida in White Design Size 432×432

Finally Finished! Still trying to get this FFO’d!!

 

May Topic

Talk to us about your longest-running WIP or UFO.

Mini Treasure Hunt Bookshelf is my oldest WIP. I have restarted it twice and have let the confetti get the better of me on more than one occasion. It took learning new tricks just to bring me back to it. Now I work on it at least one day a month. I am about halfway through my second page. 10 more after that but a few are not full pages. I love the design and am learning to love the process for stitching it. As my first HAED it has come with a large learning curve, but I am loving every minute of it.

 

Sorry for such a late post. My lack of internet this week has been beyond infuriating! See ya’ll next time!

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WIPocalypse April Update

WIPocalypse April Update

 

Wips

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Mini Treasure Hunt Bookshelf by: Aimee Stewart (HAED)

Stitched 1 over 1 on 25ct Lugana in Ash Rose from 123 Stitch. 88 DMC colors with 1 Krenik. Design size is 325 by 235 stitches

Back to showing some serious love to my HAED 🙂

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Under the Sea SAL by Durene Jones and Lakeside Needlecraft

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32ct Lugana in Calypso by Under the Sea Fabrics. Design size is 185×154 stitches.

This was my focus piece this month. It saw 3000 stitches 🙂

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Mini Phantom of the Masquerade by Melissa Dawn (HAED)

Stitched 1 over 1 on 28ct Lugana in Golden Blossom from 123 Stitch. Design size is 237×297.

Lots of love for this beauty. Close to a page finish.

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Quotes to Live By, Charity SAL by Stitchrovia

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32ct Jobelan in African Daisy from 123 Stitch. Design Size 199×254

Finished the second piece. Looking forward to another in May.

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Nest is Blessed by Lisa Reakes from World of Cross Stitch Magazine Issue 244

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32 ct Belfast in Dusk from Silkweavers/Zweigart. Design Size 112×112.

Just a few stitches added here.. I could not focus on this one this time around.

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Fall Wreath by Angela Pullen Atherton Just Cross Stitch October 2014

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32ct Linen in Tigers Eye Design Size 156×155

Slow and steady,  lovely progress 🙂

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Monopoly by Frilly Flamingo by Jade on Etsy

Stitched 2 over 1 on 18ct Aida in White Design Size 432×432

SO Close to a finish. but I had to do alot of finagling to get that finish.

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Foxglove by Nora Corbett

Stitched on 36ct on Opal Linen in Apollo by Under the Sea Fabrics

GOOD Progres here! Loving her.

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Christmas Rules by Lizzie Kate

Stitched 2 Over 2 on 32 ct Linen in Christmas in Williamsburg by Under the Sea Fabrics. Design Size 85×358

Another block down. How beautiful is this?!?! I love it.

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Guardians of Notre Dame by Ingleside Imaginarium

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32ct Jobelan in Vampyris from Under the Sea Fabrics. Design size 165×162

Still caught up on this…. for now 🙂

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Fairy Tale Land 2 by SodaStitch

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32 ct linen in Iced Grapes by Under the Sea fabrics.

No work here this month.

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House of Stark by Lolitamade on ETSY

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32ct Jobelan in Chalkboard by Fiberlicious with only B5200 from DMC.

No changes here.

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Legendary Creatures Alphabet by Cloudsfactory

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32ct linen in Lycan’s Moon by Under the Sea Fabrics.

Every stitch counts right? Some progress here.

New Starts

None sorry! Made lots of  preparations for Stitch MAYNIA!!

 

Finishes

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Love and Cat by Durene Jones from World of Cross Stitch Magazine Issue 244.

Stitched 2 over 2 on 14 ct Aida. Design Size 96×68.

Finished in March but after the update so here it is 🙂

Finished March 29th, 2018

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One Hundred Years by Lizzie Kate

Stitched 2 over 2 on 28ct. Monaco. Self dyed with blue, green and tan.

All Done 🙂

Finished April 23rd 2018

 

 

 

 

Monthly Prompt

Talk to us about your longest-running WIP or UFO.

Mini Treasure Hunt Bookshelf from Heaven and Earth Designs is my oldest project. I started it for a SAL in Cross Stitch and Discuss #2 ; December 1, 2015. I have since restarted it twice, the first time due to fabric damage. The second due to fabric I didn’t like. It also went into timeout for months after I had stitchy burnout. It is the main reason I went to a rotation and having multiple wips!

April was a bit of a stitchy slump for me but I am using “recharging for Maynia” as my excuse 🙂

Happy Stitching Y’All!

WIPocalypse March Update

WIPocalypse March Update

Yep, you guessed it. I suck at blogging LOL. Oh well I have it for wipocalypse.

Hello March, oh wait, Goodbye? Where did you go…. so fast….

Wips

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Mini Treasure Hunt Bookshelf by: Aimee Stewart (HAED)

Stitched 1 over 1 on 25ct Lugana in Ash Rose from 123 Stitch. 88 DMC colors with 1 Krenik. Design size is 325 by 235 stitches

This one has been seriously neglected, poor thing. But its gotten about 700 or so stitches added. My rotation has seen a change so this one should see more love in the upcoming months.

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Under the Sea SAL by Durene Jones and Lakeside Needlecraft

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32ct Lugana in Calypso by Under the Sea Fabrics. Design size is 185×154 stitches.

I still haven’t finished the turtle, What the heck man?!?

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Mini Phantom of the Masquerade by Melissa Dawn (HAED)

Stitched 1 over 1 on 28ct Lugana in Golden Blossom from 123 Stitch. Design size is 237×297.

No Love this month! Mini Treasure Hunt Bookshelf stole all the HAED attention for march!

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Love and Cat by Durene Jones from World of Cross Stitch Magazine Issue 244.

Stitched 2 over 2 on 14 ct Aida. Design Size 96×68.

This one will see a finish in the next couple of days!!!

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Quotes to Live By, Charity SAL by Stitchrovia

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32ct Jobelan in African Daisy from 123 Stitch. Design Size 199×254

Finished the first piece and all but a little bit of the top of the border 🙂 Time for the next piece!

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Nest is Blessed by Lisa Reakes from World of Cross Stitch Magazine Issue 244

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32 ct Belfast in Dusk from Silkweavers/Zweigart. Design Size 112×112.

More focus on that birdhouse, not as much progress as I would have liked but every stitch counts.

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Fall Wreath by Angela Pullen Atherton Just Cross Stitch October 2014

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32ct Linen in Tigers Eye Design Size 156×155

Slow and steady, this one has a complete bow and some lovely progress 🙂

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Monopoly by Frilly Flamingo by Jade on Etsy

Stitched 2 over 1 on 18ct Aida in White Design Size 432×432

Did I mention the piece in the middle is HUGE?!? but alot of progress there!

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Foxglove by Nora Corbett

Stitched on 36ct on Opal Linen in Apollo by Under the Sea Fabrics

Tried a new needle and blazed through some very lovely stitches on this.

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One Hundred Years by Lizzie Kate

Stitched 2 over 2 on 28ct. Monaco. Self dyed with blue, green and tan.

Could we be seeing a finish here next month? I think we might.

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Christmas Rules by Lizzie Kate

Stitched 2 Over 2 on 32 ct Linen in Christmas in Williamsburg by Under the Sea Fabrics. Design Size 85×358

Got the first block done and most of the second block!

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Guardians of Notre Dame by Ingleside Imaginarium

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32ct Jobelan in Vampyris from Under the Sea Fabrics. Design size 165×162

Still caught up on this…. for now 🙂

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Fairy Tale Land 2 by SodaStitch

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32 ct linen in Iced Grapes by Under the Sea fabrics.

Finished Rapunzel except for her backstitch and most of the castle. still no head on her prince LOL. This one only got half a night so not as much progress as would be typical.

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House of Stark by Lolitamade on ETSY

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32ct Jobelan in Chalkboard by Fiberlicious with only B5200 from DMC.

LOVE the progress on this one. Its a wonderful project to stitch!

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Legendary Creatures Alphabet by Cloudsfactory

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32ct linen in Lycan’s Moon by Under the Sea Fabrics.

 

Still not caught up on this. I may not be able to achieve such a lofty goal LOL. But beautiful progress. Loving my first attempt with varigated threads.

New Starts

None technically sorry! We wont be seeing any in april either. Gotta makes some preparations for Stitch MAYNIA!!

 

Finishes

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Rudolf Reindeer by Brooks Books from Advent Animals

Stitched 2 over 2 on 28ct Lugana in Frozen Fractals by Fabrics by Stephanie

Finished March 3rd, 2018

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Tree Ornament by Ursula Michaels

Stitched 2 over 1 on 18ct Aida in white.

Finished March 10, 2018

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Got Candy by Amy Bruecken from Just Cross Stitch 2013 Halloween Special

Stitch 2 over 1 tent stitch on 32ct Belfast in Dusk by Silkweavers

Finished March 17th 2018

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Deborah Donkey by Brooks Books from Advent Animals

Stitched 2 over 2 on 28ct Lugana in Frozen Fractals by Fabrics by Stephanie

Started March 3rd 2018 ; Finished March 24, 2018

Monthly Prompt

What newer designers and product creators (fabric or floss dyeing, etc) out there have you discovered and recommend?

Well I wouldn’t say that I stay up to date with anything but New to me:

Fiberlicious: I recently discovered their fabrics and they are amazing and beautiful! I love them. Also very timely when it comed to dyeing and shipping despite being UK (as I am US)

Caterpillar Cross Stitch: Some super cute patterns here!!

 

March saw some excellent progress, mucho bettero than February. ALL my WIPs got some progress (except for the alt. HAED but made changes to prevent this issue in the future).

Happy Stitching Y’All!

 

 

 

WIPocalypse February Update

WIPocalypse February Update

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Hello all my lovelies! Another whole month has snuck by me with no update to this darn blog. Shame on me! I am here now though and that counts for something right?!?! RIGHT ?!?!? That’s right! February was not as fruitful to my stitching as January however I have plenty to update you on. As I did last month I will update into 3 categories : New Additions, WIPs, and Finishes. Then we will talk about the question for Feb! Buckle up lovelies and welcome to the Sammy J stitching rollercoaster LOL.

WIPs

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Mini Treasure Hunt Bookshelf by: Aimee Stewart (HAED)

Stitched 1 over 1 on 25ct Lugana in Ash Rose from 123 Stitch. 88 DMC colors with 1 Krenik. Design size is 325 by 235 stitches

This one pretty much just hit the qsnap. So less than 200 stitches have been accumulated but hey EVERY STITCH COUNTS!

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Under the Sea SAL by Durene Jones and Lakeside Needlecraft

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32ct Lugana in Calypso by Under the Sea Fabrics. Design size is 185×154 stitches.

Finished Augusts stingray, got a good chunk of Septembers turtle!

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Mini Phantom of the Masquerade by Melissa Dawn (HAED)

Stitched 1 over 1 on 28ct Lugana in Golden Blossom from 123 Stitch. Design size is 237×297.

This one hit its 1200 stitches for rotation. I think I actually did almost 1400 🙂

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Love and Cat by Durene Jones from World of Cross Stitch Magazine Issue 244.

Stitched 2 over 2 on 14 ct Aida. Design Size 96×68.

Only a few hundred stitches but a definite difference. This one got worked on during one of “those” days. poor kitty.

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Quotes to Live By, Charity SAL by Stitchrovia

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32ct Jobelan in African Daisy from 123 Stitch. Design Size 199×254

This project got only half a night and man progress was gooooodddd… 🙂

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Nest is Blessed by Lisa Reakes from World of Cross Stitch Magazine Issue 244

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32 ct Belfast in Dusk from Silkweavers/Zweigart. Design Size 112×112.

Focused on the birdhouse and did some of the tedious backstitching!!

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Welcome to… by Durene Jones in Ultimate Christmas Magazine December 2016

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32 ct White Lugana Design Size 147×110

Got some really nice progress on this project, it fuels the flame!

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Easter Tree by icrossstitchpatterns on Etsy

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32ct Linen in White Design Size 148×165.

No progress this month, by choice. HHHIIIISSSSSSsss

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Fall Wreath by Angela Pullen Atherton Just Cross Stitch October 2014

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32ct Linen in Tigers Eye Design Size 156×155

No love for this one in February due to some medical crap. It is early in the rotation for march.

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Monopoly by Frilly Flamingo by Jade on Etsy

Stitched 2 over 1 on 18ct Aida in White Design Size 432×432

Finished the border!!!! working on that big piece in the middle!

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Foxglove by Nora Corbett

Stitched on 36ct on Opal Linen in Apollo by Under the Sea Fabrics

The 36ct is really slowing the progress here but she got some decent work this month. Making me seriously reconsider ever attempting a Mira!!

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One Hundred Years by Lizzie Kate

Stitched 2 over 2 on 28ct. Monaco. Self dyed with blue, green and tan.

Got quite a bit accomplished here, realized I really suck at measuring fabrics. It’s ok, I have a remedy for that 🙂

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Christmas Rules by Lizzie Kate

Stitched 2 Over 2 on 32 ct Linen in Christmas in Williamsburg by Under the Sea Fabrics. Design Size 85×358

Finished the header and working on the first rule. *sniff* Lizzie Kate *sniff* 😦

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Guardians of Notre Dame by Ingleside Imaginarium

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32ct Jobelan in Vampyris from Under the Sea Fabrics. Design size 165×162

Stayed caught up this month and finished February guardian in a night. I don’t expect to stay caught up once I get to where I have stopped on the frame but alas here we are!

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Fairy Tale Land 2 by SodaStitch

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32 ct linen in Iced Grapes by Under the Sea fabrics.

Worked my way toward Rapunzel per my daughters request. Got there and got good progress BUT in the process I partially stitched a man without a head. Its a little creepy and really really funny.

New Additions

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Rudolf Reindeer by Brooks Books from Advent Animals

Stitched 2 over 2 on 28ct Lugana in Frozen Fractals by Fabrics by Stephanie

Started February, 2nd 2018

Fridays = we stitch smalls. The first friday of each month is dedicated to my latest advent animal from this series. As I finished one in Jan, Feb got a new start!

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House of Stark by Lolitamade on ETSY

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32ct Jobelan in Chalkboard by Fiberlicious with only B5200 from DMC.

Started on February 9, 2018

I started this one for a winter olympics event in stitch maynia. Opening ceremonies = New start!!!

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Tree Ornament by Ursula Michaels

Stitched 2 over 1 on 18ct Aida in white.

Started February 16, 2018

Friday = We stitch smalls. The second friday of each month is for a christmas ornament. I finished Noel in Jan, so I started this one in Feb.

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Got Candy by Amy Bruecken from Just Cross Stitch 2013 Halloween Special

Stitch 2 over 1 tent stitch on 32ct Belfast in Dusk by Silkweavers

Started February 22, 2018

Friday = We Stitch Smalls (Do you see a pattern?) The third friday of each month is for a Halloween ornament. I haven’t done a halloween ornament before so NEW START!!! Hehe

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Legendary Creatures Alphabet by Cloudsfactory

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32ct linen in Lycan’s Moon by Under the Sea Fabrics.

Started February 23, 2018

I have been anxiously awaiting when I could find a reason to start this so that I could have it in rotation with my other mystery SALs. There was one in the winter olympics event in stitch maynia! Voila!

 

Finishes

 

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Birthstone Dragons SAL by Brittany Church at Ingleside Imaginarium

Stitch 2 over 2 on 32ct Lugana in Heritage from Picture this Plus. Design Size is 137×181.’

This was my focus piece this month, getting anywhere from 50-150 stitches a day. I completed it with exactly enough stitches to complete the event in Ultimate Cross Stitch Group 🙂 This one saw several changes; I used August dragon for October, Octobers for December and Decembers for August. I am pleased with the results!

 

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Fancy garden shed AKA Fancy outhouse by Michael Powell

Stitched 2 over 2 on 28ct Lugana in Chloris by Under the Sea Fabrics Design Size 44×44

The backstitching was a beast but I knocked her out and have a small finish that I plan to frame and put in my bathroom!

 

Monthly Prompt

Gadgets!  Show us your favorite stitching gadgets!  and How did you do with Olympic Stitching, and what goals did you achieve?

One of my favorite stitch gadgets is the stand I got to hold my iPad (where I keep my patterns). I can take it anywhere and set it up like a monitor stand or at home I have a few brackets stratigically placed throughout my house that I can hook it into

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Secondly, This seam ripper is the most amazing one I have ever seen. It was a gift at a retreat from Karen Macon, I picked her up from the airport, we bonded, she gave me this. Its amazing.

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I had chosen the rotation relay for the Olympic Stitching and I did very well but I wouldn’t say I completely accomplished it as Fall Wreath didn’t get any stitches. Everything else did. For Shame Sammy!!! I know!! LOL

 

I hope you had an amazing February and look forward to an even more stitchy March!!!

Wipocalypse January Update

Wipocalypse January Update

I touched on all my projects already this month. Some got just a few stitches and some saw some major progress I also had 3 finishes for the month of January!! So I will give an update on each current WIP, then the new additions to Wipocalypse, Next will be the finishes. In future months I will endeavor to give a before and after picture but I am not prepared for that this month 🙂

WIPs

1. Mini Treasure Hunt Bookshelf by: Aimee Stewart (HAED)

Stitched 1 over 1 on 25ct Lugana in Ash Rose from 123 Stitch. 88 DMC colors with 1 Krenik. Design size is 325 by 235 stitches

I did just over 1200 stitches on this!

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Birthstone Dragons SAL by Brittany Church at Ingleside Imaginarium

Stitch 2 over 2 on 32ct Lugana in Heritage from Picture this Plus. Design Size is 137×181.

I almost completed Novembers Dragon!!

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Under the Sea SAL by Durene Jones and Lakeside Needlecraft

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32ct Lugana in Calypso by Under the Sea Fabrics. Design size is 185×154 stitches.

Almost finished August

No Photo Available 😦 Minimal progress completed.

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Mini Phantom of the Masquerade by Melissa Dawn (HAED)

Stitched 1 over 1 on 28ct Lugana in Golden Blossom from 123 Stitch. Design size is 237×297.

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Love and Cat by Durene Jones from World of Cross Stitch Magazine Issue 244.

Stitched 2 over 2 on 14 ct Aida. Design Size 96×68.

Added a few hundred stitches here.

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Quotes to Live By, Charity SAL by Stitchrovia

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32ct Jobelan in African Daisy from 123 Stitch. Design Size 199×254

Put almost 2000 stitches in this baby this month. I Love this project so much!

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Nest is Blessed by Lisa Reakes from World of Cross Stitch Magazine Issue 244

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32 ct Belfast in Dusk from Silkweavers/Zweigart. Design Size 112×112.

About 1400 stitches added this project is almost half complete.

8.

Welcome to… by Durene Jones in Ultimate Christmas Magazine December 2016

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32 ct White Lugana Design Size 147×110

Nice 1500 stitches added here. Really getting an idea of what it should look like.

9.

Easter Tree by icrossstitchpatterns on Etsy

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32ct Linen in White Design Size 148×165.

VERY LIKELY TO BECOME UFO. 32 stitches added

10.

Fall Wreath by Angela Pullen Atherton Just Cross Stitch October 2014

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32ct Linen in Tigers Eye Design Size 156×155

Approx. 300 stitches added

11.

Monopoly by Frilly Flamingo by Jade on Etsy

Stitched 2 over 1 on 18ct Aida in White Design Size 432×432

Despite having to frog quite a bit of this still see decent progress

12.

Foxglove by Nora Corbett

Stitched on 36ct on Opal Linen in Apollo by Under the Sea Fabrics

Added some of the blended orange to the wings. I stitched on this while out of town so I didn’t get much done.

13.

One Hundred Years by Lizzie Kate

Stitched 2 over 2 on 28ct. Monaco. Self dyed with blue, green and tan.

I think I added 2 letters this month, Again I was out of town so minimal stitching.

14.

Christmas Rules by Lizzie Kate

Stitched 2 Over 2 on 32 ct Linen in Christmas in Williamsburg by Under the Sea Fabrics. Design Size 85×358

Added about 500 stitches here.

15.

Fancy garden shed AKA Fancy outhouse by Michael Powell

Stitched 2 over 2 on 28ct Lugana in Chloris by Under the Sea Fabrics Design Size 44×44

ALMOST got the finish on this one. I expect a finish in February on this piece. Just backstitching left.

New Starts

Guardians of Norte Dame by Ingleside Imaginarium

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32ct Jobelan in Vampyris from Under the Sea Fabrics. Design size 165×162

This was started Jan 1 for the New year new start. I made it a focus piece and stitch on it a little each day this month. Next month it will be a regular wip.

Fairy Tale Land 2 by SodaStitch

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32 ct linen in Iced Grapes by Under the Sea fabrics.

I got a pretty good starton Jan 18th for Maynia year of starts. Looking forward to this piece in my rotation 🙂

Noel was my another new start this month but look for it in finishes!!

Finishes

Fitzwilliam Frog by Brooks Books from her Advent Animals series

Stitched 2 over 2 on 28 ct Lugana in Frozen Fractals by Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie.

Finished Jan 13th.

Noel Ornament by Ursula Michaels

Stitched 2 over 2 on 28ct Lugana that I dyed using blue and grey.

Started Jan 19th and Finished on Jan 20.

Cheshire Cat by Brooks Books from her Alice in Wonderland Series

Stitched 2 over 2 on 32 ct. Belfast in Dusk by Silkweavers/Zweigart. Design size is 70×121.

Finished on Jan 22,2018

Monthly Prompt

What SAL’s are you participating in this year? and If you are participating in the Olympic Stitching Challenge, what challenge are you accepting?  What are your goals?

Everything? I mean pretty much, I joined several SALs with each of the many cross Stitch groups I am a part of including; YoW, Wipocalypse, Year of Starts, Featured designers and so many more. As for Mystery SALs I am doing the Guardians of Notre Dame by Ingleside Imaginarium and Legendary Creatures from Cloudsfactory.

I think I will be participating in the Olympic Stitching Challenge. I plan to do the Rotation relay and put a minimum of 500 stitches in every WIP.

January Smalls

January Smalls

I decided to make each Friday a day to stitch smalls. I was able to stick to that plan thus far. I want to make the first Friday of the month for my advent animals as I am treating each as a separate WIP. The second Friday will be for a Christmas ornament. The third Friday will be for a Halloween Ornament. The fourth Friday will be for whichever of the above three. I hope to finish one project a month.

January started off with me being out of town and not stitching the first Friday of the month. So I shifted my plans a bit. The second Friday I worked on Fitz Frog from Brooks books advent animals. I had started him on Dec 2,2017. I finished him on Jan 13, 2018.

The second Friday I started a new Christmas ornament I had kitted. It’s Noel by Ursula Michaels and came in an ornament book I purchased a few years ago. I am working on doing every ornament in the book. I dyed the fabric myself, and finished it the next morning. Started Jan 19,2018 and Finished Jan 20,2018.

I plan on starting a Halloween small tonight if I have the time. See y’all next month!

Day 2 of 2018

Day 2 of 2018

Well working on day 2 and so far I have stuck with my plans. I know that isn’t saying much but I have to give myself positive reinforcement. I pulled out Guardians and added the 75 stitches needed for the UCSG monthly event. So here’s that:

Then I pulled out Birthstone Dragons SAL to satisfy several events: To kill a dragon and my favorite things in Semi Sane Stitchers, Serial Killer in Cross Stitch Finish Line, and I was going to use it for the snowball fight in UCSG BUT *someone* forgot to take a before picture. LOL. I put in 1085 stitches during my shift at work tonight. Not including the bit of frogging I did (maybe 10 stitches?). So all in all I am moving right along in 2018!

I am going out of town for a few days to visit some family. I have every intention of stitching and blogging while I am there. With that said, you know how life goes so if you don’t see updates you will know why. I am also pushing off my next flosstube till next week due to being out of town.

Happy Stitching Lovelies 🙂