Saturday, January 5, 2019

Sarah's Magical Arrival update

End of October

End of December

I didn't do a lot of stitching in November and December, but there is a little progress.  I have picked it back up this week and hope to finish this page in January.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Fractal White Tiger December 2018 Update

This year, I did not spend nearly enough time working on my Charting Creations "Fractal White Tiger" project, featuring artwork by Ricky Barnard.

Feeling a bit overwhelmed with 3 large projects in my rotation, I focused on the smallest and finished it earlier this month. So, in 2019 there will be a lot more progress on this piece!

632 stitches were added this weekend. 

This is how it looked in September.

This collage shows progress made in 2018.

5,779 stitches were added.

4 of 30 pages are done and the project is 17.15% complete.

I look forward to sharing a lot more progress in 2019.

Winnie the Pooh September-October update

I have a bit of progress to share on Winnie the Pooh, from the September-October timeframe.  After that, I set it aside in favor of my 2 other full coverage projects.  That was a good plan, since I finished Fall Fairy and got close on Charmed Santa.  Pooh will get more love in January.   

Progress at the beginning of the year, and my last check in


So, I estimate I did around 14,604 stitches this year, a bit less than last year (15,500), but still a fair chunk of progress.  That included two over 1 sections (Owl, and Tigger/Piglet), which take longer to stitch.  Next year I'll try a thimble; there is a lot of petit point remaining on the last page (in progress).  About 8,000 stitches remain and I'll try to finish by April.  Obviously that works out to 2,000 per month but with only 8 WIPs, I should be able to devote the time and make it work. 
Happy New Year everyone! 

Saturday, December 29, 2018

First Christmas Stocking by Cross My Heart Designs

I did not stitch on Reptiles at all this month. This is not full coverage, but close. I am such a slow stitcher, but my goal is to have it stitched for 2019 Christmas. But my fingers are itching to work on Reptiles!
Does anyone know if we are doing this blog again next year? I do enjoy seeing everyone's posts.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Sarah's October update

End of September:

End of October:

October numbers:
3,664 stitches 
36 hours, 55 minutes 

Friday, October 26, 2018

Reptiles in October

Well, I did not pull out my Christmas stocking until recently. Will post a photo of it next month.
Here is where I left Reptiles in September:
 And here it is now:
I am so close to a page finish! It will probably be January before I get back to this.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Reptiles in September

I was able to get some stitching done on this piece.
Here is where I started:

And where I finished...Not sure I will stitch on this the rest of the year. I really need to work on my Christmas stocking!

Sarah's September update

September was a busy and emotional month  for me. I felt like I didn't concentrate on stitching much. But I did make some progress.

August 30, 2018

September 28, 2018

Stitchy Stats:
18 hours 10 minutes
1614 stitches

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Fractal White Tiger September 2018 Update

A little bit of progress was made on my Charting Creations Fractal White Tiger cross-stitch this month. No stitches were added in July. Only 56 were added in August. And 255 stitches were added in September. 

This is how it looked in the last update.  I hope to make more progress in October.

Happy Stitching,

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Winnie the Pooh July-August update

Here's a double update, since I forgot to post last month.  It's been a busy summer, hot and sticky, not my fave, anyway.... Previous progress:
I gave it two stitchathons weekends, for a total of just over 3,000 stitches. Now:
So, we have Rabbit and a bit more of Pooh's red t shirt.  Rabbit turned out cute enough with tons of fractional stitches and several close shades of yellow and brown.  He will come alive with backstitch, eventually (as will Eyeore).  The empty space on the far left will be Tigger pushing Piglet in a wheelbarrow or something.  The rest of the empty stitches will be done with blending filament.  I'll probably work on those areas at the end of September, and then I'll have a page finish (page 3/4).  I'm slowing down on this piece, I think, just for the rest of the year.  There's another 2 full coverage piece in my rotation that I'd like to finish this year, and I'm happy to carry Pooh over to next year, when I may pick up the pace a little.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Reptiles for August

Here is where I left off in July:

 And here I am at the end of the month:
Not as much as I had hoped, but defilet progress. Now back to canning salsa!

Sarah's August update

I know I'm not going to get any stitching done tomorrow, so I'm posting my update a day early.

I finished pages 6 and 7 and got a great start on page 8. I also got that bow filled in.

July 31, 2018

August 30, 2018

August Stitchy Stats:
63 hours, 15 minutes
7,391 stitches

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Sarah's July update

June 30, 2018

July 31, 2018

July totals:
50 hours, 10 minutes
7,560 stitches

I finished page 5 and almost page 6.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Winnie the Pooh II June update

So I gave Winnie the Pooh a Stitchathon weekend in June and I was really into it, I counted 2,076 stitches!  (Stitchathon is an event with the Cross Stitch Finish Line group on FB)  Previous:
It was really fun to stitch Eyeore, so that part went quickly.  The next few columns will reveal Rabbit, and now it's another Stitchathon weekend now with Pooh on the scroll frame.  I'm shooting for 1200 stitches but 1500 wouldn't be bad!  

Friday, July 27, 2018

July Reptiles!

I got some serious stitching done this month! Here is where I left off last month:
 And here is where I am today. At least 1200 stitches and a page finish!!!
The next page doesn't have as much confetti, so it should go faster!