Friday, March 15, 2019

Mid-March update

In January and February I didn't do much stitching,  but so far in March I'm moving right along.

Last time....


Thursday, February 28, 2019

Fractal White Tiger February 2019 Update

979 stitches were added to my Charting Creations Fractal White Tiger cross-stitch project this month. This filled in a bit more beneath the eye and down along the nose.

I am eager to reach the bottom of pages 11 and 12 to see his pink nose emerge.

This is how it looked at the end of January.

4 of 30 pages are done. The project is 18.66% complete.

Wishing you all some relaxing stitching time in March.


Monday, February 25, 2019

Winnie the Pooh February

I have lost a good bit of enthusiasm for this project, but I am determined to finish it, so I made it my first focus piece in February.  Previous progress:

2000 stitches later:
I had intended to spend more time this month, since it's for my son and February is his birthday month.  But I got my 2000 stitches, skipping around the small petit point section (Roo in Kanga's pouch), and I was over it.  Perhaps it's all the brown (the dirt path, the tree trunk, etc), not my fave.  Oh well, I digress.  Better luck next month, I will start with backstitching and see if that sparks my mojo.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Reptiles in February

Even though it is a short month, I was able to get my 1200 stitches in.
This is what it looked like in January:

And this is what it looks like now. I am going to try to stitch on it daily, even if it is just one stitch. I would really like to see some progress before the end of the year.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Winnie the Pooh January

2019 got off to a great start with 2100 stitches on Pooh.... including the petit point section for Christopher Robin's head.

I'm participating in the School of Magical Stitches & Literature on FB and I've found many of the stitchy challenges to fit with this piece.  So it's been a great help in motivating me to rack up the stitch count.  It was fun to stitch the front edge of Kanga.  The empty area (above her “pouch”) will be petit point for Roo.  I can’t say I really love stitching on this anymore.  Perhaps I’ll feel differently after doing the backstitch, which should bring the characters into sharp relief.  

Friday, February 1, 2019

Reptiles in January

Well, I managed a page finish and my 1200 stitches. Progress!
Here it was in September(?):
 And here I am now:
I really want to get two pages finished this year. That would be huge progress for me.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Fractal White Tiger January 2019 Update

1,646 stitches were added to my Charting Creations Fractal White Tiger cross-stitch this month.

I am working on pages 11 and 12 of the chart. This month, I reached the bottom of page 11 and filled in more beneath the eye and some of the nose.
This is how it looked in December.

4 of 30 pages are done.
The project is 18.10% complete.

Wishing you all happy stitching in February!


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