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!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Sarah's June Update

May 31st

June 30th

I think that I made good progress in June,  even though I didn't work on this as much as I had hoped.

June totals:
18 hours, 5 minutes
2,270 stitches

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Fractal White Tiger June 2018 Update

This is actually more of a May update than June. I did not add any stitches to my Charting Creations Fractal White Tiger project in April. 

I did manage to add 1,603 stitches to this piece between May 2nd and May 8th. Would you believe I have not touched a needle since then? (I am going through serious withdrawals.) So, no stitches were added in June either.

I am eager to see how much progress I can make in July. 

Happy Stitching,

Thursday, June 28, 2018

June Reptiles Update

I wish I could say that I did my 1200 stitches on this piece this month, but other projects called my name.
Here is where I left off in May:
And here is where I am for the month:
I feel like I made progress; just not as much as I had wished.
Happy stitching everyone!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Sarah's May update

I did my own version of Stitch Maynia this year. My goal was to stitch 2018 stitches a week on my HAED.

Here's where I started:

And here's the end of May:

I stitched for 85 hours, 15 minutes and added 9,574 stitches.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Winnie the Pooh II: April-May updates

Hello friends, it's been a busy spring and I forgot to post April so today we'll do a double update.  I've given it 2 weekends, or about 5 days since then.  Previous progress:
Current progress:
I have stitched on 4 columns since then, or about 2000 stitches.  The empty area will be Tigger pushing Piglet in a wheelbarrow, stitched over 1, in the background.  That is the most complex of all the over 1 sections and the pattern directions say to stitch it last.  The little bit of grey at the edge of the column, beneath Tigger, is Eyeore's tail.  I'm pretty excited because the next few columns will reveal the rest of Eyeore.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Reptiles for May

Here is where I was at the beginning of the month:

 And here is where I am today:
I worked on it mainly on weekends. That seems to work and I will try to continue for June.
Happy stitching!

Monday, April 30, 2018

Sarah's April update

I didn't make as much progress as I had hoped, but it's not too bad.

End of March:

End of April:

Total hours in April:  32 hours, 35 minutes.
Total stitches in April: 3,170

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Reptiles-Where I am At

I decided to pull my piece out and try to get a few stitches in for April. I may have done 30. Hopefully there will be more progress in May.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Winnie the Pooh II March update

Hello friends, March was a good stitchy month.  Winnie the Pooh only got 2 days, but that was enough to get about 1500 stitches.  Previous:

I finished page 2 (upper right) using blending filament and also filled in some ninja stitches.  Backstitching did not seem appealing so I moved onto the next page (bottom left).  The first two columns, including the bottom corner, are finished.  It was fun to stitch those bright reds & pinks, but that entire area will be covered in a plethora of french knots.  Good thing I don't mind french knots, but those will be done last as I don't like having them rolled up on the scroll. 

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Mini's Indian peacock March 2018 update

Hello Stitchers,

Here is March update on Indian peacock, my new year new start in 2017.

I think I stitched it for 6 days , the stitchy bug has been hiding ....

End of March 2018
End of Feb 2018

Friday, March 30, 2018

Sarah's March update

I finally finished the birds!
My favorite season to stitch: winter.
My least favorite season to stitch: spring.
My favorite one to look at: fall.
Favorite little detail: the berries in the summer season.

I am now working on HAED, Magical Arrival by Anne Stokes. I finished page one and just barely got started on page two.

Fractal White Tiger March 2018 Update

This month I met my goal and finished page 7 of my Charting Creations Fractal White Tiger cross-stitch, based on artwork by Ricky Barnard. (I know March 31st is tomorrow, but the progress will be the same.)

Here is a closer view. 1,965 tent stitches were added. 

Next month I will be working on pages 11 and 12. The bottom of page 12 will begin to reveal the nose, so I am really motivated to see more progress.

4 of 30 pages are finished. The project is over 15% complete.

Happy Stitching,