Sunday, July 7, 2019

Reptile For June

I managed to get a little stitching done on my piece in June.

I'm to the other side and I would so love to finish another page in July!

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Fractal White Tiger June 2019 Update

It has been a while since my last update on my Charting Creations Fractal White Tiger cross-stitch project based on artwork by Ricky Barnard.

440 stitches were added in April. 

1,277 stitches were added this month.

This is how it looked in my March update.

The project is now 20.21% complete.

I am getting closer to the tip of the nose.

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Reptiles for April 2019

Well, I managed to get my stitches in even if I forgot to post.
Here is where I started:

 And here it is after 1200 stitches.
May is busy around here so I may not get 1200 stitches in but I hope to do a few. Every stitch counts!

Friday, May 3, 2019

Magical Arrival in April

March 28th

May 3rd

I got a lot done in April. I'm just about ready to start a new page. When I get to the end of this row, I'll go back and finish the star before starting the next row.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Winnie the Pooh March Progress

I started the month with Winnie the Pooh again; I needed it for Magical Stitches HW and besides, I was ready to give it some attention.  Previous progress:

I started with backstitching on the upper half, which is mostly tree branches, also balloon string.  There is more detailed backstitch on Winnie the Pooh, it requires several colors and some of the backstitch is over 1 thread.  I opted to backstitch the balloon too, though it wasn't charted.   Then, I moved onto the lower left quadrant which had hundreds of french knots.  Maybe a thousand.  All the flower bushes are adorned with copious french knots.  Also, more branches and tree trunks were backstitched, and several colors of backstitch for Eyeore and Rabbit.  Then I had to frog and redo one of the backstitch colors on Rabbit because it was too pale and indistinct.

Finally, I moved onto page 4 (lower right) and continued the cross stitch, finishing about 2 columns (1700 stitches).  However, the full stitch count was 3,032 counting all the detail work on the previous pages.

I wonder if 5 days in April will be enough time to finish.  What remains is about 1400 more stitches, 3 petit point sections, all the backstitch on page 4, and a considerable number of french knots.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Fractal White Tiger March 2019 Update

983 stitches were added to my Charting Creations Fractal White Tiger this month.

This filled in a bit more of his nose.

This is how it looked last month.

The project is now 19.22% complete.

I am hoping to add at least 1,000 stitches in April. We shall see...

Happy Stitching!

Friday, March 29, 2019

March Magical Arrival

Here is where I was at the mid-month mark.

And here is what I managed to get done in the past couple of weeks.

Is anyone planning on doing something for Stitch Maynia? I'm thinking about doing what I did last year (2018 stitches a week) updated to 2019 of course. But if you have any ideas, I'd like to hear them. New starts are out of the question though.  I don't have that kind of stash or the desire to buy a bunch of new things. I'd like to keep focusing on this one.

Reptiles for March 2019

Well, I did manage to get my 1200 stitches in for the month. I really like this piece. Every time I stitch on it, I want to stitch more. But with my WIP pile so high, 1200 will have to do.
Last month:

 And this month:

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!