Saturday, April 30, 2016

Renee's Fractal White Tiger April Update

This month, I only managed to add 796 stitches to "Fractal White Tiger" from Charting Creations which is based upon artwork by Ricky Barnard.

I took it out of town and was SO excited to make great progress while my husband was in meetings, but I forgot to pack my floss... Luckily, I found some time the past 2 days to work on it.

5,954 of 174,300 stitches are done and the project is 3.42% complete.

This is how it looked last month. I hope to make more progress in May!

Friday, April 29, 2016

April, the month of shame

I did almost no stitching in April! All I managed to do was 1/2 a small card chart.

So Letting Go is right where I left her last month. I hope to get back on track in May.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

April--I have progress!

I had no stitching on my piece for about 6 weeks or longer--hanging my head.  So at the beginning of April I was determined to get some stitches into His Eye.  I completed the border and it matched!!!!!  I was thrilled that I met up correctly.

Once I got that accomplished I went back to stitching on a few other projects.  I am currently working on a spool.  If you haven't seen them go look for them.  I had seen a fellow stitcher on facebook--she has bunches of old spools that she has made bands to put on the spools--so cute.  I have collected wooden thread spools for a long time...most come from my mom's stash.  None of my sisters do handwork nor sewing so I asked for them.  Anyway I plan to cover some of them.  I ordered a kit so that I could learn how to put them together.  The kit was released this spring from Milady's Needle " Rabbit Run".  I have it stitched just need to complete the edging then put it together. Here is a picture of Jancie Wright Greene's (a member of All About Smalls facebook grroup) spools.  I recognize several of these patterns from freebies.  No need to pitch those little strips of material!

I want to complete a little pillow for a Mother's day gift for one of my DIL.  I had made 3 little pin pillows from a freebie pattern several years ago.  One for 2 DIL's and for MIL.  So time to get one done for the latest new mother in the family. The heart buttons were some that my MIL had saved from baby cloths.

Hope you all are stitching away! I enjoy reading about your progress.  This month seems to have flown by....

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Love with a Capital L March progress

This update is late, but I figured I'd better post before I work on it again for April.  I traveled in early April (for a stitchy retreat!) and the beginning of the month was crazy.  Previously:

I finished page 7 and started page 8.  At Keepsakes LNS in Cincinnati, I found something for the big capital L (at top left).  Next time, I'll see if that works out.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

March progress--none.

I didn't touch my project all month.  I was working on BBD Christmas Garden.  Yesterday I did pick it up and put about 100 stitches in it.  Hoping I can do more soon.  Will have to start working outside to keep weeds at bay in the flower garden.
Keep stitching!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Not a Ton of Progress but Some :)

hey everyone I'm back with another update!  Between moving and vacation planning I didn't have much stitchy time but here's where I am:

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