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,

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Winnie the Pooh February 2018 Update

In February, I worked on Winnie the Pooh 3 days and eked out about 1200 stitches.  My rotation is a bit different this year and my "Pooh" days don't necessarily fall on a weekend, but slow & steady progress will add up in the end.  Previous progress:
I stitched down the far right edge (1.5 columns) down to the midline, stitched the owl 1x1 (just right of the blue balloon), and started the far left column on bottom half (page 3).  My goals for March will be to finish page 2 (the upper right), which will involve blending filament to fill in those stitches on the tree trunk, as well as some backstitch.  Hopefully there will be time to continue on page 3 as well.  Happy stitching everyone! 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Fractal White Tiger February 2018 Update

It was my hope to finish page 7 on my Charting Creations Fractal White Tiger (artwork by Ricky Barnard) this month. Unfortunately, I only managed 210 stitches. If you look next to the eye, you might be able to see it is filled in a tiny bit more. Finishing page 7 is now my March goal.

Wishing you all wonderful stitching time!

February Reptiles

I did not get 1200 stitches in this month and I need to play catch up. Here is where I left off in January:
 And here is my progress this month:
I cut a thread and I need to stitch up to that point and fix it. Maybe in March?

Sarah's February birds

February was all about backstitching.
I added a couple little leaves and finished the bird at the bottom. I wasn't happy with how light the stitches were on the wire feeder so I went over that with a darker thread. Fall is almost done, then on to Summer!

End of January:


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Mini's Indian peacock February 2018 update

Hello Stitchers,

Its been a while I posted an update on my new year new start 2017 here. I stitched on that piece for 26 days in 2017 with last stitch put in August.

However, I have picked it up on 13th Feb after finishing some priority gifts .This is how it looks after 6 days of stitching.


I'm travelling today and not taking this piece with me due to its size , so I thought I will post an update today .

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Winnie the Pooh January 2018 Update

Hello, friends! 
I gave Winnie the Pooh three days at the end of January and did about 1,775 stitches, reaching the right corner, yay! 
Previous progress:

I would have liked to finish that last column but stitchy time was a bit sparse on those three days. Let's hope February is better...  the plan is to devote 2 days during the Stitch Maynia Olympics (daily rotation) challenge.