Sunday, January 14, 2018

HI THERE!!

Hi Everyone so Sorry I am late updating the blog. Hope the new colours work for you. If anybody needs to change the picture they are working on please email and put picture as the subject please.

Tammy

Friday, January 12, 2018

Winnie the Pooh December 2017 Update

Hi friends, thought I'd pop in and show you the latest on my Pooh project and share some fun stats.  I know it's January 12th, but I haven't touched Pooh since December so...
Previous:
Current:

Now, for the stats:
Start date was April 19, 2017 after a few false starts.  Total Stitchy days: 22 or roughly 2.5 per month.  Approximate total stitches: 15,500.  Average stitches per day: 705 (note that I tended to devote weekends to this project, when I have more stitchy time).  Percent complete: 41.2%.  This is obviously a good chunk of progress.... I hope I can keep up the pace in 2018!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Dimension Indian Peacock update for 2017

Hi Friends,

Here is an update on the project I started for this blog.I stitched this piece for 26 days in 2017. If this blog continues I will use the same piece for 2018.



Wishing everyone a Happy new year filled with lots of crafting time.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Fractal White Tiger December 2017 Update

I only added 158 stitches to my Charting Creations Fractal White Tiger (artwork by Ricky Barnard) this month.

Hoping for a page finish, I scheduled 7 days to spend on it this month. However, a relative needed transportation to several appointments and procedures and I was glad I could help.

If you look really closely, you might see the difference.

Next month, I will have more to share.

This is 1 of 3 full coverage projects I am working on right now. I hope to finish one of those in 2018 and then there will be a lot more progress on this beauty each month.

This photo shows progress made in 2017. 3 of 30 pages are done.

Thank you all for the encouragement and motivation through the year. I wish everyone a very happy, healthy new year filled with lots of stitching time!
-Renee

Friday, December 29, 2017

Long lost stitcher

Hi everyone.  It's been such a long time since I've posted. And that's because it's been a long time since I've dedicated any time to my stitching projects.

You girls have made great progress this year. I am planning on bringing out my Four Seasons Birds and finally completing it in 2018. After that I want to pick up on my HAED and I'm sure there will be a few Smalls along the way.

I was wondering if this blog was going to continue next year. I would love to join you again.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Winnie the Pooh November Update

Hi friends, the year is almost over and I'm still trucking along on Pooh... well, trucking is not exactly the right word.  Delicately stepping, we shall say.
Previous:

In November I got about 1500 stitches on Pooh, finishing 2 more columns except for the over 1 section (Owl). 
More green trees, basically.  It's the 100 hundred acre wood!  I'm looking forward to working on this in December and crunching some numbers to figure out how far along the project is (hint: less than 50%). 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Fractal White Tiger November 2017 Update

1,279 stitches were added to Charting Creations Fractal White Tiger, a chart based on artwork by Ricky Barnard.

Next month, I will surpass the 24,000 stitches milestone.

This is how it looked last month.

I find the progress a bit difficult to see; however, the top 2 rows and 2 columns on the left side of the page are complete. 

December is a busy month, but I would love to finish page 7 before the end of the year.

I wish you all happy stitching!

-Renee

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Winnie the Pooh II October Update

Hi friends!  I worked on Winnie the Pooh as part of a Stitch-a-thon weekend at the end of October.  My time was divided with sewing my son's Halloween costume, but I still managed about 1700 stitches.

Previous progress:
New progress:
I decided I needed another page finish for my Stitch from Stash budget so I went back to Page 1 and did the 1 x 1 section, swarm of bees I suppose.  

First time using a magnifier!  I was able to see it fine with the help of the magnifier and extra light, but it was so tight on the fabric (28 count) that I hurt my left index finger a little, from pushing the needle through from the back.  Next time I may use a thimble.  Page 2 has a much larger 1 x 1 section (the owl)... you can see the outline of his wing on the right side near the balloon.  
I love working on this piece, at my current pace (a few days per month).  That won't be enough to finish anytime soon, even next year, but I'm fine with that.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Renee's Fractal White Tiger October 2017 Update

After no progress last month, I was thrilled to add 972 stitches to my Charting Creations Fractal White Tiger this week.

It filled in a bit on the top of page 7.

This is how it looked in August.

I am looking forward to working in more of the face near the eye.

Wishing you all some happy stitching time.

-Renee

Saturday, September 30, 2017

the stranger is checking in lol

Hey everyone,
Just checking in to see how everyone has been. Please email me if you have had any problems ect.
Its been one interesting year for me. Almost a whole year without cross stitch. feels weird but I am happier with not setting deadlines for myself and I was consistently doing that with my stitching, I am still learning with my crochet but love being able to put it down and pick it u whenever to work on it.

Hope everything is well with all of you girls!

Tammy

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Winnie the Pooh II September progress

Hello friends!  My September rotation was fruitful since I was feeling a bit peaky at the time and spent pretty much an entire Saturday stitching (plus a few more days).  Previous progress:
I finished Column 11, stitched Columns 12 (over the page break), 13, and started on 14.  I'm over the midline of the design now.
You can see the beginning of Winnie the Pooh on the bottom right, with his blue balloon just above.  There is quite a lot of over 1 stitching charted for Pooh, most of the edges.  I think it looks a bit odd next to the over 2 stitches, but I'm sure it will be fine once I add the backstitch.  It was nice to finish with that orange/brown tree, which is full of confetti.  Next month it will be fun to finish the blue balloon and get into another big green tree.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Reptiles in August

I have gotten a little stitching on this piece this month. It isn't much, but a little is better than nothing.
Here is where I left it in July
 Here is where I am today.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Winnie the Pooh II August progress

Hello, friends.  This month I got about 1500 stitches done.  I started a new diamond painting and that is a huge distraction.  Previous progress:
New progress:

I finished one column and stitched most of another.  There are another 4 or 5 colors to fill in the second column.  The orange/brown tree has a lot of confetti.  I'm looking forward to next month since I'll start page 2 and Winnie the Pooh is charted in the next column!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Renee's Fractal White Tiger August 2017 Update

This month, I finished page 6 of my Charting Creations "Fractal White Tiger" cross-stitch. This piece is based on artwork by Ricky Barnard.

1,818 stitches were added.

3 of 30 pages are done.

The project is 12.46% complete. (There are a few partial pages on the chart.)

Next, I will be filling in page 7.

I just love watching the picture emerge on this piece.


This is how it looked last month.

(The colors are more true in this photo.)

Wishing you all some stitching time this September. 

-Renee