Sunday, June 25, 2017

La Belle Dame...FINISH!

Yes, that's right, I finished La Belle Dame Sans Merci!


I stitched this on 25ct., 1 strand over 1 fabric thread (1x1), using full cross stitches.  There are 223,675 stitches in this piece.

Now I'm going to choose a different focus piece plus add a couple more projects into my rotation.  My new focus piece is going to be God Speed, also from HAED.

Happy Stitching!

Stacy

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

La Belle Dame update

I finished another page + partial page on La Belle Dame...!  I've now finished through page 30 plus pages 33-38 (partials).





The bottom edge looks wavy due to my not putting it in the frame completely straight.

Since I took this photo, I've finished pages 39 & 40 which is 6 stitches high across the bottom to the right edge.  I'm working on pages 31 (full) and 32 (partial) at the same time.  The finish is in sight!

Happy Stitching!

Stacy

Sunday, May 7, 2017

New start

Yes, I know, I really should finish something before I start anything new but 😛 to that.

This is a retired pattern from HAED, Little Bee Eater.  I'm stitching it on 32ct., 1x1 full crosses.  The fabric is Summer Sky from Wichelt that I got from 123stitch.






Happy Stitching!

Stacy

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Shop Updated

Hi Everyone!

Just a brief note to let you know that I've just added over 30 items to my Etsy shop:  XedStitches.

The new items include magazines, leaflets and books...all for cross stitch.  Here are a few of the new additions:

 

Happy Stitching!

Stacy

Thursday, April 27, 2017

La Belle Dame update

I've finished another page on La Belle Dame Sans Merci from HAED!  I haven't been working on anything else lately which is why I'm making such good progress.


The knight now has his legs!

This is pages 29 & 37 finished.  Since taking this photo, I've finished page 38 as well...it's only 6 stitches high.

Happy Stitching!

Stacy

Monday, April 10, 2017

Another La Belle Dame update

Whew!

Since it's been too cold to use my sewing room (it's unheated at the moment - my space heater died), I've been making great strides on La Belle Dame Sans Merci.  I've finished another full + partial page!





This is my final row of pages so I am getting excited.  I've already got fabric for the next project to go on this scroll frame!

I also bought fabric for another project that I'll start as soon as I can either finish La Belle or comfortably spend time in my sewing room.  The cold room is also why I haven't made any more progress on my Finish It Up challenge.  I'm dying for just slightly warmer weather!  (sigh)

Happy Stitching!

Stacy

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

La Belle Dame - update

Woo hoo!  I've finished another page on La Belle Dame...  To be accurate, it's 2 pages of the pattern but the bottom page is only 462 stitches (6h x 77w).






No, that's not a needle minder in the photo - the magnet's not strong enough.  It is strong enough to hold my pattern page in place while I'm working though.

For the record, the pages I just finished were 27 & 35 out of a total 40 pages.  That means that I have 4 more full pages and 1 partial page left to right plus the 6 stitches high partial pages across the bottom left to do.

Happy Stitching!

Stacy