Friday, July 20, 2018

Little Bee Eater progress

I finished another page on Little Bee Eater [retired] from HAED!  This makes pages 1-3 and 7 finished (4-6 didn't have any stitches).  Next up is page 8.


This is the project that I work on if I have free time during the day (business hours).  Work has slowed down a bit so I've had time.  In the evenings, I'm currently working on SS Farewell to Anger MC, also from HAED.

Happy Stitching!

Stacy

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Amazon's Prime Day!


It's Prime Day on Amazon!  Check out the great deals by clicking on the banner above.

I do earn a small commission if you buy/subscribe using the banner.  There is no additional cost to you.

I haven't had a chance to check out all the deals but I do buy on Amazon frequently.  We won't say how frequently 'cause that would get me in trouble with hubby.  ;-)

Happy Stitching (or Shopping)!

Stacy

Monday, July 2, 2018

God Speed progress

Woo hoo!  Last night, I finished another page on God Speed from HAED!  The page I finished was page 11 of 30.  Here is my progress so far:


This is on 25ct., and I'm stitching 2x1 full crosses.

For my next project, my randomizer app chose:  SS Farewell to Anger MC.  Since this is a new start and it was fairly late when I finished the page on God Speed, I only managed to get my fabric onto the scroll rods and about a dozen stitches in before I had to call it a night.

Happy Stitching!

Stacy

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Little Bee Eater more progress

I have another page finish on Little Bee Eater (retired) from HAED!  Ok, fine, I'll admit it - it was a tiny page.  Page 7 is officially done though!  hehehe  On the left is pages 1 & 2; on the right is pages 1, 2, 7 and a tiny bit on 3.


That's all for now.

Happy Stitching!

Stacy

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Charts with ALL the DMC colors?

I've seen this come up on a few online groups recently:  people wondering if there are any charts that use all of the DMC (solid) colors.  To my knowledge, there are 2.

The first is Floral Finesse.  I've listed this one first for two reasons:  I'm working on it and it hasn't been updated with new colors.  This one was charted for the DMC 250th anniversary and used every solid color available at that time.  That means it uses 390 colors.  Here's my progress on it so far:


The second one was originally charted at the same time and used 390 colors.  It has since been updated to be 447 colors (it doesn't used the 7 colors that were "merged/discontinued" in European markets).  This one is by Joan Elliott and it's the Angel of Cross Stitch.  The only reason that I won't stitch this is because I don't care for artistic representations of angel (fairies, elves, etc.).  Yes, I do believe in angels, I just don't like art of them.  :-)

I haven't heard of any chart that uses more than the Angel of Cross Stitch.  If anyone else knows of charts with over 400 colors, I will happily update this post to include them.  Just leave a message in the comments.

Happy Stitching!

Stacy

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Little Bee Eater progress

I've made progress on my Little Bee Eater [retired] from Heaven and Earth Designs!  This is pages 1 & 2 done.


Because this chart doesn't have any background, there are a few blank pages in the chart.  Next up will be page 3 which is the right side of the bird.  Pages 4 & 5 which would finish the row of pages (left to right) are blank.  Page 6 which starts the next row down, is also blank.  Look at me go...3 pages done with lightning speed.  ;-)

Happy Stitching!

Stacy

Monday, June 18, 2018

FIU Challenge Update


Sorry I haven't written anything lately, life has gotten in the way a bit.

I've made progress on my list though!  I finished my bull's eye quilt!  You can see it below.
  • Stitch a design for the candlescreen that I have
  • Finish hand-quilting the Bull's Eye Quilt  completely finished on 17 June 2018
  • Finish the log cabin star wall hanging
  • Start hand-quilting my grand aunt's grandmother's flower garden quilt top
  • Clean up the nook area in my sewing room - made a start, barely
  • Finish the mystery quilt top I've started - finished 3 February
  • Clean and re-frame my hummingbirds cross stitch
  • Post all the stuff I have waiting to be listed in my Etsy shop
  • Clean up my scrapbooking area
  • Make a start on archival scanning of all my family photographs
  • Get my printed recipes put into my recipe software (Living Cookbook)

It measures approximately 63" square.  I hand-quilted it using Essentials thread in Primary Colors (red/yellow/blue).  The black border has an oak leaf stipple, the white border is a simple Celtic chain, and the body of the quilt is a rose stipple.  I will be entering this in our county fair in August.  It's the only thing I've totally completed since last year's fair so it will be my only entry.

Happy Stitching!

Stacy