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Thursday, July 16, 2015

WIP Wednesday, Rarely On Time

I have every intention of blogging last night, however my Internet Provider decided they needed to do maintenance on our network which could result in "reductions in speed or interruption in service"  well, my "interruption in service" last from 4PM to 10:30PM.  Awesome, just awesome.  So blogging just wasn't happening last night.

A Year In Chalk - June
Hands On Designs
Stitched on: 32ct Weeks Dye Works Linen, Gunmetal
Stitched with: GAST


Since last week's update I pulled out Hands On Designs - Year in Chalk series after finishing Mini River Cottages.  June whipped up really quickly from the small amount I had started.  I now have half of this series stitched up.  For the moment, I can't go any further in this series as I don't have July and August charts yet.  They're out, I just don't have them.

Stoneware Cat - Kit
Priscilla's Pocket

On Tuesday evening I went out and stitched with my good friend Janice, and I decided to work on this little cutie.  I bought this kit back in March during my trip to the Attic in Arizona.  I was a little disappointed with the kit because I ran out of thread.  I contacted the designer about this, it turns out it was supposed to be stitched over two with one strand of floss.  There were no stitching instructions at all included in the kit.  So like any good, experienced stitcher I stitched it 2 over 2.  Anyhow he's really cute, and he'll be finished into a little pillow with a nice blue pom-pom trim that came in the kit.


After some fairly straightforward/easier projects, I was still in the mood for more complex stitching.  Teresa Wentzler's Fortunate Traveler continues to hold my attention.  If I get in the stitching time I'd like to, I hope to have the border completely cross stitched by the end of the weekend.  I have I'll be sticking to this project to the end.


I have also started my July ornament.  I'm still working away on Lizzie Kate's Jingles series.  This month's addition is Cheer.  I love the wee cardinals!

Not only have I been stitching this last week, there's been more finishing!  They're all ornaments I've stitched up from the Rosewood Manor - Red Threads chart.  Again, rocking the beaded edging on all of these.








27 comments:

Xine said...

Wow, you've been busy!

Annie said...

You are always so productive and your work is so perfect. Love your chalkboard stitching. Those are such cute designs and you seem to have no problem with stitching on dark fabric.

I would have been really annoyed about the thread for the cat. Honestly, who would have assumed that you were supposed to stitch it with one strand over two!

Barb said...

You have done lots of great stitching. The ornaments are so pretty!

Kate said...

Great stitching, Dani! Congrats on the chalk finish; those are really cute charts. Your progress on everything is really nice. I love the Lizzie Kate Jingles charts.

sharine said...

Everything looks great. Love the finishing on the ornaments:)

Annie said...

Great progress on all your WIPs! I particular like the ornaments - they are beautiful! I'm looking forward to seeing the finished LK project - I'm sure it'll look great too!

Annette-California said...

Fabulous stitching Dani! Love all the progress you've been doing and your beaded ornaments are gorgeous!!! Those beaded tassels had to be difficult and they look prefect!
love Annette

Kaelyn Angelfoot said...

So many great projects! Good luck on the TW, I have one in progress but the blended threads may it hard to work on it for very long. Any tips to keep things rolling?

D1-D2 said...

You've been very productive this week. Love the kitty!

Ann said...

Love the beaded finishes--they look great! Would be irritated about the one thread over two, too . . .

Preeti said...

Your ornaments are so beautiful!! You have been stitching a lot. Love the chalkboard stitching :)

Vickie said...

The chalkboard series is so great! That cat is soooooo adorable. Yes! The beaded edges are just fantastic Dani.

Justine said...

You have been busy! Those chalkboard designs are growing on me more and more each time I see them.

Suz said...

Everything looks great! I really like those year in chalk designs - they're very cute.

Heather said...

Nice projects :) I still love the chalkboard pieces!

Susan said...

WOW! You have been crazy busy. Love the chalkboard pieces.

Linda said...

Congrats on the gorgeous finishes and nice progress on the others. Your needle has been flying Dani.

Linda

Robin said...

Love your finished ornaments with the beaded edges, Dani! Congratulations on getting the June Year in Chalk piece finished. You are moving along on your WIPs. Enjoy your weekend!

Robin in Virginia

Ele said...

Lovely finishes, well done
enjoy the weekend

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

You will have smoking needles if you complete all the border this weekend! It's an amazing piece.

I cannot believe they were so tight with the thread in the cat kit (like a KitKat only less chocolatey!). There can't be more than three or four strands of thread in the whole thing? You get used to that with the cover kits from magazines but not from bought kits.

Your ornies look lovely too.

diamondc said...

Oh my black 32 count wow, a Year in Chalk is a pattern I have not seen before your blog posts, I like it.
The cat is so sweet, I love the color blue, I have found a few patterns in the past that do not have instructions for stitch count or thread count.
It is always fun to get together with friends and stitch.
Your ornaments finished so nicely.

Blessings
Catherine

Annette said...

So busy girl!
Good luck stitching

Julie said...

The 'chalks' looks fabulous

Virpi said...

I really like those year in chalk designs. Beautiful stitching!

Carol said...

Wow, Dani! You are really churning out so many great finishes lately!! The chalkboard series is charming and I hope the next charts come back in stock very soon for you. Love the finished ornaments and your new start looks lovely--way too detailed for me to tackle, but you do such a great job with those TW pieces :)

Chris said...

Wow Dani! You are getting a lot of stitching done! Your Year In Chalk stitching looks wonderful. I need to get back to stitching these :)
Stay cool!

Fred Bredberry said...

They are so charming, Dani! You've done an amazing job. We love the cat especially! Though it's not colorful, it's so bright and sweet, and the blue color doesn't make it gloomy (as they say it should). Thanks for sharing!
Merry Christmas and snowy holidays to you!
Fred and Jane
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