Thursday, March 2, 2017

Happy Dance - Fast Food

Started: 2/28/2017
Finished: 3/1/2017

This chart is called Fast Food and is from the Challenge Lucie section of Cross Stitch Crazy #151.  It's stitched as charted mostly--the french fries may have a little bit of unintentional customization--on white 14-count Aida with DMC floss.

This is another square for Kyleigh's quilt and I chose it because Kyleigh likes fast food and lives closer to McDonald's than she does to where her mom parks her car.

February Recap
     Starts: 4
     Finishes: 5
     Projects Worked on: 9

Year to Date Recap
     Starts: 11
     Finishes: 7
     Projects Worked on: 13
     Projects Abandoned/UFO Status: 1

Monday, February 27, 2017

Kyleigh's Weekend

Kyleigh spend the weekend with her dad and Noni.  Here are a few pictures.

Noni does a lot of bike riding and walking and when Kyleigh stays with her, she goes, too.  Note: It's been raining here in southern California lately.
The third grade classes at Kyleigh's school sang in church this morning and Noni was kind enough to bring Kyleigh so that she could participate.  Kyleigh's in the black dress and glasses.

Weekly Update - 2/27/2017

This little mermaid is the February circle for the Fantasy SAL by Durene Jones for Lakeside Needlecraft.  She's stitched as charted with the called for DMC floss on 25-count Lugana in Fairy Dance from Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie.  This is one of my favorite circles so far.

Here is the progress to date on the whole project. (The color is better in the picture above.)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Happy Dance - Little Bear #2

Started: 2/18/2017
Finished: 2/21/2017

This is the second Little Bear ornament from the kit by Joan Elliott.  It's stitched on the white plastic canvas with the floss included in the kit.

I'm stitching this kit as part of the Christmas All Year Round SAL on Stitch Maynia.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Weekly Update - 2/20/2017

This week was a good stitchy week as I had two finishes (although both were fairly small).  I also started the second Little Bear Christmas ornament from Joan Elliott.
This is being stitched on white perforated plastic with the floss included in the kit.  It is being stitched for the Christmas All Year Round SAL at Stitch Maynia.

Two More Finishes

January Fairy
Started: 1/24/2017
Finished: 2/17/2017

This is the January Fairy from the Lily of the Valley Fairy Calendar chart book that came with the December 2016 Cross Stitcher magazine.

She is stitched on 25-count pewter Lugana with the called for DMC threads.  The only change I made was to leave off 2016 which was stitched in the stars on her headband as I plan to stitch all 12 and make them into a quilt and I don't know when that will happen.

Bounce House
Started: 2/17/2017
Finished: 2/18/2017

This is by Lucie Heaton in the Challenge Lucie section of Cross Stitch Crazy #184. 

It is stitched on 14-count white Aida with the called for DMC threads except that I used 310 instead of 3799 which I couldn't find in my stash.

This is for Kyleigh's quilt and I chose it because she loves to play in bounce houses whenever possible.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Weekly Update - 2/13/2017

Other than the two finishes posted separately last week, I only stitched on one project.  That project was Big Trees.  It went from here:
To here:

As soon as I finish the last column, I'll be 1/4 of the way to a finish, but I think I'm going to put it up for awhile and work on something else.