Friday, 6 March 2020

Strawberry House

This week I picked up Strawberry House by LHN. The last time I stitched on it was in September 8th, 2015, where I struggled to get much stitching done on it as I kept having to frog different sections and then somehow lost my Crescent Colours Ladybug floss!

So, this is how I found the piece.  

Unfortunately, I still can't find my Ladybug floss - so, yesterday, all of that had to be frogged and I started again with WDW Begonia - a bit pinker but it will still work very well, I think.

Hopefully, this will be the last I will see of the Frog Prince for a while now.

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Friday, 28 February 2020

A long neglected UFO...

... finally made a return appearance after languishing for about six and a half years!!!!!!

Check out my last post which featured "The Faerie Queen Sampler" by The Scarlet Letter way back in July 2013. 

[The troubles to which I refer in this post are the fact that my mother was dying (her health failed dramatically from March that year until her death on Nov 25, 2013) and that my work was in the midst of a huge restructure and that my job was hanging in the balance for a while there in 2013].

Anyway, here she is pre-Friday Frolics yesterday:

... and for Friday Frolics I managed to finish the satin stitch on the other half of the leaf.  I must say, this is stitched with silk thread which is a dream to stitch with.

However, as you can see from the pic below, I still have a looooong way to go until this beauty is finished. Although I am determined not to wait another six and a half years to stitch on her again.

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Friday, 21 February 2020

When FNSI and Friday Frolics collide.... February edition

I worked on two projects yesterday, Friday, for FNSI and Friday Frolics - one small and one larger.... and drum roll, please.....

Both are Happy Dances!

First is PS Santa 2005 - I love the fact that he is holding a quilt and sewing equipment.

... and the second is Snowflake Serenade by CCN - I really love this design - the soft palette is so very gorgeous.

As you can imagine, I am Happy Dancing all over the house to have two finishes, especially Snowflake Serenade, which has been in my WIP pile for a while now.

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Friday, 14 February 2020

Jour d'Hiver

or A Winter's Day by Lili Violette, is the WIP I chose to stitch on this Friday.  I was pleased to work on this as it is one of my "20 in '20" for WIPocalypse, so it was great to pick it up this year.

Oh, my goodness, the last time I posted on this was 24 March, 2015 - nearly five years ago!  It looked like this way back then:

but I obviously did stitch more on it at some point because now it looks like this:

Unfortunately, I didn't get very much time yesterday (Friday) to stitch on it as I had a very busy day (coffee with girlfriends, afternoon at the hairdressers and dinner out for Valentine's Day) and then I spent most of that stitching time deciding upon which blue to use for the flowers as I didn't like the original DMC 931. So, I auditioned a few other colours and eventually settled upon Gentle Arts Blue Jay (which is one of my favourite variegated blues).  I am very happy with how this blue is looking now.

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Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Winter in the Village....

is snowy! lol!

Here is the project that I worked on last week for FF:

Winter in the Village by Stoney Creek
I think that the fabric is 28 count Mocha Linen
Using the called for DMC floss

I had not stitched on this since September 2018!

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Monday, 3 February 2020

Quaker Village

For last week's Friday Frolics, I dug up out of my Girl's Nest, this beautiful design from Rosewood Manor: Quaker Village. The last time I posted about this was way back in January 2015 on my main blog, Kitten Stitching - at least it has grown considerably since then (not sure why there are not more posts on it)

Anyway, this is where it was on Friday morning:

Unfortunately the Frog Prince came to visit (only fleetingly, luckily) and the dark green bit on the bottom right had to be frogged and re-stitched.  I also managed a few green stitches on the left hand side pink square.  I can see that this is going to be a very long term project as it is very fiddly....

... but it will be worth it, if I ever get this far - lol!

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Friday, 24 January 2020

Ebony and Ivory....

by Tempting Tangles Designs was my choice of WIP for this Friday.

This is the before photo:

I managed to stitch one new word "Frost" but without the backstitching.

... and some of the filigree, the two middle bits.

I'll add this to my rotation this week to try to get a bit more done on it.  As usual, I wonder why I put this away as the design is so gorgeous and the colours so pretty to stitch.

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Friday, 17 January 2020

When FNSI and Friday Frolics collide.... January edition

I worked on three projects last night for FNSI, two smalls and one larger.

First up is the 2005 Prairie Schooler Santa, which is the first of the yearly PS Santas for a SAL with my dear friend, Marie (we plan to stitch all of them over the next couple of years).

 FNSI Progress:

My second project in last night's rotation was Winter Wonderland by CCN.  I do love this design - it is so very pretty.


FNSI Progress:  I stitched the two doves on the bottom panel (my goal is to get the bottom panel finished by the end of this weekend for IHSW - there will be a post on this on Monday).

... and I finished the Let it Snow panel - I added extra snowflakes 'cos I liked them so much.

I also worked on this unknown piece, just for fun!


FNSI Progress:

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Friday, 3 January 2020

A Seasonal Sampling....

by Linda Meyers, was my choice for Friday Frolicking this week.  This also my first FNwF for 2020, hosted on the first Friday of every month but the lovely Cheryll of Gone Stitchin'



...and this is what it will look like once it is finished.

I do love the detail in this one, and the muted colours.

On a sadder note, I would like to ask for your prayers for those affected by the almost apocalyptic bushfires that we are currently experiencing in Australia. A number of people have lost their lives and many more have lost their homes.
Click on the two images below to read articles about the size of the bushfires and the extent of the devastation.

Many species of Australian animals are at risk due to the sheer size of the fires, including our beloved koalas:

Luckily, TraderVic and I are safe at the moment here in Eaglemont, although only three or four suburbs away a few metropolitan suburbs were at risk last weekend.

So, please send your prayers out to all those brave firefighters and to the families who have lost family members and/or their homes.