Almost There on My Token of Love

[update 1/24/2017] Finished a motif and a skein of floss at the same time, seemed like a good place to take a pause and put her away for a bit.

progress on my token of love by rosewood manor

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Stitching the 2017 Rainbow SAL from Connie Gee Designs

This is a free design being released in parts as a stitch-a-long at Connie Gee Designs. You’ll find all of the information and downloads at http://www.conniegeedesigns.com/2017-sal.html.

A little more stitching time and I managed to finish the January portion of the SAL 🙂 Yay!!!


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Almost Done Stitching a Bookmark….


I’ve been working on this chevron design off and on, it’s part of a series of monogram patterns that I’m working on charting to be released this year (there are bookmarks, ornaments, and in-the-hoop designs) This one is almost ready and I really like how the chevrons come out doing one X at a time using a hand dyed thread (The thread I’m using here is Sharrin’s Peach from Ship’s Manor)  

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Halfway Point Stitching Azul Calavera

I’ve reached the exciting tipping point of a Mill Hill kit where all the solid cross stitching is done and it’s time to add the beads.

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Framed and Gifted Lace Heart Wedding Sampler

So I’m a horrible friend in general. I forget things, a lot, frequently, and all the time. If you look closely you’ll see the date on the piece is April of 2010. My husband became very ill that month and we missed the wedding. With so many things going on, I set the piece aside and figured I’d finish the beading and give it to them later.

And then, well, life happened I guess. A year later I finished the beading, but I wasn’t sure how soon I’d be able to have it framed. My intention was to give it to them as an anniversary gift, so I put it in my finished project box for safe keeping until I was ready to have it framed. I even blogged the finish here.

Finished Lace Heart Wedding Sampler Cross Stitch
(The design is Lace Heart from a Jeanette Crews Leaflet of wedding sampler designs, all the details about fabric and supplies are in my other blog post)

I’m not sure what happened, but I must have been distracted by life between my husband being ill, buying the house, stuff with the kids, and then me being ill, the past few years of life are really just a blur of doctor’s rooms, trips to the hardware store, and a lot of confusion. [Read more…]

Finished Stitching Capricorn Zodiac Block

I’ve finally gotten back to my morning stitching routine. After everyone leaves in the morning I get my second cup of coffee, turn on Netflix, and do a little stitching before I go to work (which since I work from home is just walking to the office from the living room LOL).

I’ve had a few small finishes recently. Penny’s Paw was stitched by me while I designed it, and I just finished up my neglected Capricorn Zodiac Block that has been sitting on my desk since I started the designing process on the series.

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Halfway Point on My Token of Love, and something extra to share

I may not get to stitch every morning, but I’m still making good progress.
My Token of Love Stitching Progress
(you can compare to my last update) I’m, halfway on this project now and I have to say there is something very satisfying about highlighting all the symbols on a single page of working copy, a nice little milestone in the accomplishment process.

I also wanted to share this cool art project that my son Noah did with my fellow owl-loving friends here…

Noah's Art Project Owl

Yes, that is indeed an owl drawn up of the word OWL over and over again at different strengths and sizes. I can barely draw a straight line most of the time, so I’m very glad my boys inherited their artistic abilities from their father.

Thanks for stopping by to check out the creativity happening in my corner of the world. I’d love to see what you’re working on too, leave a comment below and point me toward your latest project update 😉

Happy Stitching!
Loretta

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