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

Almost Halfway on My Token of Love

I’ve made a nice amount of progress stitching My Token of Love this month, I’m almost at the halfway point. I’ve been taking 30 – 60 minutes in the mornings during the week after everyone leaves to just sit by myself, enjoy some hot coffee, and stitch before I fire up the computer and start working.

progress stitching My Token of Love (a Rosewood Manor design)

I’ve had a lot of folks ask about the threads I’m using on this project ~ DMC variegated thread (#115 garnet)
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Loretta’s Annual Report of Stitching for 2014

At the end of the year I like to look over what I finished, what I started, what I wanted to do versus what I actually did. This year I had some slumps, I had some finishes, and I made some progress. Not as much as I would have liked, but then again I’d always prefer more stitching time over less. Last year I only had two small finishes, so this year is a bit of an improvement in that regard.

Finishes…

blackwork-deer-silhouette

[Pattern is available for purchase at Craftsy and Etsy]

and two ornaments that I still need to get pictures of…

Progress Made….


I love this sampler, but I’ve been really slow at making progress. The days I do work on it, I could sit for hours and hours, unfortunately there always seems to be some other thing to do that pulls me away from it.

pirate treasure
Pirate Treasure is feeling neglected, so I think I’ll stitch on it a bit to kick off the New Year, it’s a fun project to work on (especially while watching The Curse of Oak Island on History channel!)

I have a few projects kitted up and ready to go that I haven’t started stitching yet;
If Nothing Ever Changed (Designs by Lisa)
Gaelic Banner (Dracolair)
Winter Sun (a kit)
and oodles of ornaments and small designs

What did you finish in 2014? If you have an annual wrap up post or photo gallery, please leave a link in the comments below so I can check it out 😉

Finished Stitching Blackwork Deer Head

All finished stitching the blackwork version of the deer head silhouettes and really pleased with how it turned out. I’ll be turning it into a throw pillow on my next sewing and finishing day.

blackwork-deer-silhouette

[Pattern is available for purchase at Craftsy and Etsy]

The fabric is a Silkweaver Solo, 32 count Opalescent Lugana. I stitched the outline in 2 strands of DMC 986 the fill work was all stitched with 1 strand of the same.
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Almost Done with My Blackwork Deer

I’ve got the outline finished, the antlers are all filled in, just little bit more to stitch.

Blackwork Deer WIP

I stitched the outline in 2 strands of DMC and I’m doing the fill work all in 1 strand.

[Pattern is available for purchase at Craftsy and Etsy]

Almost the Whole Outline on Blackwork Deer

Blackwork Deer WIPI’ve been working on stitching up the blackwork version of the Deer Head Silhouettes Pattern. I also started the solidly stitched version, so I can switch back and forth depending on how much brain power I have each day -LOL-

I managed to get most of the outline done, I just need to finish the right half of the antlers and then do all the fill work.

I’m stitching the outline using two strands and the fill using one strand of DMC 986. The fabric is a Silkweaver Solo, 32 count Opalescent Lugana. I love blackwork stitched on sparkly fabric :)

Thanks for having a look and hanging out in my stitching corner of the world.

Finished Stitching Joker and Harley

This is a WeeLittleStitches pattern from the Pixel People in Love collection. I’ve actually had this pattern for awhile, but I was missing a color so I hadn’t stitched it yet. Found the color I needed, so I pulled the pattern out and got started stitching it up. I was able to finish it this weekend while watching TV with my husband.

Joker & Harley in Love - finished stitching

The fabric is an old Silkweaver Solo and the floss is all DMC. I did swap a few colors – the yellows and the green are off a shade or two from what was charted, but I was pretty close so it seemed to work out okay. I used three strands of floss instead of the usual two, I wanted slightly more solid coverage since I want to work this into a pillow.

I think I have some fun black and white quilting fabrics stashed away, so I’ll dig through my supplies and see what I can find to put this together next time I have a sewing day .

Stitching Progress This Week!

It feels like forever since I had real stitching progress to share here on the blog. I mentioned in the newsletter last week that I was recovering from feeling pretty darn crappy and as part of that I prescribed myself some stitching time daily. I have to say, stitching is good medicine.

I put a few hours in stitching My Token of Love by Rosewood Manor, a project that has been neglected for awhile. This was my morning project, I’d stitch for 30 minutes or so after everyone left for school each morning. A cup of hot coffee and whatever random cooking show was on TV…
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(you can see previous progress on My Token of Love here)

Then my weekend project was starting Joker & Harley by weelittlestitches
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I’m hoping that I can finish this one up this week ~ yay for quick projects!

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