Stitching WIP Green Dragon Bookmark

Still working on Green Dragon Bookmark (design by Dracolair) over here – feeling like the slowest stitcher ever lately. I’m stitching him on 32 count Belfast Linen Silkweaver Solo Mini – and I forgot how nice Belfast is to work with, it’s been awhile since I used some. Beautiful fabric. So here is my current progress…

WIP Stitching Green Dragon Bookmark

He’s actually starting to look like a dragon now. Compared to my previous progress on him.

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Started Stitching Green Dragon Bookmark

He was chart of the week last week and I ordered him promptly since I needed to order that skein of DMC 210 to finish the Lace Heart Wedding Sampler project. and of course once he arrived I couldn’t wait to start stitching him!

Start of Green Dragon Bookmark Cross Stitch project

I’m stitching him on 32 count Belfast Linen Silkweaver Solo Mini. (This is from the original Silkweaver Fabrics, as is 99% of my fabric stash – they were recently purchased by Zweigart Fabrics so things may be a bit different now.) I’m stitching him as charted, no modifications, and he’s charted in all DMC threads.

I’m really looking forward to finishing him so I can use him as my page mark while I read the The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel – we just ordered the five book series, hubby has first dibs on Book One (The Alchemist) so I’ll have a few weeks before I can dig into it. [Read more…]

Finished Cross Stitch Lace Heart Wedding Sampler

Whew, finally finished! I feel like the slowest stitcher on the planet these days. I used to be able to whip out a project like this in a week, but these days it takes me months. Less stitching time and carpel tunnel combined to make stitching a lot slower.

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Finished Lace Heart Wedding Sampler Cross Stitch

Notice the date on the sampler – April 3rd of 2010. Yes, I’m over a year late in finishing this gift! I had intended to finish it for the one year anniversary, but my stitching time in March was short and few so it’s running quite behind, and I still need to get a frame! I’m thinking a silver frame or a grey frame, I haven’t looked at matting yet so I’m not sure what to use there.

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The Frustrations of Stitching and Floss

I wasn’t feeling too well over the weekend and I was sort of vegged out in the living room watching TV with my husband, I picked up the wedding sampler I’ve been working on to finish up the little bit of stitching that is left on it.

I knew I was near the end of the skein of DMC 210, but I really thought I had just enough to wrap up the project. I have maybe a dozen or so stitches left to do that in color and – poof – I ran out of it.

I know I had a backup skein of this color somewhere, but can I find it today? No, of course not. I’ve gone through all my stash, rifled through other projects that were kitted up and ready to stitch, sorted through my floss boxes, and haven’t found a single skein of 210 anywhere. I found three skeins of 211 and two skeins of 209, but no 210. I will flip this house upside down later to find it if I have to!

What is your most frustrating stitching moment? Leave a comment below.

I hope your weekend stitching is going better than mine ;)
Loretta

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Just a few more stitches to go on Lace Heart Wedding Sampler!

I’m soooooo close! I’ve been working on this a little at a time for awhile now and I’m almost done. Just need to finish the point of the bottom of the heart, add the names in backstitch, put a few shiny beads on and then I can go pick out a frame.

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Almost Done with Lace Heart Wedding Sampler

I can’t believe I’m almost done with this Lace Heart Wedding Sampler for our friend! I’ve barely had time to stitch except for a few times during stormy nights and it’s just coming along so quickly. (My new counting pins helped a lot with this recent faster progress!)

almost done with wedding sampler for friends

The original chart has two doves backstitched in Kreinik one on each side of the heart, but I’m not stitching those, because honestly I don’t like the way they look, they seem awkward and more cartoony than elegant like the lace portion of the design. SO, I figured it better to just leave those off. Then I’ll stitch the names and date in the center and add the beads around the heart and I’ll be done – then there’s just framing to be done.

I haven’t decided what type of frame yet, it’s always so hard to choose a frame for something that is going to hang in the home of someone else. I was thinking a white frame would be appropriate, but maybe too bright. I’m open to framing suggestions here, please!

==> Click here to get a copy of the Jeanette Crews Designs Leaflet Wedding Memories Leaflet, which includes Lace Heart and several other wedding designs to stitch plus charted cross stitch alphabets to customize everything!

Thanks for following along with what I’m stitching this week! I’d love to hear from you about what you’re stitching as well.

Happy Stitching!
Loretta

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New Progress on Lace Heart Wedding Sampler

Progress two weeks in a row, w00t! I actually feel like a real stitcher again! I didn’t think I was going to have any stitching time, but those storms tore through here over the weekend and the power was blinking and the internet was out, so the kids played games with my husband and I sat in the corner and stitched the night away ;)

This is Lace Heart Wedding Sampler, being stitched as a gift for a friend of ours. The pattern is part of a leaflet that has 12 different samplers in it to stitch.
It’s starting to really take the shape of a heart now!
Lace Heart Wedding Sampler Progress

==> Click here to get a copy of the Jeanette Crews Designs Leaflet Wedding Memories Leaflet, which includes Lace Heart and 11 other wedding designs to stitch plus charted cross stitch alphabets to customize everything!

Thanks for following along with what I’m stitching this week! I’d love to hear from you about what you’re stitching as well.

Happy Stitching!
Loretta
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Lace Heart Wedding Sampler is What I’m Stitching

So, I decided to put away Pirate Treasure for awhile and work on this wedding sampler that was supposed to be a gift last year, but I didn’t finish in time. This month is their one year anniversary and even though I’m already late I’d like to finish it up soon and give it to them.

This is from the Jeanette Crews Designs Leaflet Wedding Memories Leaflet, and the design is called Lace Heart. As you can see on the leaflet cover there I am not stitching this as charted, white is just so boring to stitch!

So, I grabbed the save the date card that came in the mail along with my fabric stash and I found the closest possible match to the color of purple that the bride used for the cards and invites and also for her bridesmaid dresses and wedding colors.

The closest match I came out with was Abracadabra from Silkweaver and it’s an opalescent fabric, so there’s pretty sparkles in there! I know they’re hard to see in the photos, but they really do look great in person! I’m using DMC 210 and 209 since they went great on the fabric and gave it that lacy monochromatic look, and I’m already on my second skein of 210 (although I think my first skein was really only half a skein on a bobbin from my stash)

Lace Heart Wedding Sampler Progress

==> Click here to get a copy of the Jeanette Crews Designs Leaflet Wedding Memories Leaflet, which includes Lace Heart and 11 other wedding designs to stitch plus charted cross stitch alphabets to customize everything!

Thanks for following along with what I’m stitching this week! I’d love to hear from you about what you’re stitching as well.

Happy Stitching!
Loretta
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