Sunday, 24 February 2013

WIPocalypse - February 2013

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Well I think I've done reasonably well this month, I've worked on 2 old projects and started a new one! I don't think I've ever done so much stitching as I have these last few months.

First up I worked on Lavender and Lace's Angel of Summer. I posted my progress on this one recently but here it is again!
                                                           
before:


after:


Next I worked on an old HAED SAL piece, Blue Rose Fairy

before:                                                              

after:

This one is giving me some trouble, I've decided for future HAEDs I'm going to try tent stitching as in the confetti heavy areas it becomes really difficult to get my needle through the fabric but I'm going to persevere with this and look on it as a learning experience.


I was also very naughty and joined another SAL, Woodland Sampler SAL by Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery


  

I'm really pleased with my progress this month and looking forward to seeing everyone else's! :D

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

IHSW - February 2013


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Well I had another successful IHSW and worked on my ancient Lavender and Lace WIP, Angel of Summer. I haven't worked on a big project in ages and was struggling holding my frame after a while so I decided to give 2 handed stitching a try and found I got the hang of it pretty quickly! I can't believe how much faster I can stitch this way and wish I'd tried it ages ago :)

Here's Angel of Summer as she was on Friday:


And here she is on Sunday night:


I'm really pleased with my progress on this and thoroughly enjoyed working on her, I didn't want to put her away again so soon but I wanted to get some stitches in on some other old projects before my next WIPocalypse update!

I hope you all had a good IHSW, I'm looking forward to reading your updates :)

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

TUSAL - February 2013

Slightly late with my post this month but making up for it with lots of thread in my jar!

For more information on the Totally Useless Stitch Along (TUSAL) click the button in my sidebar and head over to Daffycat's blog.

Here's my jar this month


Added to the jar since my last post:


  • Above the Clouds (now finished)
  • Song of the Weather SAL - February
  • Frosted Pumpkin's Woodland Sampler SAL
Happy stitching everyone :)

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Sunday Stitchy Update!

Hi all, I've got a lot of stitching done over the weekend and finally finished my dragon, hooray!

I've not framed it or anything yet, I think it will just go into the drawer of doom for a while to be forgotten about but at least it's one off the list :)


I've also stitched up February's part of the Song of the Weather SAL hosted by Mabel over at Mabel Figworthy's Fancies. This month was the first bit of cutting and also two new stitches to me, dove's eye and beaded edging. Mabel's charts and instructions are so easy to follow I didn't have any trouble and got this stitched up this morning.


So a very productive weekend! To celebrate finishing the dragon I made a start on the Woodland Sampler SAL by the Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery, I'll share a picture when I do my next update as I haven't stitched enough yet for it to be worth a photo.

I hope everyone else is having as good a stitchy weekend as I am! x