Saturday, April 29, 2023

WIPocalypse April 2023 Check-In

Well, I am a little late on my posting, but late is better than never.

If you want to find out more about this lovely SAL, check out Melissa's information.

Each month she asks a question. This month is: Where do I buy my stitching supplies?

 I'm super happy that we have a local shop again. It is BeStitchMe , She is known for her hand-dyed linens and threads and also carries cross-stitch charts. I need to get over there as she has a mystery box that I ordered. I will open it up and share it here.

I also shop at Sassy Jack's. I recently received this in the mail from her:

Now to find time to start something!

On to my WIPs!

I finished stitching Blue Larkspur:

I need to hem it, but I'm not sure when I will get to it.

Here is where I am on Pour ta Fete:

Slowly seeing progress.

Drawn Thread Sampler is ready for me to start cutting threads out:

And Shimmering Dreams has a border started:

I have the urge to start a new project and I am trying to resist. We will see if I manage to behave for the month of May.

Sunday, April 23, 2023

IHSW April 2023

 So it was the International Hermit and Stitch Weekend where we try to take some extra time to stitch. No such luck in my life, but such is life.

I started the 17th Century color band sampler:

It is on 53/63 Sycamore Seedpod with Soie Goblin. I am going to restart it as it is too bulky for me. Now I need to wait for linen to arrive...

I managed a few stitches on Drawn Thread Sampler:

I need to rip the eyelets over the heart out. They look off center to me....

Pour ta Fete got a little love, but I have a bit to more to do to get a page finish:

I also received happy mail from Sassy Jacks' :

Now to find some stitching time!

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

TUSAL April 2023

 I finally looked up when the date for the new moon so I wouldn't forget to post my orts for the month!


And just so you can see the full Drawn Thread Sampler by Gay Ann Rogers:

Monday, April 17, 2023

A Little on Pour Ta Fete

 I keep thinking that I'm going to get a page done, but not yet!

Friday, April 14, 2023

Gifted Gorgeousness for April 2023

 Gifted Gorgeousness is the brainchild of the wonderful blogger Jo. Go check her out here.

I managed to get 500 stitches done on my HAED. Here is where I started at the beginning of the month:

Here I am now:

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Back to Working on Shimmering Dreams

 This stitch is a bit of a pain. I have already ripped it out once.

I think I have it in correctly this time. We will see.

Saturday, April 8, 2023

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Well, I Hit One Goal

 Here is my progress on Shimmering Dreams:

But I think the center needs to come out as it looks off...But I will wait until after my guild meeting.

Sunday, April 2, 2023

April Plans

 Do you make plans or goals? I make "loose" plans. I try to hit them, but if I don't, I try not to get upset. Stitching is my hobby after all, not a job.

Here is my calendar from March:

I did stitch every day, even if it was only a stitch or two.

My plans for April are to get 500 stitches on my HAED:

Finish this Mill Hill kit that I just started-Bunny Egg:

Finish Blue Larkspur:

There is more to do than it seems. I should amend that I won't fully finish it as that will require a hem stitch...

Get through Lesson 2 on Shimmering Dreams:

I have to put in the rest of the corners.

I also want to get all the non-cut work done on Drawn Thread Sampler by Gay Ann Rogers:

I'm  also starting the second 17th Century Sampler by Thistle Threads and maybe Jane Turner. Hey! I did finish a few projects!