Sunday, June 14, 2015

QS Hearth of Gold Update

Well, as usual, it has been quite a while since I have posted anything on here, but I have been stitching.  After I did my 31 new starts in 31 days, I kinda burned myself out, so I took a few months off and read tons of books.  I got back into my stitching at the end of April, and I have only stitched on QS Hearth of Gold.  I am so excited because I have finished Page 1!  Now onto the next page, which is only two columns, so hopefully it won't take me too terribly long.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

New Start - 01.31.2015 - Cherries Jubilee

Day 31 of DUCJC2015, and I started Cherries Jubilee by Glendon Place.  This is the first design in a series by Glendon Place caled A-Maze-ing Desserts, and I would really like to stitch them all.  Of course that's nothing new, because anytime there is a series of anything, I want to do them all.  This is stitched on the recommended fabric called "Truffle" cashel linen by Picture This Plus, and it is stitched using Dinky Dyes hand-dyed silk floss, and are so much fun to work with.  Another one I can't wait to come back to it soon!

Friday, January 30, 2015

New Start - 01.30.2015 - The Lord is My Shepherd

Day 30 of DUCJC2015, and I started The Lord is My Shephered by My Big Toe Designs.  I love most all of their designs, and I have several in my stash I want to do, but only a couple of them kitted up so far.  I love the lettering on this one, and I also love that it only has two colors in the entire design.  I just hope I don't get tired of the color Baby Spinach by Sampler Threads, since it calls for 24 skeins of it!  Well skeins might not be the right word, maybe it would be 24 cards?  Anyway, you know what I mean, right?  They are specialty threads so they come on little cardboard cards, not in a skein like DMC thread.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

New Start - 01.29.2015 - Dog Lessons for People

Day 29 of DUCJC2015, and I managed to start a small one that shouldn't take years to finish! I started Dog Lessons for People by Lizzie Kate, and I am stitching it on 32 count raw linen.  I started its companion piece, Cat Lessons for People last January, and as yet I haven't finished it.  I haven't even gone back to it since I put in the first few stitches.  I think they are both so cute and will be so adorable together.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

New Start - 01.28.2015 - Cinderella

Day 28 of DUCJC2015, and I am starting Cinderella by HAED.  The artwork is by Ruth Anderson and has been retired for a few years. I looked at when I bought this, and I bought it in 2007, which 8 years ago!!!  It isn't the first HAED I ever bought, but it is around the time I first started buying HAED's, and I've been buying them ever since.  I am stitching Cinderella on 25 count bone luguna, and stitching 2 over 1 tent stitch.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

New Start - 01.27.2015 - A Seasonal Collide

Day 27 of DUCJC2015, and I started A Seasonal Collide by Mystic Stitch.  I have seen this one stittched up in a couple of Facebook groups, and it is absolutely beautiful!  I am stitching mine on 22 count pale pink hardanger, and it is my first time stitching on hardanger.  It seems to be very similar to aida to me, though I'm not sure that's how it is supposed to feel.  I am also stitching 2 over 1, and I am hoping it isn't going to be too tight and bulky.  My preference is 20 count, 2 over 1, and it can get a bit difficult in confetti areas, so we shall see how this one goes.

Monday, January 26, 2015

New Start - 01.26.2015 - And They Sinned

Day 26 of DUCJC2015, and I finally started And They Sinned by Exemplar.  I bought this years ago with the intention of starting it immediately, and of course I neve did.  I have seen several people on Facebook working on it and couple of finishes, so it has motivated me to get mine out and start!  It seems like it is going to be fun to work on, and I can't wait to get back to it.  I think I remember reading something that it is somewhere like 5' long.  That is almost taller than I am!