I finished this tote bag a couple of weeks ago, and now that my DD, the birthday girl, has turned 15 I can finally post a picture! The tote bag came from CharlesCraft, and the pattern is from a website called CraftWeb NZ, under the Assisi heading, and called the Kiwi Pin Cushion. (We have Kiwi relatives, and DD loves kiwi birds!) I stitched said Kiwi four times with four different varigated flosses, using color theory principles (warm/cool, primary/secondary, complementary colors). DD picked up on that right away, being the art student she is! Oh, and she got a cool new camera too, and started practicing on the cats right away. Hard to believe my little girl is growing up! Fast!
This week I've been working on part 3 of Papillon's Castles in the Air and hope to post a new pic soon!
I got some cute charts and mounts from the San-Man Originals Secret Shop newsletter (limited edition charts for board members) and stitched up two of them right away! (I needed a break from all the over 1 stitching anyway!) ;-)
The first is called Going Bananas, and came with the matching tuck. I used DMC and white 14ct aida.
The second is called Kitty Frame, the frame included the little fishy chart to stitch. I used DMC and 14ct light blue aida. It's really tiny, as you can see by the thimble next to it!
Here is my further progress on the Alla Turca SAL by Pelin Tezer...I have caught up thru part 6 of the 9-part SAL. Frogs paid a visit when I noticed I had stitched the three upper left motifs off by two threads up and over! I had to rip them out and re-stitch them after I finished part 6...yes, one of those things in life you can't avoid...death, taxes and FROGGING! ;-D
Now I can return to my other SAL, Papillon's Castles in the Air! More soon, I hope!
Latest finish is another biscornu for the Basket of Biscornu blog group....this one is from a Just Nan pattern called Beaded Roses, c2004. It is small and would make a nice fob too. I used a 28ct light gray jobelan scrap from my stash. I'm still working on my DD's birthday present too, but I only have a couple more days before she is done with school for the summer, so I've been stitching rather than blogging lately!
May Recap Work on WiPs.. ~Holland Landscapes Not this month ~New Zealand Map Not this month either... ~Castles in the Air Pt.2 Done! ~Kira's Tote bag...Working... New Starts... ~Do a biscornu...Frog Biscornu Done! ~My choice...Alla Turca SAL First 3 parts of 9 Done! Finishing... ~Frog Biscornu finishing Done!
June Goals Work on WiPs.... ~Castles in the Air, Pt.3 Done! ~Alla Turca, Pt.4-6 Done! ~Kira's Tote Bag Done!
New Starts ~Biscornu for June...Beaded Roses by Just Nan Done! ~Going Bananas...San-Man Originals Started...
Going fast, this one, at least for now! I finished parts 2 and 3 of Alla Turca yesterday, and hope to get caught up to the latest part (6) later in June. Probably will add more gold braid later when I see how it's going. I want to keep the gold parts in balance.
I need to work on my DD's birthday tote bag this week while she is still in school...only 8 days left in her freshman high school year! Will post my monthly progress and goals later today...wow did May go by fast!
Hello! I've been married 23 years, 1 daughter, age 21 in 2015, stitcher for 35+ years, BA in anthropology, Masters in Library Science. Family includes 4 cats and one dog. In addition, I'm an unrequited horse-crazy girl who never grew up, and still wishes for a horse of my own! My main hobby is stitching (of course!). I stitch on a rotation, love designs by Teresa Wentzler, Crossed Wing, Just Nan and Chatelaine, and like making quilts on occasion. I'm into crochet as well, making hats, scarfs and afghans. I also love reading, chocolate, and hanging out with DH and DD and the pets! I volunteer with a local environmental group, and have been known to do a little subversive bird watching! I'm a bit of an obsessive fan of Doctor Who and the Eleventh Doctor, also Tolkien, Star Trek, and Anne McCaffrey's PERN! I love watching sports on TV, including my Duke Blue Devils and my Carolina Hurricanes!
The name badge above was stitched from a pattern called Spring Kitty Paw by Michelle Lutzen of Stitchy Kitty which is available via SASE. The address is on her website, along with several other cute freebies! I greatly desire her wallpaper for my blog, wouldn't you?