Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Around the World in 80 Stitches update

I've finished Parts 1 and 2 of Around the World in 80 Stitches, except for the beads that is as I won't put those on until later.  Had some frustrations along the way, and a bit of frogging, but it finally came together.  I didn't like the Moravian stitch very much (think that's what it was called), seemed like too much thread in a small area, this is in the white section top right and bottom left.  Anyway, part 3 has been released and so will now get on with that, there is some nice cutwork (drawn thread) in that section.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Update on a couple of SALs

Here are a couple of updates on my Sticklounge SALs.  This is Tribute to Ackworth by Barbara J. of Luv2Stitch Designs through Part 11.  I'm still loving stitching this piece, it's so quick and easy.  I'm feeling a bit better about the thread situation but not 100% yet, hopefully I have enough, otherwise I'll just cross that bridge when I come to it.

The second one I'm doing is Fleur et Papillon by Angie Designer and this is it through Part 2.  This is also a lovely design to stitch and a bit more time consuming than Ackworth.  I've worked a bit on Part 3 but I'm going to put this up for a bit while I work on Part 2 of Around the World in 80 Stitches by Papillon Creations, I would like to get that done before Part 3 comes out.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Fleur et Papillon, Part 1

My other project with the Sticklounge Yahoo Group is "Fleur et Papillon" by AngieDesigner.  Having just joined the group I'm a little behind, Part 3 has just been released, but I have just finished Part 1.  I'm stitching this on 28 count Cashel/Lavender Mist using Rainbow Gallery Splendor silk.  The colors are S1037 Dark Plum, S1035 Medium Plum, and S802 White.  Looking forward to Part 2 which is the top right hand section.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

I'm all caught up!

I've caught up with the group on A Tribute to Ackworth and this is my Parts 1-10.  Parts will be released every two weeks and so I've got to wait about 10 days for Part 11. This design is by Barbara J., Luv2Stitch Designs, and is a SAL on the Sticklounge Yahoo Group.

This is a really fun and very quick stitch.  Once in a while it's nice to do something all in one color and straight cross stitch.  Well, it's two colors in that the letters are done in a solid but the bulk is in Caron Waterlilies.  My only concern right now is that I might not have enough thread but I'll have to cross that bridge when I come to it, can't worry about it now!

I've moved to working on Fleur et Papillon, another SAL on Sticklounge and I will have a progress picture on that shortly.  When I'm caught up with that one I will then move back to my Papillon Creations "Around the World in 80 Stitches."