My Huge Work in Progress List!


Monday, April 22, 2019

Summer's Joy - New Start

This was my April 1st start - Summer's Joy by Precious Moments/Gloria and Pat

She's for my mum - I've been promising her these four seasonal girls for years.  I finished Voice of Spring last year and I don't know if I posted so here she is, just in case!

I'm stitching them all on 14ct white aida since that's what I did the first one on when I started her eons ago!

Later, dears!


Saturday, April 20, 2019

The Counting House - New Start

This is my March 1st start!

'The Counting House' by Little House Needleworks.  I've had this in my stash for a while, and last year I got the specialty flosses for it so it went pretty high up my 'Want to Start' list.

It got one day, but at least it's started! 

It'll get some more focused stitching, probably in June.  I think it will be a simple finish. 

I hope!

It's on the called for 32ct linen, Smokey Pearl.  I got the linen and the pattern off of someone's stash unload blog, years ago.  I just needed to get the DMC and four overdyed flosses and now I have them :D


Thursday, April 18, 2019

February - New Start


Here's a new start I did on February 1st, 'February' by the Prairie Schooler.  I stitched January last year - I'll check to see if I ever posted that - so I got this one out for my #stitch9challenge.  It's been kitted and waiting forever!

Here's my start:

And I got a bit more done on it, too:

I don't know when it'll come back up in rotation, but I'm looking forward to it!

It's on 32ct lambswool evenweave - I can't remember if it's jobelan or lugana.

Back soon!


Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Archangel - Progress

This is Archangel by Mirabilia - he is one of my #stitch9challenge pieces.

Here's where he was the last time I posted about him:

and I've only worked on him once, but I finished his other wing and did some of his over-one skin, and I think some little bits in other places but I can't remember.

He's on 32ct Thunderstorm Belfast linen by Silkweaver (old).  I still love him and maybe I'll get a lot done on him.  A finish would be awesome but 'My Day Off' comes first!

Thanks for visiting!


Sunday, April 14, 2019

Mary Wigham - Progress

Hello again!

There will be a lot of posts over the next weeks as I try to catch up on everything I haven't shared.  I'm going to try posting every other day or something like that so I don't drown the blog, lol!

I am doing A Motif A Month (this used to be a challenge somewhere but I don't remember where) on my Mary Wigham sampler, which hasn't seen the light of day in quite a while!

Here's where it was:

And here's my progress!

January - I redid the basket and put the initials to the right in. Also started the next one because I was having fun:


March - I did the coral flower/basket and several sets of initials.  I do have to change the JS to JP but I'll get around to it:

I've not done April yet - I'll have to get crackin'!


Friday, April 12, 2019

Hobby Lobby Clearance Sale Stash

Hobby Lobby has apparently been having a clearance sale for a while but my local (relatively speaking) store never had any cross stitch clearance items.

Until yesterday!  I finally got me some :D

I freely admit the last two are my favorites!

I have a pretty strict starting plan for this year, so none of these are up too soon - but I may have to rearrange things for that owl.  We'll see.

Talk to ya later!


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Flower of the East - Almost Done!

You know what they say about good intentions, right?  Well, I had the BEST of intentions of posting at least weekly on this blog but it just didn't work out for me.

Because I forgot. 

Yes, I am terrible XD

Anyway, I'm going to try and do better!  I've set a reminder on my phone and everything.  We'll see how long it lasts.

This is my lovely Flower of the East by Dimensions.  I have the leaflet; if you buy her as a kit, she is Gold Collection.  She is one of my #stitch9challenge pieces and here is where she was the last time I worked on her.

I spent most of March on her - I tried Mostly Monogamous March and did pretty good.  All the cross stitch is done. I have to finish the backstitch and do the fancy bits - Cording, Couching, regular French Knots, French Knots with three strands of metallic, lazy daisies, and so on.  She's on break for April, though, because I burnt myself out on her tricksy backstitching.  Here's a lot of progress pictures.

I'll come back in a few days to show you another project!  I've yet to finish anything this year but there's a few starts you haven't seen.  Also, some finishes from last year that I don't think I showed.  I'll have to check!