Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Big November Finishes

Autumn Quakers by Rosewood Manor.
Fabric - Zweigart 40ct Newcastle in Country Mocha.
Called for Valdani floss.
It was supposed to be stitched on 28 ct using 3 strands of the floss.
After several trials I came up with 1.5 over 2 idea. I was stitching with one strand but doing the second leg of the cross twice. Although this took me longer to stitch I loved the process and the result. Beautiful colours and beautiful design.
17 September - 10 November 2017. Stitching almost every day.

Fudgy Mint Mousse by Glendon Place.
Fabric - 32 ct Limestone evenweave by Zweigart using called for Dinky Dyes silks including the one specially dyed for this project (the variegated one).
No matter how hard I tried haven't managed to catch greenish colour of the fabric.
30 May - 23 November 2017 (35 stitching days).

Those two are the last big ones this year, there will be a couple of ornaments in December and a lot of plans for the next year.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017


It is all Araignee's fault. I could not resist anymore.
I did not dare to order Dear Jane kit, I ordered Stars in the Garden and... a Starter kit, just for fun.

While making my mind about the fabrics to use (the most difficult question for me), I started on the mini-charm pack.

I thought it will entertain me for a long time.
A couple of days later, and I only have 10 hexagons to finish.

What should I make out of them?... Maybe a table runner. Will six flowers be enough, I wonder.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

October in Stitches

This month was not rich on finishes but still...

1. Micheal Powell. Cottage with Orange Trees.
It was Stitch Maynia Start on 2 May 2017.
Actual stitching was from 30 September to 22 October 2017, evening stitching.
As usual before and after backstitch.

2. Prairie Schooler Folk Eggs. Egg No 6.
17 August -25 October 2017. This was a purse project.