|Image from Princess Sassy Pants website/blog|
So in an effort to fix that... here is an update on everything that I haven't shown you for October and a little bit about of info what I am going to try and do in November.
Gifted Gorgeousness Stitching
I completely missed posting for GG during October. I managed to stitch on two pieces that could fit in the GG brief during the month - I will show them here as I have something up my sleeve for the November GG post.
Happy Howloween - Brooke's Books
(Freebie chart) the link to the freebie page is here
The last time I showed this was back in July 2015... and that was the last I stitched on it.... I can't believe that, but it must be true as this is what it looked like when I started stitching on it in October.
|Happy Howloween - July 2015|
(Gift from Tiff)
The last time I showed you "Dream Big" was back in August 2017. The gorgeous design is a gift from Tiff and I am almost done...
October Smalls Stitching
The only "small" that I stitched/finished during October was my Peek-a-Boo Pals - Libra, which you have already seen for the Zodiac SAL.
|Finished 8 October 2017|
Hocus Pocus Trilogy - Muriel
Mill Hill kit
Started 13 October 2017
Peekaboo Pals Zodiac - Scorpio / November (Deborah Flynn)
Started: 25 October 2017
Fabric: 28ct Brittney "Dawn of Spring" - Jodyri Designs
Chart: World of Cross Stitching magazine, issue 142
My little Scorpio girl is not quite finished... but I will try and get her done by the end of the week!
So that's it for Smalls... no new finishes but hopefully by the end of November that will change!
WIPocalypse Check In
Woeful progress on my WIPocalypse projects during October. The only pieces I worked on you have already seen... I finished Halloween Happiness on 1st October and 12 Days of Christmas Day 9 was finished on 15th October. I haven't even started Day 10 on 12 Days!! Now I am going to be in trouble with my plans to finish that one this year if I don't get a move on!!
|Halloween Happiness - Sandra Cozzolino|
|12 Days of Christmas Day 9 - Plum Street Samplers|
Do you have any plans or instructions for your stitching projects and stash for after you’re gone?
I don't have any plans for any of my stitching projects or stash for after I go. No one in my family stitches... it is something that I have jokingly talked to Hubby about and his solution is to get 2 coffins - one for me and some stash and a second one for the rest of the stash - after all I am going to need to take something with me when I go!! 😄
How did you begin stitching?
I started stitching way back in the early 80's when I was 20-something. My mum used to buy a craft/home magazine (Better Homes & Gardens I think it was called) and they used to occasionally have embroidery or cross stitch patterns in them. You could also buy some kits that you could embroider aprons, pillow cases or table cloths with and I bought a couple of those to try. But my first introduction into embroidery was by my Mum's mum. She used to hand embroider doiley's and she got me to try some when I was about 10 or 12... I didn't enjoy the embroidery but when I found the stamped cross stitch versions I decided that I could do this! From humble beginnings as they say!
OK... so that's the missing October stitching progress done and dusted.... how about some other stitching pics?
Shimmering Mermaid - Mirabilia (Nora Corbett)
Started: 6 October 2017
Fabric: 32ct Opal Belfast "Oceans" Colour Cascade Fabrics
Threads: as per chart - DMC
Fabric: 28ct Jobelan "Silver Springs" Colour Cascade Fabrics
Threads: as per chart - DMC, Classic Colourworks (Crescent Colours)
I last showed you this back in September. I had hoped to stitch this for the SAL that Vonna was running over on the CCN/LHN facebook page but alas that was not to be! But I will keep stitching on this over the next few months and it will be finished eventually! This month Stitch Maynia's Designer SAL is Little House Needleworks so I will put in a couple of stitches during November for that SAL.
Castles in the Air - Long Dog Samplers
Fabric: 32ct Belfast "At Last" Colour Cascade Fabrics
Thread: DMC White (accents will be in gold or silver)
Fabric: 32ct Opal Belfast Linen "Hole in the Sky" - Colour Cascade Fabric
Threads: DMC, Kreinik
I hadn't since on this beauty since April 2017... so I took her to the Colour Cascade Fabrics stitching retreat last weekend and spent a number of hours stitching on her on Day 2....
So that's it for today...
Sorry it's such a long one!
Til next time, happy stitching!