I don't have fireflies in my garden - which is a shame... only cats, bees, a dog and the odd dragonfly!! So please settle down with a cuppa, put your feet up and enjoy!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

GG June 2017.... featuring a finish!!

Yes! I have a finish to show you.... I haven't FFO'd it yet but that hopefully will happen sooner rather than later (I know what I want to do it's just getting organised and doing it!)

Dogs Leave Paw Prints - Lizzie Kate
Started: 14 May 2017 (start #40/2017)
Fabric: 28ct Jubilee "Sugar Cane Crunch" - Stitches & Spice
Threads: Weeks Dye Works
Finished: 5 June 2017 (finish #14/2017)

This is what Paw Prints looked like last month when I previewed it.  For those that didn't see that post I am stitching this for my sister (and her family) as a remembrance of her Golden Retriever Rosy that passed away late last year.

After a couple of stitching sessions this month I managed to finish it (it really was a very quick stitch!)
I am thinking of framing it with a picture of Rosy assuming I can find a frame the right size and shape to do that... will post another pic once I have FFO'd it.

During the last month I also did one more stitching session on another GG piece...

"Dream Big" - Country Cottage Needleworks
Started: 1 May 2017 (#37/2017)
Fabric: "Dawn of Spring" Jodyri Designs
Threads: DMC & Jodyri Designs
Gift from  Tiff (Tiffstitches A Blog)

The last pic you saw was this one when I first started it (it was only a small start):
It now looks like this:
I am stitching the bunny in a new Jodyri designs thread which I forget the name of! (I will need to find out and update my post... or let you know next time!)

So that's it for this month... not only did I have a finish happy dance... but I am on time for my GG post (wonders will never cease!)

Have a great stitchy week/weekend... and

Til next time, happy stitching
Jo from Serendipitous Stitching hosts the Gifted Gorgeousness SAL.  The GG SAL is about stitching charts/kits or using fabrics & threads that we have received as gifts, won in giveaways or anything that is intended be a gift or giveaway prize... or anything else that you can loosely use the word "gift" for!!  If you wish to sign up for this SAL, click on link here, or the button on my sidebar and you will be re-directed to Jo's blog.

Monday, June 12, 2017

May's late WIPocalypse & Smalls Updates!

Oh my goodness... I am so late posting for these two monthly events that I will probably be kicked out off the blogging world!! 😢

Oh well... better late than never! So let's get on with the show!

The Smalls SAL is hosted by Stitching Lotus

I didn't finish one itty bitty small in May... pitiful attempt I know!  The only thing that I can offer you is an update pic on my Halloween & Christmas year long stitching.... not a true smalls finish... but I did manage a couple of small goal finishes on those 2 projects!

Halloween Happiness (Sandra Cozzolino)
Fabric: 28ct plain purple fabric
Threads: all DMC

Finished the N tree with the hanging bats and black cat for May's Halloween Ornie blog theme.

12 Days of Christmas - Plum Street Samplers
Fabric: 28ct Jobelan "Gold Digger" - Colour Cascade Fabrics
Threads: Jodryi Designs (Wuthering Heights, Sense & Sensibility, The Olde Curiousity Shoppe, Midnight Hour)

Day 4 was completed on 2 May 2017
Day 5 was completed on 18 May 2017
I added a bit of gold petite treasure braid on the crowns (stitched a half stitch over the top of the existing cross stitch as a highlight) it doesn't show up in the picture though...

So that is my meager Smalls update for this month....  To see everyone else's Smalls posts for May pop over to Heather's blog and check out the link up post.  I missed the cut off date.... never mind wasn't much to show for this month anyway!

Next Month – The next Smalls SAL check-in will take place on Friday, 30th June 2017 (no guarantee when my post will appear though!)

WIPocalypse is hosted by Measi's Musings
WIPocalypse is run by Melissa over at Measi's Musings and is now in it's 6th year (amazing!).  The object of the WIPocalypse is to stitch on projects that you want to complete before the end of the world! 

At the beginning of January I picked out 17 WIPocalypse projects to work on in 2017.  The full list of my 17 projects can be found on my WIPocalypse 2017 page.

12 Days of Christmas (Plum Street Samplers)
Update pics above

Halloween Happiness (Sandra Cozzolino)
Update picture above

Deer & Grapes Mystery Sampler (Jean Farish)
Fabric: 32ct Lugana "Autumn Glade" - Stitches and Spice
Threads: DMC 
Started: February 2015 / Restarted January 2017

April post update pic:
Progress as at 27th May 2017:

This piece is just growing in leaps and bounds each day now.... I am stitching a minimum of 20 stitches a day on it so it will definitely be a finish by the end of the year (maybe sooner!)

Question of the Month – Which designer’s projects do you absolutely love, but are too intimidated to try?

There is only one answer to this question... HAED's! Heaven and Earth Designs - Full Coverage piece scare the bezeers out of me!! 😨

I do actually have some HAED designs in my stash that I bought many years ago before I realised that I would never be able to finish one in my life time!! They are stunning to look at and I admire all of those stitchers who tackle them and I am in awe of those stitchers that finish them... but they are not for me.  I am struggling to get back to a small full coverage kit that I started earlier this year!! 😊

So there you go.... a little bit of an update on my stitching throughout the month of May. Next month's check in is on Sunday 25th June 2017. If you want to see what everyone else has posted this month, drop into Measi's blog and check out the May link up page.

Til next time, happy stitching!
Hugs xx