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!

Monday, April 23, 2018

IHSW April 2018

Look at this... I have finally remembered to post about my IHSW stitching! Wonders will never cease!

Friday 20th April 2018 - Friday Frolics
For my Friday Frolics I decided to pull out one of my many Little House Needleworks WIPs!  I didn't manage to get a lot done but progress is progress!  I originally started this design for the Jane Austen Reading and Stitching FB group SAL.  The first part of the SAL was related to "Sense and Sensibility"... hence the strange starting point! I now plan to add the author names before deciding which part to stitch next.

"The Bookshelf" - Little House Needleworks
Fabric: 28ct Opal Lugana "Gaia" - Under The Sea Fabrics
Threads: DMC as charted

Saturday 21st April 2018
Saturday saw me looking for something that had metallics or beads for the Coffee Stitcher SAL over on the Stitch Maynia FB group.  On this occasion I managed to find a WIP that I could focus on for 2 stitching sessions of the challenge. (Sat - Metallics/Beads and Sun - Speciality Stitches)

"Debi's Roses" - Chatelaine/Martina Rosenberg
Fabric: 32ct Belfast "Garden of Eden" - Colour Cascade Fabrics
Threads: DMC as charted; substitute PTB26 for Kreinik Gold
(Very old free design from Martina)

Saturday I managed to finish most of the DMC cross stitching, and then on Sunday, once I did the last of the cross stitch, I moved onto the gold back stitching, and the gold Algerian eyelets!  My plan for Sunday was to do the eyelets and start beading but after doing one side I had just about had enough..  I managed to get a bit more done and then called it quits!  This one will have to come out another day for finishing!

Sunday 22nd April 2018
So after my golden eyelets experience, I decided it was time for something different... so I started a new Christmas inspired design... the weather was cold and damp on Sunday, and after a night of heavy rain, thunder and lightning on Saturday night, my thoughts are being pushed in the direction of  winter...  (yuck!)

New Start
Holly-Word Art - Ursula Michael
Source: World of Cross Stitching (issue 223?)
Fabric: 28ct Opal Brittney "Woollen Mittens" Jodyri Designs (Nov 2016 Ltd Edition)
Threads: DMC as charted

This design is my choice for the Stitch Maynia April Tour de Designers SAL as the designer this month is Ursula Michael.  I haven't stitched one of these style of charts before so I am really pleased with how quickly it appears to be stitching up!

So that was my stitching weekend!  Hope you all had a great stitchy weekend too!

Til next time, happy stitching
Hugs x


Katie said...

Great weekend indeed. Love all your progress. I have done a few of the Ursula Michael pieces and I agree. They stitch up very fast.

Mini said...

Lovely progress on all your projects. I specially like Debi's roses.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great work this weekend, of course you are heading towards Winter now!
I haven't stitched an Ursula Michael wordchart either but they do look fun.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

The Chatelaine small is gorgeous too!

Julie said...

Lots of super progress, well done.