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Progress on the “J”

on January 9, 2017


Hello blogging friends.  Just a quick post to update my progress on the letter “J”.  I finished the cross stitching last night and have moved onto the back stitching.  As you can see, she fits perfectly in my 11 x 11 Qsnaps, so that gives you an idea of the size. And so far she has been a pretty quick stitch.  Warning:  There are lots of fractionals in the fairy.  I think her arms and legs are made up of entirely 1/4 and 3/4 stitches.  But even on aida, it wasn’t difficult.  Just a re-cap-She is one of Nora Corbett’s Fairy Letters and I am stitching her on 16ct Aida Sage from Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie.

Today is cleaning house day, so my break is done and I have to get back to it.  I hope that you are doing something fun, like stitching 🙂  What are you stitching on today?

21 responses to “Progress on the “J”

  1. Sandra says:

    Very lovely! I’m planning on doing my daughter’s whole name, Jasmine, in the fairy letters, but I think I might change some of the colors.

  2. ivyjade234 says:

    I love the work on the fairy so far. I really hate doing fractions on Aida its such a pain, at least on 14 count it is. Anyway today was my day off work so I’ve done laundry and caught up on a tv show and worked on my piece that I’m turning into a pillow when it’s finished. Now if only my laptop would do its updates….oh well stitching time while I wait.

  3. MrsCraft says:

    Beautiful sewing, I do like fairies and this one is especially pretty 😊

  4. Marilyn says:

    Great progress.
    This is going to go fast!

    • Thanks, Marilyn. I ended up doing some frogging on it last night, but I hope I am back on track for tonight 🙂 I didn’t like the green underskirt. I guess my instructions didn’t list that symbol on the dress part and I picked it up from the letter part. The green really bugged me, so now it is a darker pink and I like it much more.

  5. Anita says:

    Very pretty, Ginny! I do like the conversion colors.
    I’ve never made fractional stitches before, so thank you for mentioning them — they’re something I can try next in my cross-stitch journey! 🙂

    • Thank you, Anita. I ripped out the green under her dress last night as it just was not looking right to me. I re-stitched with a darker pink and it looks better. Fractionals have never bothered me before. Even on Aida with my Chenille needle. But they can be a pain when a small area is full of them, like her arms and legs. And that is what made ripping out the green area so difficult. But it’s done and I hope to finish up the back stitching tonight and start the beading.

  6. She will be finished before you know it and such a beauty!

  7. Beautiful. What a great way to start the year stitching. Have fun doing the rest. 🙂

  8. E.C. says:

    Pretty. She’s an enchanting piece of art. Well done. 🙂

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