Wow! Another post so soon from me? I’m on a roll, LOL.
So on Wednesday, I went to my Local Yarn Shop for a session with the Crochet Expert, Jen. She was amazing. I feel like I learned so much. Not just for my blanket, but for crochet in general. So here is my blanket how I left it Wednesday night:
Not a whole lot added since my last post, because I now have tendonitis in both of my elbows. Ugh. Too much knitting and crocheting the last few weeks. So I am wearing a brace on my right arm, which is the worst. I could barely dry my hair yesterday 😦 But, I do have the correct number of stitches and I am using stitch markers to mark the first stitch of every row. It appears that I have left some stitches unstitched on my ends. And Jen is going to help me with my border when I am ready so that it looks evened out since I opted to just continue on rather than rip it all out. So I am more confident going forward from here…when my elbows stop hurting.
This week I stitched the October mermaid on the SAL and even started beading 🙂
This piece is going to have so many beads!! I was so excited to start beading, being that I am on the bottom row, that I forgot that I still have January to do since this SAL started in February. So I didn’t put the rest of the bigger beads on October since I am using a scroll frame. The biggest bead, at the top of October, gave me such a tough time. I just couldn’t get it to lay properly. It took me about 40 minutes to finally get it the way I wanted after putting the other white bead on, so I am not taking them out. I will put some felt or batting on top of the beads before I roll it up when I do January. So for now, I will skip the beading. It was fun putting all those gold beads in. I love beading.
So last night I pulled out my Pink Princess.
It is really called Dawn, the Fairy Spirit of Grace, by Passione Ricamo. But I am going to stitch her without the wings, so I call her my Pink Princess. I am stitching her on 16ct Aida Tintagel from Fabrics by Stephanie. And when I pulled this out, I saw in my notes that I started her in March of 2015!!! What? It just could not have been that long! Where does the time go. There is no way I should have these things as WIP’s for this long. I will stitch on her until the next section of the Mystery Sampler comes out on Oct. 31. Hopefully she won’t be put away for too long.
A couple of weeks ago, I hung some stitchings in my craft room. I was reminded by a blogging friend that I hadn’t shared photos.
Ella, the Frog Princess. I love seeing her when I am crafting in my room. Which obviously isn’t enough as my plant is dying. No worries. I did water it after taking my photos. It should be all perked up tonight.
I added the White Angel Trumpet pixie to the other pixies I have stitched. They all look so cute hanging together. I don’t have much wall left though. I can fit one more to the left of Iris. I’ll have to figure out which one that will be.
And lastly, I hung the Mystery Sampler 2017 right beside my desk.
While I am working at my desk, I can look up and see this one. This was my very first Sampler and I am happy that it is hanging when I can see it when I am at my desk. Oh, I was in my craft room this week. I put together an 8 x 8 travel scrapbook which is where I am planning on putting my pictures from my trip up north last weekend. So I guess I can say that I am in there at about once a week. I love seeing my stitchings on the wall when I craft 🙂
So what are you up to this week? Any stitchy plans for the weekend?