Happy Sunday, my blogging friends. We had a snowstorm on Friday with a dumping of 10″ of the heavy white stuff. There was Thundersnow and lightning and white out conditions. The sun came out on Saturday and quite a bit of it has melted. Today was just an easy Sunday inside, doing a little laundry and some stitching.
I spent quite a bit of time stitching on Holly Berry Pixie. The designer is Bella Filipina Designs and I am stitching her on a one of a kind 16ct Aida from Fantasy Dyed Fabrics (she is no longer dying fabric). When I last posted about her, I had her skirt done and the berries at the bottom.
Since then I have added many stitches.
Look at that beautiful face! I have added some back stitching and more of the ribbons along the sides.
I have so enjoyed seeing this sweet pixie come to life. The colors are so bright and vibrant. And this is where I left her today.
Just a few more berries and then filling in of all the sparkles and draping strands of blue Kreinik, which I may need another spool of. I am not sure I started with a partial spool or not, but I don’t think I will have enough left for the amount of strands I need to stitch. And then I can get onto the beading. Lots of beautiful, sparkly beads. I will pick this up again tonight and maybe get my berries finished. I like to do most of my cross stitch at night. A habit I fell into after I had my children and while they were growing up. I like to spend my morning knitting with my coffee and I do have a new knitting project.
I recently purchased this yarn cake from The Yarn Garden. The Head Gardner there, Lindsay, talked about this yarn on her Feature Friday video a little over a week ago. If you are looking for something to do on Friday mornings, her facebook videos are great and I always learn something from her. You can find her videos on her facebook page The Yarn Garden. Her live videos are on Friday from 11:00 am to noon ET. Anyway, she talked about Wonderland Yarns doing a year long series with their Garden Club Blossoms called Ocean. Each month will include a Blossom Cake, a pattern and a stitch marker. This cake is the February cake and the color is called Great Barrier Reef Anemones. It came with a hat pattern that is cute, but I didn’t feel like making a hat. So I spent a lot of time on Ravelry looking for a shawl or cowl pattern that would work with this yarn. I wasn’t coming up with anything and sought the help of a friend. She came up with a couple of great ideas and I decided on the 22 Little Clouds pattern by Martina Behm. It is a free pattern on Ravelry and I think it is more of a shawlette, a smaller shawl.
I got started right away and couldn’t help but notice that my nails matched my knitting again. I like when that happens 😉 And here is where I left off this morning.
I am enjoying this knit and am really looking forward to seeing the color changes. I like knitting with this Mad Hatter Sport yarn. It is soft and knits up nicely. I did find a shop online that had 1 skein left of the January cake and I will show that one in a future post. Oh, I did forget to mention that each month comes with a post card with some beautiful artwork on one side and project tracking information on the other. Here is the February card.
So that is how I spent my Sunday. Doing what I love; Stitching. What did you work on today?
10 thoughts on “Sunday Stitching”
I really love how the pixie is turning out!! It’s just soooo cute!!
The yarn you’re knitting with looks so lovely! I can’t wait to see the color changes too. What weight is the yarn?
Thank you, bkgriffinsnest. She really is adorable and I can’t wait to see this one all finished up. The Wonderland Mad Hatter is a sport weight yarn.
Holly is turning out so very pretty on that fabric.
That’s going to be a beautiful shawl.
Thank you, Marilyn. I agree she is looking so pretty. It will be a wonderful piece to display during the holidays.
I love it when my nails match my knitting! Also love that yarn cake. The colors are so lovely.
Yarn and matching mani’s are awesome 🙂
I am still looking for that first color change in the Wonderland yarn 😉
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you’re really bombing along with your pixie!
I know, right? She really is a sweet stitch and I am looking forward to beading on her.
The pixie is so beautiful! Can’t wait to see her with all the beads. Now that your usual dyed fabric won’t be available, will you use different fabric for future projects? (Love your nails!)
Oh wow what beautiful work.
I am now just starting to get back into my blogging and also back into catching up on all the blog posts that I follow. Always love seeing your work. You stitch beautifully. ❤️