Even though I haven’t been blogging a lot, I have been crafting and even have a few finishes. First, I finished the Spice of Life afghan.
It’s not perfect, but I am happy with it. It seems I got a little too relaxed with the last 10 or so rows and so my sides veered out. I wanted to take the last 10 rows and the border out and re-do, but hubby wouldn’t hear of it. He liked it just the way it is and has claimed it as his own. He has even used it a few times :). I learned so much crocheting this blanket. Thank you to Sandra at Cherry Heart Blog and everyone involved for a wonderful Stitch A Long. The pattern is still available on Sandra’s blog if you still want to give it a try.
I also finished a couple of scarves. The first one was a gift to someone at my husband’s work. I thought I had taken a picture of it, but can’t seem to find it. This morning I finished the fun fiber scarf I was working on. It turned out so pretty! Love all the different fibers.
I can’t wait to wear it. I really enjoyed kitting the pink/red/tan ribbon fiber on this one.
Last night I finished a beautiful little project that I worked on this week.
This is Winter Whisper by Passione Ricamo. I call her Winter Princess. It is for a contest. Now that I have finished stitching her, I have to turn her into some kind of finish. Can’t wait to see what I come up with ;). I stitched her on 16ct Aida Ice Goddess from Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie. LOVE this color and I am so in love with this design. My photo doesn’t do it justice.
I also picked up Under the Moonlight mermaid from the framer this last week. I had the framing done at Joann’s and I must say, the gal there did a great job. Aside from crooked beads, I am very pleased with it.
Now I need to figure out where to hang her. I have really run out of wall space.
I will be getting back to stitching The Raven Queen tonight. I will post a progress photo soon. I am getting close to finishing the stitching on this one. What are you working on finishing these days?
I have forced myself to put down Mirabilia‘s Raven Queen to get back to beading on mermaid. This is how she looked last night after 10 evenings of stitching:
I know it’s not much, but it is a pretty good start. I have enjoyed stitching on her and will get back to her real soon. Right now I am getting to the beading on PR Under the Moonlight. Here is what I did last night:
There are going to be a lot of beads on this project! I managed to make them fit along the top border by omitting a few and and then taking my needle through the entire length to try to get them as straight as I could. The corners were easy and look very cool.
I hope to get a lot of beads stitched on tonight. Over the weekend I started another project. I know, like I really need another project. But it’s not a cross stitch project. It’s a crochet project 🙂
I have been wanting to do a crochet project for quite some time now. After seeing the Citrus Stripe Blanket on Not Your Average Crochet, I knew it was time to get started. My Step-Mom taught me to crochet when I was 12. And I was pretty good at making ripple afghans and over the years, a lot of Bed dolls. But I wanted to get that hook out and do something current and have a “quick, go-to project, that can go anywhere”. The only problem is, I can’t remember a lot of how to connect rows and turning is the biggest problem for me. So, I started with the peach stripe, and decided to sign up for a crochet class. I go next week at a local yarn shop. By then the other colors of yarn that I ordered should be in and I can continue on with this baby blanket.
So, that is all of my stitchings for this week. What are you stitching on?
I know, weird title. But it’s true. I have so many projects I want to do and in my head I can see myself stitching on all of them. But in reality I can only stitch on one project at a time. So, what have I been stitching on? Well, I finished the last section of Under The Moonlight SAL by Passione RicamoRicamo and have started the beading.
It is a very small bead start as there are a lot of beads on this project. I love beading and couldn’t wait to get to this point, but then I was distracted! By this:
Yep! Miss Nora did again. Another gorgeous design! This one is The Raven Queen by Mirabilia and was released on June 15. I ordered her and all her pretties right away from Stitches N Things and picked her up on Saturday! I played in the Viewer on Monday and Tuesday, so I already had my fabric picked out from my stash. I decided on Twixt N Tween 16ct Aida from Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanhie Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie. Here is my layover:
I LOVE it! I think she will look fabulous! Here is my floss toss:
I was so excited to get her and all her goodies, that I started her on Saturday night. Here is my progress after last night:
Not much, but a start. I will stitch on her for a few days and then force myself to put her down and work on beading the mermaid. I also picked up this sweet pattern by Hinzeit; She Sells Sea Shells.
It came with a little package of real seashells and a little blue star fish, but somehow the bag was open and the embellishment package fell out at the cross stitch store. LouAnn knew it must have been mine, so she called to let me know she has it for me and I will pick it up when I go back to pick up the little Nimue fairy framing, which has to be sent back. There was a little piece of plastic behind the glass at the bottom of the framing. It looks like it might be a broken piece of a spacer. So I will show pictures of her when I pick her up next time.
So… what projects are calling your name these days?