Since my last post I have worked on a few oldies and a couple of newbies. On my Brooke Books Advent Animals, I added Pierre Penguin
The latest installment for the Wednesday We Stitch Black SAL from The Primitive Hare was completed.
Up next, a couple of finishes, this one I named Bats, Bats and more Bats(freebie). I apologize to the great designer but for the life of me I can not remember who it is at the moment, I will continue to search for that information to share but here is the my version, stitched on 28ct Cashel called Crystal Brash.
I think a lot of stitchers can identify with this next design from Jeremiah Junction (another freebie) stitched on pink 14ct aida.
This cutie is a Joan Elliot stitched on a 20 ct linen from Legacy. I saw an article about this fabric and was curious, so I inquired at my LNS (In-Stitches) and I was given a sample to try. The fabric reminds me of burlap but is a lot softer and it is easy to see even without a magnifier.
I used a combination of #5 perle cottons and 4 strands of regular cotton flosses from DMC.
I had a couple of other new starts, one is again another freebie this time a SAL, it can be found at my good friend Connie Gee's blog.
Each diamond design is stitched with your own choice of colors. I have been using DMC variations and variegated, I'm loving the way these are turning out.
I have been in a birthday card exchange this year and I shared the cards I received for my birthday but couldn't share the ones I've made so far until now. Here are the first three.
Last but not least is a new start "The Swim Instructor" from the Cricket Collection (freebie).
Those are all of the stitching I have done in my absence from posting, hopefully I will get a lot better with my updates.
This next thing is not actual stitching but you will love it. I am going to my very first retreat next month and I will be hitching a ride with friends and have to pack light, so I decided I needed a table stand to stitch with that is light weight and takes up next to no space. I searched the internet and found a video on You Tube-Flosstube and I have become a subscriber of Pam Reid. This wonderful lady shared how to make my newest lap/tabletop frame.
It is made completely of 1/2" PVC pipe and connectors from Home Depot, the cost... under $7.00
The clips are regular q-snap clips.
Well I hope I haven't bored you to death if there is anyone still reading. I appreciate all of you for stopping by and will share more soon. Got to go make some more wonderful little xxs.