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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Those "Jessica Stitches"

Well I have finally finished doing the jessica stitches on Chenonceau

All 232 of them.....








Chenonceau - Loire Castle
by Chatelaine

Now to finish the rest of it, hopefully I can finish it by the end of the year!


Happy stitching everyone!
Michelle 

Sunday, August 20, 2017

WIPs and Stash

Another update on Chenonceau





I have started on the outer border so not far to go!

I have also had another start.... Opps!

28 count Ivory evenweave

This is another Chatelaine Design called Pompeji, I'm loving the colours so far!

I have also had these Teresa Wentzler charts for a long time, so I finally purchased some fabric to start them


Magical Night will be stitched on 28 count Ice Blue evenweave and Carousel I have 28 count Grey evenweave. Never ever again will I do a Teresa Wentzler piece on 32 count linen, I value my sanity lol.

I have also brought New York by Thea Gouverneur. Now this has 18 count aida in the kit and I will not be using that, mostly because I don't like aida much so I think I will get some evenweave 28 count. It is stitched with one strand and I am considering using 2 strands. Obviously there won't be enough thread in the kit so I will have to match up from my DMC threads . Has anyone used 2 strands? How does it look?

So all up I have a few things to get on with and the stash grows bigger and bigger!

Happy stitching!
Michelle


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Chenonceau

I have finally finished the castle of Chenonceau!

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After - 




Now on to the garden part with lots of specialty stitches!

Michelle


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Loire Castle - Chenonceau Update

I haven't posted about Chenonceau (Chatelaine Design)for a while and since I have done quite a bit since the last photos of this I decided it needed it's own post!

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 After -





I have started doing some back stitching on the windows, mostly because there is heaps of it and I would rather do a bit now instead of having all of it to do at the end.

I will endeavour to blog more often but I just get so busy with work and stuff! 

happy stitching

Michelle

Thursday, December 29, 2016

The WIP & UFO List

Well since I had some time on my hands today, I got out all my WIPs and UFOs to have a look at and cringe about how many I have

Basically here is the list:




English Garden Sampler
By Teresa Wentzler

I really like her designs but I really don't like the huge amounts of backstitching and blended threads, in saying that I have 2 of her designs on the go...




Summer Carousel
By Teresa Wentzler
This is my oldest WIP (probably now a UFO) Started around 17-18 years ago


Oh Christmas Tree
By Lavender & Lace




Stitching Accessory Book
By Designing Ladies



Angel Dwell Here
By Mirabilia



Santa
By Mirabilia
New start on 28/12/2016


The Enchantment of Winter
By Dimples Designs




Roman Building
By Unknown


Petit Marche de Noel
By Cuore e Batticuore




Athena
By Mirabilia



Ballerina Beauty
By Dimensions


A Cat Lovers Biscornu
By Sandra Cox Vanosdall

Nativity
By Janlynn


Dancing in Passion
By Lanarte


Italian View
By Dimensions

Lastly are my Chatelaine Designs. I have 4 WIPs but 17 patterns...lol

Lake Como Mandala


Chenonceau

Provence Mandala


Rose Lights Mandala

So will I get these finished? Well maybe one day....I have been good though and only started one over Christmas!

Happy stitching !!

Michelle















Saturday, May 21, 2016

Finishes!

I am rather remiss in my postings but anyway here I am again.

I actually have finished 2 cross stitches!!!

The first is Afternoon in Provence



The second finish is the Eiffel Tower bookmark which I still have to make up


Lake Como mandala is coming along nicely, I am on the second villa and hopefully I can finish that soon. I usually only work on this at weekends hence it takes me a while to do.

Before

After

Unfortunately you can't see the sparklies in the fabric which makes it look really nice.

I am trying really really hard to finish some WIP and we all know sometime you just lose the mojo to finish a particular WIP that you have been doing for years, I know I have quite a few of those! I don't really have a rotation, I just stitch what I feel like doing but sometime I have an urge to dig out some old ones and put a few more stitches in.

It is coming into winter here so that usually means more stitching time!

happy stitching

Michelle



Friday, February 12, 2016

New Year Beginnnings - Be it a Bit Late!

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year! I know, I know it's February!

For me it was really quiet, New Years eve was spent at home watching movies on TV! Not that I really minded, it was nice to sit down and write down what I wanted for the year coming up.

I had 3 new starts for this year, yes 3! Like I need more WIPs! Though there isn't much to show on these hence no photos.

I also had 2 finishes so far, hooray!!!

Pattini d' Argento
By Cuore e Batticuore
Stitched on 32-count natural Belfast Linen
Recommended Floss

Parisian Street Scene
By Maria Diaz
28-count Lugana
Recommended Floss

I don't know when I started these exactly but they are now finished!

Another update on Italian View
Before-

 After-

Lately I have been watching Stargate Atlantis, unfortunately they only made 5 seasons of this but it is my absolute favourite!

Hopefully it won't be too long before my next post but since being back at work I have been so busy, work really interferes with my stitching!

Happy stitching 
Michelle