Hey everybody, I hope you haven’t lost me. I’m here, though writing a bit less than usual. Here are some photos of what I have been up to in the last days.
Christmas ornament with a bullfinch on a branch of rowan
To be honest, this ornament is almost a month old. I made it for an ornament exchange on http://crossstitchforum.com/, but did not want to spoil the surprise until the recipient sees it. A couple of days ago it finally arrived to its destination, and I am free to post 🙂
New temari balls
Two brand new temari balls, the purple one was made for fun, and the Christmas green for a charity workshop scheduled for this Saturday (the proceeds will go to people who help stray cats).
Good news at last! Last week I finally completed the Vault dwellers couple for my sister. And it would be a post of pride if I hadn’t forgotten to make a photo 🙂 But I did, and as for now the finished work is being framed (not in detective stories kind of way) – so no photos until next week. Anyway, the whole picture looks great and I really hope that Katie will like it as much as I did 🙂
So this week I started something new. This is a pattern with different types of trees that I designed for my Etsy shop. Somehow I decided to stitch it first and post on Etsy after – no idea why. It is very small and I hope to use it for a postcard.
Progress so far:
At this point I feel almost like a marathon runner. I never actually ran a marathon, but I imagine that at the end all athletes feel like “Come on, myself, hang on just a little bit longer…” That’s exactly my point in this Fallout project 🙂 As for now it looks like this:
As you can see, the boy and girl are fully stitched, as is the date and the names of bride (my half-sister, in case anybody forgot) and the groom. There is only one thing left to stitch, and that is the line “Love never changes” underneath the couple.
I hope that next Wednesday I will happily write a post on completing my Vault Couple project. While as for now I can only post another photo of my progress, which is quite plausible, because the couple is almost stitched. Hopefully the date and text won’t give as much trouble.
Skipped several days this week and did not work on my Vault boy and girl project. But then – uh-oh! – I realised that the deadline is inevitable and tried to speed up a little. Here is my current progress:
I’m constantly moving on with the project for my sister’s wedding and still hope to make it on time. Remember last week I started out only with a marked canvas? Here is the most recent photo:
I bet @Kelsey can already see who it is going to be 🙂
I am a slow stitcher, and to tell you the truth, I haven’t stitched most of the patterns I designed. That’s why it is always a pleasure to see how these virtual patterns become real projects in skilled hands. Today I want to share a picture of my Fish Pond pattern, stitched by Alyssa from Brownie’s Chair.
More stitchy stuff on Alyssa’s blog: http://brownieschair.blogspot.com/ !
As for my own stitching, I had to stop working on Cats in the Kitchen (again!). It dawned at me that I should make something for my half-sister Katie’s wedding, so I made a pattern, bought all the supplies and have been stitching like crazy to make it on time.
It started out with a grid…
Bought several years ago, started, and then forgotten for a very long time – but now I’m returning and will do my best to complete this project! 🙂 Beautiful Cats in the Kitchen by JanLynn Designs: