Thursday, October 12, 2017

New Starts

Started a couple of small designs.

My fabric for one project arrived in the mail.  Received all the suggested threads.  Measured, cut and serged the fabric edges and kitted everything up in their respective project bag.

Was gifted the fabric for this one.  It's sparkly and has hues of blue and purple swirled around on it. Very pretty. 


Let it Snow...Somewhere Else!
Waxing Moon Designs
28ct Crystal Meditation Lugana, WDW Threads, Embellishment
Stitching 2 over 2
Started 10/12/17
Progress as of 10/12/17
Number of Days Spent Stitching on This so Far - 1 

Next new start is one I saw modeled in a LNS.  Liked the quote and the colors used in the design.  It's another Waxing Moon Design.


Stitching Mends the Soul
Waxing Moon Designs
32ct Light Mocha Quaker, GAST and DMC Threads
Stitching 2 over 2
Started 10/10/17
Progress as of 10/12/17
Number of Days Spent Stitching on Design so Far - 1

Third Waxing Moon Designs new start.  Saw this modeled in a LNS.  Liked the quote and the colors used in the design.  Plan to display this in my living room.


The Best Things
Waxing Moon Designs
28ct Antique White Monaco (really like this fabric!!) Evenweave,
GAST and WDW Threads With Embellishments
Stitching 2 over 2
Started 10/10/17
Progress as of 10/12/17
Number of Days Spent Stitching on Design so Far - 1

Close up of this fabric.  It has tiny flecks of brown in it and I feel it will really enhance the thread colors used in this design.  Received the fabric in a secret sister exchange this past year.


Last but not least a Diane Graebner design.  I have all but two of her designs.  I started this one and with each stitch I take my thoughts are on those I've met online who enjoy working with needle and thread.  Plan to frame this one.


Cross Stitchin' Friends
Diane Graebner Designs
32ct White Jobelan, DMC Threads
Stitching 2 over 2
Started 10/06/17
Progress as of 10/11/17
Number of Days Spent Stitching on This so Far - 5 

For a smile...

Received my ornament from my partner in the autumn/fall ornament exchange.  Her note shared that this was a first for her - finishing it like this.  I love it and it rests on the cabinet here in my living room where I can see it.  The design is Autumn Whimsies by Scissor Tail Designs.  I really like how Angela used this unique clipboard to finish.  Gives me ideas. Great finish, pretty colors.  Also received (not necessary, not expected) a pretty fall themed towel, socks and GAST thread.  Thank you, Angela.  You done good.  


Leah being Leah.  I sometimes use my laptop on my laptop table by my stitching chair and sometimes I use it while sitting at my kitchen table.  Leah found a comfy spot and stayed long enough that I could get a good picture of her.