Tuesday, February 10, 2015

February Turtle Trot Update...

Well, it is the 10th of the month, which means...
...time for a Turtle Trot Update! Yay!
(If you're not sure what the turtle trot is, or would like to join, please hop over here for more information.)

I wasn't able to work on all 10 projects, but I did manage to get a bit done on 4 of them...

1) Disney Princess Clock (by: Cloudsfactory)
(Picture of the finished piece.  The picture is courtesy of Cloudsfactory.)

My progress as of 2-10-2015:
Almost finished with one whole princess!
(The piece is being stitched on 14 ct. antique white aida cloth.)
The piece is going to be a Christmas gift for my niece and I'm not going to finish as a clock, I'm just going to frame it...
...probably in a wooden hoop.

2) "Christmas Surprise"
by: Wendy Darker
(From the Christmas 2011 issue of Cross Stitch Favourites
 (Picture of what the finished will look like.)

My progress as of 2-10-2015:
I love snowmen and really liked this pattern, but was a bit leery at first to work on...
...because I don't usually do large projects.  (I tend to stick to smaller pieces.)
But, I just had to give this one a try!
I'll be honest, I've fought with this piece!
I started stitching it on 18 ct. aida cloth and messed up the carrot so bad, that I decided to scrap it and start over on 14 ct. aida cloth.  The nose has continued to be a source of aggravation, but I'm trying my best to stick with it!

3) Santa's Village 1 - Santa's House
by: Country Cottage Needlecrafts
 (Picture of what the piece will look like.)

My progress as of 2-10-2015:
Unfortunately, I haven't made any more progress, since I posted a couple weeks ago...
...but, I am looking forward to working on it more soon!

4) "Cat-O-Lantern"
Calico Crossroads - Kats by Kelly
 (Picture of what the finished piece will look like.)

My progress as of 2-10-2015:
Not a lot to show yet, but the border is complete and I have a start on a pumpkin!
(I am impressed by this piece, since I started with the lower right corner, which is something I never do!  I was inspired by reading other blogs, to try something different.)

So there you have it...
...lots and lots of stitching!

Hope everyone has a great day!

15 comments:

  1. It's looking great. I really like Cat-O-Lantern. It's so original.

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  2. Wonderful progress on all the projects Carrie. I think the snowman looks great.

    Linda

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  3. Great progress on everything, and fingers crossed that snowman gets easier. I had that experience a few years ago with my first "big" piece (8x10) and it gets easier.

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    1. Thanks Tiffany! Parts of the snowman aren't too bad to work on, so far, it has just been the carrot nose that has been the headache.

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  4. The snowman is cute...but that cat-o-lantern is adorable!

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  5. Great progress on lovely pieces. Try to persevere with the snowman. It'll look fantastic once completed. :)

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    1. Thanks Rachel! I certainly plan to keep pushing ahead!

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  6. Beautiful stitching! Look forward to seeing more!

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  7. Great progress! I love Santa's Village, I really want to do that one :)

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