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!


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

  2. The cat-o-lantern is so cute!

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


  4. 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.

    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.

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

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

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

  7. Beautiful stitching! Look forward to seeing more!

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